February update


February means summer league meetings and the joy of sorting fixtures out for our 6 summer teams.

We have 3 Ladies, 3 Mens teams, 1 mixed and 1 vets team in action this summer. Mens and Ladies fixtures can be found on the calendar of events and links to leagues in the Mens and Ladies sections.

Have a look and see when the games are.

Also we have agreed a few social events and competitions at the club:

March 19th – Maintenance Day – come and help spruce the club up for the summer season

April 23rd – Bring a Friend Day – a fun tournament for members to bring along someone new to the club for a friendly game. If you aren’t a member please contact a committee member or Karen our membership secretary and I am sure we can help

June 5th – Mixed Tournament day – find a partner and come along for the first trophy of the year

July 2nd – Finals Day – see the finals of the Mens and Ladies Singles and Doubles. Our elite in competitive action

See you on court soon.


More social events this autumn

A couple of nights for all you socialites out there.

Friday 23rd October is the next Quiz Night. £10 per person including Fish and Chip supper. Book in the clubhouse or email Jim or Karen.

Saturday 14th November — Casino Night!

Get your Black Ties on and bring Vegas to ELTC! £10 entrance including a free drink.

It would be great to see you there.


Maintenance Day – March 14th

Ever wondered how the courts and grounds look so good? Well most of it is down to Paul Anderson and you now have the chance to help him out.

On Saturday March 14th we will be holding a maintenance day to give our club a facelift.

So whether its painting benches, clearing paths, cleaning the clubhouse or simply helping cook the bacon rolls to keep the workforce going, now’s your chance to get involved.

Turn up at 10am on the day or let us know in advance.

All help welcome and appreciated.

7th Dec – Winter Warmer Tournament/Service Auction/AGM!

What I hear you cry?! All three things on one day, surely we cannot be that lucky?


Christmas drinksWell yes you are, lucky member of ELTC and not only that we will be having a prize giving to round off the year in style. The trophies for the club championship will be awarded and some other players will also be recognised for their contributions to the club in various ways.

We need your support to raise money for the club, have fun and help improve the club with your contributions and ideas at the AGM.

Please also come armed with your cheque book (yes I am old school!) for the service auction where many great prizes are available if the price is right! Whether you fancy a week in Courcheval or simply a delicious cake, we have something for all.

See you all there on the 7th of December. The tournament starts at 1.45pm, followed by the service auction, AGM, presentations and finally festive drinks and nibbles.

Junior Championship 2014

The finals of our Club Junior Championship 2014 were played last week with the eventual winners being Alfie Deller, who beat Jack Shepherd, and Emma Woodley, who beat Abbie Riley. Well done to our deserving winners and thank you to our runners-up. Neil reported that the matches were played with great spirit and a sense of fair play.

Congratulations to you all.



Our annual Derek Sledge tournament named after a Life Member of ELTC who sadly passed away a few years ago was played last Saturday in the blazing sunshine.

Each round consisted of 9 games with a sudden death deuce point. Some of our number played with traditional wooden racquets which seemed to be of particular benefit to Michael Amey!

Our overall winner was Colin Woodley with a stunning 29 points – 4 points clear of his nearest competitor. Frank Coppi came second with Jim and Michael Amey in joint third. Colin received the magnificent Derek Sledge cup and a Brazil pint glass!10429210_10152560680243156_8048784316866716917_n

Our lowest point scorer received a high quality 100% rubber, England Duck but sadly this now depressed duck has been abandoned at the club. If his owner would kindly retrieve him this delightful duck would be happy once more…

A special award was given to Messrs Keown and Arrowsmith for their comedy act (not sure it was always intentional!) and general good attitude on court. They received a stunning Samba whistle/bottle opener which no self respecting World cup lover should be without.10341407_10152560680613156_3541789810984302662_n

The beer element was introduced between rounds as a tasting game. We all tried 5 International beers and rated them for: Aroma, Flavour, After taste and Overall experience. Overall our Polish beer – Tyskie – Just about came out as the winner, closely followed by our American Tap Room Brewing Beer. A beer which polarised opinions was the Brazilian Bachata (beer with rum!) this proved to be most popular with all the ladies. Michael Amey also rated this highly however I think these results may have been skewed by his beer consumption as Michael’s scores steadily rose in line with the amount of beer he was drinking…

All in all an enjoyable and successful tournament. Special thanks to Imogen, Jim and Karen for organising score cards and beers.