West Linton Tennis Club
2009 Events calendar
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
Fri 20 Thur 16th: early May Sun 21st
Under8 and 9
March Club tournament 10
Ceilidh at The Sessions Ballot for – 2pm
begin Wimbledon Sat. 20th:
Bowling Club 11 a.m.
and conditions Social Mixed
Sat 21st Thur 23rd apply) Doubles Final
2 p.m. Teen Tennis American
American starts Tournament
Tournament Social Mixed doubles tournament
Ladies’ and Mens’ Matches (Borders League)
JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Dear Friends
Sat. 19th: Sat 24th Fri 4th: We hope that you have enjoyed your tennis over the past year.
1- 2pm Junior
tournament. 11am We enclose details of club activities for the year ahead and do
AGM Christmas hope that you can join us for what looks like being a great year.
Tournament Having confirmed our 25 year lease from the Bowling Club we
plan to improve the court surface at some point in the coming
financial year. If we can obtain the appropriate level of grant
Ladies’ and Mens’ Matches (Borders League)
funding we hope that a new 'artificial grass' surface can be laid.
Over-40’s Matchplay (continued)
Open Club days: Thursday evenings (7:15 p.m.) & For more information about the club contact
Saturday mornings (9:30am to 11:30am) Drummond Begg (660380) or Fred Walker
Junior Tennis: Contact Heather Robertson for more (660028).
information For Coaching contact Heather Robertson
Teen Tennis: Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Match days: Ladies on Tue eve / Mens on Wed eve
For Match play contact Heather Robertson or
West Linton Tennis Club
Check the Bulletin Board at the Club House for updates
Welcome Club Activities and Events
As ever, we aim to make tennis accessible to all by keeping the For all keen pre-school and junior members wanting to
subscription fees to an absolute minimum, while still covering the know more about tennis and join the after school
essentials such as maintenance, insurance and affiliation fees to Tennis coaching sessions, please contact our coach, Heather
Borders. The subs cost under 50p a week for children and just £1 a week Robertson.
for adults to play. Family membership works out at around 50p each. By
comparison, hiring a court in Edinburgh can cost between £10 - £20 an
hour to play! So we do feel membership of the Club represents good value
for money. Club Tennis for Adults
To keep costs low for all we do depend on everyone paying their Want to meet up with other Club members and enjoy a good game or two
subscriptions. To ensure we achieve this we will be padlocking the courts or more – then join us on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. onwards and again
this year and giving members the code. This will change every 2 months on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30. The Saturdays run all year,
and we will inform you of the new code by email. Please make sure you give weather-permitting; Thursdays start on 16th April and run to 24th
your current e-mail address on the renewal form. September.
Visitors are welcome to play and one off games can be paid for via Shaz at
Please do support as many of our fundraising activities as you can. This is
particularly important this year as we are raising funds to help with the Annual Christmas Dinner
resurfacing of the courts. We start with a ceilidh on Friday 20th March
with the excellent Drum Maw Band at the Bowling Club, followed by a Since Emil started this 3 years ago, it has become a popular event and a very
social tennis tournament on the 21st March. pleasant way to look back on the past season (…and look forward to the next
) and catch-up with fellow players, at a time when play can be limited due to
If there are changes that you would like to see in your tennis club then the weather. Added to this, it takes place at The Bakehouse….need we say
let us know. more? Katy is taking over running the event this year which is likely to take
place on Friday 4th December. Katy will no doubt be in touch with members
With Best Wishes for the 2009 season. later in the year, but you can make a reservation now by contacting Katy on
661 316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drummond Begg, on behalf of West Linton Tennis Club
President Drummond Begg 660380
Treasurers Fred Walker 660028 and Peter Walker
Coaching Heather Robertson 660595, mobile: 07751693269
Match Captains Heather (ladies) Peter Walker (men)07939539834
Contact a committee member for further Secretary Susan Scott 661 744
Committee Tim Crick, Tony Kopsch, Katy Young, Steve Bishop, Emil
information. Berthelsen, Tony Lofthouse, Chris Lofthouse, Mike Chase,
Royston Timewell, Graham Rosie.
Club Activities and Events
Annual General Meeting
This will be held at 11am on Saturday 24th October at the clubhouse.
Coffee and danish pastries will be served and, weather permitting, the
meeting will be preceded by some games of tennis. We would encourage
The Club has been allocated 7 pairs of tickets for the Championships members to come along to the meeting to support the club and see if you
this summer which run from 22 June to 5 July. can help in any way.
We will be contacting members shortly to give further details and
to ask if they would like to take part in the ballot for tickets.
Thanks to everyone who joined British Tennis Association last year – Competitions & Tournaments
this certainly increased our ticket allocation. The season opens this year with the First American Tournament on Saturday
21st March at 2 p.m. All adult players of all levels welcome.
As well as American Tournaments held over the season (see calendar) and the
Guest and Visitor Fees Social Mixed Doubles, the Club has teams entered into the Men's and Ladies'
The current level of charges are as follows:- Doubles in the Borders League this season, and continues with the over 40s
Guests of members - £4 per guest per day mixed doubles in the autumn.
Visitors - £10 per hour per court
Fees are payable to the Club and to be left with Shaz at Bells, We are always looking for more players to take part in the matches and if
Newsagents – please have the correct amount of money ready. you would be willing to play please contact Heather Robertson or Peter
Walker for further details.
Junior teams start after Easter with Under 13's boys and girls' teams
playing on Friday evenings and Under 16 boys and girls on Sunday evenings.
Court Etiquette 20 For further details of this and any coaching matter please contact our coach
What to do when all the courts are busy
Just a reminder of the correct procedure to follow if the courts are Teen Tennis
full and someone is waiting to play. ‘ The courts should be yielded in
rotation at the completion of the set or after 20 minutes, whichever To encourage our S1 – S6 junior members to get together to play tennis, we
event occurs first.’ So the people who have been playing the longest, are setting aside the courts for them on Thursday evenings from 6.15pm –
should come off first and then wait , along with any other members for 7.15pm. This is immediately before the adult club night so, depending on
the next available court – which would be given up after 20 minutes or court availability, there may be a further opportunity for juniors to play on.
completion of the set by the people who have then been playing the
longest, and so on. So, if anyone is waiting please follow this format and We will run this initially from 23rd April to 18th June.
be ready to give up your court at the right time. This way, no one should During this time an adult member will be down at the courts.
have to wait more than 20 minutes to get on/back on court; except in
the rare event of more than 3 groups of people waiting to play.
2009 Social Mixed Doubles
tournament New for 2009
Continuing on from last year’s tournament when we had a record entry of We are holding a Ceilidh on Friday 20th March at 7.30pm
36, and a nail-biting final, the social mixed doubles tournament will run at the Bowling Club. The fabulous Drum Maw Band is playing,
again this year. This is a variant of the American tournaments and will be along with various soloists through the evening.
played over April, May and June. We’d like to encourage as many adult A small finger buffet will be available, along with the
members as possible to take part. For those who are busy, you don’t even most reasonably priced bar in the village.
have to find a partner, as the club will do that for you! Each round will
have to be played within 2 weeks, so there is a bit of pressure to get the So join us for a great evening all to raise funds
games underway!! To ease time pressure as we come up to holiday-time, for the new West Linton Tennis Courts.
there will be no ‘plate’ event this year.
Adults £8 Children £5
All you have to do is send your name and contact details to Susan Scott All welcome. (no need to have bowling club/tennis
(email@example.com) or 661 744 by 21 March. club membership)
The pairings and draw will then be randomly drawn and you’ll be notified
with details of: email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets as soon as
possible to avoid disappointment.
Your opponents in the first round
Date match requires to be played by ………and then join in the American
(approx 2/3 weeks will be given per round) Tennis Tournament the
The entry fee will be £1, it’s a knock-out competition and the final will be
next day, Saturday 21 March at 2pm!
held on Saturday, 20th June at 11am, prior to our second American
We can only run this if we have enough entrants……..so please go ahead
and enter!.....especially ladies!
Social Mixed Doubles tournament
Name: Thankfully, tennis wear has come a long way since this photo was taken!
Address: This year the Club has a new range of contemporary clothing, with
Tel no WLTC logo, in a wide variety of styles, to suit players of all ages and
e-mail address: sizes. See the enclosed leaflet and order form for further details or
contact Peter Walker, our men’s captain who has developed the range.
Please return to Susan Scott at 2 Deanfoot Drive or e-mail above details