INNELLAN BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB

Tennis Section



The tennis section has a slightly longer season than the bowlers, running from opening day in April until October, or sometimes November each year, depending on the weather. There are two red blaes tennis courts (as used in the French Open). We ask that all players should wear flat-soled shoes as the surface can easily be damaged by shoes with a rough tread. New members, both senior and junior are always welcome as are visitors. Free coaching is available.

Club sessions take place on Wednesday evenings from 7pm and Saturday afternoons from 3pm. Members can make their own arrangements to play at any other times. There is an annual mixed doubles tournament which is open to anyone in the community as well as members of other clubs. This is usually a popular event due to the substantial afternoon tea provided by members. The club championships run throughout the season and culminate in a prize-giving shared with the bowling section in November.

The junior section is open to all children from age 8 and above. Junior members may arrange to play at any time and there is also a dedicated Junior night every Monday (weather permitting). There are two groups: those at primary school come from 5 - 6.30pm and those at secondary school from 6.30 until 8pm. Free coaching is provided and a tuck shop is run on Monday nights. The junior championships are hotly contested and held at the end of the season. Children of primary school age are entitled to free membership if they have a parent who is a member of the club.

Tennis for juniors is on Monday evenings starting at the end of April when coaching will be available - primary school age group (8+) from 5 - 6.30pm and secondary school age group from 6.30 - 8 pm . New junior members are welcome. Why not come along and give it a try - no need to have all the equipment at this stage, we provide all the equipment you will need to get started you just need to bring flat soled shoes. There is also a tuck shop on Monday evenings.

More players, beginners, or experienced, always welcome! Club nights are on Wednesdays from 7 pm.

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON


INNELLAN TENNIS TOURNAMENT


L-R Margaret Lauder, Eric Fletcher, Morag McFarlane, Charlie Weall

This annual tournament was held on Sunday, 11 June at Innellan Bowling and Tennis Club. Weather conditions were fair - cloudy and dry with a nice breeze keeping the midges at bay. However, rain stopped play in the third round. There were 5 players with the highest scores and after a count-back of games lost, the winners were Charlie Weall and Eric Fletcher. Morag McFarlane and Margaret Lauder were the close runners up.

Afterwards, tea and cakes were served in the tennis pavilion. Thanks to all who contributed to making it such an enjoyable event.


EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

An EGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Monday 03 April at 7.30pm.

The reason for this EGM is to appoint a new Club President and Vice President.

As you all know, President David is moving out of the area but none of us thought it would have been so soon. The house went on the market two weeks ago and it was sold to the first viewer. Many folks' dream but it has all come a bit quicker than expected for Jean and David.

As they will be moving at the beginning of May, President David and Committee felt it would be better for the Club to hold an EGM sooner rather than later.

This will also give David and Jean a bit more time to see to the hundred and one things they have to attend to before moving.

President David will be there to help the new President through his/her first few weeks and the remainder of Committee will also assist when necessary.

We are also looking to appoint a new Vice President as Craig McDonagh has had to step down due to personal reasons.

I hope as many of the members as possible will attend the EGM. If you can't attend and you would like to propose someone, or be happy to be nominated yourself, please put this in writing to the Secretary prior to the meeting.

Changing days for our wee Club but I'm sure it will all work out well in the end.

Myra
Secretary


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