Latest Event Updates

Free Coaching Sessions – get ready for Wimbledon!

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We have two coaches (Colin Essex and Brian Greig) who provide coaching on the courts at set times. Details are on the court noticeboard.
They will each be running free coaching sessions as follows in the week before Wimbledon:

Colin will run a free Adult Beginners Session from 10.30 – 11.30am on Sunday 25th June (both members and non-members welcome). Please call, text or email Colin to book your free place on 07812 819145 or email: colinaessex@gmail.com.

Brian will run free Adult Taster Sessions on Wednesday, 28th June, 9.30-10.30am and at 11.45- 12.30pm (both members and non-members welcome). For Returners, Rusty Rackets and Improvers. No booking required, rackets and balls provided. Just turn up and enjoy the fabulous game of tennis. Brian 01252 793762 or briangreig59@gmail.com.

Please note that the coaches have priority on the courts for these sessions and our usual “turn up and wait” rule will not apply for these times only. Regular players with Brian and Colin need to be members.

Keys are available from the Bourne Stores (Spar) for £20 for the year plus £5 refundable key deposit.
Enjoy playing in this beautiful weather!

Free Coaching Sessions 2017

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We have two coaches (Colin Essex and Brian Greig) who provide coaching on the courts at set times. Details are on the court noticeboard. Come and meet them on Key Change Day!

They will each be running free taster sessions as follows:

Brian will run free Adult Taster Sessions on Wednesday, 17th May, 9.45 to 10.30am and at 11.45- 12.30pm (both members and non-members welcome). For Rusty Rackets, Beginners and Refreshers. No booking required, just turn up, rackets and balls provided. Brian 01252 793762.

Colin will run a free Adult Beginners Session from 10-11.15am, and Junior Taster Session from 11.30 – 12.45pm on Sunday 28th May, for children aged 6-9 (both members and non-members welcome).  Please call Colin to book your free place on 07812 819145.

Please note that the coaches have priority on the courts for these sessions and our usual “turn up and wait” rule will not apply for these times only.

Key Change Day 2017

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The Annual Key Change Day will be Sunday 14th May 2017 at St Martin’s Hall, Dene Lane, GU10 3PN between 10.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.

Please come along to receive your key for next year, meet the committee and give us any feedback. You’ll be pleased to know that even after all the work done to upgrade the courts we are keeping membership costs the same as last year.

Keys: The padlock on the court will be changed on the morning of the 14th May.

Please remember to bring your old key with you. After the 14th May keys can be obtained from the Bourne Stores (Spar) and we are very grateful to them for providing this service.

Membership Fees On Key Change Day:

Replacement key for current members:           £15 ( last year’s key must be returned)

New members or no key returned:                     £20

Keys purchased after Key Change Day from Bourne Stores (Spar):

Replacement key for current members:           £20 ( last year’s key must be returned)

New members or no key returned:                     £25

Cheques should be made payable to “Bourne Green Tennis Club”

If you want to join before Key Change Day, forms and keys are still available at the Bourne Stores (Spar). You’ll get £5 off next year’s fee for returning your key.

For lost keys, please email bournegreentennis@btinternet.com. We’ll arrange a replacement key at a cost of £5.

Coaching Taster Sessions

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We have two coaches (Colin Essex and Brian Greig) who provide coaching on the courts at set times. Details are on the court noticeboard. They will each be running free taster sessions as follows:

Colin will run free Junior Taster Sessions on Sunday 17th April 2016, for children aged 5-10 (both members and non-members).

Session One: 10.30-11.15am for 5-7 year olds

Session Two: 11.15 – 12.00pm for 8-10 year olds.

Two courts will be available and parents are welcome to help out. Bring your own racquet.

Adult Taster Session on Monday 16th May, 11.30-12.30.

Please contact Colin in advance on colinaessex@gmail.com or 01252 717115 / 07812 819145. Please note this is a new email address for Colin.

Brian will run free Adult Taster Sessions on Wednesday, 18th May 2016.

Session One: 9.45 to 10.30

Session Two:11.45 to 12.30

Both members and non-members welcome. Please contact Brian in advance on briangrieg@fs.net or 01252 793762.

Key Change Day 2016

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The Annual Key Change Day will be on Sunday 15th May 2016 at St Martin’s Hall, Dene Lane, GU10 3PN between 10.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.

Please come along to receive your key for next year, meet the committee and give us any feedback. You’ll be pleased to know that even after all the work done to upgrade the courts we are keeping membership costs the same as last year.

Keys:

The padlock on the court will be changed on the morning of the 15th May.

Please remember to bring your old key with you. After the 15th May keys can be obtained from the Bourne Stores (Spar) and we are very grateful to them for providing this service.

Membership Fees:

The membership fees remain unchanged and are:

Replacement key for current members           £15 ( last years key must be returned)

New members or no key returned                   £20

 

Keys purchased after key change date from Bourne Stores(Spar):

Replacement key for current members           £20 ( last year’s key must be returned)

New members or no key returned                   £25

Cheques should be made payable to “Bourne Green Tennis Club”

Final Court Closure for Painting

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The courts will be closed from Wednesday 29th July to Friday 31st July inclusive for the surface to be painted. It then has to be left for 48 hours prior to use. The courts will reopen on Saturday 1st August.

This is the final step in the resurfacing of the courts and we are all looking forward to the courts being back in action on Saturday for the rest of the year.

Thanks all for bearing with us through the resurfacing with special thanks to those on the committee and other helpers who have all volunteered their time with this major effort.

Particular thanks are due to Richard Stubberfield as Club Chairman who has done a magnificent job and invested huge amounts of time and effort.

Gill Bushell
Membership Secretary

Courts open from tomorrow : Sunday 19th July

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The court edging was finished this morning and we are re-opening the courts from tomorrow morning: Sunday 19th July.

The final painting will be completed the following week.

The new surface is still fragile so only tennis shoes please. Astro-turf shoes in particular could be very damaging at this stage.

If the weather gets hot again we may need to temporarily close the courts but we hope to get a full week’s play before the painting is completed.

Courts closed from lunchtime, Monday 29th June onwards

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The courts remain closed. This is to prevent damage to the new surface whilst it is curing as the tarmac becomes soft in hot weather and permanent damage occurs as the tarmac moves out of shape.

We will re-open them as soon as temperatures allow but we anticipate them remaining closed for the next week or so. Once the new surface has been painted and finished the courts will be fully operational.

Courts are open…

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We are pleased to announce that the courts can now be played on!

The cool weather forecast for this week means the courts can be used. We will keep a close watch on the surface and if it should show signs of damage or the temperatures increase, we will close the courts immediately.

If you do play, please be aware that your trainers and tennis balls may well get some tar residue on them. Please ensure children do not play with footballs on the surface as they may cause damage.

The work still to be done is completion of the edging and of course painting. Both of these items should be completed in the next month.

Next week currently looks like it may be quite a bit hotter and so the courts will probably have to be closed for a period. Please do look at the latest news on the website for latest details if you are intending to play.

Courts Remain Closed

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We are pleased to confirm that the new court surface was completed on Friday and temporary lines have been put down together with the new nets and net posts.

The courts will remain closed this weekend and then open only if the temperature is cool enough for play not to damage the surface. There is a notice on the gate if the courts are closed and also a different padlock in use if that is the case.

We have already had two young people climb over the netting to try to play tennis, who were promptly asked to leave, and we would ask you to advise any members of your family who may attempt to do this not to. The cost of resurfacing is significant and it would be an immense shame if the surface is damaged in the first few weeks so we would ask for your understanding and support while the courts “cure”. Full painting will take place in July and we will advise you soon when this will happen.

We will post an further update here when the courts are re-opened next week.