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The button shows the club calendar of events for 2020 (some provisional, everything subject to covid-19).
8th June 2019 – We hold a very special exhibition day, featuring top GB professional Marcus Willis (who memorably played Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2016).
20th October 2019 – The 13th annual charity Pink tournament took place. The amount raised was £170.
Moss treatment and court cleaning works are completed on 6th December.
8th December - The tennis club offers free mini-tennis coaching as part of the IFCA & Rotary Club Xmas Market.
Strong winds damage court fencing. Emergency repairs carried out.
The worldwide coronavirus epidemic affects many tennis activities (and much else). Group coaching, the AGM, Quiz Night, the first American tournament and all summer league matches are cancelled. The IFCA Community Centre closes its doors for now.
Restricted social play and coaching resumes, with a court booking system and social distancing and other procedures in operation.
Works are carried out to lay paving slabs in the area to the front of the clubhouse, realign the pathway and carry out some returfing, to try and alleviate the muddiness that occurs in wet weather.
Head Coach Nick Hilder announces his departure from the club after 5 years of much achievement. Josh Ratnage will now be leading on the coaching front.
The 14th annual “pink” American tournament took place on 11th October – the only American we were able to hold in 2020. An excellent attendance with 27 players plus spectators. It was good to have some participants from other local clubs (Mountnessing & Hamptons). The money raised was our highest total ever at well over £250. Charlotte Jefferies was the pinkest person. The sweepstake games were won by Emma Jefferson and Kathryn Field. The winner of most games on the day was Eva Delgado-Pelroa.
Lockdown returns - courts were closed from 5th November, but re-opened from 2nd December.
A new lockdown - the club is closed once again.