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17 July - Brentwood Council reject the proposal for floodlighting.

 

8 July - A successful Club Open Day took place.  Several dozen visitors enjoyed coaching, cardio tennis, a BBQ, speed of serve competition, ball machine drills, a raffle and a fun doubles tournament to round off the day.  Photos coming very soon.

22 people tested themseves against the ball machine.  The fastest servers were:  Dave Kinch (88mph) Nick Hilder (87) Shaun McGee (82).  On the female front Jacinta clocked up 58, Krassie 51 and Heather 46.  The top two youngsters were Hayden (61) and Odhran (55).  Full details on the link below.

 

15-18 June - Pathway Repairs carried out

 

3 June - Club "Spring Cleaning Day"

 

9 & 13 April -  The expanded Easter Coaching is a great success.  32 kids attended overall.  Good feedback and some potential new members.

 

28 & 29 March - Drainage works are completed.  It is hoped that we now have a permanent solution to our flooding problems.

 

March 2018 - Application submitted to Brentwood Council re planning permission for floodlighting.  The determination is due in July.

 

7 February 2018 - Tennis Club AGM - review of the year, awards, wine & nibbles.

 

December 2017 / January 2018 - Moss treatment, court washing & tree pruning works take place.

 

7 November 2017 - Following a public vote,  we are one of the winners of £500 under Skipton Building Society's "Grassroots Giving Scheme" - we will use the funds to buy tennis shirts for our juniors.  Thanks to all who voted!

 

February 2017: Co-op Community Card Scheme

As some of you may have seen from our Facebook page, the tennis club has signed up to the Co-op card scheme (see details attached), and Charlotte has cards for any of you who would like one. If you shop in any Co-op branch, including Quadrant in Chelmsford, for every pound spent the club gets points which can be cashed for fundraising activities. Co-op even donates 50% on top.  Doesn't cost you anything!

 

"Hurricane Doris" causes some damage to fencing.  Some remedial repairs were carried out on 25th February, and again on 18th March, with more substantial ones to follow.

 

December 2016:  Brentwood Council have provided guidance on matters to be considered within any formal application which might be made re planning permission for floodlighting;  The tennis club will be seeking professional advice in this regard, and have set up a sub-committee to progress matters.

 

See the historical archive for all our older news stories  (under "About Us").

The button shows the club calendar of events for 2018 (some provisional).

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STOCK CLEARANCE - Club T-Shirts & Sweatshirts - minimum donation £2 / £5 respectively.  They're going fast.

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Dear Club members and supporters

We have been trying unsuccessfully to find a contractor to lay paving slabs between the Clubhouse and the courts (approx 6m x 3.5m). We would like to get this work done as soon as possible. It’s a fairly straightforward job but will involve removing the grass surface, levelling out and laying the slabs.

Do you know of anyone who has done similar work that might be able to undertake this at a reasonable rate? If so, please let us have their contact details.  Thanks.

Calendar 2018 Speed of Serve