March 3rd – Spring Fun Tournament
March 18th Maintenance Day
March 24th – Club Open Day
April 21st – Bring a Friend Tournament
April 28th- Wimbledon Draw & Turbo Tourney
May 11th – Quiz Night
June 24th – President’s Summer BBQ
July 8th – Derek Sledge / World Cup Event
Sept 22nd – Club Finals Day
Oct 5th – Club Golf Society Day
Oct 14th – Mixed Doubles Tournament
Nov 17th- Pub Games/Craft Beer Night
Dec 12th – AGM and Turbo Event
Dec 26th – Boxing Day Tennis
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The Ladies’ Section have had some great tennis over the Summer, with many new faces representing the Club in the League. The 1st Team performed really well and just missed out on promotion to Division 3, despite having to use players from a lower squad to cover injuries and unavailability due to exams. The 2nds and 3rds had great fun in their matches, and had some tremendous (long and friendly) battles; both came 7th in the respective Leagues. We had some scrumptious Match Suppers, thanks to all those ladies who catered for the teams. Some were so good we almost had to throw the opposition out to get home!
The Ladies are again entering four Teams in the Winter Floodlit League, what a hardy bunch we are! All of those new to League tennis are keen to keep going and are eager to get started once again. Over half the Ladies are now playing League Tennis for the Club, and due to the success of the Wednesday and Sunday morning socials, we are fielding a 2nd Mixed team this Winter.
The Ladies and Men’s competitions in Singles and Doubles are progressing; Finals Day will 16th of September, commencing at 12 noon. There will be Pimms, Beer, a BBQ, Tea and Cakes and some cracking tennis to be had, so get yourselves down there cheer on our Champions and, needless to say, all visitors are very welcome.
The Mixed Doubles Tournament is to be held on Saturday 23rd September, please sign up for it. If you would like we can even find you a partner. In October we are holding the Derek Sledge Tournament, with a difference…….. fancy tasting a Craft Beer (or alternative) between sets?
The Ladies Christmas get together will be on 18th December.
We hope you are getting what you want out of playing tennis at ELTC, making friends, having fun and keeping fit. If you have any suggestions, we are keen to listen, just grab a member of Committee and have a chat. Oh, and don’t forget to encourage friends to join, the more the merrier.
A message from Mich our men’s captain
The summer has flown by for the Men’s section and although it may not be reflected in the final league standings, having watched as many matches as I could when not playing for the 3rds I think there has been a lot of great tennis played.
In terms of raw facts the final standings were 1st Team -7th , 2nd Team 6th , 3rd Team 6th. Good luck to all in the coming winter league where we are entering 4 teams.
In total 25 men played for the club which represents approximately half the Men’s section so although small we have a very active playing membership. This despite quite a long list of players unavailable due to various injuries. We have welcomed many teams to the club and my overall impression is that we are seen as great hosts.
On top of all the league play Wednesday and Sunday Socials seem to be pretty well attended so I am glad everyone is getting a chance to mix with other club members.
If you add events like the Bring a Friend and the Wimbledon Turbo tournaments you can see how busy the summer has been.
The only low was the Open day when the torrential rain may have been the cause for the lack of visitors. However we had a great turnout from members so thanks again.
The men’s competitions in singles and doubles is in progress with the finals day soon on the 16th of September – More information will be available soon but last year it was a great day and lets try make it a great day again.
I Hope you are getting what you want out of playing tennis at ELTC, making friend and keeping fit – what is there not to like about that?
You should all have received a mail about the Mixed Doubled Championship
The changed format will be to hold the tournament in a single afternoon and will be made up of a group stage and then a final.
The final format will depend on how many pairs enter. There will be refreshments as usual and the bar will be open
There is a sign up sheet at the club and if you don’t have a partner sign up with your phone number so other unpaired players can contact you. Otherwise ask the men’s or ladies captains.
Looking forward to a great day
As the club tournaments make a start and the Leagues continue, we have started a new men’s singles league for those who want to sharpen up their singles.
Played over 8 weeks the idea is to get more people playing with different people and enjoying the challenge of singles.
Keep an eye out when you are next up at the club!
The Middlesex Summer Leagues have started. With seven more rounds of matches to go, why not offer to join in! Contact Mich Janczur about the 3 Men’s teams. Trish Parker co-ordinates the 3 Women’s teams. Results so far? The Women’s 1sts won their first match against , the 2nds and 3rds had some fun competitive tennis, but alas came second. The Men’s have had a draw, a win and a close loss in the first round of matches. Many more matches for all to come.
Of course competitive play isn’t everything, there is lots of Social Tennis too. Turn up on Wednesday Nights after 7pm or Sunday mornings after 10am for a fun game or two. This is great for mixing with others. Play a set, then move on to join another group of players. Balls and lights are free.
The Annual Club Tournament is organised over the Summer, and you have until the 27th May to sign up. If you get through all the rounds, Finals Day is 16th September. Even if you don’t get through to the Final, come and support our Champions, have glass or two of Pimms and a bite or three from the BBQ.
In addition we have a Fun Tournament planned for the 9th July, it’s a great opportunity for everyone to mix in and mingle. It will be our Annual Derek Sledge Tournament, in memory of a longstanding member, and his honour people will be encouraged to wear their brightest colours.
The Club Mixed Doubles Tournaments will be held on 26th September. Take your Partner and play, play, play (tennis, that is – what were you thinking?)
There is also our Summer Ball on 24th June at Enfield Golf Club, tickets still available £50 per head, dinner and dance.