Late Winter News!
Cardio: Back by popular demand, Cardio with Ollie returns on Monday 10th February @ 7pm – 8pm for a run of 5 sessions (excluding 2nd March). This activity is suitable for all standards of play, with a strong focus on fun. Ollie has everyone running around and hitting lots of balls. This time there will be one longer session per evening and the cost is only £15 for the full programme. Please contact Jenni Gates directly to book your place or for further details.
AGM – Tuesday 17th March @ 19.30 at the Village Hall. All members are invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. After many years of service to LTC, Andrew is looking to step down from his role as Treasurer/Membership Secretary. His shoes will be difficult to fill and he has kindly agreed to help during the transition. This role is pivotal to the efficient running of the club and there is the potential to split the post and have both a Membership Secretary and a Treasurer. Please can anyone who is interested to learn more about this position contact Andrew directly.
At the AGM it’s your opportunity to vote for the 2020 Committee. New committee members are most welcome and it would be great to have new faces at our meetings and help us run the club. Don’t hesitate to ask any current committee member for information!
Court Maintenance – A big thank you to Chris Bones who has done a sterling job clearing away the leaves throughout the winter. To help maintain the courts during the winter please continue to lower and lift the nets after play.
Many members will be aware that there have been problems with the floodlights. Thank you for your patience! The good news is that we now have new bulbs fitted for all lights and the electrician has identified the fault on Court 2. New parts have been ordered so the dodgy light should be fixed very soon. A reminder that tokens for the floodlights are available to buy from Paul Harradine (07912 513415) and lights must be switched off by 10pm.
Club Award – We’re thrilled to have been nominated for an award as a club which has made an outstanding contribution to Devon Tennis and the County Awards form the first tier of the LTA’s British Tennis Awards The announcement will be made at the Devon Tennis AGM & Awards Evening on 29th January.
League – So far it seems to have been a winter season of postponements although having had a very busy start to the season the men have done well to play all but 2 matches at this stage.
The current standings are:
Ladies – Division 2 Exeter and District Winter League
3rd position with 4 matches to play
Won 1, Lost 1, Drawn 4
Men – Division 2 Exeter and District Winter League
1st position with 2 matches to play
Won 8, Lost 2, Drawn 0
Mixed A – Division 3, East Devon Winter League
4th position with 5 matches to play
Won 2, Lost 0, Drawn 3
Mixed B – Division 6, East Devon Winter League
2nd position with 4 matches to play
It will prove to be a busy schedule in the lead up to 31 March, the season deadline. Good luck to all for the remaining matches and here’s hoping for some clement weather!
Wimbledon 2020 – Deadline 14th February!
As an LTA registered venue, our club is allocated Wimbledon tickets based on the number of members who are signed up as LTA members. Lite membership is free and there are other benefits to joining including priority tickets to other tournaments. Even if you are not intending to take part in the club ballot for tickets, please take a moment to action the following so that we optimise the club’s ticket allowance. Our ballot is usually drawn in April and limited to LTA members only.
- Existing members log-in and OPT in to the Wimbledon ballot
- Not an LTA member yet? Simply click here to join, registering Lympstone Tennis Club as your venue and then OPT in to the ballot.
Hurry as the deadline is 14th February and if you experience any problems just let me know!
Please can you kindly note that Jill has stepped back from all committee duties due to family illness. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this difficult time and so until further notice, please refer any club business to myself or another committee member.