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We are a are small friendly volunteer club situated in Aughton about two miles south of Ormskirk in West Lancashire. This blog gives up to date information about news and events at Town Green for both members and anyone interested in playing tennis. It supplements our Club website with additional club information and the occasional tennis trivia – so please take a moment to browse and enjoy.

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Mens first team prepare for league

Last Thursday the mens first team began preparation for a new season with a brisk practice at Winifred Lane. A fine evening saw some full-on tennis with no holding back!

Town Green Tennis Club mens practice 2019

 

The team will once again be playing in the B division of the Liverpool and District Tennis Group where the level of competitive tennis is very strong.

Town Green mens Practice April 2019

Matt Birchall the mens first team Captain was hoping for a another successful year. Mens practice will be held every Thursday evening at 6.15 pm until the season starts.

 

First Junior morning – off to a great start !

Town Green Tennis Club - Court 2 in the sun

The first Saturday Junior coaching morning of the new season got off to a great start with blue skies and fine weather. The first session for 5 to 8 year olds was to improve tennis skills and have fun hitting some balls. The second session starting at 11.30 saw older juniors enjoying improving their tennis skills in a match situation.

Bill Dow, our Club Coach who runs the sessions described the weather as being “glorious” and  that it was an excellent start to the season. These sessions run from April to October and are also open to non members.The details can be found by clicking here

Reminder : Wednesday  10th April is the last day for Bill’s April Junior Summer Camp. The weather looks to be absolutely brilliant. Starts 1pm !

Please contact Bill  to book your place! tel 01695 624263

 

Junior Coaching – starts this Saturday

Town Green Tennis Club signpost

The Clocks go forward and everyone knows that the tennis season now starts in earnest! The junior coaching at the Club is not left behind and we are pleased to announce that Bill Dow’s popular Saturday morning coaching will begin this Saturday the 6th of April  at the Winifred Lane Courts. As usual there will be two sessions for different age groups.

10.30 – 11.30  for 5 to 8 year olds

11.30 – 12.30  for 9 to 13 year olds

Also, the first of Bill’s popular junior tennis camps will run from 8 – 10 April between 1pm and 4pm. These are great fun and a very enjoyable way to learn and play the game.

Both the Saturday mornings and camps will be run by Bill Dow our long time Community Tennis Coach. These are open to all with pay on the day. You do not need to be a member to attend.

To book a place please contact Bill on 01695 624263 or by email to  billdow@hotmail.com

 

Junior Tennis 1

New Season starts Tuesday 9th April !

Tennis racquets and balls

 

The new season at Town Green Tennis Club officially starts with our first Club night on Tuesday the 9th of April  at 7 pm. As usual  – non members are welcome to come down, say hello and join in !

Membership packs will have already gone out to members and should have hit your door mat within the last week or so. Please fill out your membership form and return to our Club Secretaries ASAP.

The 2019 membership form can also be downloaded here

Look forward to seeing you soon.

New floodlights arrive at Winifred Lane

As we enjoy the longest days of the year, floodlights would normally be the last topic of conversation. This year however, we are able to announce the arrival of the new LED lights. After many years service, the old sodium lights have been replaced by the latest lighting technology.

Since modern LEDs use very little electricity in comparison to the old lights it was possible to just replace the light heads without major expense. In fact, most passers-by are unlikely to notice the difference.

It is hoped that a brighter and whiter light will make tennis a bit easier to play at the beginning and end of the season.

 

American invitation

Town Green Tennis Club ready to play.The next social event at Town Green is the American Tournament which Julian traditionally organises at the beginning of each season. This year it will be held on Sunday 30th April and will commence at 2pm.

It’s an excellent way for new members to try their hand as players rotate partners so that  all players get the chance to play with partners of different ability. It’s also a great level playing field which suits players of all ages and abilities.

There will be prizes for winners and runners-up with light refreshments available. Assuming good weather it is anticipated that the Tournament will end about 5pm. If you want to sign up please contact Julian via julian@tgtc.net