Archive 26/03/2019

Wimbledon Ballot 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Ticket Allocation for Misterton Tennis Club

(Wimbledon Championships are from Monday 1st to Sun 14th July)

Dear Members,

A big thank you to all the members of Misterton Tennis Club who kindly opted in to the Wimbledon Ballot for 2019 (and have paid their membership fees for 2019). Your opt in makes a big difference to how many tickets get allocated to our club, and we are pleased to announce that this year we have 7 pairs of tickets for this coming Wimbledon season.

We will be doing the draw for these tickets on Sunday 5th May at 11am in the Misterton tennis clubhouse. If you are interested in winning a ticket, please either:-

Check your diary to see which dates you can make and come along to the draw


If you don’t wish to attend the draw but would like to be considered for a ticket, please email me your ticket choices in order of preference: 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices etc or fill in preferences on the Wimbledon Ticket sheet in the clubhouse before 5th May. 


(If you have opted in but don’t want to win a ticket, please let us know so we can exclude you from the draw). 

NB prices are for PAIRS of tickets.

Date of ticket Court Price My order of choice: 1st, 2nd,3rd , 4th etc
Tues 2nd July Centre £128  
Fri 5th July Centre £216  
Fri 12th July Centre £370  
Tues 2nd July Number 1 £112  
Weds 10th July Number 1 £270  
Fri 12th July Number 1 £84  
Mon 8th July Number 2 £170  

Next events in April

 7th April – Soup Tournament – £3 entry – sign up on the list in the clubhouse.

13th April – Spring Clean working party – 09.30 onwards.

Please come along!


Clubhouse – next steps.

Dear Members,

Over the next few months we will be completing the refurbishment of the clubhouse as well as completing the electrical work related to the new toilet extension.

Here is a summary of the work being planned, any questions just ask!

Misterton Tennis Clubhouse

Electrical work for new toilet and existing clubhouse given the go ahead. 

Toilet extension

Interior works –

Within actual toilet area fit cleanable splash backs behind wash hand basin and toilet seat areas, fit existing clubhouse mirror above wash hand basin

Apply hard wearing washable paint finish to all extension interior walls, ceiling  and door

Install a drop-down hand rail to the left hand side of the toilet basin

Fit shelving/cupboards to toilet lobby area on plain wall to left hand side upon entry

Exterior works –

Install guttering to new roofing with drainage to existing provision.


Interior works –

Fit low wattage heater below clubhouse sink unit if considered necessary

Assess need and cost of providing heat loss insulation to inside of all clubhouse exterior walls.

Exterior works –

Remove original end wall boarding, currently rotted by damp, replacing with new boards and sealing joints.  



March Update

The days are getting longer the mild weather continues, more of a chance to get the racket out and hit a few balls!

We have more developments on the way at the clubhouse with electrical work and decoration next on the programme – We welcome Stuart Annett to the committee to lead the next stages of the building and works and thank Graham and especially Peter Smith for all their support over the winter months to help us get our new toilet facility completed.

The Pimms stand at the Misterton Fete (22nd June) will again be hosted by Misterton Tennis Club. This year thanks go to Tim Bradley who has offered to lead the team to make the event a great success for the club as it was last year.

The last AGM minutes are now published with a change to the website so that the menu option for the Events Programme also links to the last AGM minutes. If you have any questions or suggestions please comment below.

Lastly we are looking at a new on line court booking system for the club – more on that over the next month as we will be trialling a well tried system which should make it easier for those who do not live nearby to be able to schedule a court.

Membership Renewal

Dear Members.


We are coming up to the start of our new season – please read the new events programme on the website – there are some dates you need to get into your diaries!
As usual membership renewal can be paid for by Cheque made payable to ‘Misterton Tennis Club’ or Bacs transfer.
Misterton Tennis Club
sort 30-92-40
acc # 28489368

Reference – ‘your name’ 
The membership renewal form is on the website if you need to read or print – the form is sent to new members and posted to those not on email or internet services
Membership pricing for 2019 as approved by members at the AGM  – fees due 1st April.
2019 Rate
Senior (over 60)

Pimms at Misterton Fete – 22nd June

Dear Members,
After fun day last year we are planning to run the Pimms stand again at the Misterton Fete.
This year unfortunately Carol and Mark cannot attend so we are looking for one or two of our members who might be willing to organise this years event.
Our 2018 success was due to the efforts of Carol and Mark who set in place a model for operating the stand and how to produce the perfect Pimms cocktail.
So we already know how many bottles of lemonade & Pimms, how much fruit & ice, drink preparation, the number of drink receptacles and a straight forward preparation process to follow.
There will be members of the committee helping on the day so support will be there to make it a success.
Please contact one of our committee members or myself if you are interested – we can answer any questions.