We hope you are all keeping well and have not been seriously affected by the second wave of COVID-19.
We continue to strive to enable as much tennis as possible to be played and we are delighted that, if anything, more people have been attending club sessions than before. All being well, the Club will be able to participate in the Winter Leagues too and Chris Backway is making the necessary arrangements. The adult tournament is progressing well and we hope to be able to hold the finals at the end of October.
We have obtained grant funding from Sport England that enables us to offer free coaching sessions at 1100-1200hrs on Fridays to non-members over the age of 50 who want to improve their fitness by taking up a new sport. If you know anyone who might be interested, please refer them to Mark Love.
In fact, Mark has relaunched his entire programme for Fridays so every Friday is now a Super Friday with something for everyone – you will find full details below.
It is good to see lots of matches have already been played and people are enjoying their games.
With no second lockdown confirmed just yet, we are still hopeful we can host a finals day on Sunday 25 October, subject, of course, to everyone having played their matches! Nathan has sent participants a reminder with an updated copy of each draw, so people can see their new fixtures and plot their routes to the final.
We hope to be able to welcome spectators subject to Government guidelines, which at present require us to keep a record of who attends and locate spectators in discrete groups of no more than six. The Government guidelines are, of course, subject to change, and we will be making specific arrangements nearer the time when the likely finalists are known.
October Half Term Tennis camps
October Half Term Tennis camps are bookable via the MDL COACHING booking APP. These will run like our Summer Camps with all COVID measures in place. The dates are Monday 26/10 to Thursday 29/10. 9am- 11am/12pm for children aged 5yrs-10yrs and TEEN TENNIS from 1pm-4pm for children aged 10yrs-16yrs (Tuesday and Thursday only)
These are the arrangements for our new-look Fridays at Purley Bury Tennis Club – there is something for EVERYONE!
9am-10.30am – Improver Coaching – Session put on for members of the tennis club attending Club Sessions (£10 to be paid at the end of each session)
11am-12pm – BRAND NEW – OVER 50’s FREE coaching session for non-members of PBTC
This is for people over 50 who want to get out and learn a new sport to improve their fitness and health and meet other people in a safe environment. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org – BOOKING IS HERE: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/b3abad8f-fc6c-4f27-8bce-1989e273aee6
1pm-4pm – Coaches available for 1:1 or 1:2 sessions – If you want to have a good run around the tennis court or work on a particular part of your game at the end of the week, why not book a session for 30, 45 or 60 minutes? Prices from £15 for half an hour.
4pm-5pm – Junior Night for our younger players aged between 4yrs-10yrs – This is a pay-and-play session and is aimed at anyone in the local community who has an interest in tennis. We run it like our holiday camp sessions but squeeze three hours of FUN into one hour. The cost is £3 if players already attend an MDL coaching group, or £5 if they just attend the Friday session. Sibling discount is offered on the day as well. Please book the session each week via this link https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/2a688c6b-6519-4088-bb4a-c4495d4bf160 You can book up to three weeks in advance.
4pm-7pm – Performance squads – These are made up of our keenest players aged 7yrs-15yrs and those representing Team MDL in local leagues.
5pm-5.45pm – Disability Tennis Session for KIDS aged 6yrs-16yrs – Join our LTA coaches and volunteers for some fun on court each week and learn some new tennis skills. These sessions are FREE as the club has secured funding to run them.
5.45pm-6.30pm – Disability Tennis Session for ADULTS & TEENAGERS aged 17yrs upwards – Join our LTA coaches and volunteers for some fun on court each week and learn some new tennis skills. These sessions are FREE as the club has secured funding to run them.
6.30pm-7.30pm – Junior Night for our older Juniors aged 10yrs – 17yrs – Sessions will vary each week and be run by our team of coaches and parent volunteers. There is no charge for members but non-members can attend for £5 each week, to be paid on the night.
*COMING SOON* 7.30pm-9pm – Adult Open Club Sessions – for rusty racketers, parent members, players new to the club and of course Full Members if they wish to add an extra night of tennis to their week and help integrate our newest members into our family-friendly club. Players will pay £2 each to play under the lights. This is a new weekly session that will be developed over the coming year.
Our Junior Club sessions can be booked here:
4pm-5pm – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/2a688c6b-6519-4088-bb4a-c4495d4bf160
6.30pm-7.30pm – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/1c48c21d-7149-4692-a9ac-43dc042193be
Our Disability Sessions can be booked here:
5pm-5.45pm – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/ee3d147e-f878-4df7-ad6e-d8f46a9c17e5
5.45pm-6.30pm – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MDLCoaching/Coaching/Summary/a2c0c3cd-fb64-436f-a1e4-ff8af20812bd
Your Purley Bury Management Team