Mark's half term camps are starting on 23rd October and are on for two weeks, Monday-Wednesday, so if you still want to book a place, contact him as soon as possible. There are a couple of spots available on his adult cardio course and Thursday Ladies so contact him via www.tennis-aces.co.uk Or if you've just been meaning to get round to sorting out some private coaching time (it's never too late to improve!), there's no time like the present, so JUST DO IT.
Mark's junior presentation night will be held in the hall at 6.30pm on 17th November and it will be a real celebration of their great success this summer, so if you're around, please come and support the event.
Just a couple of Housekeeping Notes - or courtkeeping notes.
As you all know the bottom 2 courts are the focus of fundraising for resurfacing. But in the meantime, remember that they don't drain as well as the new court surface, so please don't use them in the wet, or if you do, you do so at your own risk. Also thanks to everyone who has cleared leaves before they play, it really helps the maintenance. However, if you are available in the mornings and if an eye on the weather reveals a blowy day, pop down for half an hour to get the worst leaf debris off, that will be very helpful. Another few weeks and it will all be OVER for another year.
Important dates for your diary
Let's talk about events, there are some brilliant ones coming up (you have to dress up for nearly all of them - as much or as little as you like!)
Clubnight November 7th - themed for Halloween/Guy Fawkes.
Come appropriately dressed and you will be rewarded with hot dogs and cake!
Open to All Adult KTC members. I hope you can join us on this evening for a fun game of tennis with funny forfeits during each round to make it a more enjoyable (challenging) evening !!
Prizes for the overall winner from the evenings tennis and the best Halloween theme fancy dress !! - optional of course.
Hot and cold nibbles in the bar at 8.30pm onwards
Normal start time of 7.00pm
No entry fee other than the normal £2 for lights.
Come no matter the weather as we can see how good you are at table tennis indoors if the weather isn't kind to us.....I hope to see you there.
And in case anyone asks - day members can attend this special club night too…wooooooo ooo!
Mexican night November 10th - Morten's daughter was teaching out in Mexico when the latest earthquake hit and has decided to stay out there to help rebuild. So, there will be a Mexican party with live music and food. Prices are £25 per ticket (proceeds to Mexican Earthquake Relief Fund). If you are interested, please contact Morten or Sylvia.
Quiz night December 1st - famous Quizmaster (exclusively to KTC) Mr Steve Mockett will be setting and asking the questions BIG prizes, so get your table booked now. (no dressing up required – unless your team name requires it!)
Clubnight December 12th - Christmas, so tinsel your trainers and wreath your rackets with holly and come down for some not so serious competition and refreshments.
Please support the club by signing up to some or allof the fun events above.
La Manga Updates
By the time the next newsletter is out, our international team of 13 should be back on our shores from La Manga, but we hope there will have been lots of FB updates whilst they are over there. Not just from the bar either, we want some tennis ones please for the newsletter (all bribes, paid NOT to run photos will go to the junior court project)
Launch of Ladder Competitions 2018
In addition to other competitions and events, we will be running both Singles and Doubles ladders next year, where you can challenge people above you to play. It's a great way to meet new people and have as much or as little challenge as you like. Mark will get the lists out early in 2018, so look out for them and sign up.
They will run for 6 months, so there's plenty of time to arrange games and climb that ladder!
Junior Court Project
Finally, we are about to commission Labosport to do a survey of the bottom courts so we can spec the project and get quotations. We used Labosport for the middle courts and although this will be a smaller project, we think a professional survey is necessary to ensure all aspects are initially considered. The possibility of getting large grants is limited as the project is just straight surface replacement due to wear and tear, but we will be exploring all avenues available to us to raise the required funds.
Once we know the figure required, we will be going all out to raise money, so please think if there is anything you can do, whether it be running an event, sponsorship, a small donation (or a large one), or providing a loan - we will need your help. The courts are deteriorating and need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Waitrose Community Matters
The application made to Waitrose to include KTC in this month’s community matters charity pay out was successful and we’re now one of the three groups you can vote for at Waitrose in Knutsford.
At the end of your shop in the branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box near the exit doors - we’ll share £500 with two other charities apportioned depending on the number of tokens received.
There’s no minimum value of shop needed to get a token, but you’ll probably have to remind staff to give you one or look out for the container of tokens on the self-service tills.
So tell your family and friends to shop at Waitrose and vote for KTC!
Mereheath Lane traffic restrictions
There is an event being held at Tatton Park on the 11th and 12th November - a 10k run on the Saturday and half marathon on the Sunday, which will result in some road closures in the morning for both Saturday and Sunday on Mereheath Lane.
There will be traffic management teams in place to ensure that access to Mereheath Lane is available. There will be one team controlling traffic entering and leaving Mereheath Lane through the Knutsford entrance to the road.
The roads will be affected from the following times.
Saturday 11th November - 9.40am - 10:45am (approx)
Sunday 12th November - 9.20am - 12pm (approx)
For further information, please contact Rob Jowett – 07842483119 firstname.lastname@example.org
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