Good Morning West Herts & Watford Lawn Tennis Club Members,
Please find attached the membership form for the forth coming year. I am pleased to say there has been no increase in subscriptions for the forth coming year. As always, a £10 reduction is made for Single Adult memberships if you pay before 30th April 2014.
Give It A Go membership is proving to be a great success again, and I pleased to advise that for this year the membership will stay at the same rate of £100. If you have any friends or family who have never been a member of our fine club, and wish to dust of their tennis racket, then this is for them.
2013 was a year of stability, membership growth and planning for the future.
Given the very positive feedback we have received from virtually all members about the Tiger Turf courts the Committee has decided to start planning for the re-generation of the three courts furthest away from the Clubhouse. These courts have seen better days now and are very unpopular with the vast majority of members. In addition the recent wet summers have led the Committee to conclude that action should be taken.
The Committee has decided, in principle, and subject to the view of members, to lay the latest generation of Tiger Turf courts (probably in blue!) and at the same time lay groundwork foundations for floodlighting.
The healthy bank balance of the Club means that we have enough money to lay the Tiger Turf this year and the plan is to have full 3 court floodlighting when further funds are available in approx. 3 years.
The latest position is that the planning application has been drawn (by Pete) and the plans have been submitted to Watford Council for both the Tiger Turf and the lights. We should receive a planning decision in 8 weeks’ time, by the end of April.
The ladies first team had one of its best seasons for years. Firstly winning the Watford and district league division 1 with a storming six point lead over our closest rivals. (9 wins out of the last 11 years I believe). In our second year in the championship division of the Hertfordshire County league, ladies 1 came third, losing Second place to Harpenden 1 only by a couple of rubbers.
Overall a reasonable season for the men. Over the last year the men team players have participated in the following club competitions.
WDTL (4 men’s team), Herts Summer league (5 teams), Herts Aegon Men’s league (1 team), Herts Winter Singles league (1 team), Herts Winter Vets league (O45 2 teams, O55 1 team), National Vets League & Herts junior U16 & U14 (2 teams).
Some considerations for the future.
With the floodlight league drawing to a close it's time to start thinking of the summer season. Next Thursday, 10th April, we have the Team Tennis Finals AND the Wimbledon ballot. Be there to be included.
Also we have the Mens & Ladies Singles and Doubles tournaments starting soon. Please return the attached form to Pete Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Membership Form 2014 - 2015
On the 5th May we will also be having our famous Bank Holiday tournament. This year it is moving from a breakfast tournament to a lunch tournament. This is always a great day of tennis,food and laughter See poster attached. To register your attendance, please either use the sign up sheets that are now up on the notice board in the club house or reply to this mail.
Please keep an eye on our website for news and events, If you have any suggestions or comments then please let myself or a committee member know. We are grateful of all feedback.
I look forward to seeing you all on the courts over the next 12 months.
Membership Secretary - West Herts & Watford Lawn Tennis Club