Whilst the weather is rather unpredictable these days, I am delighted to say that last Sunday we were very fortunate as we had a fantastic OPEN DAY on a grey but at least DRY day with lots of sunny spells ;-). The club was heaving with visitors including many families and children of all playing standards, as well as people who came to see us for a day out and savour one or two delicious burgers or cakes 😉 It was truly amazing and I would like to thank everyone who helped make this day such a wonderful event. See the attached pictures. We signed up 20 adults, 27 children and 1 student and have now followed up with everyone else who has left us contact details.
Our next promotional event will be the ‘Love Whetstone’ day on the High Road, which is on Sunday 4th June. I will remind you next week, but do put the date in your diary please. We will have a stand on the High Road and I am still looking for volunteers who can man our stand for an hour or so as I will have to return to the club to welcome visitors during the day.
As you have noticed, we were recently cleaning our macadam courts and will soon do the second part of the project, which is repainting and repairing loose bits. I will confirm the date as soon as possible. Starting on the 12th June we will refurbish the front courts on the right, as they are getting slippery because of the rather compacted sand.
You will have seen the new NO PARKING signs in the car park. We noticed that more cars which come in, now tend to turn round and exit straight away. If you see them leave their cars, please tell non facility users to exit without delay as the car park is now monitored and fines may be issued.
A big thank you to our member Matt Moore who is working very hard on replacing the grating in the car park. This work was well overdue as the rain water could no longer drain off which started causing us problems.
As I am writing this email, we have the Racketball finals night. If you can, do still pop in and watch our competitors. There will be a finger buffet afterwards and you are welcome to stay.
Later on this evening, the social committee will have their pools and darts night again. Feel free to take part.
FINAL RESULTS of the Middlesex Ladies Winter League 2016/17
O P Ladies 1 finished 2nd in N E Division 1 so will be promoted.
OP Ladies 2 finished 3rd in N E Division 2 – Unfortunately they finished 1 point behind Finchley on 61 points so Finchley will get promoted.
OP Ladies 3 finished 4th in NE Division 3
OP Ladies 4 finished top of East Division 6 so will be promoted too.
Fantastic results for our Ladies Teams – Well done to all the players, and thanks to all those who captained teams for all their hard work!
Wimbledon tickets: This is to remind anyone who was allocated a pair of tickets to now please purchase them online. If you have not heard from the LTA by email, then I suggest you call them on 0208 487 7000 to follow up.
On Monday 22nd May we will host a school tournament at the Club. The schools will need 8 courts between 11am and 3pm. If possible, please avoid these times and play earlier or later.
TV listings this week:
Saturday 20th May 3pm Bradford City v Millwall Championship Play Off
Sunday 21st May 3pm Liverpool v Middlesbrough Premier League Sky Sports 1
3pm Watford v Manchester City Premier League Sky Sports 2
I wish you a very good weekend!
Alex Rooney | Club Manager
Working days: Tuesdays to Saturdays
(Sundays and Mondays office closed)
Oakleigh Park Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
100 Oakleigh Road North | Whetstone | London | N20 9EZ
020 8445 7221