February 2014

Not exactly tennis weather except for the very hardy! But not long before the new season begins, bringing with it membership renewal.

Membership 2014
The committee has reviewed fees in the light of a demand for £1500 annual hire fee by the CRA for the years 2013/4 and 2014/5.

Mini and Junior fees remain the same, whilst there is an increase for adults and single families. There will be one adult rate only as we want to bring ourselves in line with other Devon clubs. There will be a 5% discount for payment by 15th March 2014. Full details on membership attachment.

Coffee Morning- Chulmleigh Town Hall – Saturday 15th March 9-11am
We need your support!
Please donate produce, bric-a brac, baking, plants and other saleable items for the stall or a raffle prize for the raffle.

Come and see our new equipment: mini nets and balls, new full-size nets! We need your help, so why not come along en route to the courts for a match? Last chance to pay your discounted subscription!

League Play
Contact CTC urgently if you want to play this season. We need more men to maintain 3 mens doubles teams, contact Andy if you want more details. Julie is in charge of the ladies doubles, let her know by the 21st February if you are interested in playing. Email CTC or phone one of the numbers at the end of the newsletter.

CTC Tournaments
The intention is to run 5 tournaments again – mens and ladies doubles, mixed doubles, mens and ladies singles, with a plate entry for those who lose in the first round. Andy will send out full details shortly, but this year there is a one-off fee of £4 covering entry to one or more mens or ladies competitions. Please help by paying with your membership fee. See membership form.

New online system this year will reduce admin for CTC. Normal ballot to be held in April. Entrants must be British Tennis members and fully paid up CTC members.

Unfortunately we cannot offer an indoor alternative for the early mini tennis session this term, so have had to amalgamate students into a 4.45-5.45pm session. 6-7pm (beginners) and 7.30-8.30pm (improvers) sessions still have vacancies.

Social Tennis Evening
Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. Play on courts not being used for coaching.

Coming up for 2014

Sat 15th-Sun 23rd Feb College half term
Sat 15th Mar Coffee morning in Chulmleigh Town Hall – donations/helpers please!
Deadline for Early Bird discount
Tue 1st Apr New season starts: subscriptions due, code change
Sat 5th-Sun 20th Apr College Easter holiday
Sat/Sun 5th/6th Apr Fun tennis!
Sat/Sun 17th/18th May LTA sponsored British Tennis Weekend- more details later
25th May-8th Jun French Open (CTC Social tba)
24th June–7th Jul Wimbledon (CTC Social tba)

Term Time Access to the Courts for CTC members
Mon, Tue and Thu 6pm-10pm
Wed 6pm-9pm coaching/social play on spare court
Fri 4pm–10pm
Sat/Sun 10am–10pm (Sunday social play 10am)

Tennis Club Contact Details
This newsletter is also published on www.chulmleightennisclub.co.uk
01769 580819 for coaching, new tennis balls @ £4 a tin or any queries.
01769 581415 Brian Smith (Social Play on Sunday am)
Email: chulmleightennisclub@hotmail.co.uk for any other matters.

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