Juniors’ Christmas Party

Coaching
Saturday 21st December
9am to 10am reds
10am to 11am orange
11am to 12pm green and yellow

4-6pm Christmas Party 
Bring and share buffet.
All welcome for fun and games, mince pies, beverages, raffle and the presentation of the Rod Swan junior series trophies.

Christmas Craft Workshop

Sunday 8th December 2-5pm 

Make your own table decorations, scented candles, wrapping paper & cards.

£10 per head (£15 non-members)

Price includes all materials, tuition, nibbles and a glass of Prosecco.

Please contact Karen Stevens (07393 572349) or Sam Russe (07917 440931) to book, as places are limited.

Christmas Quickie & Party

Following on from the success of the last one in September, Mary Walkerdine will be organising a Christmas Quickie on Saturday 14th December, starting promptly at 2.15pm. 

• Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring ladies & men.
• £1 entry.

All are welcome to join in the fun!

Come and join us afterwards for the Christmas Party which will take place straight after the last Quick Tournament of 2019!

Bring and share tea, raffle and the last quiz of the year!

Raffle tickets now on sale at the bar.

Spooky goings on reported at KLTC on Saturday…..

At 5.30pm on Saturday evening local residents reported seeing vampires, werewolves, skeletons, witches and even a dinosaur! Little did they know it was the KLTC Halloween party.

Our juniors surpassed themselves this year with some spectacular costumes and it was wonderful to see so many of them joining in the fun.

The highlight of the evening had to be watching Team Matt v Team Dave wrapping each of the coaches up as mummies. Pete Wayborn cast the deciding vote which saw Team Dave win by a very small margin. I’m not sure who enjoyed themselves most, Matt, Dave or the kids.

Finally, a big thanks goes to all those involved, Sarah (whose cupcakes wend down a storm), Sue, Matt, Dave and not forgetting the clean up team, Pete and Karen.

Written by Carol (Social secretary)

Presentation Evening and Annual Dinner and Dance

Saturday 16th November 2019
At Knowle Golf Club
The Fairway (Off West Town Lane), Bristol BS4 5DF
7.00pm for dinner at 7.30pm prompt
£29.00 per head

An annual event for members and friends not to be missed. Dinner followed by presentation of trophies for all tournament winners and Disco. Cash bar.

Payment and menu choices can be made by filling in the form below or with Cynthia Douglas, Vicky Povey, Carol Grant or Rob Tucker no later than the 2nd November 2019

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 AB Smith – PE)

For further information or assistance in obtaining tickets telephone Bernard Tipling on 07850 002094 or email btipling@btconnect.com


Menu choices

STARTERS

Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup with Bread and Butter
Crayfish Tail Cocktail with Bread and Butter
Almond Rolled Goats Cheese with Baked Beetroot and Watercress Salad

MAINS

Chicken Supreme with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy
Steamed Salmon Fillet with Herb Cream
Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Risotto with Asparagus and Halloumi (V)

All main courses served with New Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERTS

Chocolate Torte with Cream
Lemon Posset with Shortbread Biscuit
White Chocolate and Rasberry Cheesecake with Cream


Coffee and Mints


Payment type:

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KLTC Singles box league 2019 / 20

STARTS 1ST OCTOBER 2019

To enter please send your name and phone number to Olly O at shub_star@yahoo.co.uk. The first round of fixtures will be published on October 1st, so please enter by September 29th!

MEN AND LADIES WELCOME

• 4 matches per round (each round runs for 2 months) – 3 rounds in total.
• Each match is 12 games – should only take an hour or so of your time.
• Players are grouped into divisions consisting of players of similar levels.
• Promotions and relegations means divisions are mixed up after rounds 1 and 2.
• 6 months of singles play leading to being declared the KLTC Singles Box League Champion!
• Good fun and good competitive tennis – get to play people from the club you may never have faced before.


KLTC SINGLES BOX LEAGUE 2019/20 RULEBOOK
(October 2019 – March 2020)

  • EACH MATCH CONSISTS OF 12 GAMES (SCORES CAN RANGE FROM 12-0 TO 6-6) – MATCHES WILL THEREFORE RARELY LAST LONGER THAN 1 HOUR
  • IF FLOODLIGHTS ARE REQUIRED, IT’S £5 FOR AN HOUR (PLAYERS TO SPLIT THIS)
  • PLAYERS WILL BE GROUPED INTO DIVISIONS BASED ON THEIR PLAYING LEVEL
  • EACH DIVISION WILL CONSIST OF 5 PLAYERS – MEANING EACH PLAYER WILL PLAY 4 MATCHES PER ROUND (POSSIBLY 5 MATCHES IF IN A DIVISION OF 6 PLAYERS)
  • EACH ROUND WILL BE PLAYED OVER A TWO MONTH PERIOD (GIVING ENOUGH TIME TO ARRANGE YOUR MATCHES)
  • ROUND 1 (OCTOBER – NOVEMBER) | ROUND 2 (DECEMBER – JANUARY) | ROUND 3 (FEBRUARY – MARCH)
  • AT THE END OF EACH ROUND THERE WILL BE PROMOTIONS AND RELEGATIONS ACROSS THE DIVISIONS – SO YOU GET NEW PLAYERS TO PLAY EACH ROUND
  • UP TO YOU TO ARRANGE YOUR MATCHES AT TIMES TO SUIT YOU – BUT ALL MATCHES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF EACH ROUND (THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS AS WE ROLL STRAIGHT INTO THE NEXT ROUND OF MATCHES)
  • REMEMBER TO USE ‘CLUBSPARK’ TO BOOK MATCHES / CHECK COURT AVAILABILITY
  • 1 POINT IS AWARDED FOR EVERY GAME WON (SO SCORECARDS MUST STATE THE FULL SCORE PLEASE)
  • NO POINTS ARE AWARDED FOR UNPLAYED MATCHES (NOTHING CAN BE CLAIMED OR CONCEDED)
  • BONUS POINTS
    ~ 2 BONUS POINTS FOR EACH WIN (OR 3 BONUS POINTS FOR EACH WIN WHILST IN DIVISION 1)
    ~ 1 BONUS POINT FOR EACH COMPLETED MATCH
    ~ BONUS POINTS BASED ON WHERE YOU FINISH IN A DIVISION (FROM 5 TO 1)
  • IF THERE IS A TIE AT THE END OF A ROUND – CRITERIA IS HEAD TO HEAD, THEN NUMBER OF WINS, THEN GAMES WON & FINALLY COIN TOSS
  • FOR PLAYERS WHO PLAY 5 MATCHES, YOUR BEST 4 RESULTS ARE CHOSEN
  • A LEAGUE TABLE WILL BE POSTED AT THE END OF EACH ROUND – THE PLAYER WITH THE MOST POINTS AT THE END OF ROUND 3 WILL BE CROWNED “SINGLES BOX LEAGUE CHAMPION!”

Summer Finals Weekend

See the photos of the finalists on our gallery page >>

Just a reminder that the summer finals take place next weekend. The provisional schedule is below:

Saturday 07/09 from 1:30pm
Mens & Ladies Singles
Rod Swan/Juniors*
Mixed Doubles & Mixed Doubles Plate

Sunday 08/09 from 1pm (Staggered running order)
Mens Doubles
Rod Swan/Juniors*
Mens & Ladies Singles Plates
Ladies Doubles

* Subject to confirmation & change

Geoff Douglas generation cup

The tournament began under a dark sky and gentle rain, until suddenly the sun came out and the tournament erupted into life. Six junior members turned up along with some senior members from another section of the club – the joining together of separate sections of the club epitomises the rationale of the tournament. The idea is to get different sections of the club to get together and play tennis!

All matches were closely contested. Pete Wayborn, our most senior playing member on the day, played with Faye Green our most junior member on the day and did really well in their group, but going forward into the semi finals were:
Laura and Daniel Green v Pete Evans and Sian
Emily and Karen S v Matt and Carol

Spectators viewed wonderful, hard fought matches culminating in a final of:
Emily and Karen S v Pete E and Sian

After a very exciting final Pete E and Sian were victorious.

The overall sense of different generations playing together and enjoying the game is the essence of the Geoff Douglas Generation Cup Tournament.

Thanks to everyone for coming and for a delicious tea.

Cynthia Douglas