Farnborough Tennis Club 

         (Orpington)

Club News

Club Tournament Finals

Five of the six Club Tournament Finals have now been played - all the results are on the attached flyer below. Congratulations to all the winners this year - Fang Li, Chris Ponulak, Kuniko Sato, Shirley Wicks, Jon Leach and Jean Baars.

 

Autumn American Tournament

The end of season American tournament will be held at 11am on Sunday 2nd October. Please send your entries to Jane Wells by the 23rd September.

 

2022 Annual General Meeting

We are currently looking for a venue for the AGM and the date we have pencilled in is for the morning of Sunday 20th November.

Our current Chairman, Stephen Wade, will be retiring at the AGM and we would be pleased to receive nominations for the role, preferably in advance, so that we can make members aware of who will be standing for election. Please email Jan Whitehead if you are interested or wish to make a nomination.

 

Reminders

  • The last Wednesday evening Club play will be the 21st September at 5pm and then we will revert to afternoons for the Winter, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, beginning from the 28th September.
  • Saturday Club Play from 9-11:30am is for players who have the necessary skills outlined in the Guidance attached below. From 11.30am, members new to the game are very welcome to join in. The Saturday Club Play session will be extended to finish at 1pm.
  • We have recently been advised that, due to Safeguarding considerations, Juniors are unable to play at Club play sessions.
  • Members may not book courts during Club Play sessions; however, they should continue to book courts for play at all other times.
  • Our Club Coach is unavailable to take coaching sessions until further notice. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure any cover from other clubs this summer. Please see the Coaching page for further details and use of Third Party Coaches.

 

Club Play

All Senior Members are welcome at Club Play sessions, provided they play to a reasonable standard. Club Play times are as follows:

Monday Afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm (All year round)

Wednesday Afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm (October to March)

Wednesday Evenings 6:00 - 9:00pm (April to September)

Saturday Mornings 9:00 - 12:00pm (All year round)

(Wednesday sessions change gradually with the light in Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct)

Club Tournaments

The draw was made on 1st May for this seasons’ Club Tournaments - thanks to all members who entered the competitions and best of luck in your matches.

For more details on the format and rules of the competitions, see the Matches page. Please make every effort to organize your matches promptly and don’t forget to send in the result to the Tournament Organizer.

Club Matches

We have also arranged a number of friendly matches with other local clubs this Summer. The matches take place midweek and are always fun and sociable occasions.

If you would like to play in a match, please get in touch. See the Matches page for the fixture list and how to register your interest.