Club Newsletter

Newsletter New Year 2020

Welcome to a new year of Tennis!

Membership forms have been sent out to all existing adult members, and in order for us to organise the teams for the summer season, we would appreciate a prompt reply.  It would be great to see everyone back on our lovely, newly cleaned courts and playing good competitive tennis.  Thanks must go to Neil for his hard work in ensuring that the courts are in a good, safe condition on which to play. We are always keen to have new members join, and right now is an ideal time.  If you know anyone who may like to take up tennis; or return to tennis, please ask them to get in touch.

Coaching News:  We are pleased to announce that John Bastin will be starting coaching at Purton on Friday evenings from the end of February. 4-6pm. John is a former county player, has worked in several clubs around Wiltshire and is currently working with Team Bath, so we are very pleased to have him at Purton.   Initially John will be working with our juniors, but hopefully we will be able to grow the coaching programme at Purton to include some adult coaching as well.

For Enrolment please contact Sass: sassrose@btinternet.com  

Presentation Night:Thanks go to everyone who made this a really successful and enjoyable evening. We hosted about 90 players from the Swindon & District League(Lots came from Pewsey as they had the most cups to collect!!!) We made over £700 on the night which is brilliant!

Health & Safety: During the winter the pavilion door has swollen due to the wet weather. Please be extra careful when opening and closing the door. Also, don’t forget to report anything of concern.                                                        

Team news: 

Winter LeagueBoth the A & B teams have been struggling to get matches played  this year – due to weather, work commitments etc. We are always looking to expand the teams so should you wish to play in league tennis please let Sass know.

Social Tennis:   Weather permitting, Bob organises social tennis on Friday evenings. Everyone is welcome to attend, please arrive from 6.30 ready for a 7pm start.(bobpimble@yahoo.co.uk)

Diary Dates                

Wimbledon Draw: Don’t forget – if you wish to be entered into the draw you need to ‘opt in’ before the end of February 2020.

Friday 27th March. Skittles and Fish & chips at the Red House. Families welcome. (price tbc)

Saturday 4th AprilJunior Saturday sessions begin. Contact: Nicolagardner444@btinternet.com

Sunday 10th May.  Khalique Cup (new date). With visiting teams from Devon & Somerset.

Saturday 12th September 2020 Rock & Roll Bingo at the Red House (families welcome).

Janet Saunders 

Secretary

janetcsaunders@gmail.com