The Wimbledon 2022 ticket ballot is now open for those club members who are registered as British Tennis (BT) members. All BT members should receive an e-mail informing them of this and it is the member’s responsibility alone to opt in to the ballot. The closing date is 23.59 pm on Friday the 4th February 2022. There is no way any application to opt-in can be made after that date.
Just to remind members to take down and put the net away once you have played. The weekly junior football coaching is resuming tonight (13th) and tomorrow (14th) from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm both evenings.
On behalf of the Committee of Ridgeway Tennis Club we wish all members a happy Christmas and, hopefully, a happy new year.
Hopefully we all avoid Covid and hope the arrangements for access to the courts remain unchanged whatever further restrictions on our movements may be put in place. Should there be any change, members will be informed as soon as practical after any Government/LTA announcement.
We hope you have enjoyed playing tennis this year, there has certainly been more opportunity than in 2020. Ridgeway Tennis Club AGM was held on November 25th. Please find attached the minutes, chairmans report and financial report for your information. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You will have received notification from Wendy Robertson of the indoor winter social nights at Graves.
The Monday evening coaching programme has now finished.
The outdoor social sessions can continue , weather permitting, as long as there are members wishing to play. Communication about this is via the Whats App group. If anyone else wishes to be included in this please let me know.
Members can continue to play outdoors at weekends and during daylight hours in the week, but please note that nets will now have to be put up and taken down after play.
Best wishes for Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2022.
The next Graves Social Night is this coming Sunday, the 5th December from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm. Just £5 per head.
Let”s hope the weather is better than this last Sunday!!
Please note that the Sports Club’s defibrillator is not usable at the moment. It was used last week for a medical emergency and now needs the pads replacing but they are proving hard to obtain. The nearest defibrillator is at The Swan although we are not sure that is yet registered with the ambulance service. Members will be updated in due course when the position changes.
Please note that courts will be closed on Sunday 21st when the Sports Club hosts a Christmas Farmers and Craft Market. Many of the stalls will be across the front of the lower access to the courts and the drive way up the side will have no parking as vehicles will be using to access parking on the top field. I hope many members come along and enjoy what is usally a great event with many excellent stalls selling food, drink, gifts etc . Thyere will be a brass band, raffle and mulled wine etc and other refeshments available. You can even help do an hour or so helping on the car park if you feel like it. All profits from the event go to help maintain the grounds and facilities.
Please note that there will be a Remembrance Day parade and ceremony at the memorial gardens at the Sports Club grounds on Sunday 14th November. Members who intend to play tennis are asked not to arrive and play until after the minute’s silence at 11:00 a.m and the playing of the Last Post. The ceremony is usually very well attended by all local community groups and the minute’s silence will also be respected by the football teams who are due to play on Sunday. Entrance to the ground in the morning will be by the playground entrance only and parking will be limited until midday as attendees at the ceremony will be invited to take tea and coffee in the Memorial Hall.
The Committee will be addressing the issue of moss on the courts as as soon as is practical. Current treatments are not proving effective. Pending treatment members should take care when playing. The courts are likely to be fully cleaned in any event prior to the resumption of full play in the Spring.
See below full details of our fortcoming events and the AGM. The Sunday night Graves sessions kick off on Sunday the 7th November. Also note the new date for the AGM – now on Thursday the 25th November and not Tuesday the 23rd as it originally was.
Ridgeway Tennis Club AGM
Thursday 25th Nov 7.30pm
To be held in the Sports and Social Clubhouse
Graves Winter Social Tennis Nights
Sunday 7th November 6-8pm
Sunday 5th December 6-8pm
Sunday 2nd January 6-8pm
Sunday 6th February 6-8pm
Sunday 6th March 6-8pm
£5 for 2hrs of social tennis, 3 indoor courts have been booked for our use.
Please bring the correct money
Currently for members only