Archive 13/10/2020

Message from the Chairman


Well what a year we have experienced in my inaugural year as Chairman. 

In November we had a particularly successful Presentation Evening at the Haselbury Mill. We were given a comfortable private room and had a great meal. The staff were particularly kind and considerate. Unfortunately, it is an occasion which cannot be repeated this year. In December we had our major annual fundraiser, the Christmas Bingo night. This was successful, but takings were slightly down from the previous year.  Later, in December I am v pleased to say that the Chairman’s bash was the best attended in living memory, thanks to everyone for bringing drinks and nibbles, particularly to Steve Beach for the bottle of vintage whisky!  

In February we had a very well attended quiz night at the Globe which raised £275. Also, later in the winter we were just about able to finish the winter Mixed league with the pleasing news that our team managed to stay in Division 2 after their previous year’s promotion.

We now come onto Covid. In March we were forced to close the courts following national advice form the LTA and government. Happily, in May we were able to re-open, initially following strict guidelines about ball use and the need for private bookings. Later in the summer we were able to resume club sessions. I would like to thank members for being so good in following guidelines and showing tolerance during these difficult times. Although summer matches were severely disrupted, the ladies A team has managed to complete a truncated and friendly summer league.

Let us hope that a successful vaccine is available some time in the forthcoming year so that our tennis can get back to normal. In the meantime, I know that the club will be providing hand sanitisers for everyone to use before playing. We also hope to complete the full decoration of the extension and alter sections of the clubhouse during the forthcoming year.

Bob Waterhouse.

2020 AGM – Postponed

Dear Members

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Misterton Tennis Club will be postponed until March 2021.

The committee decided to postpone the meeting as there would be no way for the majority of the members to attend with the current restrictions in place.

The current committee members will stay in place until then but we are always looking for new members with fresh ideas.

Please think about standing for committee (Team Captains automatically become committee members)

Wishing everyone in the community well, especially our members.

Changes to Social sessions – Track and Trace

Dear All,

You will find all the social sessions are blocked out on the booking system as usual.
However – there is a need for social sessions to be tracked from now on.
With immediate effect each player who attends a social tennis session must write their name in the book in the clubhouse.
This will be easiest if one player takes responsibility to do this.
This will be essential if we have a need to address a Track and Trace request due to someone falling ill.
Also note that gathering must still be avoided so no one should be standing in the clubhouse for any reason other than to use the toilet facilities – especially important if it starts to rain that members do not all retreat to the club house.