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

Menu choices


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


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


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.

    Annual General Meeting


    Commencing at 7.30pm

    The Annual General Meeting will take place as above. This meeting will be held on line via Zoom due to current restrictions. Full details will be circulated as soon as possible regarding a link. 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 will be made available in order that nominations can be made prior to the meeting

    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 Monday, 12th April, 2021.

    Peter Wayborn

    50-50 Club

    Well, what a year! Since I last wrote to you our lives have changed in many different ways, but the 50-50 Club carries on in its traditional way by helping our wonderful tennis club and now it needs even more help than ever from past and present members and friends.

    Christopher Orlik, Suzanne Bull and Carol Grant are just a few of the 50-50 Club members who have won first prize in the past year – let’s hope we can add your name to the list next year. Many thanks to the 58 people who joined the 50-50 Club last year; ranging in age from pre-school to octogenarians, which meant we were able to have 12 monthly draws. Hopefully more participants will join this year and we will be able to have more and BIGGER prizes.

    This mutually beneficial event is one of the ways we raise money for Knowle Lawn Tennis Club. Loyal members past and present have dug deep in their pockets and have been a great support and I hope this year will be no different, but for those of you who don’t know what it’s all about let me explain ….

    • For a one-off payment of £15 your name will be entered in a series of draws over the next year
    • Each month 3 names will be drawn to win a monetary prize such as £20, £10 or £5
    • The first draw will take place in March 2021
    • A list of winners will be posted on the club notice board
    • Under lottery regulations we can only give a proportion of the money collected as prize money the rest goes to club funds

    Please let me have your completed entry form which is also attached to this email and a cheque for £15 made payable to Knowle Lawn Tennis Club or cash or you can do a Bank Transfer to: Knowle Lawn Tennis Club Sort Code: 60-12-29 A/c No: 76412393 Ref: FFC and your name as soon as possible. Please let me know if you are doing a Bank Transfer.

    Ask other members of your family or friends to join too – it’s probably the best investment around at the moment!!  The more people who join – the bigger the prizes.  Remember all profits will be used to ensure our club maintains and improves its wonderful facilities.  Please be generous.

    Last year’s winners were:

    March 2020Jamie BassettDave WillfordSuzanne Bull
    April 2020Suzanne BullBeryl CoombsBella Clark
    May 2020Christopher OrlikKaren StevensEllen Stevens
    June 2020Tony WillfordChristopher OrlikDom Stevens
    July 2020Carol GrantMike NashMolly Bateman
    August 2020Nick GriffinJack TiplingEddie O’Regan
    September 2020Andrew KingSandra King-WilsomTony Willford
    October 2020Ava DouglasLiz BessellMaria Butler
    November 2020Tom ColesEddie O’ReganStu Butler
    December 2020Trish NashMike NashEllen Stevens
    January 2021Harry BessellKathy CurlingBernard Tipling
    February 2021Cynthia DouglasAnn HillBridget Hunter

    Many thanks in anticipation. Please make this a year to remember for the 50-50 Club.

    Cynthia Douglas (50-50 Club Secretary)

    Club Play

    Following the LTA Guidelines it needs to be an organised event – so the first 16 players will be allocated courts, then after that it is normal club play rules and you can mix up with all the other players. Obviously keeping in mind social distancing. 

    So if you aren’t able to make it at the start you can still book but let either Matt or Dave know. If you are unable to attend you can cancel your booking or let the coaches know. A maximum of 30 people are allowed at each session.

    All members and abilities welcome to join in the fun.

    Wednesday Club Play – 6.30pm till 8.30pm
    Please contact Matt: 07753 746 126 or
    Note: Tuesday evening is the deadline for the court allocation of the first 16 players.

    Saturday Club Play – 2pm till 4pm
    Please contact Dave 07480 909 290 or

    Knowle Lawn Tennis Club EVENT DELIVERY PLAN – COVID-19

    Name of eventClub Tennis
    LocationKnowle Lawn Tennis Club  
    Description of event (e.g. Competition, Club Night)Club Play
    Size of the eventN/A
    DateOngoing – Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons  
    TimingsWeds: 6.30pm to 9pm Sat: 2pm to 5pm
    Before the eventParticipants must book their attendance on the Clubspark system Players to be organised into doubles matches prior to the commencement of the session. Whilst waiting to start players to maintain social distancing and to ensure that they only congregate in a group of a maximum of six people.    
    During the eventAll players to follow guidelines previously published regarding social distancing on court when participating in doubles play. As this is an organised event players may interchange from court to court but must maintain social distancing when doing so. If there is a delay between matches or players are waiting to go on court, social distancing measures must be observed and again no more than six persons to be in any group. In the event of inclement weather the clubhouse can be used but the rule regarding a maximum of six people in one group must be observed.    
    After the eventPlayers to disperse whilst ensuring social distancing measures are complied with. If players wish to use the clubhouse and/or the bar facilities they must only congregate in groups of a maximum of six people. All other social distancing measures must also be observed. It is recommended that players thoroughly wash their hands after the end of play. Suitable anti-bacterial handwashes are available in the changing rooms.  
    GuidelinesAll other relevant guidelines regarding play at the club to be complied with