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    Dedham Tennis – Indian Team Tournament is here……

    Hi All,

    lots going on

    • Indian Team Tournament
      • 18th of June – 1pm start – team players, vets, juniors, heros / villans and the rest all welcomed / needed to make this a memorable tennis event
      • An East (of Dedham – captained by Duncan) meets West (of Dedham – captained by Peter) Tennis Battle….
      • See attached for details – it will be Different, it will be Noisy, it will be memorable
      • To enter drop Robert a mail (first come first served)
    • Sold Out
      • The Mid Summer Festival event is sold out….
      • Options to expand capacity have been looked at, but at present no luck – sorry to those who missed out
    • Half Term Camps
    • Did we mention the amazing ladies open….
      • Congrats to the the winners Janet Dennis & Takako Woods (Lexden R&F) & runners up Jayne Anderson & Liz Allan (Hadleigh). Delighted to see 2 Dehdam finalists, particularly Jayne who is leading the charge for the Friday ladies. A big thank you to
        • Stringers World for donating prizes
        • All Dedham ladies who made food/helped on the day, esp Sam for coordinating it all, Caroline for sorting out pavilion, parking etc & Simon for getting out chairs, preparing courts. 
        • And a huge thank you to Hilary for pulling all together
    • Or that Friendly League entries are due by 31 Jun
      • Dedham is hosting this year, pots & paper copy on offer – entry form
    • Club Sessions – please make every effort to support the Clubs “Club Session” over the coming summer months
      • Wed from 6pm
      • Sunday from 3pm to 6pm
      • Tuesday (9am for early starters, 10am for core group)
      • Club WhattsApp Group is up and running with most folks in it – this just helps to ensure everyone is connected re club sessions, if anyone needs to be added then please drop a line by replying to this mail

    regards

    Dedham Tennis Club

     


    Dedham Tennis – Half Term Camps, Scandi Food Festival, United Nations & more

    All,

    the season is in full swing, with lots going on. Here are the potted highlights this week

    • Mid Term Junior Camps: Toby will once again be running part & full day camps. See here for details, drop Toby a line to sign up
    • Ladies Open: will be held on 17th May @Dedham with participants from all the local clubs. See here for more details
    • Wowwww…..Scandi Food Fest on June 24th has had a huge response, details on how to sign up here
    • Friendly League: a reminder that entry closes on 31 May – entry form is here
    • Congrats to Shiho Main & Sachio Ando for winning the annual Henry Green Tournament. Shiho & Sachio become our first Japanese winning combo, beating the Anglo / Scottish pairing of Gina Michael & Roderick Main in a great final.  Thanks to Hilary for all the organising, top notch.

    regards

    Dedham Tennis Club


    Dedham Tennis – Midsummer Nordic Feast………24th June, limited places

    Please come and join us for a Scandinavian Midsummer Feast with delicious food, fun and games at Dedham Tennis Club on Sat 24th June. (members & non-members welcomed)
    • Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
    • Time: 18:00 ’til late
    • Place: Dedham Tennis Club (marquee in front of clubhouse)
    • Price: Adults £20, Kids £5 (includes fabulous food and entertainment), 
    • Food:  Scandinavian midsummer feast dishes (a cross between traditional cuisine and the recent phenomenon “New Nordic”) including seafood platters, Nordic salads, Scandi puds and a BBQ for the kids.
    • Drinks:  There will be an honesty bar with homemade Aquavit, white wine and beers, but please feel free to bring your own drinks.
    • Entertainment:  Tug of war, welly throwing, maypole dancing, flower garland making, rounders, bjorn borg tennis and more
    • Be Part of It: Lots of folks are volunteering to help make this an amazing event. Sachio as Club Social Officer, Kay from Kinship Creative & many more…..if you could help on the day or in prep then please drop us a line.
    • To book please mail Sachio sachioando@gmail.com

    regards

    Dedham Tennis Club Committee 


    Dedham Tennis – Ladies Open, Amazing Under 8’s & More

    Hi All,

    lots going on at present, some quick updates

    • Ladies Open: the annual ladies open tournament is scheduled for 17th May @9:30. This is always an amazing day, great tennis, fab food and the odd glass of vino. To sign up please email Hilary, costs £15 per person
    • Juniors
      • A big congrats to Finn Prestney, Oliver Elden & Dominic Bowden on winning the first junior match of the year & the clubs first win in the LTA mini league
      • A reminder on junior membership, all those attending the club / coaching regularly (aged 8+) are asked to become club members at a cost of £20 per year. Membership benefits include court access, discounted camps, dedham tennis tops and more – click here 
      • Schools Update: the club has recently held taster sessions at Ardleigh, Dedham & Highfields Primary – if you would like us to link up with your school then please drop us a line.
    • Club Sessions: a reminder the clubs 3 weekly club sessions are now in full swing, as always team players are asked to support, by attending at least 2 sessions a month
      • Tuesday from 10am to Noon
      • Wednesday from 6pm to sunset
      • Sunday from 3pm to 6pm
    • Henry Green: is scheduled for Sunday the 7th of May – this is a mixed club tournament, open to all members. There are 2 places remaining for anyone keen to play. To sign up please email Hilary
    • Adult Membership: thank you all for being incredibly prompt in paying annual club membership this year. Grace period for those a little slow on the admin is now over (official renewal was 1st of Mar). If you would like to avail of any club benefits (court access, club sessions, team play, tournaments etc please take a new membership online here)

    regards

    Dedham Tennis Club

     


    Dedham Tennis – Wednesday Junior Coaching Starts this Week, Parent Captains

    All,

    a number of junior focused updates this week

    • Congrats to Toby & Team for running a great series of easter camps, the highlight being last Tuesday with 26 kids enjoying a great days tennis at Dedham
    • Weekly Junior Tennis Sessionsplease drop Toby a line to sign up or call 07535638499
      • Wednesday afternoon junior tennis starts from this week
        • 5-8 year olds from 3:30 to 4:30
        • 8-10 year olds from 4:30 to 5:30
        • 11-18 year olds from 4:30 to 5:30
      • Saturday morning junior coaching continues as usual
        • 5-8 year olds from 9:15 to 10:00
        • 8-10 year olds from 10:00 to 11:00
        • 11-18 year olds from 11:00 to 12:30
    • Junior Membership & Parent / Carer Membership
      • A reminder, junior membership (see benefits here) is only £20
      • A reminder, parent / carer membership (see benefits here) is only £20
      • Drop Caroline a note with any membership queries or sign up online here
      • NOTE: for anyone who attended Easter Camps the club are willing to set “non-member” fee against any Junior Membership take out by the end of April
    • Junior Team Tennis
      • Starts from next week – please drop Toby a line if you are interested in playing
      • Parent Volunteers: each team needs a little organisational support – we need parents to help support teams, if you can spare a little bit of time over the next 2 months it would be greatly appreciate. Again, please drop Toby a line.

    regards

    Dedham Tennis Club

     



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