WE’VE BEEN VERY LUCKY with the weather, and work on the building of our new single court has gone well to schedule. THE COURT IS NOW OPEN FOR PLAY.  It’s been a big job!  If you’ve missed the process and are interested in what’s been involved, there are pictures posted in the News Item headed “New Court”.

Our excellent coaches are running TENNIS CAMPS FOR JUNIORS in the HALF-TERM HOLIDAY, Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th October.  They’ll be teaching both tactical and technical aspects of the game, all in a safe and fun environment.  Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
For details of times, prices and to secure your place just click on… https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Fortyfifteentenniscoaching/Coaching/Camps

*** Members please note that on the mornings of the Tennis Camps, two courts will be free from 9 till 11 and one court will be free from 11.15-1.15.  From 1.15 onwards all courts will be free for play as usual.

THIS YEAR’S TENNIS AGM is coming up on Thursday 2nd November, 7.30 in the clubhouse.  Even if you don’t usually come to meetings and the letters “AGM” fall on your ear with a thud, do come and join us this time!  There’s a lot of news and interesting things in the pipeline at the moment, so the more members that join in, the better it’ll be.  See you there.

HOME MATCHES THIS MONTH  [each match 2 courts]:
SATURDAY 14th, 1 pm: Ladies A v Oxford Sports; Ladies D v Abingdon
SUNDAY 15th 10 am:  Ladies C v Hanney
SATURDAY 21st, 1 pm:  Ladies B v OHRC; Men’s C v Chinnor
WEDNESDAY 25th, 1.30 pm:  Ladies Midweek v Oxford Sports
SATURDAY 28th, 1 pm:  Men’s C v Deddington; Men’s D v Goring

When we first came out of the Covid lockdowns we deliberately avoided contact with net handles, etc., and got out of the habit of winding nets down after play.  We really do need to get back into the habit.  Leaving nets permanently up and under tension does serious damage, and is starting to do so.  AFTER PLAY, PLEASE ALWAYS WIND THE NETS DOWN.  BUT PLEASE do so by JUST 2 OR 3 TURNS OF THE HANDLE, simply to release the tension – if you wind down a lot and leave the net sagging and slumped on the ground it will get soaking wet and mildewed.  (As a guide, wind down just enough to leave the centre strap still hooked to the ground.) And PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS!  Thanks!