Club Newsletter - March 2024

Posted on 05th Mar 2024


[Also sent to members by email]


Eagle eyed members may have spotted our Grounds Team preparing the clay courts for play - a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner!


We are pleased to share even more good news....


Tennis Achievements


Several of our talented juniors featured in the U18 Girls County Team line up and enjoyed wins and a promotion - their second in a row! A huge well done to this Girls Team, led by Captains (and our very own coaches) James White and Catherine Lawson.


In other junior news, RPDC's Daniella is the new U14 British Number 1 and also now the highest ranked U14 girl in Europe!


Congratulations also to familiar Club faces, Boyd and Matt who both took titles at the recent British Indoor Open Masters, held in Wrexham! Boyd and his doubles partner Jasper won the Men's Doubles 70s and Matt defended his Singles 55s title "after a long 3 set final. Next stop Mexico City for the World Masters Tour Team Championships playing for GB in April!"


Finally, we're very proud to announce The 100th Bournemouth Open has been awarded Competition of the Year by Dorset County LTA!  A highlight of our Summer calendar, it's wonderful for tournament organiser Sasha and the wider team to receive this recognition, especially as the event celebrated its centenary last year.


Wi-Fi Upgrade


The structure of our building has made upgrading Wi-Fi a challenge however we are pleased to announce that this has now been completed! Thank you for your patience whilst we rolled this out across all areas of the Club - we hope you enjoy the improved service!


Easter Camps are back - save 10% if you book by Tuesday 19th March!


With games and drills, we will help to keep your children busy during the Easter break and build their on-court skills and confidence. Bookings are now open with a 10% saving if you book by Tuesday 19th March. Click here for more details and booking links. Keep your eyes peeled for a Junior Club session during the holidays too.



Tennis Balls now for sale at Reception


Tennis balls are now available to buy from Reception at all times, so if you're in need and our Club Shop is closed then please stop by the main desk and the team will be happy to help you.


Advance booked a class or court?


For those who advance book classes or courts, if you are unable to attend then please kindly cancel your space, giving as much notice as possible. Our teams make every effort to keep waiting lists down and extend the opportunity for more to attend their activity. Remember, bookings within 24 hours can only be cancelled via Reception.


If you do not attend and do not cancel your place, you will be registered as a "no show". We will email to you and should this occur a second time then your booking rights will be suspended until a £10 penalty is paid - all penalties are donated to our nominated charity, EDAS.



Interested in joining our Board of Trustees?


There is still time to apply to become one of the Club's Trustees, as previously advertised in the February newsletter.


The Board are looking to recruit additional trustees to the Board of The West Hants Club a Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a Share Capital, Company Registration Number 13692644, Charity Registration Number 1204064.


The Board have recently undertaken a skills audit and ideally any applicants would have experience in one of the areas of legal, safeguarding and the operational aspects of charities. A good undertaking of business and finance is also preferred.


If you are interested in applying, please forward a CV and Personal Statement to by Monday 11th March 2024.


Thank you

Please remember to check our website's News & Events pages for all the latest Club updates. Thank you for your continued support and remember, if you have any feedback to share, please complete a form at Reception or click here to email us.


Best wishes,

Peter D Elviss

Chief Executive


PS. A reminder that the Car Park is for those who have driven here to visit the Club at that time. Please also kindly park within the lined bays and remember that there are larger spaces in our overflow carpark for those with larger vehicles.






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