2021 May Newsletter


It’s great to see so many people playing tennis again. Our Rota Sessions on Mondays and Thursdays are in full swing and our organised sessions on Wednesday morning for ladies, Thursday mornings for men and Sunday mornings for all adult members are ever more popular. Super Fridays have also been relaunched for Juniors, Disability Tennis Players and the seniors and fitness players. Saturday Singles and Match Practice are also back in action.

If you are not participating already and want to join in please contact the organisers:

Chris Baker – Monday evenings

Joan Thompson – Wednesday mornings

Geoff Green – Thursday mornings and evenings

Sarah Wilson – Sunday mornings

Robbie Watt – Saturday singles

Mark Love – Juniors, Disability tennis, seniors and fitness

If you do not have their contact details please use the club email address: mail@purleyburytennisclub.net

Disability Tennis Award for Mark

MDL COACHING have been awarded Disability Club of the Year for Surrey for their achievements in continuing to deliver the disability tennis sessions at the Club despite the restrictions. Many congratulations to Mark and his team and all the volunteers from our Club who have made this possible.

Talking of volunteers, we now have 2 Disability Tennis Groups of 17 playing 5-5.45pm and 5.45-6.30pm on Fridays and we need more volunteers to help especially for the early session. Please contact Mark if you want to join in.

Club Tournament

We are delighted to confirm that the Club will be running full Junior and Senior Tournaments this year and you will be receiving a separate email with the details. Junior Finals Day will be on Saturday 17th July and Senior Finals Day will be on Sunday 18th July 2021.

Membership Renewal

Thank you to all of you who have renewed your membership promptly. Remember, you need to have renewed your membership to enter the Tournament. Reminders are being sent to those of you who have yet to renew.

League Matches

All being well these are due to resume on 23 May 2021 for all our teams

COVID-19 Safety precautions

Please remember that it is in all our interests to continue to take precautions to keep us on track for the lifting of restrictions;

  • Rule of six – no more than six people from different households may mix out side
  • Social distancing – try to keep 2 meters distance from others whenever possible. 
  • Do not congregate in groups before and after playing
  • Avoid using balls other than those allocated for your session – they are all numbered
  • Our buildings are closed except for emergencies and operational reasons 
  • Wash your hands at home before and after play and bring hand sanitiser with you to use


Due to the current government restrictions in place the bar area remains closed and access to it is not permitted without Robbie Watt’s permission. However, at certain times it may operate a takeaway service at Robbie’s discretion. We will continue to review the situation as the restrictions change in the coming months.

Thirsty flowers

It’s not only the players who get thirsty, our lovely flowers do as well, especially during current dry spell. So if you see them gasping in the sun and have a few minutes to spare please give them some water.

Paying for floodlights

Please remember to pay for floodlight usage on evening rotas at the end of the month. The charge is 75p per player per half hour used. Please make payment to the Club’s bank account by BACS Sort Code  20-88-13  A/c No.  03184153  Reference Members surname

Your Purley Bury Management Team