CURRENT WEATHER ….. COURT SURFACE. The weather is still proving challenging for our favourite past time! However just like our car wind screens there are a few Do’s and Don’ts to protect the court surface from damage!! DON’T pour hot water onto the court surface, the ground temperature is so cold the water will freeze rapidly and cause a lot of damage. DON’T put salt on the surface, as this again will cause damage. DO use the special brush on Courts 1 & 2. Please go up and down from the baseline to the net. This sweeper must not be used on any other courts. Do use the ordinary brush on the other courts. We need to look after the court surfaces to ensure they do not need replacing prematurely. Many Thanks.

SOCIAL SURVEY – Please look out for s survey coming out later this week. Jason one of the Club’s New Directors is hoping to re-introduce a few more social events like the club used to have before Covid. It will take just a few minutes to fill in, so please do take a look and help by filling it in. This will really be helpful in planning future events.

SOCIAL MEDIA – We are now trying to increase our usage of Social Media, starting out with Instagram. You will asked to fill in a document allowing consent for your photo to be used. However this document is ONLY being used until the new Membership Year starts.  The new membership form will now have a specific section on photography consent and that if you tick to say your happy for your photo to be taken and used. This photo could be used across social media, displays in the club house etc. So please do be aware of this section and fill in carefully to express your wishes.


There is to be an American next Sunday and members will receive a link to book a place. This will be followed by mulled wine and snacks. The bar will be open

MEMBERS ONLY TEAM TRIAL DAY – SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2023 FROM 10AM – 13.00.  With the Summer Season fast approaching members are being invited to a trials day for the Summer Teams. This is a chance for lots of our new members to possibly join the teams for the Summer Season.  Please check the email this week for the information on who to ‘inform’ if you wish to attend the Trials Day, booking is just for numbers, so the Captains know who and how many people to expect.

CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING  ON SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY.  Places are booking up, which is fantastic. But please don’t just pay the cost and then forget to let Jo know!!! You have until Monday 14th February to book & pay. Don’t leave it to late to book your place


Teams did manage to play last week despite the heavy frost and windy conditions.


Mens 2 won at home on Saturday against Beckenham LTC Mens 1, with a score of 4-0 rubbers. Well played Mark Plonka, Francesco Donadio, Tim Morgan & Jason Ramsey.

Mixed 1 drew 2-2 away to Bromley Wendover 3 on Sunday. The team was Iain Goosey, Karen Attard, Jack Andrews & Oksana Boklag.


Men’s 2 narrowly lost to Chipstead, 1-3, there were 2 set tie breaks and a championship tiebreak, it was a well fort match. The team were Aaron Ruby, Mark Plonka, Ricardo Pinheiro & Abbs.


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Emre Saridogan is writing the Tennis Blog. We have changed the name from Coaching Blog, to Tennis Blog, so please do take a look.


If members are interested in being on the Hitting WhatsApp please check the weekly update email.

The Directors