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Clay Courts Are Open, Summer Tournament, Tennis League




Artificial Clay Courts It has been a long time coming, but this week we are pleased to announce the new Artificial Clay Courts are now open and available for use. Thank you all for your patience and we hope you enjoy the new surface. We plan to arrange an official opening day in the not-too-distant future. Thanks to the 1st Surface team for their hard work to complete the court despite the vagaries of international shipping and Jersey weather! There are a couple of minor items to complete the project, namely the delivery of the drag brushes, sand catchers, and court numbers. A couple of things to note when playing on the courts:

  • Please leave the courts as you would expect to find them

  • Courts must be brushed after each game:

    • Circular pattern starting outside the court and working your way into the centre

    • Pick up any loose debris, twigs, etc.

    • Allow 3-5 minutes at end of your timeslot so as not to impinge on the following booking

  • Clay court shoes are recommended

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the coaches or committee members. BNP Paribas Summer Tournament Final call for entries to this year's BNP Paribas Summer Tournament before entries close on Sunday 16th July. This tournament runs from 30th July-4th August and we hope all our members from Red Ball to Veterans take this opportunity to have fun and enter this LTA-organised tournament. Please contact tournament referee, Donna Budd on +441275542660 or dbudd1023@aol.com if there are any questions or problems with entry. Volunteers are still required to assist with the bar and catering. Please contact Sue Holland on suemholland51@gmail.com or 07797 712 133, if you can assist in any way. We have engaged the services of 'Scooby Snacks' to provide a catering service throughout the tournament. Please support by purchasing a meal or two during tournament week. Please note: Open events will run throughout the day. Players should be available to play throughout the day on the weekend and Friday If you are unable to play during the day on Mon To Thurs you must e-mail the referee by the withdrawal deadline. If this is the case you will need to be available from 4.30. No later time requests will be permitted. Players must also be prepared to play 2 singles and 1 doubles match in a day. Enter via the LTA link below: Click here to sign up for the Summer Tournament We are also seeking accommodation for our UK junior entries and their parents. They would love to participate but are struggling to find somewhere to stay whilst over for the week. PLEASE if you have a spare room to put up for a small family, kindly let Sue know as soon as possible on suemholland51@gmail.com. Junior Summer Camps Our Junior Summer Camp is only around the corner now and is filling up with only a few spaces left each day. Entries close on 20th July so there's still time to book a space! These camps are suitable for all levels and for ages 5-11. Running from 9am-12pm, 24th July-28th July and then from 7th-25th August and open to both members (£35 a day) and non-members (£40 a day). Sign up below: Junior Summer Camp Sign Up Junior Squads A reminder to parents of junior members, you would've all received an email (please check junk mail) regarding junior squads for the next term. They will begin again from the 11th Sept so if you haven't signed your children up yet, please can you do so before the end of August. For any issues please email the office - club-communications@ctc.club Island Games The Jersey Island Games Tennis Team has had a very successful week in Guernsey and have won several medals across all events. We look forward to welcoming them home along with their new medals. Well done team! Safeguarding There will be a number of children attending the tournament and camps over the summer holidays. It is essential for the club's future and reputation they are warmly welcomed into the club as potential long-term members. Please contact Safeguarding Office - Julie on mgafoors@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Tennis League In order to celebrate our exciting new artificial clay courts, there is now a singles league, which we hope will encourage you to play more competitive tennis. This singles league is mixed, open to all members and will close on the 31st October 2023. The league is accessible via the same webpage on which members book courts: Caesarean Tennis Club - Court Booking System; you will also be able to upload your results on this page by clicking on the "Leagues" tab on the top of this page. Please do not take it personally if you feel we have placed you in the wrong division, our intention is to get members to play more competitive tennis and to play other members whom they might not have played before. The next league will be set up based on the results of this league, so players will eventually gravitate to a division which is a true reflection of their ability. If you are not included in the league but would like to take part, please let us know as soon as possible. So grab your racquet, enjoy our brand new courts and get back to enjoying a competitive game of singles. League Table and Rules Entro League Michelle Fielding will once again run the Entro League for this season- please read the below from Michelle: "Having only just had a very successful Entro Presentation Dinner, I can't believe that I am already sending out an email for the 2023/24 League.. I attach the Entry Form for the League. All entries must be in by 13th August at the latest as we hope to start the League on 1st September giving you plenty of time to arrange your matches !!!! As stated on the Form, there must be a minimum of four entries for each event to run, however, we will try and accommodate everyone and will contact you should it be necessary. Please spread the word with non Club tennis friends as the more the merrier! Although there is an option to send me the forms and pay by cheque, email and bank transfers would be preferable. Look forward to receiving all your entries!! Michelle Fielding" Entry Form Coffee Machine & Bar Opening

At long last, the coffee machine has arrived. Thank you all for your patience while we sorted out the best option for the Club. Instructions for how to use the machine are next to it in the bar, but the two most important things are…please do not let the water reservoir run dry and please do not pour liquid into the grill at the base of the machine as this is not connected to a drain but only has a small compartment for catching drips, etc. Prices are also located next to the machine. Payment is via a cashless, tap system using a debit card.


Louise Bracken-Smith


Our deepest condolences go out to the family of long-standing member, Louise Bracken-Smith. Louise had been fighting cancer for the past 2 years, bravely sharing her wisdom and personal experience via a podcast, Kicking Cancer Into Touch, which she started with her brother Kyran Bracken and was hosted by her eldest son Harvey. Deeply moving, yet full of hope. Louise will be missed both at the Club and throughout the Jersey community and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this distressing time

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