March 201

Renew Your Membership Today!
Early Bird Discount 5%, deadline Sat 15th March!
Tournament Entry is also on Attached Form!

Coffee Morning Saturday 15th March
Chulmleigh Town Hall 9-11am
Please bring produce, cakes, bric-a-brac and draw prizes
Last chance to pay reduced CTC fee
Come and see our new equipment:
mini nets, balls and new full-size nets!
Why not come along en route to the courts for a match
Please display attached poster if you can.

FUN TENNIS Weekend 5th-6th April
Try out SMART (Saturday Morning Activity and Recreational Time) sessions from 10-11.30am. A FREE chance to try tennis activities (games, ball cannon, mini tennis, parent & child), badminton, table tennis and fitness suite with a qualified coach.
Sunday 6th April 10-12pm tennis activities only, as above.
FREE EVENT. Bring along anyone of any ability who wants to have a go at tennis!

We have agreed to pay quarterly in advance for the use of the courts this year, so please pay your subscription promptly. This is due by Tuesday 1st April if you want to continue to play with CTC this season. The CRA feel that the club has benefited from the open access to the courts, which was granted to the club in 2007, in return for an annual fee.

There is currently a dead lamp on court one, so if you need floodlights use courts 2 and 3.

Four teams have been entered this year. More details available, after the NDLTA pre-season meeting. Players must be fully signed-up CTC members, before they play a game.

After much debate it has been decided by the committee that this year’s tournament will mirror last years format. The Men’s and Ladies singles draws will be seeded where possible and if there are 8 or more entries we will run a plate completion for the early round losers. The Men’s and Ladies doubles partnerships will again be drawn. All doubles entrants will be seeded then split half way and players then paired one from each group. Matches will be played as drawn with no seeding. For the mixed, entrants may enter as a partnership or if you don’t have a regular partner you can enter individually. The CTC on-line dating system will fly into action.

Finals day will be on Sunday 7th September with Sunday 14th September as a reserve.

The tournament entry fee will be £4, irrelevant of how many competitions are entered, so get your money’s worth and enter all 3. This fee helps pay for the engraving of the trophies. Please can you add your £4 entry fee to your membership fee (on attached form).

Doubles Ladder
Last year some of the members were a little disappointed that the drawn pairs format in the tournament denied them the opportunity to pit their skills with their regular partners in a formal intra club format. To accommodate this, we plan to experiment with a Doubles Ladder, which would run throughout the season. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed pairs will all be able to enter then challenge others following the rules of the ladder. Further details to follow. Ladder contact – Andy Fitch, see below.

Wimbledon Ballot Sunday 4th May
The CTC Wimbledon ticket allocation is based on the number of CTC members who have registered with British Tennis. We have 4 pairs of tickets, including a pair for the final Friday, which weather permitting should be the Men’s Semis. This year the LTA are implementing a new system where they will be directly responsible for collection of ticket monies and distribution. All we have to do is tell them who the recipients are.

To decide this we will hold our usual ballot after the social play on Sunday 4th May.

If you would like to be entered into this years draw please contact Andy Fitch, who is our LTA ballot administrator, by Friday 2nd May.

Tickets available as part of the draw:
Court Event Date Event Day Price per ticket
Number 2 23/6/14 1 £38
Centre Court 26/6/14 4 £62
Number 1 30/6/14 7 £72
Centre Court 4/7/14 11 £124

Continues to Wednesday 2nd April, some classes will carry over into next term to make up for missed sessions.

Easter Camp: details to follow asap.

Summer term coaching begins on Wednesday 23rd April. New red mini beginners class from 4pm. Orange/green, beginner adult/junior and advanced continue from 5-8.30pm.

Chulmleigh Tennis Club Member – Success!
Holly Moser has been playing for the mixed team at Exeter College. With over 300 teams entering the senior school students tournament, they won the various local heats, won regionals last week in Wimbourne, Dorset and have now got to the national finals of the Aegon schools tournament to be played over four days somewhere near Manchester, later this month. Play on Holly!

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

Calendar Dates for 2014
Sat 15th Mar Coffee morning in Chulmleigh Town Hall donations/helpers please! Deadline for Early Bird 5% discount!
Tue 1st Apr New season starts: subscriptions due; padlock code change
Wed 2nd Apr Last coaching session for this term
Sat/Sun 5th/6th Apr FUN TENNIS Weekend!
Sat 5th-Mon 21st Apr Academy Easter holiday
Tue 22nd Apr-16th May Mini tennis month
Wed 23rd Apr Summer coaching starts
Fri 2nd May Deadline to contact Andy Fitch for inclusion in Wimbledon Draw
Sun 4th May Wimbledon Ballot after social play
Sat/Sun 17th/18th May LTA Great British Tennis Weekend- more FUN TENNIS!
Sat 26th May-1st Jun Academy half term
Sun 1st Jun French Open Social
Sat/Sun 21st/22nd Jun LTA Great British Tennis Weekend- more FUN TENNIS!
Sun 29th Jun Wimbledon Social
Sat/Sun 19th/20th Jul LTA Great British Tennis Weekend- more FUN TENNIS!
Wed 23rd Jul Chulmleigh Fair and Academy summer holiday starts
Wed 3rd Sep Non Pupil Day before Academy term starts on Thursday 4th Sep
Sun 7th Sep Tournament Finals Day
Sun 14th Sep Reserve Tournament Finals Day

Term Time Access to the Courts for CTC members
Mon, Tue and Thu 6pm-10pm
Wed 6pm-10pm 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
01769 580819 for coaching, new tennis balls @ £4 a tin or any queries.
01769 581415 Brian Smith for social play on Sun am
01363 83279 Membership secretary: Chris
01837 82169 Andy Fitch for Wimbledon Draw and Club Tournament

Email: for any other matters.

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