Make a date in the diary – come and have some fun on Sunday June 15th by sitting back, eating the BBQ and enjoying a drink and or joining in the social doubles tennis tournament on the day. Registration for the tournament will be at 10.30am.
Every entrant in the tourament will have their name entered in a draw for dinner for 2 at The Greyhound Inn in Louth which means that everyone will have an equal chance of winning a prize. There’s a further prize of dinner for 2 at The Bistro at The Brackenborough Hotel for the winner of the tournament.
It’s for fun, so we’ll be keeping the (allegedly) better players apart so as to make the contest as even as possible.
See you there
Just so you don’t turn up at the club next Thursday (May 29th) and are disappointed that you can’t get on a court – there’s a junior tennis camp running from 9.30-15.30
We have some more members who have each been lucky enough to win a pair of Wimbledon tickets. Don’t forget, the club needs you to be a member of British Tennis – which is free – so as to (hopefully) help increase our allocation of Wimbledon tickets.
The lucky members this time are Joe Burns and Jim Judge. Well done guys. (What lottery numbers are you picking this week?)
Have a great time!
Club members Mick Dwyer and Simon Adams have each won a pair of tickets for this year’s Wimbledon. How lucky is that? You’ll be able to spot Mick (and his guest) on the TV on Centre Court on day 2 of the tournament and Simon (and guest) will be sat somewhere on Number 1 Court on day 6. Have a great time guys and, if you meet up with Sue Barker, tell her that Austen (as last year) is available to do some commentary.
Due to computer problems Austen (the club secretary), is not sure that he’ll be able to get an email out to all members so here’s a quick message wishing everyone and anyone visiting this page a very Happy Xmas and a fabulous 2014
10 teams turning up would have been great and anything more than 10 was to be considered a bonus. As it turned out, 11 teams were there to compete in the Charity Quiz in aid of Lincolnshire Air Ambulance (LAA) and a great night was had by all. Congratulations to The Rude Boys who came 1st, The Ever Hopeful Dolly Birds for grabbing 2nd spot and The Bees Knees for a proud 3rd.
Many thanks to everyone – the local businesses that donated prizes and or put up posters, the support of Lynn at the Wheatsheaf for allowing us to host the event in the pub, the teams for making it fun and everyone who in some way or other lent a hand and backed the cause.
With an entry fee of £4 per team perhaps we couldn’t expect any more than £44 to be raised but due to peoples generosity in wanting to support an organisation as wonderful as the LAA, £142.14 was raised. Everybody won last night.
Entry fee of £4 per team (a max of 4 people per team) with 100% of proceeds going to the Lincs Air Ambulance.
We’ve got some terrific prizes – how about £50 worth of fine dining at the Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory Hotel or a fabulous Fish & Chip Supper with a bottle of wine, courtesy of The Bistro at the Brackenborough Hotel or a voucher from Louth’s one and only Eve and Ranshaw? We’ve got prizes from other local businesses too..
Open to members and non-members so get yourself a team together and we’ll see you there. (Better than another Wed night in watching telly)
This Sunday (the 22nd) the club’s Singles and Doubles Champions for 2013 will be decided. Get yourself there by 10.30 for an 11am start and you’ll be able to join in if you wish. Alternatively just come along for the BBQ (at approx 1.00pm ish).
After much huffing, puffing, running, fancy footwork (mmm), tremendous volleys (well sort of), wonderful ground shots (ish), glorious serves etc etc, the final social tournament of the year eventually produced a worthy winner – Andrew ‘Just give me the trophy’ Simpson. Seriously though, his victory was thoroughly deserved.
Must give many, many thanks to Janet who decided that (whilst everyone else enjoyed themselves playing in the tournament) she’d clean the clubhouse. And then she went shopping for the BBQ lunch. And then she got the BBQ going and made sure everyone got fed. And then she…. well you get the idea. Hopefully we’ll see you at one of the tournaments in 2014
If you don’t normally enter the club via the car park, take a wander to that entrance and take a look at the ‘Welcome To Louth Lawn Tennis Club’ sign that’s been erected. The customers at the Wheatsheaf pub represent a regular flow of potential new club members and hopefully the new sign will help make them and other local people aware of the club’s existence.
Many thanks to GRS Signs of Louth whose staff have been friendly, helpful, very professional and have done a great job.