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!
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.
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.
Our opening club night was blessed with dry though somewhat blustery weather as we got into our stride for the season. It was good to see that a number of prospective tennis players joined us for the evening and hopefully they will have been encouraged to visit us again.
Now the season starts in earnest with teams preparing for the start of fixtures in the Southport and Liverpool leagues. Last Thursday the mens team had a fine evening and got nearly two hours of practice without needing to use the floodlights.
Mens practice session
It was interesting to see that the first floodlight on the third court had already been converted to LED. It’s not easy to see, but the old sodium light fitting has been removed and replaced. Such is the technology nowadays, the new LED lights don’t actually look like lights at all. Hopefully the weather will allow the conversion of the remaining lights before matches begin.
Many of us know that playing regular tennis is good for the health but a new study by Liverpool Hope University aims to prove it scientifically. The research project is the first of its kind and is looking for volunteer tennis players to take part in its pioneering research project.
Recreational players in the age groups 18 – 25 and 35 – 65 are sought to undertake a two-hour session to measure all aspects of fitness and general health. Dr Matthew Jackson of LHU said ” The study will provide valuable feedback to participants on their general health.. I think it will be very interesting for those recreational players who take part”
Further information can be found in the Q and A document and the promotional poster.Dates for the study are yet to be confirmed but it is envisaged that it will commence mid to end May and Town Green Tennis Club already has one confirmed participant.
Interested? Then please contact Dr Matthew Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 291 3758.
Our new membership pack has now been finalised and should arriving through letter boxes anytime now. If you can’t wait, the 2016 membership renewal form can be downloaded here. There will be a new lock on the court gates this year so all members are reminded to purchase a new key.
If you know someone who would be interested in joining the club don’t forget to invite them down to opening club night on Tuesday the 12th of April. It’s a free open night and a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some leisurely tennis!
If you want to know more about us you can download our membership pack here to find out what we have planned for 2016. If you like what you see and want to join in why not check out our membership application form.