Barnet LTC – July 2017 newsletter

 Ladies and Men’s Nights

Our club sessions have almost come to an end, with the final Men’s Night taking place this Wednesday. We hope that those who have attended have found them useful. From next week, members are still welcome to come along and play in. This will continue throughout the summer until floodlights are once again required. Ladies will continue to have priority on Tuesdays and Men on Wednesdays.

Club Finals Day

Our own Finals Day takes place on Saturday 8th July. This is the culmination of several weeks of competition, so please come along and support our finalists, both adult and junior. If you are talented enough to have got through to a final, order of play will go out once all semi-finals have been played (which is often only the evening before!). Adult finals will commence from 11.45am on the astro courts, which will need to be cleared for preparation by 11.15am. Junior finals will be from 2pm and take place on the claytex courts.

The bar will be open all afternoon to help you quench your thirst.

Our fantastic in-house chef, Mike Searles, will be running a barbecue from 4pm, but members are invited to bring a dish to help keep players and spectators nourished during the day.

We have a record 18 finals (counting adults and juniors) to get through on Finals Day. It would be great to have umpires for as many as possible, although not all can have umpires as we haven’t got enough umpire’s chairs for all 4 courts. If you can help please contact our Doug (our official Director of Umpires) - Phone: 07595 763690; E-Mail: douglas.morley14@gmail.com

Here’s hoping for good weather to complement some great tennis!

Great British Tennis Weekend

The club is holding two more open days as part of the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend on Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July from 2pm to 6pm.

Once again there will be a full programme of professional coaching “taster” sessions from 2pm to 5pm and a free tennis play for all from 5pm to 6pm.

Details of the membership offer will be available on our website soon. There will be a special membership and coaching offer for any girls who sign up.

Lofty Lofts LTA Tournament

Entries are now open for the annual ‘Lofty Lofts’ Open Tournament, which will be held at the club from Monday 24th July to Saturday 29th July. There are events for every age group starting at 8 and Under through to adults. Junior events are scheduled during the day, and adults are normally in the evenings. To enter please click the link below

https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-A0H5GJH

Please note, there will still be at least one court available for our members at all times.

Junior Summer Camps

If you are looking for some fun for your children during the school summer holidays, then our coaches are running summer camps throughout and are now available to book. There are camps for mini tennis red and orange 5-9 years, and older juniors playing in full court. The camps are great value and fun, with a mixture of technique, tactics and matchplay appropriate to each age and ability. You can book for a full week or pick and choose and number of days to suit. Please click the link below to go to the coaching page of the club website, where you can download a form....

http://www.barnetltc.com/coaching/#course-info

Three Peaks Challenge   

Here is a request from one of our members, Nick Madejczyk.

Folks,

I know everyone gets a lot of charity requests but I thought I'd do the “don't ask don't get” thing!

3 friends and I are doing the 3 peaks in 3 countries in 24 hours challenge. That is; Ben Nevis (1,345m) in Scotland, Scafell Pike (978m) in England and Snowdon (1085m) in Wales. Three countries in 24 hours! The scheduled dates are 16th to 17th July.

After months of training we decided to raise money for a charity that an old college friend helped to set up and run.  It is called Muskaan UK and they run several projects in India and East Africa for disadvantaged young people.  They provide clean water, education and support for the homeless.

So, if can spare a few pounds (no amount is too small), please donate via:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ericiannickandphil

Best wishes,

Nick Madejczyk and Phil Ridout

Wimbledon

As you read this the tournament at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will be underway. For those members lucky enough to have tickets – ENJOY!