Barnet LTC – December 2016 Newsletter


Vina Espana! - 3rd December

Alex Lake is holding another of his wine tasting evenings this Saturday, 3rd December. Here is a chance to sample the wines of Spain, washed down with plenty of information and nibbles. Tickets are £18 per head.

Mistletoe and Wine – 11th December

Our Mistletoe and Wine Event takes place on Sunday 13th December, 1pm start. Come along for a festive afternoon of tennis, devised by Head Coach John Hall. There will be mulled wine and mince pies to help the event go with a swing! Entry fee is £5. No need to sign up, just turn up, for an afternoon of fun; but please be prompt!


Children’s Christmas Fun Day – 18th December

Don’t miss out on what should be a great Christmas fun day for all involved! Organised by Luke Barker, this event will be held between 1pm and 4pm on Sunday 18th December for children aged between 5 and 12 years. There will be team competitions involving multi-sport activities including tennis, football, dodgeball, basketball, and more….

Children will be divided into different groups -5-8 year old ‘Munchkins’ and 9-12 year old ‘Gorillas’. There will be prizes to give away and a special guest appearance with a chance to meet Father Christmas!

Cost is £15, but if you pay by Friday 9th December, there is an early bird discount price of £10! Sign up by emailing LUKEMBARKER@AOL.COM  asap to get the early bird offer.


New Year’s Eve Party

If you want to see in the New Year with friends and family, then come along for a night of good music, dancing and great company. Nibbles provided. Entry will be £5 and if you buy your ticket in advance, you will get your first drink free! The fun starts at 8pm. All welcome!


Team Tennis

The first team tennis table shows some close matches with very little between the top 3 teams who have all played 6 matches.



                                                 Matches                Sets        Games          

Team                                      P    W    L    D          W    L         W    L        Points

1. Lakey’s Leeks (A)               3     2    1    0          10    8        82    72         11

2. The Cardio-Jacks (C)        3     2    1    0         8.5  9.5      83    86         10

3. Net Ninjas (B)                    3     1     2   0         10.5 7.5       82   67          7  

4. D                                         2     1     1    0            7    5         62   53         7

5. We’ve Got The Power(E)  1      0    1    0            0    6          5    31          1


Singles League

A trickle of matches have so far been played in the new Singles Leagues. It’s time to make it a flood! So if you haven’t yet started please don’t wait on others to contact you. The leagues really need everyone to be pro-active in arranging matches, otherwise there are whole divisions where everyone waits for others and nobody ever plays. It would be great if everyone can play at least 1 or 2 matches before Christmas. Remember all results count towards L.T.A. ratings.


Seasonal Membership Offer

If any of you are looking for ideas for a Christmas present for a friend or family member, then once again we are offering a great seasonal deal on membership. From January 1st, pay for the whole of 2017/18 season and you can become a member straight away – that’s up to 3 months extra free!  Please contact our membership secretary Judy Williamson on for more details. 

Don’t forget our referral scheme for membership. Introduce a new full member to the club and you will get a £10 voucher to take off your own renewal fee.


BTM Opt in for Wimbledon Ballot

Just a reminder, that if you haven’t already done so, you need to opt in to be eligible to receive tickets for Wimbledon in our club ballot. Sign in to your BTM page and follow the instructions.


Social Events page

You will soon be able to catch up with all upcoming events on our social events page on the club website.


AGM accounts

A copy of our annual accounts are now available in the clubhouse. Thank you to Chris Williams for verifying them.



at Barnet LTC

a Happy Christmas time

and a fit and healthy 2017!