Club News & Blog
8th July: A fantastic open day in scorching temperatures.
The club handicap tournament was won by Jamie Woodcock (12) and Simon De Vos (49), beating Matthew Gregory and Matt Rogers in a tense but (mostly) good humoured final…
New tarmac courts now painted and ready for play:
Save the date: Sunday 8th July:
Grand Opening, Summer Tournament and Open Day with BBQ from 1pm.
New tarmac courts have been laid, and available to play with temporary lines as they are due to be re-laid (due to drainage issues) and painted in March / April 2018.
New LED floodlights are in place on tarmac courts making all 6 courts floodlit once more
Tennis express courses are available Tues and Thursday 6.30pm for those new to tennis or returners to tennis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click on: evesham.i2cplaytennis.co.uk
Don’t forget the singles ladder (see ‘play’ or email@example.com) and Saturday morning adult coaching via i2ctennis.co.uk – there is availability at present
We have good news!
At the most recent Executive Committee meeting of the whole Rowing and Rackets club, we have confirmed there is now enough capital from the sinking fund to start the refurbishment process.
The old tarmac courts are past their sell-by date and the floodlights on them were removed after they deteriorated. We are delighted to let you know of the staged approach to bring all six courts up to scratch with full floodlighting by 2020:
Stage 1, Autumn/winter 2016: Install new LED floodlights for the old tarmac courts
Stage 2, Autumn 2017: Resurface all 3 tarmac courts with new coloured tarmac
Stage 3, Spring/summer 2020: Renovate and resurface all 3 acrylic courts
i2ctennis have re-started the return to tennis and beginner (tennis express) adult courses that feed into social nights. Cardio tennis sessions will be re-started with the new coaches.
We will keep you up to date with all developments.
The Singles ladder is up and running (web-based) – 8 game set (approx. 1 hour) – sign up now and get playing by emailing:
Keep up to date on our facebook page:
The tennis website development is nearly finished. The new website will have more functionality and many more sections.
The Saturday morning adult coaching with Andy is nearing maximum numbers – speak to Andy if you want to be part of these fun and well facilitated sessions
We say goodbye to our fabulous bar manager Dave Hoskins as he has been lured away by the charms of working for the police (really?!)…. but we say hello to our new bar manager Tom Beutlner.
The Saturday / Sunday morning Café is really thriving – 9am-midday – papers, bean to cup coffees, full breakfasts or breakfast rolls all available while you laze on the leather sofas watching the new 60″ TV or browse on the free WiFi.
Standard adult single membership fees have been frozen at £12.50 per month. All other membership fees have gone up minimally (approx. 1%). Please do get on direct debit if you are not yet as this can reduce time chasing up those who might have forgotten (!)
Thanks to all tennis committee members who have come on board to make all of this possible. Thanks too to www.inspire2coach.co.uk (see their new website and shop facility) for their fabulous support and to head coach Andy Crowther for bringing new coaches to our club under his expert guidance. If you haven’t experienced the brilliant coaching of Andy and his team yet, contact him via inspire2coach or at the club
More information soon,
The Evesham Tennis committee