Buriton Tennis Club
News for Members
Tennis Club Quiz Night: Saturday 22nd February (7.30 for 8pm start) at the Maple Inn, Buriton
Good fun - and good fund-raising for the Club.
This is always a very popular social event, so please book your places quickly … A light buffet will be available – included in the ticket price of £7.50 each. Teams of up to 6: but the organisers can put you together with others if you are not able to make a full team… To reserve your places please contact Sarah Ditcham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club AGM: Tuesday 4th March (7.30pm) in Buriton Village Hall
Wine, crisps and nibbles help to make this an enjoyable social occasion - as well as an opportunity for Members to help to shape their Club.
The annual draw for Wimbledon Tickets will be made at the meeting as well as demonstrations of the on-line Court Booking system and discussions about a potential club-house.
The winners of the Winter Ladder Competitions will also be announced. The ladder is hosted at tennisrungs.com and Sraha ditcham can provide full details to Members: email@example.com or 07718 660720.
Doug Jones will be stepping down from the position of Chairman at the AGM after seven years service and Paul Martin is willing to take over.
The online booking system for Court 2 went live at the beginning of November. Members are now able to book courts via: http://fastcourts.com/buriton-tennis-club/. This development will be monitored over the winter and spring so that any ‘teething problems’ can be addressed. Please let us know what you think or contact Sarah Ditcham (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07718 660720) if you have any queries ...
Don’t forget our weekly club sessions – open to all Members to mix and meet with others and to play some enjoyable tennis: Mondays 9-11; Wednesdays 9-11; and Wednesdays 2-3pm for Ladies. There’s often coffee after the sessions in one of the pubs …
Directions for visitors
Buriton Tennis Club's courts are located on the village Recreation Ground, adjacent to the Village Hall, just off the High Street at GU31 5RX. Directions and map here: http://www.buritonvillagehall.co.uk/directions
Information about joining the club
For information about joining the club or using the courts, please contact Maggie Johnston on 01730 262293 or email@example.com. Maggie’s address is: Tythe House, Greenway Lane, Buriton. This is the first house on the left after the Maple Inn junction when leaving the village via Greenway Lane.
Tennis balls are available from two Committee Members living in Buriton village at £4 a tube:
Liz Davies - 01730 268149
Barbara Muir - 01730 231554
Two club members are able to undertake racquet stringing:
James Harwood - 07929 043533 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Sinclair - 07717 069643 and email@example.com
Coaching and enquiries about league tennis matches with other clubs
Paul Evans - 07779 331452 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Ditcham - 023 9241 3880 or 07718 660 720 and email@example.com
An introduction to the club
Although there was a grass court on the Recreation Ground before the Second World War, today’s Buriton Tennis Club was really only formed in the late 1970s – brought about by the late Peggy Larken, Don Hoolahan, Tom Hall and Leonard Sandford.
The Club’s founders were keen to provide more opportunities for youngsters of the parish to play sport and to establish a club with informal, friendly traditions.
The Club’s Committee strives to maintain these ‘family’ traditions to this day – and well into the future.
The Club helps to fund a qualified Coach, Paul Evans, who provides excellent support for scores of local youngsters – and for many others who are still young at heart!
We organise regular club sessions, tournaments and social events. And teams represent the Club in local leagues and friendly matches: ladies, men’s and mixed doubles.
During recent summers the Club offered free coaching sessions and ‘open court’ time to local children (aged under 16) and we hope to continue this arrangement into the future.
Also in 2010 - 2011 we completely resurfaced and repainted both our courts, and our practice wall area, to provide excellent playing conditions.
We endeavour to keep membership subscriptions at relatively modest levels but, in order to do this, we rely on the support of club members to help with other fund-raising events.
Current annual membership fees
- Juniors (under 16): £12
- Students (16-18 years): £17
- Adults: £45 each
- Family Membership: £85
Fees are payable from 1st April each year.
The Club’s Committee, elected each year at our Annual General Meeting, currently comprises: Doug Jones (Chairman), Maggie Johnston (Vice Chairman), Mandy Blair (Secretary), Peter Taylor (Treasurer), Alex Butler, Liz Davies, Sarah Ditcham, Di Eades, Paul Evans, Nigel Harrison, James Harwood, Paul Martin and Barbara Muir.