Wimbledon Opt In

The LTA Advantage Wimbledon ballot is a centralised ballot for our Fan+, Play+ and Compete Advantage Members over the age of 11, offering them the chance to attend The Championships.

In order to access the LTA Advantage Wimbledon Ballot, you must hold one of the above Advantages and Opt In to the ballot, through your online Advantage area, during the Opt In Window.

For more information on how to make sure you are eligible for the LTA Advantage Wimbledon ballot and to find out about the changes made to the ballot for 2022, please visit LTA Help & FAQs.

To opt in

Login to your account on the LTA website

Click on the ‘WIMBLEDON BALLET 2022’ green banner.

Click on ‘The Championships, Wimbledon’ to view the 2 benefits.

Then click on ‘LTA Wimbledon Ballot Opt In’ white box.

Click on ‘LTA Advantage Wimbledon Ballot Opt In’ white block

Click on ‘Opt In to the ballot’ blue button

That’s it.

Questionnaire 2022

As your new Chairperson, I’d like to canvas your opinions on what you want from your club. We’ve had a high number of new members and it would be great if everyone has the opportunity to shape the club moving forwards.  

With this in mind, I’m inviting you to complete a quick survey by 13th February.  Once all responses have been collated, the committee and I will use them to form a plan for the next 12 months.

I look forward to hearing from you all and please don’t hesitate to contact me directly on chairperson@knowlelawntennis.net at any time if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thanks
Carol

    🎄 Christmas themed club play

    Club Play on 22nd December will be slightly different.

    Mike will be organising a quick style tournament during the club play session on the Wednesday night.

    Because of recent Government guidance we will not be opening the club house or bar as previous mentioned. 

    Please all come along, fancy dress optional!

    KLTC Annual General Meeting

    Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021
    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: KLTC Clubhouse

    All members are welcome to attend.
    The Annual General Meeting will take place as above. The Officers and Management Committee will be elected at that meeting. It should be noted that anyone who wishes to stand for any position, or who nominates or seconds anyone who stands, must be a current member. A list of committee positions and the current post holders is posted on the noticeboard in order that nominations can be made prior to the meeting. The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting are also displayed,

    Notice is also given that a proposal will be made at the Annual General Meeting that the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary procedure as displayed on the notice board be appended to the constitution as Byelaw 2.

    It is intended that reports will be made available prior to that date for members to look through and will not be read out at the meeting. Time will be made available should there be any questions regarding any of the reports. Any items for inclusion on the Agenda should be submitted in writing to me by Friday 3rd December 2021.

    Peter Wayborn
    Chairman

    The Knowle Cricket Club Firework Display

    The Knowle Cricket Club are having their annual firework display on Sunday 7th November at 7pm. 

    There will be no access to the tennis courts or clubhouse during this time. However because of the inconvenience to our members, we all have FREE entrance to the display.

    Donations are welcome and would be very much appreciated by the cricket club.

    If anyone wishes to attend can they meet at the tennis club and then together go round to the cricket club at 6.45pm. 

    It should be noted that the car park gates are going to be closed on Saturday evening until after the display.

    Presentation Evening and Annual Dinner and Dance

    Saturday 20 November 2021
    At Knowle Golf Club
    The Fairway (Off West Town Lane), Bristol BS4 5DF
    6:45pm for prompt sit down for meal at 7:30pm
    The cost of each ticket is £27.00

    There will be a three course meal, the presentation of cups and awards, followed by a disco.

    Payment and menu choices can be made by filling in the form below or with Cynthia Douglas no later than the 2nd November 2021


    Payment by cash, cheques (payable to Knowle Lawn Tennis Club) or bank transfer
    • Account name: Knowle Lawn Tennis Club
    • Sort Code: 60-12-29
    • Account Number: 76412393
    • Payment reference: Initials, Surname and PE (eg PN your name)

    For further information or assistance in obtaining tickets telephone Cynthia Douglas douglas_cynthia@hotmail.com


    Menu choices

    STARTERS

    Crayfish cocktail, bread and butter
    Almond rolled goats cheese, baked beetroot and watercress salad

    MAINS

    Chicken Supreme with white wine and mushroom sauce
    Steamed Salmon Fillet with herb crust
    Portobello Mushroom stuffed with risotto, asparagus and halloumi

    All main courses served with New Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

    DESSERTS

    Chocolate torte with cream
    White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and cream 

    Coffee and Mints


    Presentation Menu Choice Form


      Todd King Future Presidents Cup 2021

      Sat 25th Sept POSTPONED

      Todd joined KLTC as a junior aged 10 and found a true love of tennis very quickly. He progressed through the junior ranks and was delighted to be invited to join men’s match practice, at only 13, by Geoff Douglas who was a fantastic mentor to the boys coming through the ranks. He went on to play men’s league each year after that, including his final season, whilst undertaking 6 months of Chemotherapy, daily Radiotherapy and taking his GCSEs. 

      Tennis and the KLTC family spirit was hugely important to him, particularly at that time. It is our absolute pleasure to continue supporting the club in his honour and we look forward to seeing you all there.

      The Geoff Douglas Generation Tournament 2021

      The Geoff Douglas Generation tournament was held on a beautiful, warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in August. Out of the 34 entrants it was brilliant to see six of our stronger junior players amongst them. The junior players were paired with our strongest male and female entrants, all other competitors were paired with a player of a different generation (as far as possible) so that the tournament was very fair and any pair could win. 

      Unfortunately during the tournament Bryony fell over and could no longer carry on playing. Geoff would have been so proud to see his granddaughter Amelia step up and play instead of Bryony, of course it was her very first tournament and she was a little nervous, but she did her best and played some good shots. Our best wishes to Bryony for a speedy recovery.

      All the matches were very hard fought and close. The juniors played very well and conducted themselves in an exemplary way, waiting at the change overs and encouraging their partners.  It was good to see many of the different sections of the club come together for this tournament which means so much for me and the family.

      The final was brilliant as it was Dave Willford (one of our coaches) and Dan Hoare (one of our talented juniors) against Dan Purnell (one of our best players who has finally made it to adulthood as normally in this tournament he has to play as a youngster) and Yusuf Qazi (another of our talented junior players). This is the very essence of the tournament which is to help the juniors move into the senior section and get to know the other players. Dan P and Yusuf defeated Dave and Dan in a very tense final tiebreaker. Many congratulations Dan P and Yusuf.

      Many thanks also to all the spectators and all the families who helped to make the afternoon so special and in particular to everyone who brought contributions to the tea, in fact it was more like a feast and the table groaned under the weight of the food. Geoff would have loved it!

      Cynthia Douglas

      Dan Hoare (one of our talented juniors)
      Yusuf Qazi (another of our talented junior players).

      The Geoff Douglas Generation Championship Tiebreaker Tournament

      Sunday 22 August at 2:00pm.

      Geoff Douglas was a very keen member who dedicated a great deal of time to getting young members integrated into the club.  This tournament is in his memory and is designed to enable a younger member to play with someone more mature.  It works like this …

      Adult competitors will be ranked in order of which league team they played in.  Non-league players will be added to the end of the list.  Junior players will be ranked in order of which league team they played in or which coaching group they attend.  The coaches will decide which juniors will be invited.

      The 4 highest ranked adults will be drawn out of a hat and paired with the 4 lowest ranked juniors whose names will also be drawn out of a hat. This will be repeated until all players have a partner.  Hopefully this will give everyone a chance to win.

      On the day the players will play a Championship Tiebreaker, which means the first pair to get 10 points with a 2 point lead will win. In the event of the match continuing after 10 points the first pair to get 12 points whether or not there is a 2 point lead will win.  Depending on the number of entries the tournament will be played on a round robin basis where all pairs play each other, or there will be boxes where the top pairs play a semi final then the final.

      Please only sign up if you are certain you will be able to play as the pairs have to be sorted out in advance to give everyone the chance of winning! Please sign up by Thursday 19 August.

      Bring and Share Tea

      Rachel Wayborn Tournament:

      A great day at Rachel’s Tournament which was due to be wet but she was having none of that and kept the rain away and even the sun popped out for the occasion. Thanks to everyone who played or came up to the club. Congratulations to Hannah and Dave the first winners of the new trophy. It all contributed to a special day and a great tribute to Rachel. The KLTC family is always strong and we are all grateful to be part of it.