Club News 2017

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS DRINKS!

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An email invitation has gone out to the membership today. Please check for details (including spam/junk folders)!

Shelagh is hosting this and would welcome some of you willing volunteers. 

Join in and catch up with your fellow members to chat about the season that's passed, the season that is yet to be...

 

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS - STEFAN BOJIC

For our Juniors THIS Sunday, 5th November at 3 pm there's an AMMMMMAZING opportunity!

Barnton Park are delighted to be able to host STEFAN BOJIC, Tennis Freestyle Artist and Trick Shot Expert, for a one-off, 1 hour session.

Spaces are limited to just 20 so email stuart.f.brown@hotmail.co.uk as soon as you can!

Cost is only £5 - please bring on the day, with something warm, a waterproof jacket and water bottle.

Stefan is visiting Scotland to perform at 'Andy Murray LIVE' next week, so he really is not to be missed!

Check out this video of Stefan in action with a few players you might recognise or this one Stefan's Tennis Tricks - Freestyle tennis, for a taster.

With thanks to Stuart Brown (Men's Captain & Tennis Scotland) for organising it for our club.

 

OCTOBER HOLIDAY CAMPS - LATEST!

Only two days of October tennis camp 1 remaining this week.  Pay by the week or by the day.  Members and non-members welcome.  For form and prices see Coaching.

Please remember to bring: something warm to wear, a waterproof jacket, water bottle and snacks.  Have a top time!

Next week: October tennis camp 2...  why not complete your form and hand it to Chico tomorrow or Friday, to secure your place!

So it's been a bit soggy at times this week... but you're outside, in fresh air and learning lots of new tennis skills.  What's not to like...?

 

OCTOBER HOLIDAY CAMPS

Downloadable form now live on Coaching

Two weeks of camps, run by Chico: October 16th - 20th and October 23rd - 27th.  Sign up soon or miss out.

 

JUNIOR OPEN TOURNAMENT 6th to 8th October - LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!

Sign up/pay direct via LTA website: Barnton Park Centenary Challenge2017.

Extended to end of today (Sunday 1st) to give everyone best chance to enter! Any problems entering, contact tournament organiser.

This excellent tournament, hosted each year here at Barnton Lawn Tennis Club in Edinburgh, is a wonderful, busy weekend of tennis at the Club, with entries from all over the UK!  

It's also a great opportunity for our Junior Club members to perhaps enter their first formally run competition but in the supportive surroundings of their own familiar club.

Entrance categories are:

  • U8/U9 Mixed Singles (Fri, only £8)
  • U14 & U18 Girls Singles (Sat & Sun, only £15); and
  • U14 & U18 Boys Singles (Sat & Sun, only £15)

 

WIMBLEDON OPT-IN - ACT NOW!

We're trying to do a big push on this to swell our 2018 tickets Club allocation.  We need your help!

You MUST opt-in each year when Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) emails you. The more members sign up and opt-in, the bigger our ticket allocation is for the Club Ballot we invite you to enter in March each year.

You can't enter our Club Ballot for your chance to get tickets, without being an LTA member and opting in, when they contact you annually. Miss it. Miss out!

Log in to the LTA site today, link BPLTC as your club in your account and opt-in for 2018.

Every member of our club should join the LTA as a 'Lite' member for free. It offers you many benefits AND each member who does INCREASES OUR TICKET ALLOCATION for the Club Ballot.  If you have joined the LTA already sign up here.

Register, log in, link BPLTC to your BTM number in your account and opt-in to the Wimbledon Ballot by 23rd February 2018 latest.

Juniors 11 to 17

You are also eligible and should register with the LTA as a 'Lite' member, this will give you a British Tennis Membership (BTM) number which you'll also need when you enter tournaments or join our Club teams.

Register, log in, link BPLTC to your BTM number in your account and opt-in to the Wimbledon Ballot by 23rd February 2018 latest.

 

OPEN - BPLTC CENTENARY CHALLENGE

There's more than a rumour that BPLTC will play host to a Junior Open, again this year.  Open to Juniors from across the whole of Britain this continues to be a busy, popular annual event, with David Duncan our Open tournament organiser.  We will require volunteers largely in our kitchen and on the food stand.  We will also require baking as we sell A LOT to both players and their parent/carer supporters! More to follow soon but dust off those favourite recipes and look out for the 'Help required..' sheets which will go up in the clubhouse nearer the time... 

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINALS DAY 2017

In an inspired change this year the 2017 Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club Championships Finals AND Presentations will be held DURING THE DAY of Saturday 9th September (this Saturday) - timetable below.

Please do head along to support finalists in what should be an entertaining day of tennis - including the highlight of WORLD RANKED Scott Duncan playing in Men's Singles!

Head on down to the Club, bring family and friends to enjoy the tennis on show.  Bring a dish to share and BYOB - sunshine would be good too.

Trophy presentation will follow each final on the day, with the evening event postponed and revitalised for next year's Finals to ensure as many of the membership can attend as possible, as a celebration of another great Club year!

Here's the timetable... good luck everyone!

Over 60s final - played tonight already
Mixed Doubles Final 10.30 am - Court 1
Mixed Doubles Plate Final 10.30 am - Court 2
Mens and Ladies Singles Finals - 1 pm - Courts 1 and 2
Mens and Ladies Doubles Finals - 2.30 pm - Courts 1 and 2
Mens Doubles Plate Final - 4 pm - Court 1 and 2
Ladies Doubles Plate Final - tbc
Junior Finals - tbc

Already played on Monday 4th and Tuesday 4th September:

Ladies Doubles Plate Final

Elizabeth Reid & Sue Ledingham WON vs. Shelagh McGuire & Louise (6-3 6-3) - Congratulations Elizabeth & Sue!

Over 60s Mixed Doubles

Michael & Louise WON vs. Elizabeth Reid & Sue Ledingham - congratulations Michael & Louise!

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - SILVERWARE RETURN

Please can the current holders of Club Championship 2016 silverware return it to the clubhouse on dates and times in membership email sent 06/09 so these can be presented to 2017 winners on Finals' Day.  N.B. If you won silverware for other tournaments run during 2017 please hold onto this for the year, as it has been engraved for this year.

 

SUMMER CAMPS - SUCCESS!

Coaches Chico and Nina and their summer helpers successfully completed four weeks of summer camps over the season. Two in July and two in August.

A big thank you to all for supporting access to tennis and above all fun over the summer months AND to all those children who signed up and came along!

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Pleased to announce draws for this are now open and sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard in the clubhouse (thanks Stuart B and Dave D) - so head along there and sign up.  

These are open to all of our memberships and there are Senior and Junior sign up sheets.

You need to ensure you would be available for Finals Day in September when you sign up. 

We'd love to see a high amount of our memberships playing in the Club Championships this year, competing for your name on the silverware!

Sign up today - don't delay!

 

PRIVATE SUMMER CAMP & COURT UNAVAILABILITY

Please note there is a private summer camp which Chico will be coaching morning of w/c August 28th (to 1st September inclusive).  The top three courts will be out of action on those mornings, from 9.30 to 12.30p.m.

 

COACHING IN SUMMER

Looking for a coach in summer?  Chico is away and Nino has offered us coaching assistance in his absence.

To contact Nina and arrange your coaching session, please see her number on our 'Information' page.

 

SUMMER CAMP 2

The second of the summer camps this year is August 7th to August 11th - currently a.m. (primary school) age only.

Form in clubhouse/or 'Coaching' has been updated to enable you to download.  Please fill out a new form if you require August Camp and give to Nina or place in the envelope in the clubhouse.

All those attending Summer Camps please remember: Waterproof lightweight jacket; Water bottle; and snacks. 

 

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT

This year these are being run by Elaine, Virginia and Shelagh. The American Tournament on the 27th was rained off. The next of these tournaments is, therefore, this Saturday 5th August at 12.30 for 12.45 pm draw.

Join in the fun and win one of the prizes up for grabs!

 

THISTLE CUP - REVAMP

The Thistle Cup now has a base with a band, as when I took this to get engraved they said the Cup would've originally had a base with a band. This now shows the 2017 winners.

 

CLARKE TROPHY SUCCESS!

Many thanks to Virginia Elliot who ran the Clarke Trophy on Sunday 25th June.  Here is her match report and photos of winners and runners-up:

"What a fun afternoon the Clarke Trophy tournament was!  The weather was blustery but dry and the courts were ringing with laughter and good spirit as the multi-generational couples battled it out.

Elizabeth and Robert Reid (granny and grandson) along with Shelagh McGuire and Michael Elliot were a perfect blend of wily skill and experience, and youthful exuberance and speed!  Thea and Ward were a powerful force to be reckoned with and Julia and Elaine played fantastically although were disadvantaged by being the only all female couple.

After some very close battles, Shelagh and Michael finally triumphed with Simon and Virginia, and the talented Reid combo close on their heels.

The afternoon was made even more enjoyable by the arrival of Catriona Moir and her husband to spectate and also Jean Clarke and her son, John, to present the prizes.  Thanks again to the Clarke family for donating the cup - we hope we did it justice this afternoon and we certainly enjoyed competing for it.

Finally a lovely tea!  Thanks to all those who participated, baked and generally helped to make the afternoon such a success.

See you at the next American tournament on 23rd July if not before!"

Lovely to have both Jean Clarke and Catriona Moir down at the Club for this one, both long-standing members of BPLTC!

 

 2017 Winners Clarke Trophy      2017 Runners up Clarke Trophy

 

CLARKE TROPHY TOURNAMENT

Virginia is running this tournament. It's on Sunday - a 12.30 start.  Please head along to the Club to support her in this fun afternoon for members.

If you win the Final your names will be engraved on the Clarke Trophy.

Please bring something along for a tennis tea afterwards.

 

BPLTC PRIMARY SCHOOLS' CHALLENGE 2017 - SUCCESS!

Top effort from all involved in this fabulous event at Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday there - my goodness what an undertaking!  This is the first time this has been held for a year or two and so it took a little more planning to get everything coordinated.

Big thanks from Stuart, Jonathan and me (Melissa) to everyone involved on the day.  Huge amount of effort involved before during and after to make run smoothly. 

Special shout out to coaches Chico and Nina, all on-court helpers, especially Stuart Brown (Tennis Scotland - made the dream work), Dave Duncan (who couldn't be there on the day), Linda Gordon (Tennis Scotland), Jonathan Wallace (Active Schools), Ross W-H, Claire D, Alison and all the Sports Leaders which Stuart managed to secure us from The Royal High School*. Also Syl and Joe who came down to offer help and support on the day. All of you were epic and it couldn't have happened without you.

Thanks especially to the schools - Blackhall, Clermiston, Cramond and Davidson's Mains - who supplied around 300 happy customers (including all the P4s, all teachers and helpers who came to take part in the event). A lot of fun was definitely had by all!

Cramond won in the morning session; and Davidson's Mains won in the afternoon session. Two impressive shields were given out, which the respective schools will be engraved on and they retain until next year's Challenge. 

*Sports Leaders from RHS: Ewen N, Matthew M, Mohammed M, Taylor M, Matthew T, Jonathan H, Daniel M, Ben M and Lucas F.

   BPLTC PSC 2017 Stuart organising in morningBPLTC PSC 2017 decorated and readyJonathan Active Schools Coordinator

 

      BPLTC PSC 2017 Morning groups     BPLTC PSC 2017 Morning groups  

       BPLTC PSC 2017 Afternoon groups demo     BPLTC PSC 2017 afternoon groups

    BPLTC PSC Linda - on-court help  Coach Chico with in-court helpers    BPLTC PSC 2017 Coaches Chico and Nina     BPLTC PSC 2017 two RHS Sports Leaders

 

ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMP - NEW

Nina has just announced that she will be doing a further tennis camp.  This will run on August 7th to 11th - morning and afternoon sessions.  Form in clubhouse/on Coaching has been updated to reflect this one.  Please fill out a new form if you require August Camp as Nina will be given these by Chico.

All those attending Summer Camps please remember: Waterproof lightweight jacket; Water bottle; and snacks. 

 

GALA TENNIS TASTER - UPDATE

Another successful Tennis Taster session completed. Low numbers and no home-baking at all sadly, however, those who did venture along were treated to Chico and Nina's undivided attention for two hours of fun and games.

Thank you to our Community minded Tesco in Davidson's Mains, who donated milk and also strawberries to the top Gala team for the event - strawberries sold like hot brownies, in the couple of rain breaks everyone soldiered on through.

Juliet, Gala Committee, thanked the Coaches and also the Club for allowing them to use the facilities for the event and will send written thanks shortly which will go up on the board.

We had interest from a number of people - around 8 - who would like to join the club/enrol their children - and also some interest in the Summer Camps, which are open to non-members.

New members always welcome - we're looking forward to seeing you around the club!

 

Gala - welcome desk   Gala Tennis Taster - poster   Gala Tennis Taster session

  

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT SUCCESS!

Thanks to Elaine and Virginia for running this tournament - here's the match report:
 
"A good turnout for this American tournament - and a great afternoon of tennis enjoyed by all.

An exciting final was played between  Ward and Mel and Adrian and Linda which provided great entertainment for the spectators who had the added bonus of basking in the long overdue afternoon sunshine.

After a hard fought battle, Ward and Mel were victorious and a delicious afternoon tea was enjoyed by all."
 
AT - Winners and Runners-up            AT - Winners
 
  

BPLTC WORKING GROUP - MORE THANKS

A big thank you to all those in the Working Group who worked away to get the pump working to clear the floodwater from the grounds. This turned out to be a bigger job than first thought and it is much appreciated. Special thanks to Joe Duffin and Syl Pearson for solutionising on this issue.

 

GALA TENNIS TASTER - GOOD NEWS!

Chico and Nino will both be along to give the FREE tennis taster sessions from 11 am to 1 pm tomorrow.

All ages welcome.  Rackets (and balls) will be provided but take your own if you prefer.

Refreshments - tea/coffee, home-baking, etc. available to buy

Weather looks to be good between these times so take the sunshine!

 

NEXT UP... AMERICAN TOURNAMENT 10TH JUNE @ 12.30

Elaine Barclay and Virginia Elliot are running this one so please head along and support them.

No silverware for this one but prizes for the two winners and the two runners-up!

Draw for initial partner then a different partner each round.

Great opportunity to meet others from the Club, whatever your skill level. All ages welcome.

 

TENNIS TASTER 11TH JUNE 11 - 1 PM

Home-bakers - your contributions please to the clubhouse by 11.

Join in the sessions or watch with a cup of tea/coffee and a cake!

 

SUMMER CAMPS - UPDATE

Forms have been redesigned and are up on the Juniors' board. There's also an envelope there to deposit completed forms for Chico or please give them straight to him, as soon as possible. Thanks.

 

LOST PROPERTY

All these items have been found in the clubhouse recently. Do you recognise any you forgot to take home. They're waiting for you on the sideboard by the table football. Also, a scooter has been in the clubhouse for a while and has been claimed. If you want to pick it up please phone 'Yvonne' on the number on Juniors' noticeboard.

 

Lost property items

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Chico has confirmed that there will be two camps of five days each. You can book for just some of the days if you can't make whole weeks. Please pay for all days required on first date you attend.

Form will be up on the Coaching page - and in the clubhouse - soon...

Please complete form and return to Chico, well ahead, so he can plan his lessons in advance, based on numbers attending each day.

 

GALA TENNIS TASTER - Sunday 11th June...

Tell your friends & family.  All welcome to come along to BPLTC for 2 hours fun with our coach. Come along and try tennis - all ages welcome.  

Rackets and balls to use on the day or bring your own racket if you prefer.

*BPLTC members home-baking please. Please bring along on the day just before 11 to the The Gala Committee's table in the clubhouse.*

 

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT NEXT...10th June

Elaine & Virgina will be running this on Sat 10th June. Please go along and support them.

 

AILEEN NOTMAN BOWL - SUCCESS

This was run by Shelagh (McGuire) on what was a lovely warm, sunny day for the tournament. 

This was played as a Round Robin Tournament, where partners were drawn from a hat and kept for the whole tournament.

The final was played between: Virginia Elliot & Simon Reeve vs. Julia Campbell & Jamie McGregor.  Virginia & Simon were the winners and got a bottle of Cava each and get their names engraved on the bowl which they then keep for a whole year!  Runners up prize, of choccies, to Julia & Jamie.

Many thanks to Shelagh for this one - much appreciated.

 

Aileen Notman Bowl winners - Virginia Elliot and Simon Reeve

 

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the coaster that belongs with the Aileen Notman Bowl?

 

GALA SWISH NIGHT - SUCCESS

A 2nd successful Swish night with around £300 raised on the night.  

The weather was almost too glorious, threatening to scupper the event but ,thankfully, people turned out in numbers to buy and to sit in the sunshine!

Well done Juliet!

<pics to follow>

 

AILEEN NOTMAN BOWL TOURNAMENT - NEXT SUNDAY - 28th MAY

This tournament will be run by Shelagh McGuire - ENTER WITH YOUR CHOSEN PARTNER - starts at 12.30.

This will be played as a Round Robin with a Final - entry £2. Please go along and give Shelagh your support and bring something to share with a cup of tea afterwards.

Aileen Notman Bowl is a fine rose-bowl style trophy and would look even lovelier, I'm sure, with your names engraved on it!

 

Aileen Notman Bowl (front)  Aileen Notman Bowl (back)

 

SPRING FLING & THISTLE CUP UPDATE

Great time was had by all - four rounds with a fabulous finish of a final between Ross Clarke (top man) and Shelagh McGuire (2nd lady) VS. Jenny Logue (top lady) and Ward Mulvern (2nd man).  

Congratulations to Ross and Shelagh (left) who won the Thistle Cup, engraved with their names forever more, and a bottle of Cava each! Our runners up Jenny and Ward (right) each won a presentation box of Celebrations.

 

2017 Thistle Cup winners      2017 Thistle Cup 2nd place

 

BPLTC GALA TENNIS TASTER SESSION

Courts 1 & 2 will be unavailable on Sunday 11th June, 11 'til 1.

Chico will run 2 x 1 hour FREE sessions for anyone who wants to give tennis a go.  All ages.

Rackets provided on the day but take along your own if you prefer.

Any BPLTC home-bakers - donations please for their refreshments stall (all proceeds to GALA funds).

 

GALA SWISH NIGHT - Friday 26th May - for the Ladies

BPLTC's clubhouse once again plays host to the Gala Swish Night run by Juliet Pound, of the Gala Committee.

Next Friday @7pm - tickets £5 on the door - includes a glass of Prosecco or wine! All items are £3 to buy.

BPLTC ladies more than welcome to go along.

"We are looking for donations of items as well as people coming along. Gorgeous items that for whatever reason just sit at the back of your wardrobe unworn.  Clothes, shoes, boots, jewellery, handbags and accessories - it's all about quality not quantity and in good condition. 

There will be other treats in store too and you may try before you buy.  

Items can be dropped off beforehand with Juliet [contact jmpound@blueyonder.co.uk] or at the tennis club on the night."

 

SPRING FLING & THISTLE CUP - Sunday 21st May, draw 12 noon

Good news - the Thistle Cup is back and has been polished up ready to be won by some lucky pair - for a whole year!

Style is American tournament - draw for first pairing only.

Dig deep for your best game and please bring something for a post-match tennis tea!

 

 Thistle Cup     

Don't forget to donate your (minimum) £2, at Thistle Foundation - Donate  

 

TROPHY ENGRAVING UP-TO-DATE

All engraving on trophies has been brought up to date. Four nickel plates which have been lost for a couple of years now were also replaced and Thistle Cup found. 

Club championship silverware - stickers on to remind lucky winners to return these by the beginning of September, year following your win. These will be presented to winner at Club Champs day/night (tbc).  

Tournament silverware - mentions will be given at Club Champs awards, to winners of silverware throughout the year so no need to return it, until just before the tournament you won it.

I started a folder of information about club things.  For the silverware, I've noted all the years and names and will add photos. This would help if lost.  

 

BPLTC WORKING GROUP

A big thank you to all those who have worked tirelessly on many jobs around the clubhouse and grounds to fix various things and really spruce it all up.  You know who you are and it is much appreciated.

 

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

This was recently emailed out to all membership. Please hang on to this, and come along to some of the events planned. 

All the silverware engraving is up to date and all missing cups/plates are now back in play.  You could be one of our 2017 winners!

 

2017 COACHING PROGRAMME

Chico's full 2017 Coaching Programme has been added to Coaching as a printable document.

Please take a look and see if there's a group session you'd like to join in with.  Waiting for Nina to confirm back when her Cardio sessions begin again.

Non-members can join most, if not all, of the coaching classes listed, for just £2 extra per session, in most cases.

 

MEMBERS RENEWAL TIME and REFRESHED FORM FOR 'NEW MEMBERS' 

This year we've decided to make the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM available on our website.  This will also be sent out to you shortly.

This is due for return with appropriate fee - NO LATER THAN 21st APRIL - OR YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE RESIGNED FROM THE CLUB.

Please print, complete and return the form to the Treasurer - return name and address detailed on the form. 

New membership form has also been refreshed.

Both 'Renewal' and 'New' forms are available on our Membership page.

 

EASTER CAMPS - FORM AVAILABLE - SIGN UP NOW!

Sessions by Chico 3rd - 7th April (Mon to Fri) and 10th - 14th April (Mon to Fri) - see 'Coaching' for full details and PRINTABLE FORM.

Please print, complete form and hand in to Chico - ASAP.  

Posters and flyers up tomorrow - please take a flyer for yourself or friends.

Members and Non-members welcome to these sessions.  To qualify for Member prices your child must have been member since January.

 

COACHING NEWS and WEDDING 'BELLE'!

Chico told me at the weekend that his sister Nina, our other coach, is getting married, to Peter, on Monday 27th March.  All congratulations from the club go to you Nina and Peter. Hope the sun shines on you both and you are blessed with a long and happy life together!

Please note there will be no coaching JUST on Monday 27th as Chicco and Nina both have lots of other jobs keeping them busy that day.

 

BPLTC WORKING GROUP and TRAILER NOT REQUIRED

Some of our Senior members have been busy at the club on various maintenance work and improvements ("Thank you").

Trailer no longer required. The group have decided to make a virtue out of a problem by chipping this to make mulch for 'Barnton in Bloom'project.

Special mention has been requested amongst the many things they've been busy on for the wooden toilet seat, installed by Syl Pearson, in the Ladies.  Sadly this can only be enjoyed by the ladies but it's proving a real hit already! 

<Photos coming soon...>

 

KITCHEN and CLUBHOUSE SPRING CLEAN (Sunday 19th March)

In readiness for the busy use of our club throughout the tennis season, Alison Macartney organised a group of willing volunteers to blitz the clubhouse and kitchen. Our thanks to this top team for their contribution towards the success of this - making our clubhouse a nicer place to be for us all, for upcoming events. 

 

THE ROGY TOUR - SUCCESS (Saturday 18th March)

Massive thanks to Neil Harden, Vincent Hivert ('The Rogy Tour' coaches running the tournament), David Duncan (arranging this), Stuart Brown (tournament outside and kitchen stint inside) and Andy Macartney (our Junior Co-ordinator). There were 35+ entrants for these U8, U9 and U10 events on the day. A very busy day of tennis!

Thanks go to all my willing volunteers on clubhouse and refreshments, our Senior supporters and those parents of competitors supporting entrants.

Special thanks to Shelagh McGuire who was a stalwart helper on the stall from the start and throughout the day. Also to Kara (Heiton) and Vaila (Leask), two willing girl helpers serving on bake stall and taking orders for us, from 3 pm to the absolute end of the event which ran on until 7 pm. This voluntary work counts towards their JASS* - very well deserved.

Lovely to have David (Abbott) back with us helping at this too with Lesley (Abbott), early support of Gordon Hay Smith (Treasurer & Membership) and all others who did a stint with me on refreshments, including Pat Syme, Sally Ross, Cat Heiton and Claire Dunlop.  

The last minute response to my home-baking request was epic. Despite over abundance of bacon, the lovely baking, 'fire sale' of baking bags in last hour and my buy-back of half a pig and some of the dairy, ensured we made a £45 profit from the event - where intention from these is merely break-even.

These events are all about getting the children tennis tournaments to bring them on and help them succeed (especially in their quest to be the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta!) - in that alone this was a resounding success.

<Photos and winners coming soon...>

*Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is a progressive learning programme for young people which has been designed to recognise wider achievement. Learn more about JASS.

 

WIMBLEDON BALLOT UPDATE

An email has now been sent out to the membership with date and time of Club's ballot. If you have LTA membership and also opted in on the LTA site you will be eligible for our draw. Full rules will go on display in clubhouse this week.

Good luck everybody!  Exiting times.

 

ROGY TOUR @BPLTC - Saturday 18th March

ROGY Tour (U8, U9 and U10) is on tomorrow at BPLTC - 35 signed up so should be a busy one! Starts 1 pm.


Top 3 courts unavailable until after 6 pm.  
Chicco will swith to coach on Courts 1 & 2 from 12.30.


Assistance: for kitchen/stall, to provide your best home-baking OR come as top BPLTC supporters please!  Big thank you to those who confirmed already.


Why not come down, catch-up with other tennis folks, watch some great up and coming players and enjoy some tasty treats!

 

WIMBLEDON  BALLOT - CLUB

Please bear with us while we are working on the process and a date for the Club draw.

 

ROGY IN THE PARK DOUBLES with SHELTER SCOTLAND

This is on at the Meadows Tennis Park on Sunday 26th February.

Events are:

8U, 9U, 10U [Mixed] Doubles 10 to 12noon

12U, 14U, 18U Boys Doubles 12.30 pm onwards

12U, 14U, 18U Girls Doubles 12.30 pm onwards

A portion of the entries and all cafe proceeds will be donated to Shelter Scotland.

Individual and team entries are open until 22nd February on the LTA website (tournament code ESC16W6782).

Further information from: rogybeasttour@gmail.com or 'Like' The ROGY TOUR on Facebook.

 

TROPHY ENGRAVING

This has suffered a delay returning these to you while we got to the bottom of the historical wins, to bring all of these trophies bang up to date, got a couple of minor additions/repairs done and photographed these. With the exception of one or two blank lines still tbc, this will soon be complete and these will then be returned to the 2016 winners! Apologies for the delay on these but it will make it worth the wait. Rumours these may even be gleaming when returned will be quashed at source! 

 

WIMBLEDON BALLOT - OPT IN NOW CLOSED

This has now closed for this year but I'm sad to report that the Opt-ins for the number of members we have who are eligible was low again this year.  This sadly means the the pro-rata allocation for Barnton Park LTC will be lower than it potentially could be.

Please could you pin a note to the noticeboard by the hatch next time you're in the clubhouse to let us know if there's anything we can do to help you with this next year, even if you don't wish to go yourself.  You do it on the LTA website and it takes only a minute to opt yourself in.

We'd really like to aim to get closer to 100% of our eligible members opted in which would mean loads more chances to win, for those people who really would love to go to Wimbledon.

 

BPLTC - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

Held at the end of January this sadly saw the resignation or Jacqui Duncan (President), Lesley Abbott (Vice President) and Jenny Logue (House Convenor), and Lesley Grant (General Committee) - sorry if I've missed anyone else.  The Club owes each resigning member a huge debt of gratitude for their years of service. We very much look forward to still seeing you all around the Club, and involved in teams, socials and tournaments as eager volunteers.

President and Vice President roles currently remain unfilled and we are running with a revised model this year.  Should any member feel they wish to take up either of these roles, please speak to Jacqui or Lesley about what's involved in the roles.  

Catriona Moir was appointed Club Secretary at the AGM.

David Duncan, Melissa W-H, Gordon Hay-Smith, Andrew Macartney, Alison Macartney, Rosemary Davidson and Melanie Gillies remain in Committee positions.

A proposal was tabled at the AGM to put in place a number of sub-committees to help with the workload at the Club to ensure this is light touch for everyone and no one has too much to do.  At the time of writing I can't confirm this in detail however, a number of people came forward to offer assistance with social events and facilities repairs and upkeep.  Many hands can only make for less work for all. The Club belongs to all it's many and varied members and by coming forward and pitching in, it keeps it fun for everyone.  So thanks to all you willing volunteers.

A copy of AGM Minutes will be made available on the main Notice board (in door to left) in due course.

  

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