April Newsletter

The new tennis year is upon us and hopefully we can look forward to some drier and warmer weather.

Of course, this means that all the weeds and shrubbery around our tennis club will have a growth spurt, which makes it all the more important we have a good turnout for our two working-party mornings in April.


Working parties

9am-1pm on Saturday 13th April and Saturday 20th April 2024.

Please email Katherine Willis, our maintenance co-ordinator, if you can spare some time on either of those mornings, and let her know if you have any preference for the task (s) you’d like to carry out. Tools will be provided but please bring your own if you have any.

You do not have to attend for the whole morning – just half an hour will be helpful if many members participate.

Tasks will include: weeding, pruning, sweeping, collecting rubbish, cleaning windows and the veranda’s glass balustrade, tidying the car park, and any other ‘sprucing-up’ work.

If you are unable to help on either morning, please spend 10 minutes on any of the above tasks every so often at a time to suit you. Gardening equipment and plastic sacks can be found in the brown chest to the left of the patio, outside the kitchen. Thank you in advance for your time!


Membership Renewal

Please look out for membership renewals coming via Clubspark in the coming days .

We are pleased to announce that this year payment will be by debit or credit card on the Clubspark system which should be easier and simpler for us all. We would appreciate prompt payment by 30 April 2024.

As last year household payments over £400 can be paid in two equal instalments by 30 April and 31 May 2024.



These will be taking place at the club from Tuesday 2nd April until Thursday 11th April. All junior members and their friends are welcome to attend and booking is via the mdl coaching tennis booking App.



All coaching sessions resume from Monday 15th April and will run for around 11/12 weeks depending on bank holidays and Finals weekends etc.



A reminder that all juniors attending coaching must be members of the club



Our 9u and 11u Teams have made it through to the Surrey National Winter Tour Finals and we wish them the best of luck. Final to be played on Sunday  21st April. Our 12u Team have their semi Final to play but will need to play their best tennis to progress as they come up against some tough opposition. A very well done to all our teams this winter.



We held our AGM on Wednesday 6 March 2024, and it was disappointing that so few of you were able to attend. The meeting was only just quorate with 20 attendees. Nevertheless, we were able to complete the business necessary to the continued running of the club. Here are a few highlights:

The following objectives were agreed – please do everything you can to support them especially welcoming new members to our Club:

• To grow and sustain Adult playing membership of the Club to 125 and in particular to increase the pool of players interested in playing in matches

• To redress the imbalance of male and female players by encouraging more women to join

• To increase the use of the courts

• To encourage more people to start playing tennis

• To have a minimum of £105,000 in the sinking fund by 31 December 2028 – £61,000 by 31 December 2024

The Club generated a surplus of £4,832 in 2023 and the accounts were agreed

A balanced budget was agreed for 2024 including making provision for adding £11,000 to the sinking fund

It was agreed to increase most subscription rates by up to a modest 5% with the exception of Disability, Education, Intermediate Junior, Friends and Social Membership which are unchanged.

The proposed Code of Conduct and Policy on Court Etiquette was agreed and you will find a copy on the notice board in the kitchen, and on the Club website http://purleyburytennisclub.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-AGM-Code-of-Conduct-and-Policy-on-Court-EtiquettePDF.pdf


Private Parties

Don’t forget the Bar is available for Members to hire for private parties. Contact Robbie for further details or refer to the Club website http://purleyburytennisclub.net/venue-hire/.


Dates for your Diary

Finals day for the Senior Tournament will be held on Saturday 13th July 2024.

The Junior finals will be held on Saturday 6 July 2024.


Your PBTC Management Board