2012 will be an exciting time to be a part of Eaton Bray Lawn Tennis Club. It was in January 1987 that....
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25 Years of Eaton Bray Lawn Tennis Club

Posted on April 3, 2012

This article was published in April 2012. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray Lawn Tennis Club2012 will be an exciting time to be a part of Eaton Bray Lawn Tennis Club. It was in January 1987 that the club was formed by a small group of people, some of whom are still involved in the running of the club today. This year we will be aiming to celebrate our 25th anniversary in style with a special event at the end of the summer. This event will also serve as a fundraising event for the club and our nominated charity for 2012.

Brain Tumour UK

One of our junior members, Alison Lowe and her mother Wendy has requested that we support a charity that is very dear to them. Alison's uncle sadly passed away in February 2011 having suffered from a brain tumour. It was Malcolm's encouragement that brought Alison to our club and now she is one of the most talented young players representing the club at junior and senior level as well as being part of the County squad. Therefore, we will be planning a charity tennis event to raise funds for Brain Tumour UK. This will run in conjunction with our Play Day on Saturday 26th May. Do come and support us and be part of the fun on the courts.

Summer Tennis

March will see the end of the Mike Venn Trophy which has run throughout the winter. This social tennis event will give way to a series of round robins which will be played one Sunday morning once a month during the summer months. Social tennis sessions take place every week on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Our club tournaments will commence in May and we have entered teams into the South Bedfordshire League Our junior section has grown in the last two years and we shall be arranging three junior tournaments during the spring and summer. Easter and Summer Tennis camps proved popular last year and the Easter camp is arranged for 2nd-5th and 10th-13th April. We are also looking into some trips to tournaments for the older juniors so that they can see the professionals play.


Our qualified coach, Sara Leavy continues to provide lessons and coaching for the club. Juniors are welcomed to group sessions on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and seniors on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday nights. Sara is also promoting private lessons for juniors and seniors. Please refer to the club noticeboards for further details.

Social Events

The very popular twice yearly quiz will take place on the 21st April and 17th November. Tickets can be purchased for £9 from Ross Bagni.

The Chairman's barbecue will take place on 15th July. Tickets for this event will go on sale in the Spring. Also in the Spring we shall start to promote the 25th Anniversary and Charity Ball. This event will take place on 29th September in the Village Hall.

Discounted Membership for new members

Being a sociable and friendly club we are always delighted to welcome new members.

Source: Focus, April 2012

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