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A WARM WELCOME
 to the 91 (!) new members
who joined the club in the past 12 months:

Dom Allum, Lottie Allum, Josh Ascroft, Andrea Bedggood, Joanna Bond, Richard Bond, Anne Bramwell, Sue Cain, Tasha Cain, Laurence Cain, Caitlin Carney, Ethan Croft, Jacob Croft,, Leo Croft, Andy Croft, Clement Davies, Joshua Davies, Rhodki Davies, Matt Fairlie, Charlotte Farrow, Madeleine Flaherty, Elizabeth Flaherty, Louisa Flaherty, Christopher Flaherty, Loraine Haslam, Zara Foster, Caroline Foster, Grace France, James France, Christian Gilmour, Andrew Goodwin, David Grant, Julie Griffiths, Carol Hand, Philip Haynes, Carl Hoff, Nina Hoff, Simon Hughes, William Isaacs, Laura Kemp, Liz Kilpatrick, Norwyn Kumar, Andrew Kumar, Dan Langlay-Smith, Stephen Leach, Andy Lole, Anthony Longjohn, Jessica Longjohn, Rogers Longjohn, Sally Mckendrick, Dave Morbey, Claire Morbey, Charlie Morgan, Michael Mullen, Lindsay O'Kelly, Simon Onions, Thomas Peters, Claire Petworth, Annie Richens, Toby Richens, Mandy Richens, Philip Richens, Sophie Roche, Alfie Roche, Emma Roche, Molly Sanders, Freddie Sanders, Ollie Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Peter Sanders, Lynette Saunders, Lou Smith, Roger Starr, Alfie Tatlock, Grace Tatlock, Mark Tatlock, Maria Timms, AnnaTimms, Max Turnbull, Rory Turnbull, Mark Turnbull, Uzay Waywell, Emma Waywell, Evrim Waywell, Thomas Waywell, Alex Waywell, Steve Wright, Andi Wright, Freddie Young, Kelly Young, Tommy Young

Click HERE for full member contact details


KEYLESS ACCESS

All members are given the general code ; giving access to the courts and the outside loo.  Need reminding?  Email  membership secretary , or ask another member.

All full adult members are encouraged to also become clubhouse codeholders.

See HERE for more details on KEYLESS ACCESS.

CLUBHOUSE CODEHOLDER?

Are you a full adult member of the club?

Then you are encouraged to become a clubhouse codeholder!

See HERE for more details on becoming a codeholder.

LIST OF CLUBHOUSE CODEHOLDERS

FLOODLIGHTS

If you’re a clubhouse codeholder, then you also have access to the floodlight masterswitch in the clubhouse.

See HERE for instructions

LAST TO LEAVE?

If you're a clubhouse codeholder, then you may be responsible for locking up. SEE HERE FOR GUIDELINES.

BOOKING A COURT FOR CASUAL PLAY

All full adult members can reserve a court for casual play.

SEE HERE FOR COURT AVAILABILITY.

you can either take pot luck and simply come down to the club (a good idea to check court availability first!) - or you can BOOK any of the four courts (daytime or evening) whenever they're shown as available.

SEE HERE FOR COURT BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS.

DIRECTIONS TO FOLLY PARK VIEW

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You’ve probably already discovered:  be careful when you tell people the FOLLY SPORTS PARK postcode! It’s a new postcode, and some satnavs STILL send their owners to the allotments down on Canada Lane! If you’re giving someone instructions over the phone, then simply tell them to google “faringdon tennis directions”   - or anything remotely similar...

MENS MIDWEEK

Looking for a midweek runaround? Steve Perry organises mens doubles on Tuesdays & Thursday mornings. Contact Steve Perry if interested!

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QUIZ NIGHT
FRI 23rd SEPT
CLUB HOUSE

After the AGM!

ADVANTAGES OF FULL ADULT MEMBERSHIP

Full adult members pay a little more for their subscription. This means that they can:

- Be a clubhouse codeholder
- Play social tennis & club session tennis
- Bring guests
- Play in matches...
-        .... READ ON ....

LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE?

If you have local tennis stories or photos that you think deserve to appear in the local press, then DO contact  our Press Officer if you want any help in submitting your stories & photos!

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FTC Newsletter Spring 2016

This Newsletter is ONLY sent by email .  If needed, could you therefore share the newsletter with the rest of the family for whom we may not have individual email addresses!
P.S.  Printing out this Newsletter: background colours won’t print - to save on ink...

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Welcome to SPRING TENNIS!

Another tennis year has flown by. Our new courts (in their wonderful new livery) and clubhouse are standing up well to the recent batterings from all these newly named storms, and play continues on regardless; both Social and Competitive. For the first time, we’ve had 2 ( and even 3! ) home teams playing at once on all 4 courts. Visiting teams are continuing to comment on and appreciate our fabulous facilities.

With 4 Ladies teams and 3 Men’s teams across the Winter season, there is more tennis being played that ever before. I’m pleased to see all of the teams continuing to do well, with several in a good position for promotion. Good luck to everyone.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, committee members  and captains who continue to selflessly contribute to making the Club an ongoing success. It's very much appreciated by all, and contributes to making the Club a friendly and sociable place to be.

We’re hoping to start up Junior competitions to compliment the Senior play. These will take place on both the Elbourn Arena as well as the Main courts, when Senior tennis is not scheduled. If you have children wanting to take part, then these competitions will be a fun way to get more involved.

A huge thank you goes out to our Social committee, who have been busy running and planning activities across the Spring and coming Summer. Come and hear more about this at our ‘New Season Social’ event on Saturday 9th April. You’ll be able to sign up for teams, tournaments and coaching. Importantly, it’ll be a chance for you to feed back to the committee your thoughts on how the club is going, and what more we could be doing. Do keep an eye out for more emails and posters for this and other events across the year.

So, a new season ahead of us, a growing Club and more members than ever before are playing. I hope to see you all down at Folly Park soon.

Mark

DATES COMING UP:

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CLUB OFFICERS 2016

Chairman: Mark Mobey
Treasurer: Steve Perry
Secretary: Susanna Hunt

Committee Members:
Alan Elbourn,  Juliane Spiers, Kate Haysman, Steve Pugh,  Matt Williams, Sjoerd Vogt

Winter / Summer Match Secretary:

                          Anne Sawyer (01367) 870285

Winter League Captains:

    • Mens A    Matt Williams    07749 249555
    • Mens B    Mark Kiff          07966 387034
    • Mens C    Mark Mobey     01367  242636 
    • Ladies A  Susanna Hunt   01367 241452 
    • Ladies B  Chris Noke        01367 241909
    • Ladies C  Sam Bannister   01367 242283
    • Ladies D  Sian Starr         01367 240164

Summer League Captains:

    • LADIES A      Susanna Hunt (01367) 241452
    • LADIES B      Nicola Foster (01793) 710838
    • LADIES C      Andrea Bedggood  242669
    • MENS A        Matt Williams  07749 249555
    • MENS B        Mark Mobey (01367) 242636
    • MIXED A       Juliane Spiers (01367) 241432
    • MIXED B       Chris Noke (01367) 241909

Other Responsibilities

Maintenance

Alan Elbourn
Paul Silver

Wimbledon tickets

Alan Elbourn

Social Activities

Susanna Hunt
Juliane Spiers

Website & membership

Sjoerd Vogt

Clubmark Contact

Mark Mobey

Consumables restocking

Anne Sawyer

Welfare Officer

Sanjay Trivedi

Press Officer

Adrian Noke

Competitions Organiser

Steve Pugh

Juniors

Alan Elbourn
Susanna Hunt
Mark Mobey

 

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TENNIS TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY!

As a Special THANK YOU to you for being a member this year, we've organised an indoor tournament for THIS SATURDAY 12th March - at the Delta Tennis Centre in Swindon ( SN5 7XF for satnavs) .

ALL Members welcome - all ages, all abilities, all categories. BUT - numbers ARE limited - so YOU DO NEED TO BOOK!

DO let Alan know ASAP if you want to take part! mobile: 07969-028066
email: info@heasmanandsadler.co.uk

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When: Sat 9th April

at the Cricket Pavilion

Time: 4-6 pm

MEET your members and SIGN UP for EVENTS and TEAMS and TOURNAMENTS and COACHING and WIMBLEDON DRAW!

NOT TO BE MISSED!

 

Mark Mobey

Alan Elbourn

Anne Sawyer

Juliane Spiers

Sjoerd Vogt

Steve Perry

Matt Williams

Sanjay Trivedi

Sam Bannister

Adrian Noke

Nicola Foster

Susanna Hunt

Steve Pugh

Kate Haysman

Kate Trivedi

FTC AGM HELD OCTOBER 2ND 2015

Reporting on the new record membership and the seven teams now taking part in Winter league, this was very positive AGM, taking place almost exactly one year after the relocation to Folly Sports Park, and was made all the more enjoyable by one of Alan’s inimitable Quizzes.  

All officers and committee members kindly agreed to continue in their current roles. Steve Pugh was thanked for running the relaunched Club Tournament.

See HERE for full reports and AGM minutes

Do remember that all members are very welcome to come to any committee meeting. Meeting dates going forward are posted HERE, where you will also find minutes from previous meetings.

Next Committee Meeting is Tuesday 7th June - and Committee Meetings start at 7pm.  Remember - it’s your club and your views that matter!

HOW ARE THE SEVEN FARINGDON TEAMS DOING IN THE WINTER  LEAGUE?

If you’ve seen your March Folly (back page, top left) then you will have seen that we can hold our heads up high! You can check out the results so far on the Thames Valley Winter League 2015/16  HERE . For the four ladies teams - check out divisions 2, 3 & 6 . For the men - take a look at divisions 1, 4, & 7 .

This is the first time that the club has put out three mens teams and four ladies teams, and amazingly, in four of the seven teams we’re in either 1st or 2nd spot.

WELL DONE TO ALL TEAMS SO FAR!
(if you want to play in a team, please see HERE
for full contact details of captains. )

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On Saturday 20th Feb, there were THREE Faringdon Ladies teams ALL playing HOME matches at the same time  - against opposing teams. How is this possible?!

wimbledonWIMBLEDON TICKETS 2016

  We expect to receive our allocation shortly. As happened last year, the selection form will be emailed so that members can tick their preferences for dates.  Members DO need to have a BTM (British Tennis Membership) number and to have registered for the Draw to qualify. 

The DRAW will take place on Tuesday 3rd May , at 8pm in the Clubhouse.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS!

RENEWING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2016-2017

 See HERE for more details.  Subscriptions have been frozen at last year’s rates; ensuring that your subscription offers even better value for money than ever before! You will shortly be emailed the  renewal form for all the individuals living at your address. There are MASSIVE discounts if you renew before 1st May, and there’s even BIGGER discounts if you take out FAMILY membership! The Subscription Year runs from 1st May 2016 through to 30th April 2017. 

There’s also two categories of membership for those who want to support their children or enjoy the social side - but aren’t necessarily players themselves.  ONCOURT PARENT allows the parent accompanying their child or children to play with them. And NON-PLAYING SOCIAL MEMBER speaks for itself!

IN THE PRESS!

MANY thanks to our Press Officer Adrian Noke, who does sterling work in ensuring that the Faringdon community gets to hear about our tennis-related exploits on a regular basis. And it’s always fun to look through the old press cuttings!

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ROOKIE NIGHTS!

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Friday evenings ( 6.30-8.00pm) are the SPECIAL SESSIONS for those beginners and intermediates who feel that they first need to build up their confidence before coming to the Sunday or Tuesday Club Sessions!

Open to all full adult members and students

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LOTS of Mini-Tournaments coming up this summer - for RED (8yrs & under) ORANGE  (8 & 9 yrs) as well as GREEN (10 yrs) .

DATES ARE BEING FINALISED THIS WEEK.  DETAILS WILL FOLLOW! 

And  Here’s a good explanation of the Mini Tennis Ratings system.

More information to follow via email and posters at the courts. Contact Alan Elbourn (07969028066) or Mark Mobey (242636) for more details!.

JuniortennisMIXED JUNIOR CLUB NIGHTS!

EVERY THURSDAY

From
14th April !

Thursdays, 6.00-8.00pm will be the Mixed Junior Club Night, for players from Yr 7 upwards (FCC age), ie. 11 yrs +

FULLY SUPERVISED BY ALAN ELBOURN!

ADULT CLUB TENNIS
Every Sunday, Tuesday,  & Friday

Tennis_Player_Cartoon_Funny_Net_Tangle-1LGSunday/Tuesday sessions are open to all full adult members, students, and juniors with passports.

FRIDAY evenings are ROOKY NIGHTS ; mainly for beginners and intermediates who feel they first need to build up a bit of confidence - but ALL are welcome!

SUNDAY sessions are from 10.30am-12.00 , and TUESDAY sessions run from 6pm-8pm. Rookie Nights start at 6.30pm. Simply turn up. Balls provided.  See HERE for more details.

sport-graphics-tennis-040611Adult SUMMER LEAGUE Match Tennis (playing other Clubs)

We again have an incredible SEVEN  teams in the Wilson Summer League 2016 ( CLICK HERE FOR FIXTURE DATES ) . Matches are on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, usually starting at 1.30pm. Each team  plays seven matches spread from April to September, and the format is 2 couples per team. This means that you are usually home by 5.30pm at the latest. If you are interested in playing for a team please contact the appropriate Summer League Captain:

  • LADIES A      Susanna Hunt (01367) 241452
  • LADIES B      Nicola Foster (01793) 710838
  • LADIES C      Andrea Bedggood  242669
  • MENS A        Matt Williams  07749 249555
  • MENS B        Mark Mobey (01367) 242636
  • MIXED A       Juliane Spiers (01367) 241432
  • MIXED B       Chris Noke (01367) 241909

MATCH PRACTICE SESSIONS take place for LADIES ON MONDAYS (from 7pm-8.30pm)  and MEN ON WEDNESDAYS (7pm-8.30pm) .  If you’re a full adult member of the Club (or Student member, or Junior-with-passport)  and are interested in playing in matches, then you’re very welcome. Simply turn up to the Men’s Wednesday Session;  for the ladies please phone the relevant captain first.  

Coaching at Faringdon Tennis Club

We are very fortunate to have three Licensed LTA Coaches:

COACHING SCHEDULE

DAY

TIME

GROUP

COACH

Monday

4-5pm

5.30-7pm
 

Girls 11+ : beginners

Rusty Rackets: Adults & competent juniors needing a confidence boost!

Alan

Alan
 

Tuesday

9.30-11am
4-5pm
4-5pm
5-6pm

Adults :  experienced
Girls up to 11 : beginners
Girls 11+ : beginner/intermediate
Girls 11-17 : experienced

Susanna
Alan
Susanna
Susanna

Wednesday

9.30-11am
4-5pm
4-5pm
5-6pm

Adults : beginner/intermediate
Mini Reds (4-7) girls & boys
Mini yellow (under 11) : boys
Boys squad 11+

Susanna
Alan
Matt
Matt

Thursday

9.30-11am
4-5pm
5-6pm

Adults : experienced
Mini Reds (4-7) girls & boys
Boys squad 11+

Susanna
Alan
Matt

Friday

10.30-12midday
4-5pm

Adults : beginner/intermediate
Mini-Orange (7-11) girls & boys

Susanna
Alan

Saturday

10-11am
11-12midday

Mini Reds (4-7) girls & boys
Mini-Orange/Green (7-11) girls & boys

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Sunday

10.30-12midday

Mini Reds - Parent/Child - DROP-IN COURSE - suitable for 3-7yr olds.

Alan

Alan’s Saturday sessions are pay and play sessions which run all year, including school holidays.  

  • Alan’s contact details for mid week squads are: info (at) heasmanandsadler.co.uk  Tel: 07969028066
  • For details of Susanna’s sessions please email asmi.hunt (at) talktalk.net or tel: 01367 241 452
  • For details of Matt’s sessions please email matt (at) acedpsychology.co,uk or tel: 07749 249 555
  • Susanna and Matt’s sessions run during term time only and details of course dates and costs will be forwarded each term. 
  • In general all group coaching sessions work out approximately 5 per person per hour.
  • All children who wish to attend coaching need to become members of the club (20 for the year) and fill out an Emergency Contact Form
  • Any adults who wish to attend only the coaching sessions and are not yet club members need to pay 20 for the year to cover insurance.  They then automatically become “coaching only” members 

Faringdon ChampionshipsTHE FARINGDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016!

Over the course of the summer we will again be running Adult tournaments for Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles – culminating in a Glorious Finals Day on Sunday 4th September to rival the SW19 event!

WATCH THIS SPACE...

 

facebookFaringdon Tennis Club also has a page on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/tennis4all ) - but it’s not used much! It’s completely open. Anyone can post to it. If you’re into FB - why not LIKE it; post photos, match results, anything else worth sharing?  (And if you’re into twitter:  Follow @10is4all  hashtag  #10is4all )

p.s.   please don’t worry in the slightest if you’re NOT into facebook or twitter or snapchat or instagram or ...  you can also survive very happily without - as long as you’ve got your tennis!

TENNIS BALLS: Are provided during official Club sessions. Tubes of high quality branded balls can be purchased at the Club house from Alan Elbourn 

Remember: To get into the Members’ Area of the website (you’re in the Members’ Area at the moment!) go to the homepage ( www.faringdontennis.org.uk )  - or any other page for that matter - and click on the cloud just to the right of the Folly Tower (top left of page) . 

[Spring 2016]
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