PBTC Newsletter January 2020

WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE RACKET –  Your Purley Bury Newsletter January 2020

Happy New Year Everyone

Please note the date of the AGM has been changed from Wednesday 26 February to 8pm Wednesday 4 March 2020 in the Club House.

Our Club is very much the sum of its members, so here are some New Year resolutions for us all.

  • Enjoy your tennis and encourage your friends and children to join in too. A new full membership from Jan to April is now £40  – only ten pounds a month! Parent membership and all junior memberships are all £10 for the four months. Email mail@purleyburytennisclub.net
  • Make sure new members are made to feel welcome
  • If you have ideas for a tennis or social event, dont hesitate to come forward. There are still tickets available for the PBTC Dinner Dance at 7pm on Saturday 25 January 2020….don’t delay – WILL be a fantastic event to start the new year!! Tickets are £40pp. All payments need to be paid direct via BACS to the Purley Bury Club Account:
    Sort Code: 20-88-13
    Account Number – 03184153
    Please confirm via email to Amy AmyFarrin@hotmail.com once you have paid.
    Look forward to seeing you there!
  • Help the Club where and when you can

We know there must be a couple of you out there who have the time and enthusiasm to join our Management Team, we just dont know who you are!. If we are honest, we all know that we have become overly dependent on Michael to get things done at our Club, so we are going to need several people to pick up responsibilities, large and small when he and Geoff step down from the Management Team at the AGM. If you think you can help, dont be shy,  please speak to any of the Team before the AGM.


We intend to let a contract to have the Clubhouse cleaned on a regular basis and after special events. Does anyone know of a local cleaning company they would recommend? Please let us know if you do.


One of the many tasks Michael has taken on over the years has been to ensure that we have an adequate supply of usable balls for all club sessions – Monday and Thursday rotas, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings. YOU can help by making sure balls are collected up and put back in the trays at the end of a session. New balls for Club matches, match practice sessions and Saturday Singles are paid for through match fees payable to the Match Captain, or on the day to the organiser of the session. Captains and organisers can help by making sure balls are put back in the tins and returned to the Clubhouse so that they are available for Club play. To keep costs (and subscriptions!) down, new balls for club play should only be taken from the cupboard exceptionally when there are insufficient good quality used balls available

Court Colour

We will be having the courts painted in the spring when the weather is warmer and hopefully drier. All adult playing members will shortly receive a survey by email asking  which colour scheme you prefer:  blue and green, two tone green, terracotta  and green or purple and green.

Wimbledon Tickets

The club’s allocation of Wimbledon tickets is based on the number of club members who have registered as British Tennis Members (BTM) and who have opted in to the Wimbledon ballot system. The more opted in members the more tickets will be allocated – so even if you are not sure you will be able to go to the championships it will help the club if you opt in via the LTA website.

Venue Hire

Do you know anyone who would like to hire out our Bar or Top Building?  The refurbishment offers great opportunities for hosting parties or providing a clean and fresh space for regular clubs to meet…We are already taking bookings for 2020 at 2019 rates for bookings made before the end of February!  The revenue generated from the hire of the club helps to keep membership costs down and goes towards equipment that is vital for the day to day functioning of our tennis club. Please pass on our details if you know of or hear of any future hire opportunities mail@purleyburytennisclub.net


Dates for your Diary

Saturday, 25th January 2020 7pm – PBTC Dinner Dance at Purley Downs Golf Club.

Wednesday 4 March 2020 8pm – AGM in the Club House

Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May – VE Day Celebrations – details to be announced in due course