Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ:
This was postponed due to the poor weather at the start of the Summer. As the weather has perked up significantly, it has been suggested that we re-schedule the BBQ for 17th August but to be held in the late afternoon/early evening as this date is one of the junior coaching dates when we would not be able to use the courts until after 2.45pm.
Therefore is has been suggested that we play tennis from 2.45pm, BBQ for 5pm when maybe some evening members could join in and recommence tennis into the evening. Let me know your thoughts before I publish.
Replies to Colin Barr, Social Secretary

Memorial Service – Peter Milne R.I.P.

At 2:30 pm on Monday 1st August, a memorial service to commemorate Peter will take place

in St Giles’ church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4NZ.

Anne and family would welcome anyone to join them at St Giles to remember Pete and he would like everyone to share memories over a drink on him afterwards. There was a strong request from Pete for it not to be a sad occasion and those attending are encouraged to wear colour.

On Saturday, 16th Peter Milne passed away in hospital surrounded by his family.

Peter was a committed member of the club for many  years, playing for the men’s and mixed teams, and also serving on the committee as social secretary.

He was a great person, with a zest for life and the ridiculous. He will be sorely missed by all of us and his family, particularly Anne (our chairman), daughter Jenny (current member), daughter Jo (former junior player) and son Nick.

Summer Midweek time changes (temporary)

Please be advised that morning tennis (Tues, Wed and Friday) will be changed to afternoon tennis on the following dates; 

Tues 26th, Wed 27th and Fri 29th July – start at 2.45pm 

Tues 16th, Wed 17th and Fri 19th August – start at 2.45pm

 This is to facilitate junior coaching camps.

Our ladies reach semi-final of tournament

Finella Daywan and Karen Perez. Ian Rennie Charity tournament semi-finalists

Finella Daywan and Karen Perez. Ian Rennie Charity tournament semi-finalists

Congratulations go to Karen Perez and Finella Daywan who paired up to play in the South Bucks Ian Rennie charity tournament.  They won 3 out of 3 matches in their box and then a couple of knockout rounds to reach the semi-final where they came up against the real strong opposition from High Wycombe.  They put up a good fight, eventually losing 6-3 7-5.  The winners went on to win the tournament.  Karen said, “It is our first time in this competition and we are keen to try again next year.’

Their support for the tournament raised money for the Ian Rennie charity. The charity  a combination of 24/7 hospice at home care and day hospice care , they support local families affected by life-limiting illness so that patients of all ages can stay at home for as long as possible.

Their service is designed to make this choice possible, providing specialist and practical care on a scheduled and 24/7 responsive basis as well as support for all the family during the patient’s illness.

All their services are provided free of charge.