Progressive Supper, Data Protection, Tri-sports Challenge

Progressive Supper:

This has been a very popular event in previous years, and is a fabulous opportunity to meet, mix and exchange views with members from parts of the club who you might not normally see regularly, all over delicious food and the odd glass or two. There is a sign up sheet on the club notice board, so please sign up if you are interested as numbers need to be known in advance. My thanks to Cerian for organising this.

Data Protection:

It is important that the club is able to communicate with its members, and to do this we need you to check the box on the membership renewals, (or membership details if you have already renewed) giving us permission to store your contact details. We do try to minimise unnecessary emails etc, and we do appreciate the importance of the new GDPR regulations coming in later in May. I'm very grateful for all the work Lynda has done and is doing both on keeping us compliant, and in chasing up those who have not checked the box. Of course, if you don't want to be contacted, then that is your choice, but please be cooperative with Lynda if you are reminded about giving permission for the club to store your contact data.

Festival Week tri-sports contest vs the cricket and golf clubs:

You may have seen that on Sunday May 6th, there will be the first annual sporting challenge involving the 3 main local sports clubs. The morning kicks off with 9 holes of golf, follows with a few sets of tennis, and concludes with 6 overs a side cricket and a BBQ. If you are interested in representing the club at tennis, please respond to myself or If you are interested in representing the club at cricket, please contact the RLTC cricket captain, Simon Vittle, or email Graham Williams has kindly agreed to captain the club's Golf team, and has written the following: 

"The format is playing as pairs in a better ball format per hole with a team result in the end as a tri tournament- first tee starting at 8.00am after a bacon roll with 9 holes and  finishing by 10.00 - 10.45 ish. Graham is looking for men, women and any junior golfers who are interested and will confirm selection by 1st May latest. 

If you are interested in competing against the Golf and Cricket club members please email Graham at and he will confirm your interest and keep you up to date with the selection process. Handicaps for those without official ones will be agreed with the other club captains on the Sunday morning. At least 8 tennis club golfers are away for the weekend so please put yourself forward and support this Festival community event."

There will also be opportunities to support our players at this event, and to help with welcoming guests to the tennis club from about 1030-1430 on May 6th. It should be a fabulous community event and I'm sure supporters will also be welcome at the cricket club for the sporting finale and BBQ.

Look out for further details on that event, our club season's opening day on April 21st, and the Wimbledon draw (sign up sheets in the clubhouse) on April 27th in future newsletters. In the mean time, let's hope the weather warms up soon and we can all enjoy some tennis in the sunshine!!