The club AGM is on 19th November at Purley Sports and Social club. 7 pm start, getting the drinks in etc. 7.15 prompt the AGM itself begins. This will include match reports, membership numbers and fluctuation, finances, plans for the future, a vote on subscription levels ie how much we pay for our membership, and other vital stuff.
At 8pm we have potentially even more fun when our guests (ie other halves, friends, rels) join us for food, the raffle (see below) and the famous annual quiz, shorter this year following feedback last year. It's a pub quiz format, in teams of about 4-6, depending on attendance.
NB if you want any food, you must email Virginia, her id is by 12th November to let her know what you want. The club do not provide a canteen, you must order beforehand. The choice is Chilli and jacket potato, OR French stick and baked beans and cheese. Coleslaw with both, I believe. A bargain at £5 per person.
The raffle has been a long time coming....the number of prizes, is already impressive, and includes a posh bottle of port which I have my eye on, whiskey, and other such goodies. If you have good prizes to donate, please let any committee member know, or rsvp. To enter you need to have made a donation to the Good Exchange website below in conjunction with the Greenham Common Trust and the court resurfacing project.
Open Day 16th September 2017 - 12 noon until 4pm
The sun shined, new members came rolling in and the new courts were officially opened.
See here for photos of the day.
New Courts Please!
Forget news balls, we have new courts! After 21 years of fine service the courts have undergone a total makeover and are now open for business. All 3 courts have been fully resurfaced, the nets and posts have been replaced and the fencing and gates upgraded.
We have to thank the Purley on Thames Parish Council for their support as well as generous financial backing with this renovation, without which it would not have happened. The club and the parish council have partnered with Greenham Trust Ltd and the Good Exchange, together any monies pledged through this partnership will be matched, i.e. doubled. Although the bulk of funding has been found there is still a short fall which needs to be addressed. This is where you as members, non members and interested parties come in. We really need your contributions to complete this project, no matter how small it all helps.
You can give in a number of ways;
Visit www.thegoodexchange.com website and donate directly
Write a cheque to the club and the team will donate on your behalf
Speak to a member of the team about cash donations
The Great British Tennis Weekend
Although the rain threatened to spoil the day we managed to pull through and a great day was had by all. A number of new members have joined and we look forward to seeing them all at one or all of the club sessions.