Thanks to all who have booked to attend this evening’s event. It promises to be a fun and busy occasion with the quiz, supper and 100 Club draw to fit in.
Please plan to arrive around 7pm so that the questions can start promptly at 7:30. The 100 Club and supper will be staged during the quiz interval.
Entry is £10 per person, to include supper and a drink on arrival.
It’s time to confirm your attendance at this year’s Dinner Dance at Caldy Golf Club! The price is £40 per ticket. Payment should be made to the Club account number 79373402, sort code 60-23-17, using your surname as reference.
As discussed with the committee last year I’m trying my best to put on more competitive tennis for juniors and adults on Saturday afternoons.
This weekend was the turn of the couples. Last year was a great event so I’d promised people I would do it again and make it an annual event. We had 12 pairs, 8 genuine couples topped up with 4 family and friend partnerships. The clouds hovered over us but that did not stop the great tennis, the jokes and the budding partnerships.
I ran it as the classic American Tournament style, which I believe gives everyone a good chance of winning. Hisses and boos rang out as I read out the holders names first in the Roberts’s, of course not aimed at the lovely Helen, more for the fact that some were not looking forward to running after Steve’s 5+ drop shots per game and his unorthodox style. It was a great pleasure in welcoming back Cheltenham’s number 1 couple in the Crawford’s as well as including the Benc’s friends, surname the Legards in which I for some reason struggled to pronounce the names so called them the Legends from Yorkshire. There were some great matches over the day, although everyone walked onto court happy and smiley, it soon turned competitive and players pushed for as many games in the allotted time. We aimed for 4 20 minute rounds, I gave everyone the option of the 5th but they soon realised they are not 21 and dodgy joints, pulled muscles etc came forward…Dave Cott was jumping up and down like Nadal between rounds ready for the next one, but all of a sudden the shoulder was over worked!
In the end it was a close finish, Steve & Helen Roberts finished 3rd, Ian & Kelly Sadler in 2nd but the overall winners were Geoff Dewhurst and Viv Pennell. As I read their names out as winners Viv celebrated in fantastic fashion jumping on the chair as Geoff looked up thinking 2nd might have been better. I’ve celebrated many things over the years such as Wirral league winners, Liverpool winning the champions league, however Viv’s celebrations have to be up there. Joking aside they deserved it playing well throughout.
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The annual Hoylake Dinner Dance is at Caldy Golf Club on Friday 14th December.
Tickets are £40 each, £80 per couple. To reserve your place, please transfer the full amount to the Club bank account (account 79373402, sort code 60-23-17) using your name as reference.
The quiz night, hosted by Frank Noble, is only 10 days away so it’s time to commit! The cost is £10, payable on the night, and includes a drink on arrival and a hot supper.
You may sign up as a team, ideally four, but more or fewer is acceptable. You could also sign up individually and form a team on the night.
Places may be reserved by contacting Clair Miller on 07732 300893 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note that the Gin Evening, planned for 26th October, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in the new year. The 100 Club draw will now take place at the Quiz Night on 9th November.
Please see the following letter from Cheshire LTA. Please send any nominations to our Secretary, Sue Darwent.
To all Club Chairs and Club Main Contacts
I am delighted to share 2 important pieces of related news with you:-
1) The British Tennis Awards are now open. This year nominations may be made on-line in a very simple process so it is hoped this will encourage more people to nominate a worthy winner. Every winner of the County award will be put through to the Regional awards and, if successful, National Awards so there really is a great incentive to nominate someone. Full details of the awards may be found Awards . I hope to send you a poster to promote these awards that I’d be grateful if you would display at the club. However, there are also posters attached for you to display.
The closing date for our County Awards is Friday 26th October so please nominate as soon as you can.
There are so many people that work tirelessly to help you enjoy your tennis so please show your appreciation. Remember, your nomination will cost nothing but will mean everything!
2) I attach an invitation to the Tenth Annual Presentation Evening that will be held on Monday 19th November at The Pavilion Suite, Chester Racecourse. Tickets to this event are £14 each but each club has been allocated 2 free tickets. Last year we reached capacity for this popular event so if you would like to organise a social trip from your club, please return your requirements early! Your replies are required by Monday 22nd October please to ensure we can cater for the correct numbers.
So this is your opportunity to nominate someone for an award and then to attend the Presentation Evening to see if your nomination was successful! There are so many people that work tirelessly to help you enjoy your tennis so please show your appreciation.
I would be grateful if you would circulate this information to all members so that everyone can have the opportunity to make a nomination and attend our special evening.
The popular quiz, hosted by Frank Noble, has been arranged for 9th November.
Cost £10 per person, to include a hot supper. Reserve your places by contacting Clair Miller on 07732 300893.