On Sunday 4 May the first BCSKMTC Open Day was held at the Kings Meadow Tennis Courts. The sun shone, tennis was played by all ages and the clubs dedicated LTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) Coach, Tony Galante provided taster sessions for the juniors.
Visitors were provided with a BBQ, Bar, Ice Cream Sales and Tombola. Many thanks to the BCSKMTC Committee Members for a magnificent team effort - Rosemary Pinfield, Helen Satchell, Sarah Wintle who prepared and served the food, and Tomi Satchell for being the chef; Jeremy Whetter for running the bar assisted by our president Trevor Wintle; and Sophie and Andrew Smith who ran the Tombola and ice cream stall.
The ballot for two pairs of Wimbledon tickets, allocated to the club this year, were drawn by John Rodda, who was the main person responsible for starting the tennis club in the village and building the all-weather courts back in1980. The winners of the Centre Court and Court No I Tickets were, James Barringer and Simon Glendinning.
The club membership now stands at 131 including 35 juniors (9 to 16) and 16 mini members (3 to 8) Years. From this membership ,101 are signed up as members of Britain LTA. The club target is to have 150 members registered with the LTA by January 2015 which should result in an allocation of at least 10 pairs of Wimbledon Tickets in 2015.
Club Sessions - on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, 7pm to Dusk plus Sunday morning 9 to 12 noon - enable members and guests to play and make good use of the courts, refurbished by the BCS Parish Council last year. New members wishing to register and pay their subscription can do so online at Web Site at our http://www.bcskingsmeadowtennisclub.org.uk/ and register also with the LTA at http://www.lta.org.uk/.
BCSKMTC is running a 100 Ticket Draw to raise funds for a new Club House to be located on the Kings Meadow Tennis Courts with a built in toilet. With these facilities, tennis camps can be run by the CTA at Kings Meadow during the school summer holidays tickets are £10 each with a 1st prize of £100, 2nd of £75 and 3rd of £50. Please contact Tony Windsor, Chairman on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07909 848098 to participate in the draw or ask any questions about the club and it activities.
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