BBRC Tennis Open Championships are next week!

Come down and cheer on your friends…or enter yourself…

We have extended entry until Sunday 28th April at 5 pm.

The 2019 Club champs are played over 4 consecutive days:

Thursday 2nd May from 6:30pm-10: 30 pm,

Friday 3rd from 6:30pm-10:30pm,

Saturday 4th from 8am-10: 30 pm

Sunday 5th from 8am-7pm.

Entry is $20pp (cash please).

Find a partner and click on the link:

https://goo.gl/forms/iIThks7eIiyypH3S2

Format of play:

All matches are a double knock out, so you are guaranteed two games per event.

Play will be first to 9 games, with normal deuces. Regular tiebreak at 8 all.

Finals will be best of 3 tiebreaker sets and all finals will be played on Sunday.

Food will be available at the club:

Toasted sandwiches in the evenings and BBQ on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

A large thank you goes out to some people for their very kind contributions and donations to our club.  Your generosity is gratefully received and it goes a long way to assisting our club in providing a second home to our members.

Robin & Shirley Brown – we kindly thank you for the donation of our new BBQ which has taken pride on our upstairs deck.  The members are enjoying the use of it, and it will be taken through its strides this coming month with both the Tennis Club Champs and the Squash PSA tournament upon us.  Also to Gary & Jack Bancroft for organising the collection & ensuring it was located and ready for use on the deck.

Tennis Vets – we also thank you for the kind contribution of some new plastic chairs for the downstairs deck.  They will go a long way to ensuring everyone is comfortable when watching courtside.  Members, please note the Vets have asked that when members/visitors are finished with them for the day, they are kindly put back inside the tennis pavilion downstairs.  This will aid in preserving them and ensure we have the use of them for many years to come.

Tennis Court Bookings

Can I please remind all members that you must book your courts before playing to avoid any disappointment.  We have had some issues lately with members being asked to leave courts due to booking discrepancies and this is not pleasant for anyone.

All Club Social tennis events will be block booked by the Club Manager for the days they are scheduled, eg. Monday Mens Social evening, Wednesday Morning Social Tennis, Thursday Evening Tournament, Friday Vets Tennis, Sunday Afternoon Social.  The link is on the website contact us page

Anything outside of this needs to be booked individually as members within your allocated 3 sessions per week.  If you are wanting to book courts 6-8, please remember that the coaches have use of these, therefore it is always best to utilise courts 1-5 first.  If the club coaches don’t have any bookings on 6-8 when you check the system, you are free to book those for play.

Can I ask that everyone please respect our wide community of members; welcome our newbies whatever their skill level is & remember we have all been learners at some stage and it is through positive encouragement and support that we improve.

I look forward to seeing everyone out supporting players at the club champs next week, come down and cheer on your fellow members, don’t forget Finals Day on Sunday.  The BBQ will be on!

Thanks

Jen Barlass- President