Summer has arrived! – Your Purley Bury Newsletter – June 2020

We are delighted to report that the new courts have now been painted and look splendid. We need to allow several days for the paint to cure, but the courts should be available for play again on Thursday 4 June 2020. 

PLEASE NOTE, we have been advised by our contractor not to use the courts when the temperature is 26C or above as this could damage the surface during the first year after they have been laid. So if we have a heatwave please do not use the courts. 

The LTA is seeking advice from the Government on the restrictions that still apply to playing tennis, and we expect to be able to update our guidance before the courts reopen. 

Quiz Night – Saturday 6th June 2020

There will be a quiz evening at 8.00pm on Zoom, hosted by Sarah Wilson and Nathan Ascott. Please note, some questions may be sent out in advance at 7.00pm.To make this manageable, numbers will be restricted – please email Sarah Wilson on if you would like to take part, by 6.00pm on Friday. Log-in details will be sent separately.

VE Celebrations

Members enjoyed joining in VE day celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend albeit from home. The Friday VE day Zoom call had 12 families checking in to raise a glass and socialise. The Saturday quiz, brilliantly hosted by Nathan, was well received with 19 players involved from a cross section of the club , Well done to Ethan Edney and his family for winning. Sunday saw 10 families take part in a scavenger hunt organised by the Love family . It was fiercely competitive and great fun with the Rowlands narrowly beating the Kennedys to be crowned champions. There were fantastic entries to the Bake Off – if only we could have shared out! We decided to have categories; 

  • joint winners for cake entries were Kelly and Alison
  • joint winners for cupcakes were Nicky and Joanna
  • junior winner for a marvellous looking Pavlova – Ruby Edwards 

Don’t miss the pictures – click here  cakes VE TO SEND

Thanks for sending in – everything looked scrumptious

Thanks to all members that joined in  


Membership renewals

Your existing membership expires on 30 June 2020 and we will be sending out renewal emails in the next few days. We have decided to take the opportunity to change our membership year to run from 1 April – 31 March to align with other local clubs and improve our chances of attracting new members at the beginning of the membership year in the Spring. Therefore your new subscription will be for 9 months, commencing on 1 July 2020 and expiring on 31 March 2021. The rates quoted in red will be for renewals made by 30 June 2020. Payment after that date will be pro rata the full rate shown in brackets. Subscriptions are not refundable.

FULL ADULT  (£220) – £150 – As this is already discounted the second adult in the household will also be £150. There will be no family discount this year, but we are planning to introduce a new family membership deal next year.

OTHER CATEGORIES – 9/12ths of annual subscription

PARENT     (£35) – £26

STUDENT  (£50) – £38

DISABLED (£35) – £26

JUNIOR      (£55) – £41

MINI            (£45) – £34

TOTS           (£25) – £19

We are offering a parent/family membership – 2 parent memberships and 2 children – for £100 for the 9 months, with any additional children at an extra £10 each, so that families can play together.

We are also offering new families a 3-month deal of £35, with any additional children at £5 each.

With some other sports still not being available, we are offering to new members a 3-month full adult membership for £60. Please let any of your friends who might be interested know about this offer.

Social Membership – we will not be sending out social membership renewals until the bar area is back in use.

Friends of Purley Bury will be given a free extension of their membership until the bar area is back in use.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 4 June 2020 Courts reopen

Saturday 6 June 2020 On Line Quiz Night 7pm for 8pm start

Your Purley Bury Management Team