Farnborough Tennis Club
Farnborough Tennis Club
The summer tournaments have all been affected by the poor weather this summer and most are running behind schedule. Please make every effort to play your remaining rounds in September, so that we can conclude with the finals either by the end of the month or in early October. As you will know, the trophies are presented at the AGM in November, and we do need time to get them engraved before the event.
Please be pro-active in organising your matches - don’t just leave it in the hope someone else will do it! And don’t forget to feed your scores back to Sue Leonard promptly and, if you’re not sure who your next opponent is, please email, txt or phone Sue and she will let you know or chase-up any ties still to be played.
See the Matches page for a reminder of the details of tournament formats and rules.
The Club Autumn American Tournament will take place on Sunday 24th September, with a later start time of 10:30am. These are always fun and competitive events, with a mixed standard, as pairs are drawn randomly on the day, with a new partner for every match.
If you are interested in taking part, please register your interest by sending your name in to Jane Wells (email: email@example.com) by 17th September. There are 16 places available, for 8 men and 8 women, and entries are on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own drinks.
Following even more rain throughout the summer season, the Club matches from late July to late August were all rained off! However, we have just played two more matches in recent weeks, both with resoundingly positive results.
The Men’s Doubles team won 7-1 away to Bromley on 24th August and the Mixed Doubles team won 7-1 at home to Bromley on 5th September. The gulf in the scores somewhat disguises the fact that the games were often close, with results turning on some inspired play at times and also some fortuitous twists and turns! There is often so little between winning & losing in tennis.
However, the main outcome was how enjoyable the matches were, played in the best friendly spirit, and how sociable these occasions are with our friends from other clubs, particularly Bromley who are such gracious hosts.
See the Matches page for the full list of fixtures and results, and also the contact details if you would like to get involved.
Christmas social event
The Club are planning to hold a Christmas meal for anyone who would like to attend and celebrate the festive season with fellow members and partners. We have pencilled in a date of Wednesday 6th December for this and will advise the venue and further details in due course. Watch out for the invite and updates here on the website.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 26th November from 10:30 to 12:00 and we will advise the venue and agenda in due course.
All members are welcome to attend the AGM and all may speak on the agenda items and issues to be debated. Senior members may also vote for or against the resolutions presented.
Any member wishing to propose a resolution at the AGM must send a copy in writing to the Honorary Secretary before the 1st October so that provision may be made on the agenda.