Winter League tennis has started!

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2020! What a year it has been so far but luckily we’ve been able to play tennis most of the time.  We had a huge number of new members over the summer and are continuing to get enquiries into autumn which is fantastic for the club. Please welcome any new players and help them with any enquiries.

The Winter leagues have started and after the summer matches being cancelled, it feels good to be back playing the Middlesex games.  All the clubs we have visited so far have had good Covid measures in place and the players we have spoken to feel very safe. With no socialising after the match, players are home quickly and things are running smoothly so far. We have 4 mens teams, 2 ladies teams and 2 mixed teams playing this season so good luck to all.

I have added the new LTA summary sheet for the different Covid Tier levels below. As you can see, there is very little difference between them. Because all of our tennis is outside we are able to continue without any restrictions and in addition even if we were in tier 3, as almost all of our matches are all in London, we could continue if all players and clubs agreed.

So please keep enjoying your tennis, keep recording your names on the list inside the club house for our track and trace and keep your distance so that we can make sure all players are safe. See you on court soon.

OUTDOOR TENNIS

TYPEOF ACTIVITY

TIER 1(MEDIUM)

TIER 2 (HIGH)

TIER 3 (VERY HIGH)

SOCIAL PLAY

 Permitted
 Singles & Doubles  Rule of 6

 Permitted
 Singles & Doubles  Rule of 6

 Permitted
 Singles & Doubles  Rule of 6

1:1 COACHING

 Permitted

 Permitted

 Permitted

GROUP COACHING / ORGANISED GROUP ACTIVITY

 Permitted (adults & children)
 Max group size for children of 15
 No socialising before or after activity

 Permitted (adults & children)
 Max group size for children of 15
 No socialising before or after activity

 Permitted (adults & children)
 Max group size for children of 15
 No socialising before or after activity

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COMPETITIONS

 Permitted
 No socialising before or after matches

 Permitted
 No socialising before or after matches

 Permitted
 No socialising before or after matches
 No travel in or out of affected area to participate

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SPECTATING & SUPERVISION

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 Spectating to be minimised and avoided where possible

 Parent/guardian supervision permitted (one per player)

 Spectating not allowed
 Parent/guardian supervision permitted (one per

player)

 Spectating not allowed
Parent/guardian supervision permitted (one per player)

ELTC Open For Tennis – LTA Guidelines applicable

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After the recent suspension of play due to the COVID-19 lockdown – the club is now open for singles play. New members welcome and special new joiner membership deals apply.

LTA Guidelines have been sent to members: Singles play allowed with social distancing being applied and each player using separate sets of tennis ball. Doubles permitted if all players from same household – the clubhouse remains shut.

Please use hand sanitiser after play

 

As the situation evolves the committee will update the membership

 

Turbo Tournament followed by BYO BBQ – 10th August – 2PM

Starting at at 2pm we have a fun tournament lined up, open to all members. Usual Turbo Format where we will get as many rounds of play a possible with partners  picked a random.
This will be followed at 4pm by a bring your own BBQ, Bring something to put on the BBQ ( burgers sausages, veggie stuff etc)  and the club will supply the charcoal, ketchup etc. Don’t bring drink as the bar will be open!
It’s a turn up and play, eat and drink event, so please come along if you can. Should be a great afternoon.
See you soon,
The Committee

Club Finals Day 20th July 2019 – Match Report

Finals Day 20th July 2019  – As if on cue the rain stopped and the sun came out for another terrific Finals Day at the Club.

Men’s Singles. Jon Warnes and Andy Jackson took the court, having never played each other in a Men’s Final before.

As play got underway, Warnes was serving well, and giving Jackson a run for his money. There was some terrific cross court play, and superb returns, that caused gasps and comment from the crowd. Nevertheless the incumbent holder (Warnes) marched on and took the first set 6-1.The second set was a different matter, Jackson came out with new resolve and the set went with serve. Warnes looked as though he could be in a bit of trouble. Could it be going to three sets??! In a very exciting second set, that was enjoyed by the spectators, Warnes stepped up to the mark. After a further, very hard fought battle by both players, he eventually took the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 6-4.The players were a credit to the Club. Great tennis, played in excellent spirit offering tremendous entertainment. Congratulations Jon.  Andy after a performance like that we expect to see you again next year.

Men’s Doubles – Familiar faces took to the court in Oliver Bunyan, Paul Lamb, Jon Yelland and Kit Davies .The match was eventually won by Kit Davies and Jon Yelland against a resilient Oliver Bunyan and Paul Lamb. Davies and Yelland put on a solid show, taking the first set 6-3 before coming back from 4-1 down to take the second 6-4. Their strong return of serve along with the windy conditions made it difficult for Bunyan and Lamb to get into the match. A good performance by all much to the delight of an enthusiastic ELTC crowd. Well done to all

Mixed Doubles

Again familiar faces in the Lindsay Cameron and Oliver Bunyan pairing, and new blood as Jon Yelland and Michelle Agate took to the court. We saw the full range of shots in this final. Superb serving from Bunyan, some great net shots, lofty overheads and canny drop shots from all participants. Eventually the experienced pairing of Cameron and Bunyan proved to be difficult to beat and they took the final 6-3, 6-2. The Yelland /Agate pairing showed tremendous promise for the future with sound directional comment from Yelland.

Thanks go to Lianne, Nicky and Jon for umpiring the matches and to all the spectators for supporting the players.

Now we have to look forward to the next part of Finals Day when the Ladies singles and Doubles will be played. Date to be announced soon.

July 20th – ELTC Club Championships – Finals Day

This years Finals day will be held on the 20th July. This is an opportunity for everyone associated with the club to come to the club enjoy some great company, have some food and drink and watch some great tennis.

The Matches will start at 1pm and the order of play is as follows: (timings are approximate)

1.00 PM – Mens Singles Final and Ladies Single Final will start concurrently.

2.30 PM – Mens Doubles Final

4,00 PM – Mixed Double Final.

There will be some refreshments provided at a reasonable cost and the Bar as always will be open.

This is one of the highlights of the year and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards

The Club Committee