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Clay Courts, Practice Wall, Bar Update, Summer Tournament

Artificial Clay Courts We have received confirmation from the contractor, 1st Surface, they will be ready to start laying the playing surface from 3rd July. The work, which involves laying the carpet and infilling with ~40 tonnes of sand, is expected to take about two weeks. If everything goes to plan, the new courts should be ready for play IN mid-July. Following a mechanical problem with the kiln that ‘burns’ sand, the decision was taken to change to lighter-colour sand in order to have the courts in place for the summer tournament. We have taken delivery of the new nets and posts and did hope to use the tarmac surface in the interim, however, given the recent hot weather we were advised against this to avoid any damage to the soft surface. Thank you for your ongoing patience whilst the new courts are being prepared.

Practice Area A reminder the practice area behind Court 5 has been refurbished and is available for use by members.

BNP Paribas Summer Tournament Entry to the BNP Paribas Summer Tournament is now open. Please enter via the LTA website: Click here to sign up for the Summer Tournament Following a successful Easter tournament we are looking forward to a great turnout from our overseas visitors and encourage all Caesarean members to participate. The tournament relies on members to run smoothly and provide a wonderful experience for our visitors. If you can assist in any way: setting up, serving behind the bar/ kitchen or baking cakes for sale, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please speak with David, Karen, Sue or the office. Junior Summer Camps We are now taking sign-ups for our Junior Summer camps! Sponsored by BNP Paribas, our camps are for 5-11 year-olds of all abilities with the focus being on having fun and developing tennis skills. Running for four weeks from 9am-12pm, 24th July-28th July and then from 7th-25th August. Open to both members (£35 a day) and non-members (£40 a day). Please note there is no camp running from the 30t July-4th to August due to an LTA Tournament being held at the club. Click here to sign up for camps Bar Update It continues to be a challenging environment for hospitality recruitment and the committee is exploring ways to provide a sustainable bar service. The self-service coffee machine is expected to be operational from mid-July. This will provide members with tea and coffee facility when the bar is unattended. The committee would like to hear from any members who would be willing to volunteer behind the bar on a rota or ad-hoc basis. In particular to serve refreshments on weekday mornings. Upstairs Function Room If anyone is looking for a space for parties, meetings, etc, our upstairs function room is available for hire. Please get in touch with the office for more information.

Assistance Please- Fencing We are looking to install a new security fence to better protect the club’s property. If any members could recommend a fencing contractor, please contact League Tennis Unfortunately, the proposed summer league was cancelled due to insufficient numbers. We will try again with a new format once the outdoor courts are in place. Please forward any suggestions regarding future leagues to Play your way to Wimbledon 18U doubles The UK Play your way to Wimbledon 18U doubles finals took place on the weekend and the club were proud to be represented by Ketaki Sable in the girl's doubles with Issy Aldridge (Grainville) and in the boys doubles Nile Hannah and Sam Devy. All players did amazingly with the boys coming 4th in their group and the girls coming in as runner-ups - congratulations!


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