SUMMER LEAGUE STARTS
Good luck to all our teams as the new Summer League season begins. You can always see all the fixtures on our easy website link https://www.wbtc.org.uk/tennis_Fixtures.php, and our home matches are always listed here in the “What’s On” (see below) so that you can check court availability. (The regular courts timetable is always on the website, too, on https://www.wbtc.org.uk/courts_Timetable.php).
It’s been great to see the courts so busy at our Club Sessions this month. They are:
TUESDAYS, 5.30 ONWARDS: Club Night – everyone welcome
THURSDAYS, 5.30 ONWARDS: Team Practice Night for everyone interested in playing team tennis
SUNDAYS, 1.30 – 3.30: Club Afternoon – everyone welcome
For the opening weeks of the season our coaches will be completing the sessions interrupted by lockdown. The new 7-week Summer Coaching Programme (for both adults and juniors) will then start in the week beginning May 24th. For all the details of days, times and how to book, click on https://www.wbtc.org.uk/junior-coaching.php (for juniors) and https://www.wbtc.org.uk/adult-coaching.php (for adults).
Our coaches are available also for one-to-one tennis coaching for both adult and junior members. To book an individual coaching session, please contact our coaches direct:
Chris Hampton 07870 169215 Tom Francis 07747 026377
Rachel Tucker 07779 482004 Dave Rooney 07963 506917
Many thanks to everyone who has renewed Tennis membership so promptly. Already, only a couple of weeks into the season, we’re approaching the total number of Tennis members reached at the end of last year (which was a record high).
Sadly, the Bowls section of the club is, however, struggling, and numbers of players have been dwindling year on year. You’ll have seen the bowlers’ promotional banner in the car park:
WANT A NON-CONTACT SPORT FOR ALL AGES THAT YOU CAN PLAY AS A SINGLE, IN PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS? IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES THEN THE GAME OF BOWLS IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU.
No extra charge will be made to tennis members who wish to play bowls, and anyone interested in trying out the game should talk to any Bowler that happens to be on site or you can call David Pratt (01869 350103) who will organise a “roll-up”. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest (or if you know of anyone who you think would be interested in joining the Bowls section), and we’ll pass the details on.
POLLING 6th MAY
Our Clubhouse is being used as a Polling Station for the local council elections on THURSDAY 6th MAY. Obviously the car park will be busier than usual. If you need to come to the Club by car then do so, of course, but if you’re able to walk or cycle that day it would be a big help. Thanks.
HOME MATCHES COMING UP
[each match 2 courts]:
SATURDAY 24 APRIL, 1 pm: Mixed C v Hanney
WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL, 10 am: Men’s Midweek v North Oxford
WEDNESDAY 5 MAY, 10 am: Ladies Midweek v OHRC
SATURDAY 8 MAY, 10am: Men’s C v Hanney;
1pm: Ladies B v Brackley; Ladies D v Goring
SUNDAY 9 MAY, 10 am: Ladies C v Oxford Sports
SATURDAY 15 MAY, 1 pm: Mixed A v Kings Sutton; Mixed B v Bicester
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY, 10 am: Ladies Midweek v Portcullis
SATURDAY 22 MAY, 1 pm: Ladies B v North Oxford; Men’s D v David Lloyd