Club News

Social Secretary Position – A message from Andrew

January 26th, 2020|

Well, it’s been just under a year now since taking over in my role as Social Secretary and whilst I’ve tried my best to devote all my efforts into making the role a success, I simply no longer have the time required to give it the attention it deserves.

I have, therefore, taken the decision to step down as Social Secretary and to hand the reigns over to somebody who will be able to devote more time to the job than I am currently able.

The Committee are always on the lookout for more willing helpers to assist with any number of tasks at the club. If you, or any other member you know, would like to consider taking on the role of Social Secretary or helping in any way you can, please make yourself known either to me, a committee member, or to one of the coaches.

I am sure this will come as a surprise to many of you, but I hope you will all understand my reasons for making this decision. I want to say a big thank you to members for their support, in particular, those who have given their time to help me in my hours of need!! I couldn’t have done the job without you.

I hope it won’t be too long before my successor is found and a new year of exciting events can begin!

All best wishes

Andrew King

Chairpersons Update

January 26th, 2020|

Happy New Year

Now is the time to make those new year resolutions and to contribute to the ongoing success of your tennis club. We really can’t do it without more of you coming forward to help.

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED (opportunities for you to use your skills and make sure the club keeps going!)

*18 January 12noon-2.30pm Scorers for tournament
*Every Saturday 2.30-3.30 pm helpers for learning disability session
*Clubhouse and Grounds Maintenance Team Leader/Co-ordinator (year round)
*Sunday morning maintenance team members (monthly)
*Court brushing team members (when needed but specially in the rainy season!)
*Fund Raising team members (six months in the first instance)
*Marketing team members(six months in the first instance)

Your Committee all give their time willingly to ensure that we can enjoy playing tennis at Southbourne. But sadly it is getting more and more difficult for us to find other people who are willing to come forward and give their time to keeping the club going. We would all be extremely grateful if you would give the above your serious consideration to enable us all to remain confident about the future. Please email and/ or talk to any of us to let us know how you can help.
Thank you very much for your co-operation, I look forward to hearing from you.

Susie and the Committee


December 15th, 2019|

I know the weather hasn’t been on our side of late, but just a reminder that the deadline for Box League matches to be played is Sunday 29th December. Should the bad weather continue and matches don’t get played, Matt may be kind enough to grant us an extension….well, it is nearly Christmas!!!

Best wishes

Andrew King


December 15th, 2019|

A big thank you to those members who attended our Christmas party at the Ocean View Hotel on Saturday and helped to make it such a big success! It was great to see everyone with smiles on their faces, enjoying a fun evening, not to mention some pretty impressive dance moves!!!

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