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2020 AGM

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 AGM was not held in person. Papers were distributed to all members prior to 17th March 2020, and on 17th March 2020 all members were asked by email to approve the items below.

1. Minutes of last AGM (19th March 2019)
The minutes of the 2019 AGM were approved by all responders to the 17th March 2020 email.

2. Election of the Chair and Committee
The following officers were approved for re-election by all responders to the 17th March 2020 email:
• David Nickols as chair/treasurer
• John Wykes as membership secretary
• Jane Ellis as club secretary
• Andrew Firmin as match secretary
• Lorraine Buckles as welfare officer.
All members of the committee were approved for re-election by all responders to the 17th March 2020 email. The committee members are the officers and Neil Weaver and Bill Daly.

3. Approval of 2019 accounts
The 2019 accounts were approved by all responders to the 17th March 2020 email.

4. Subscriptions
Subscriptions had not been raised for the previous 5 years. The following changes in subscriptions were approved by all responders to the 17th March 2020 email:
• Family membership – increase from £95 to £97
• Adult membership – increase from £60 to £62
• Student membership – no change (£25)
• Junior membership – no change (£25).

Covid-19

 

 

LATEST GUIDANCE:

The latest LTA guidance and information regarding Covid-19 can be found at https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/#england

FROM 19 JULY 2021:

From 19 July 2021, legal restrictions on use of the courts and the clubhouse have been removed.

  • Only current paid-up members and their guests may use the courts; members need to pay a fee for any guests (refer to the club rules for details).
  • No unaccompanied juniors on the courts.
  • The clubhouse is open.
  • Courts should be booked using the online system to avoid any members travelling to the courts and finding no court available. If this occurs, as usual the member who has booked the court has priority.
  • Comply with government/NHS/LTA guidance.

FROM 17 MAY 2021:

From 17 May 2021, the courts and clubhouse can be used with the following restrictions:

  • Only current paid-up members and their guests may use the courts; members need to pay a fee for any guests (refer to the club rules for details).
  • No unaccompanied juniors on the courts.
  • The clubhouse is open but is subject to the "rule of six."
  • Courts should be booked using the online system to avoid any members travelling to the courts and finding no court available. If this occurs, as usual the member who has booked the court has priority.
  • Comply with government/NHS guidance on social distancing, hygiene etc.

FROM 29 MARCH TO 16 MAY 2021:

The courts can be used from 29 March 2021 to 16 May 2021 with the following restrictions:

  • Only current paid-up members and their guests may use the courts; regular group sessions are now allowed as well as singles and doubles. Members need to pay a fee for any guests (refer to the club rules for details).
  • No unaccompanied juniors on the courts.
  • No more than six adults on any court (including the coach), or no more than fifteen children (plus the coach or coaches).
  • You may enter the clubhouse to use the court floodlighting (subject to payment as detailed on the notice next to the floodlight switches in the clubhouse; contact the membership secretary if you do not have a clubhouse key and/or the bottom court gate padlock code). The clubhouse otherwise remains closed and should not be used except by club coaches. 
  • Courts should be booked using the online system to avoid any members travelling to the courts and finding no court available. If this occurs, as usual the member who has booked the court has priority.
  • Comply with government/NHS guidance on distancing, hygiene etc.

UPDATE ON 4 JANUARY 2021:

Due the new national lockdown, the courts are closed from 5th January 2021 until further notice.

2019 Christmas dinner

A very enjoyable 2019 Christmas dinner was held on Saturday 20th January 2020 at The Star in Lingfield - many thanks to Loraine Buckles for organising this so well.

Club Finals 2019

The club's 2019 Tournament Finals Day and Barbecue was held on Saturday 14th September 2019. The weather smiled on us and some! About 35 members and guests came for part or all of the day. Many thanks to all who entered the tournaments and to our finalists who played on the day, and thanks to all those who helped (especially Jane's (and her helper's) cakes and Hugh's grilling!).

Congratulations to the winners:

- Mens Singles: Neil Weaver (for the 20th time over 39 years!!)
- Mens Doubles: Neil Weaver/Jack Lindsay-Charlton
- Ladies Doubles: Diane and Helen Gilbert
- Mixed Doubles: James Over/Jane Ellis