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Dear member

As we are heading into the Easter break we are excited to kick off with our new tennis coaching programme this weekend. If you wish to apply for a last minute place for the Easter camps, please let us know as we still have availability. Juliet, Luke and Oliver are all looking forward to working with you. They will be facilitating all group lessons and offer individual lessons. Please contact them directly to book a lesson. Their numbers are on our notice board and on the website.

For summer term lessons, please contact Juliet on tenniscoaching@oakleighparkclub.co.uk

In order to maximise the Club’s full potential and grow our membership we have opted for this new business model of taking the tennis coaching in-house. We believe that this was the right choice for Oakleigh Park and are looking forward to exciting times ahead.

We wish our current coaches Martin and Lennie all the very best for their future and would like to thank them for having held the fort for so long.

Social:
Thank you to Barbara, Carol and Penny for cooking for our Quiz Night a couple of weeks ago! Also, a big thank you goes to Phil, who organised and ran it. Again, it was a very good evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

Dates for your diary:
Our Wimbledon Ballot at the Club will take place on Wednesday, 10th May. Please remember that only the names of paid up and OPTED IN members will be put in the ballot.

If you can’t attend that evening, you will need to appoint a proxy and let us know who it is. We will display the list of available tickets in the club house nearer the time.

Club OPEN DAY: Sunday 14th May. More details to follow.

Tennis:

Team news:
Ladies 1st Team had a decisive win over Farm Walk last week – they won 14 -2 – a great result ladies.
Ladies 4 finished top of East Division 6 in the Winter League which means they will be promoted next year – Well done to all the Ladies that played – a fantastic achievement.
We will let you know where all the other teams finished when all the winter league matches have been completed.

Junior tennis:
The U18s boys played their final match of the winter season last weekend losing 8-4 to a strong Conway side. Some results still need to be uploaded but it looks like they will finish 2nd or 3rd which is a great success with such a small squad, all of which played up 1 or 2 age brackets. The core team were Eden West, Nuri Morad, David Bennett & Eu-An Su with Eddie Condon and Hamish Aitkin also playing 1 or 2 games. Well done to all the boys! Special mention should go to Eu-An Su who won 7 out of 7 matches!

Squash:
The Men’s 2nd team won their away game to Wembley & Sudbury 3-2 on Tuesday, securing their safety in Division 5. The team was Adrian Ledbury (captain), Kevin Wallis, David Bennett, Duncan Wheeler, Eli Pressman

Please note that the Squash tournaments draw will be up this weekend.

A reminder that advanced squash coaching sessions continue for another 3 weeks on Thursdays at 8.15pm. Please book with Lucas at https://app.punchpass.net/org/1286/classes

Racketlon:
Junior squash & Tennis member David Bennett captained the Hertfordshire Racketlon team last weekend at the County Championships. They won Division 2, beating Kent, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire to take the trophy.

And last but not least: Our ventilation in the squash courts will be replaced at the beginning of May. I am sorry that you had to wait a long time but now we have booked out the courts for this work and are looking forward to a good ventilation 😉 We will also replace the lights in the squash courts.

Please note that I will be away on holidays from next Tuesday afternoon. The office will be manned by volunteers but it will not be during regular hours.

Your next newsletter will come at the end of April.

HAVE A VERY NICE EASTER!

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