MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - THE TIME IS NOW

It"s that time of year again where we have to open our cheque books and pay up to remain members of our favourite tennis club! This year at the AGM it was agreed that membership costs should rise, this is the first rise in a few years. So from this year the prices are as follows

Aduts £100

Husband & Wife / Co-habiting partner (joint membership) £150

OAP (65+) £75

Students £55

Juniors (up to age 16) £35

The membership form is availble to download and print from here. Please hand your completed form and payment (cheque or cash only) to our club secretary, Beryl, who you will often find keeping the seats warm in the Park Cafe on a Sunday morning.


AGM - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

The club held its annual general meeting on February 21st. It was here that we saw a change to the senior committee members of the club. Neil has been chairman of Swindon Tennis Club for 9 years and has helped it to become the club it was always dreamed to be from operating out of temporary cargo containers to bringing new life to St Marks with the addition of a coffee shop and resurfaced courts. Neil decided that with his responsibilities to the trust there is a conflict of interest in running both the trust and the club and so decided to step down. In light of this we have a new chairman, most of you will know, Richard Hughes. Welcome aboard, you have big shoes to fill

The other change to the management committee is our long standing Treasurer Paul Casey. He is being succeeded by Steve Prior. You can find a copy of the AGM minutes here.


WINTER LEAGUE - WE KEEP DOING IT RIGHT

The winter is well and truely behind us (hoping there is no more snow on the horizon) and as we look forward to the upcoming summer league season we take time to reflect on what was another success story for Swindon Tennis Club.

This winter we have had two teams win their respective divisions. Swindon A had a particularly tough time of it this winter due to multiple rain delays and postponements. Despite this, however, Swindon A managed to take the crown for division 1 with a clear win of 4 points above their closest rivals, Devizes.

Swindon C also did the business this winter by finishing top of division 4, 2 points above closest rivals Minety B and Pewsey A, having only dropped 15 sets out of a possible 80. That is very well done.

Swindon B and D did a sterling job and remained safely in their respective divisions, 1 and 5. Well done to all those that helped make this another successful season for out club!


SWINDON COMMUNITY TENNIS RECEIVES COUNTY AWARD

Swindon Community Tennis has once again won the coveted LTA County award for Best Project for a 2nd year running and are now nominated for the 2017 Regional award.

Last year Swindon Community Tennis won both the County award and Regional award and were nominated for the National award.

One of our members, Beryl Watts, also received a Meritorious award for service to Tennis from the LTA. Beryl has been a member of the club for many decades and has served on the committee of the club for the majority of that time.