SOCIAL CALENDAR  SURVEY – The consultation is now open for all members to provide feedback on what social events they would like to see at the club throughout the year, and will close on Monday 13th February 2023. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and would be used to help build our socials/events offer at the club.  The link to the survey will be in today’s e-mail.

SOCIAL EVENTS SUB-COMMITTEE – INTERESTED IN PLANNING SOCIAL EVENTS AT THE CLUB?  We are looking for volunteers to join our Social Events Sub-Committee to bring the results of the consultation mentioned above to life e.g. collectively programming, planning, and organising events at the club for the rest of the calendar year.  If interested, please email the Club Secretary by 17 February 2023.

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT  It was so lovely to see everyone who played in the American Tournament at the weekend.  Well done to our winners Alison Farrington & Stephen Collins. It’s nice to have some of our social events returning,  we hope everyone who could stay for mulled wine enjoyed that too.

With half term fast approaching, you can now book for both the February half term camps and the following half term of the coaching programme.  Don’t forget you don’t have to be a member to book for the School Holiday sessions, but you do need to be a member for the term time coaching programme. All sessions can be booked through the coaching website –

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



Mid Week Vets 2 sadly lost to Wickham Park 1. The team were Sandra Woodcock, Libby Tuson, Hessam Khoshnevisan & David Robertson. This does sadly mean the team is relegated , after being promoted just last year. However they vow to be back next season, determined not to be known as the Yo-Yo team of the Mid Week Vets!!

Mid Week Vets 1 lost to Sundridge Park 1. the team were Maria Perfect & Matthew Perfect and Diana Roberts & Tony Millard.

Mixed 2 drew with Martine Dene 2-2. With 4 tie break sets, which we won two and lost two! Well done Aaron Ruby & Veronica McNamee and Rob Thomas & Sandra Woodcock.  Apparently the team were sporting a wonderful array of very smart tennis shoes!! Thanks for the photo as well.

Mens 2  lost to Oakwood  1 away on Sunday, 0-4 on rubbers, but the last matches features a number of tie breaks. This was the last match of the winter season in a very tough Division 2, and it looks like we have avoided relegation, so well done team.


Mixed 1 won against David Lloyd Beckenham. Thank you Acting Captain Mark Plonka, well played to the rest of the team Diana Roberts, Jan Are Mo & Oksana Boklag. One more match to go with the chance of winning the league if all goes well, as have 3 out of 4 wins so far. Good Luck team on the next match.

Ladies lost 4-0 to Herne Bay 3. A fantastic game of tennis with some really close scores. Well played team, Julie Cooper, Libby Tuson, Alberta So Bosco& Cate Woodcock.


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