Archive 21/12/2018

Merry Christmas to all our members!

 The Misterton tennis management team would like to wish all our members a Happy Christmas and New Year.

If you come down to the club over Christmas for a gentle hit to burn off a few calories you will see the new extension.

We all would like to thank Peter Smith and Graham for the many hours they have spent on the construction.

Along with members who also gave up their time, we have built and assembled an excellent addition to our facilities ready to have the toilet, plumbing and electrical fittings installed in the New Year.

We will be looking for volunteers again in January to help us fit out the inside so we have the whole thing ready to have an opening ceremony in the spring.

If there is anything you would like us to do next year in the way of events or functions or would like to see something done please let us know, ideally through the website.

We appreciate your membership and look forward to seeing you in 2019!


Cold Weather – watch out!

As the weather gets colder make sure you empty the kettles before leaving the clubhouse just in case we have a freeze overnight.

We will probably have some residual heating in the clubhouse once the extension is completed but until then let’s take precautions to avoid damage.

If the weather is forecasted to go below zero Carol or Graham will be turning off the water to prevent flooding or plumbing damage.

Risk Assessment Policy

For all members to take note:


Misterton Tennis Club will carry out an annual risk assessment of the facility with a view of highlighting potential hazards and taking the appropriate action wherever necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment.
The Chairman is responsible for reporting to the committee on such issues. If a member/user wished to report a hazard or potential hazard, they should do one of the following:

• Call the Chairman or Secretary
• Email
• Write a note, including details and location of the hazard, and give or post it to the Secretary.

The risk assessment includes the following:
• Are the area and surroundings safe and free from obstacles?
• Is the area fit and appropriate for activity?
• Is the equipment fit and sound for activity and suitable for age group/ability?

• Can emergency vehicles access facilities?

Chairman’s Bash


Our esteemed Chairman invites you to his regular CHRISTMAS BASH” on
Sunday 16th December.

10am until 12

Light refreshments will be available.

The work begins on the clubhouse extension!

Thanks to the team lead by Peter and Graham for completing the first parts of the build, preparing the base for concreting Friday. Next stage is sorting the digger to get the drain across the field.

Add concrete..

The team at work

All done – next stage the pipe trenching and extension build..

Presentation Dinner 2018

This years dinner was held at Winyards Gap Inn Chedington.

A few pictures from the evening here.

It was well attended  by around 30 members and partners but it would be nice to see a few more next year!

Graham doing his usual excellent job of leading the proceedings and awarding the trophies.

Thanks to the restaurant team for looking after us and for Bob and Faith who organised the event.


  • YLTA Division 2 winners – Misterton Ladies A
  • Most Improved Junior – Molly Gingell
  • Ladies Singles – Shiona Meikle
  • Mens Singles – Mark Oppe
  • Mixed Doubles – Shiona & Nick Watt
  • Ladies Doubles – Tracy O’Hagan & Kate White
  • Mens Doubles – Bob Waterhouse and Paudie O’Hagan
  • Club member of the year – Steve Beach

Please let us know what you thought about the venue and meal and for those who did not attend, suggestions for next year that would make it attractive for more members to attend.



Christmas Bingo

Monday 10th December 2018

Misterton Village Hall

Doors open 6.45 pm

Eyes down 7.30 pm

For more details contact Steve Beach 01460 75849 or Graham White 01460 76081‬

Or Email:

  • Great Prizes
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Raffle

See you all there!

Wimbledon Ballot 2019

Reminder – be prepared to register your opt in so the club get the maximum number of ticket options

The British Tennis Member ballot for The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 opens from 10 September 2018. The ballot is open for five 5 months to allow as many Team and Lite Members as possible to let us know they’re interested in being at SW19 in 2019! We want to give everyone who wants to enter, the chance to do so.

So if you want to be in with a chance of experiencing all the excitement and action at the third Grand Slam of the year, now’s the time to let us know. 

Opt In closes on 22 February 2019.