Annual General Meeting

THURSDAY 15TH APRIL 2021

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
Chairman

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:

MONTH1ST PRIZE2ND PRIZE3RD PRIZE
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)
email: douglas_cynthia@hotmail.com

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  matt-thompson1984@hotmail.co.uk
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 willford_david@yahoo.co.uk


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

Easter Craft Workshop

Making: * Chocolate truffles * Easter biscuits * Soaps  * Novelty mini planters

*** POSTPONED ***

£15 per head includes all materials, a glass of Prosecco and nibbles.
Limited places – first come first served.

To book contact Karen Stevens on 07393 572 349 or karenstevens1@virginmedia.com

Pete’s Quiz Night

It’s that time again to dust off your brain cells and dig out the facts you never thought you needed to know!

Saturday 7th March 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.

£1 per person and max of 6 people per team.

Chinese New Year Supper Club Saturday

25th January 7 for 7.30pm


Duck and Vegetable Spring Rolls served with chilli dipping sauce
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Sweet and Sour Chicken served with boiled rice
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Tropical Fruit Salad served with ice cream


£20 per head – includes 3 course dinner, prawn crackers and fortune cookies.
Vegetarian option available for main course.


Places bookable in advance with full payment by contacting Karen Stevens 07393 572 349.
Limited places, first come first served.


Free drink for anyone born in the Year of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984 & 1996)

Rewind to 90’s this NYE

90’s themed New Years Eve party. Dig out you’re old jazzy outfits for this one or come as your favourite 90s character/celebrity! There will be some classic drinks on offer as well as some banging tunes! Get those pig tails and center partings out and we look forward to seeing you there!