Once again the bi-annual American Tournament was great success with Town Green club members enjoying good weather for the afternoon. Julian organised the event and at the end of the days tennis awarded the prizes to the winners!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
We have started getting ready for first Club night and are making preparations for the evening. As always, there is a warm welcome for non members to come along and join us to play some tennis and enjoy the refreshments.
Bill will be on hand to give some coaching tips and we will have a selection of racquets and balls if you don’t have your own equipment.
Keep an eye out for our new poster which will be seen around and about the Club in the next few days!
EASTER CAMP 1 Monday to Wednesday – 3rd – 5th April – 1 till 4pm
EASTER CAMP 2 Monday to Wednesday – 10th – 12th April – 1 till 4pm
MAY CAMP Monday to Wednesday – 29th to May 31st – 1 till 4pm
SUMMER CAMP 1 Monday to Wednesday – 24th – 26th July – 1 till 4pm
SUMMER CAMP 2 Monday to Wednesday – 31st Jul to 2nd August – 1 till 4pm
These are provisional with more information to follow nearer the dates!
February might seem very early to be discussing plans for summer tennis – but it is a key month in the local tennis calendar. Work starts in earnest when Town Green representatives attend both the Southport and Liverpool Tennis Group fixture meetings where our teams play league tennis. Then Clubs will host their own Committee meetings to organise events, purchase balls and agree court time for the season.
The first three confirmed dates are always first club night, coaching and our early season American Tournament and once we have these agreed it feels like the season is underway. This year the dates are
Coaching – usual format with Bill’s popular Saturday mornings starting 1st April
First Club Night – our curtain raiser for the season will be at 7pm on the 11th April
American Tournament – to be held at 2pm on Sunday 30th April
These dates have only just been announced and there will be plenty more information in the very near future.
Bill Dow’s Saturday coaching programme starts on the 16th April and will run through the season till mid October. Bill has run this fun tennis morning for many years and it is very popular. It’s a great way for youngsters to enjoy and learn the game.
The Saturday morning schedule is
9.30 to 10.30 – under 7s
10.30 to 11.30 – under 10s
11.30 to 12.30 – under 14s
If you have a form please bring it with you otherwise just turn up on the day!
Parents are welcome to watch but if you want to play yourselves why not consider our superb value family membership. With plenty of court time available for free play, families can enjoy tennis together right through the season. Check out our membership page for more details or feel free to give us a call for more information.