Autumn Finals Day – Saturday 14th October

The finals of our Autumn Championships are fast approaching. They will take place on Saturday 14th October. Please note this will include our Junior Finals too, so there promises to be some exciting matches. First rounds will take place from approximately 11.30am.

Please come and support all our finalists, young and older. Contributions towards a buffet would also be appreciated.

 

Barnet LTC Annual General Meeting – Sunday 15th October

Our AGM is due to take place on Sunday 15th October at 2pm. As many members as possible are asked to attend. The Chairman John Kamenou and his committee present the annual reports, and election of the new committee takes place. Minutes of the previous meeting, which was held last October, are available in the clubhouse and on the club website. A nominations list is also posted in the clubhouse. Anyone interested in standing for a post will need to be nominated and seconded by another adult member. In particular, the club will be looking to appoint a new Bar Manager.

A huge thank you to Sheila Rice, our out-going bar Manager, for all her hard work in this position.

If you think you might be interested, please speak to one of the current committee. Please note any items from members to be raised under AOB need to be notified in advance. This can be done by leaving in a sealed envelope in the ‘Suggestions Box’ in the clubhouse or emailing to bltcadmin@barnetltc.org  by Friday 6th October at the latest.

It would be great if there was a good turnout for this event, so please come along and show your support for the club and find out what the committee has in store for the year ahead.

 

Quiz Night -Saturday 21st October

Another of Martin Dawson’s popular “Half ‘n’ Half” Quiz takes place on Saturday 21st October from 7.30pm. A mixture of music and trivia, entry is £4 per player (nibbles included). Sign up in the clubhouse. You can enter with your own table of 8 or just add your name and we will find you some fellow quizzers!

 

Casino Night -Saturday 11th November

By popular request the Casino night returns to BLTC Saturday 11th November – definitely a night to book in the diary! Tickets will be sold in advance so watch the notice boards for more details.

 

Singles League and Team Tennis

As Autumn gets underway, out internal winter competitions are due to start soon.

Team Tennis (doubles) matches take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (from 1pm). Players of all standards are welcome to enter but you must be adult, or a junior with adult status. You play as part of a team, so this is an excellent way of getting to know other members.

Details for both events will be published shortly. 

 

 Event round-ups

Thanks to Linda and Mike Searles for a successful Pub Night. There were a great selection of beers which seemed to go down very well!  Tina Bloch beat every woman and man in the club to become the Table Tennis champ. Lizzie and Ben Coles were the Darts Champions. Linda and Mike managed to win the pool, when their opponents knocked the black ball down prematurely, which may have been due to the alcohol consumption and lateness of the hour. Great plan!!

There was a good turnout for our One Day Mixed Tournament, with 14 pairs taking part. A-Group winners were Bolaji and Sarah Kuti, runners Up Albert Durbal and Jane Milton. B-Group winners were Steve and Caroline Lawson, runners Up Mark and Dawn Hanson. 

 

Junior Night

Please note Friday night match play night has now finished until next summer term.

 

Floodlight Booking On-Line

An email was sent out announcing the launch of our on-line booking system for the floodlights – no more rummaging in the shed required!

For more information, please check our website for details.

http://www.barnetltc.com/online-court-booking/ 

You can also see dates for our upcoming winter fixtures in the club tennis diary.

 

Wimbledon Opt-in

If you have a British Tennis Membership you should have received an e-mail from LTA confirming that you can now opt in to be eligible for next year’s Wimbledon ticket draw. Once you have logged in, just follow the instructions.

For those members without a BTM, you are entitled to free membership as a member of our club. Just follow the link to complete.

https://www.lta.org.uk/BTMBallots

Don’t forget to put Barnet LTC as your venue.

 

Match Balls

If anyone wants to buy a souvenir of their game or just wishes for some relatively good balls at a bargain price, match balls are available to purchase at £1 per can from behind the bar.