AGM & Membership forms

It’s that time of year again, when all club members not averse to a little chilly weather, get together at Dunstable Cricket Club on the Totternhoe road, for our Annual general Meeting. This year the date is Wednesday 19th February, with a 7.30pm start. It will be nice and warm and the bar will be open, so why not come along to show your support for the club and learn all about our plans for the coming year. We really appreciate hearing your views on the club, and ideas on what you would like to see happening in the year ahead. We’d love to see you there.

Your Membership renewal forms will be sent out in March with the objective of everyone renewing by the start of April. Please look out for it, and get it back to us as quickly as possible. The quicker we know where we stand membership wise, the better we can plan for our annual events, activities, infrastructure improvements and the subsequent expenditure involved to make your club even better. So thank you in advance to you all for your support.

Latest Coaching news

Sara Leavy is able to offer free coaching trials, so you can see how you will benefit from coaching before you commit to any further lessons. The first session will therefore be free, and, if you like it and pay there and then for the remainder of that term, you will receive a discount for the remaining sessions. Contact Sara to book your trial, or for any further details.

EBLTC on Social Media…

A reminder that our brand new EBLTC Website is up and running! Here you can see the latest club photographs, read about how to join or renew, peruse our latest newsletters and see the calendar of forthcoming events, both on and off court. Soon we’ll be adding the ability to buy merchandise, book courts on-line and arrange coaching. Visit us on http://www.ebltc.org.uk/

We also have a new Facebook page which you can visit. We’re here at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eaton-Bray-Lawn-Tennis-Club/229927490370820

Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us!!

The Biggest Ever…??

Last Autumn I reported that our club membership had reached 172. Well, things have continues to get even better, and we have once again reached our highest ever membership total of 177! That comprises of 105 adults and 72 Juniors (under 16s), so Junior tennis is alive and well in Eaton Bray! Who says that there’s nothing for the youngsters to do in the village?

This success is in no small part due to some excellent individual and group coaching sessions from our club coach Sara Leavy, and a full list of available coaching can be found on page 3 of this newsletter

So as you walk or drive around the village, for every 15 people that you see, one will be a member of our club. You may recognise them by their happy, smiling disposition, or their fit, sporting appearance, or even by the way they swing their arms as they walk, as if preparing themselves for a particularly tricky topspin backhand. But more likely it’ll be by the tennis racquet they’re carrying in one hand with a bag of chips in the other. Well every top sportsperson needs to stay fully nourished at all times!

Indoor Tennis!

Do you have children of 8 or under who would like to play some fun tennis but for whom it might be a bit chilly outside? Well coach Sara Leavy is now running some indoor sessions at Eaton Bray village hall on Saturdays. There are two sessions, from 11-12am, and from 12-1pm. The cost is £60 for 10 sessions. Some sessions have already taken place, so discounts will now apply! Please contact Sara for more details (see contacts page).

Chairman Stuart Adolph 07773 816320 stuart.adolph@btinternet.com
President Ross Bagni 01525 221411 ross.bagni@btinternet.com
Treasurer Peter Hale 01525 220191 jenserve@aol.com
Secretary Peter Hale 01525 220191 jenserve@aol.com
Membership Helen Woodhead 01525 220192 helen_woodhead@hotmail.com
Social & Round Robin Janet Hale 01525 220191 janetphale@aol.com
Head Coach Sara Leavy 07561 571578 sara_leavy@hotmail.com
Fixtures Peter Hale 01525 220191 jenserve@aol.com
Communications Andy Cross 01582 477114 andyjcross@live.co.uk
Clubhouse John Jones 01525 350744 jj.jazz8910@btinternet.com
General Member Glenn Wigley 01525 220006 glennwigley@hotmail.com
Junior Co-ordinator Debbie Williams 01525 223049 debzdave@fsmail.net

If you would like to know more about our Club, please contact either:

Stuart Adolph 07773 816320 stuart.adolph@btinternet.com
Helen Woodhead 01525 220192 helen_woodhead@hotmail.com
Andy Cross 07783 667338 andyjcross@live.co.uk

For social events, please contact Janet Hale on 01525 220191 (janetphale@aol.com).

For information and bookings for both Senior and Junior coaching, call coach Sara Leavy on 07561 571578 (sara_leavy@hotmail.com)

A full list of committee members’ contact details is above.