Your subscription for the club year to 31st March 2018 is now due and we welcome your continued membership.
General Club information
Representative for Junior Members/Parents:
Andrea Strathmore has joined the Committee with particular responsibility for Junior matters. We would encourage the Juniors and Junior parents to use her to put forward any ideas and suggestions they may have. She will then feed them back to the committee.
Her contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will all be aware that our floodlights have been recently repaired and so should be in good working order. We also have a fully functional PIR light above the court entrance and a newly installed external socket inside the court. This has been a significant but essential expense for the club.
Use of the floodlights is still included in your subscription, and so no additional charge will be made when they are required. Other clubs charge up to £3.00 per hour. However, please be careful when using the light key as both it and the electric workings are quite delicate and are easily damaged. We will be monitoring the cost incurred and reviewing our position on this annually. We would, therefore, urge you to be mindful of this and be responsible in their use. This includes using only 1 set of floodlights per court used. Please ensure they are turned off properly when you leave and note that we do not have permission to use them after 10.00pm.
It is important that you adhere to club rules regarding the lights.
Once again we will be receiving a limited allocation of Wimbledon tickets. Requests for them will be on a first come first served basis, and only members who have paid their subscription or set up a standing order will be considered. Tickets must not be resold and are only available as pairs or multiples thereof. If you wish to register your interest please contact our Ballot Administrator, Elaine Wheeler, Tel. 01902 689278, Mob 07985074991, email: email@example.com. Please note the deadline for 2017 has now passed.
Standard of Dress and Behaviour:
Tennis/Sports wear is expected on court and it is especially important that players wear appropriate footwear. This is for players’ own safety as unsuitable footwear can cause immediate and long-term damage to both feet and ankles. Please turn off mobile phones when on court and do not pass behind players on another court when a point is being played.
The club operates a Visitors’ Fee system in order to be fair to those fully paid up members. We welcome prospective members/parents of Juniors to use our courts and we levy a charge of £2.00 per session per adult, £1.00 for Juniors (without lights). Use of lights will incur an additional charge of £1 for every half an hour. We would normally limit non-member use to 3 sessions and then we would expect them to join the club in one of our appropriate categories. As the club does not have the resources to either police or monitor this in any way, we need to rely on that concept called honesty. If you do wish to play on the courts as a visitor, please log your use and give your fee to a committee member as soon as possible.
First Aid box
A reminder to all that there is a first aid box located in the court cupboard on court 1. There is also an accident report form there, should you be unfortunate enough to need it, as well as details of our designated First Aiders.
Wolverhampton Sport Development Club Registration:
The Club now has this registration and the certificates are on our noticeboard in WCC. It is similar to the ‘Clubmark’ obtained by larger clubs and gives us accreditation, recognition as a quality club, and provides re-assurance to all members and potential members of our excellent operating standards. As a result we are required to post notices related to such matters as Code of Conduct of parents, players and spectators.
Tennis Playing – Weekly Schedule:
The courts are available for members during daylight hours throughout the year and at night until 10.00pm after which time the floodlights must be switched off. There are also specific club sessions where members can come along and have a game by ‘mixing-in’ with other members who turn up. As a courtesy to other members please try and arrive promptly. All standards are welcome.
Sunday 10.00am – 12.00 noon*
Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00 noon, 6.30pm – 8.00pm*
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm Free Junior group coaching with Club coach
Thursday 10.00am – 12.00 noon, 6.30pm – 8.00pm*
Friday 5.30pm – 6.30pm Priority Junior Mix-ins (un-supervised)
Sunday 4.00pm – 6.00pm Reserved for Junior Coaching, (see below).
*We would advise members who wish to play on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday mix-ins to arrange to meet other players beforehand, as ad hoc attendance has been minimal, especially over the winter.
Junior Playing Times:
On Fridays from 5.30pm – 6.30pm and Sunday pm coaching sessions, Juniors have priority over all other members and guests on all courts. Seniors have priority on other mix-in sessions, but Juniors are welcome to join in if there is space available.
Juniors also have priority on court 3 at the following times:
Monday to Friday 3.30pm – 6.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Chair’s report AGM 2017
Previous Chair’s Reports.