Important notice...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2017

7:30 pm in our own Clubhouse, Balksbury Hill, Andover, SP11 7LW

All club members are welcome to attend.

Adult Club members are entitled to vote.

Any items for the Agenda MUST be given, in writing, to the Secretary Linda Penn – before 31st October 2017

One item on the Agenda will be a minor change to our Constitution in order to comply with HMRC re becoming a Limited Company. It is necessary to have a formal vote regarding an amendment to our Constitution.

If you would like to serve on our Committee, we always welcome ‘new blood’, please tell one of the current committee members and your name will be put forward for election.

Please make every effort to attend. 

ALTC '100' Club - October's lucky winners

1st- John Snowden - £63.75

2nd - Simon Mellowdew -£38.25

3rd - William Stewart - £25.50

Congratulations to the winners!  

We still have two draws to go so... Join now - payment of £6.  

Who knows, you may be lucky.

If you are interested please CONTACT JANE LABORDA OR VIEW THE ALTC '100' CLUB PAGE  FOR MORE DETAILS AND HOW TO JOIN/REJOIN...

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS THIS PARTICULAR "FUNDRAISER" FOR ALTC .

Winter Indoor Court 'Booking Night' - Wednesday 27th September

If you are interested in playing indoor tennis during the Winter evenings (6:00 – 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday) from 2nd October until March 2017, please come along to the ‘Booking Night’ meeting on Wednesday 27th September at 7:00p.m. in the Clubhouse.

  • Adult and “A” junior members will be given priority to book a session in advance.
  • As of w/c 2nd October, Friday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. will continue to be a Club Evening, open to all adult members (minimal lighting charge will apply).
  • Please note that the following times are not available as there are adult coaching courses;- Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • If more than one group ask for the same time, there will be a coin toss to decide the allocation.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Linda Penn to discuss your request. (lcpenn@btinternet.com).

 

Waitrose Community Matters

Please support the Club whilst shopping in Waitrose Andover store during September…

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Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that you choose. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.

So every time you shop in the Andover store, you will receive a token at the checkout to then place in a box before leaving the store.

Please support ALTC to help gain further funds for essential equipment to complement the amazing facility.

Please remind families and friends to support the Club too…

Thank you

H&IOW Ladies Team promoted to Division 2...

The ladies have had an excellent season in Division 3b winning all their 5 matches (results below). The match on Saturday 5th August against Kingsgate ensured promotion to Division 2 next season.

The team won 9-0 but it was not all plain sailing and, in particular, Fi Strachan and Vicki Blewitt showed grit and determination by winning their matches over a mammoth 5 hours non stop! Ros Hursell and Kate Sloan played first pair and won all 3 of their rubbers in a calm and collected way, losing only 10 games in all. Lizzie Austin and Claire Reid playing in wind and rain, occasionally being interrupted by torrential downpours, secured their 3 rubbers ensuring a full sweep.

Thanks to all the ladies that have taken the time to play for Andover during the summer to ensure promotion for the team. Jennie Pope, Anne Brook and Nicky Hepworth have also made a huge contribution as well as the 6 ladies mentioned above. Ladies tennis at Andover goes from strength to strength and we look forward to the challenges that next season will bring.

vs Totton and Eling      Won 8-1

vs Wellow                      Won 6-3

vs Salisbury                    Won 5-4

Vs Victoria Park             Won 9-0

vs Kingsgate                   Won 9-0

Road to Wimbledon U14 Finals - Mark reaches the County 'Final'

Mark Mackie, Club Junior player, reached the final of the County Road to Wimbledon Finals held at Southsea.

Every year, winners from their local Club's Road To Wimbledon tournament travel to play on the grass courts at Southsea. The winner of the tournament is then invited to play at Wimbledon.

 

After a close match, Mark just lost the final in a tie-break.

 

Well done Mark for reaching the final - an excellent achievement...

Adult Single League/Improve your game ... starts mid-July

Welcome to the start of the Adult "SINGLES LEAGUES"

Now the club is truly grounded at the new site it’s time to start focusing on playing and improving our games.

THE PLAN:

  • We will now be running singles leagues for all club members who wish to take part.
  • Each of the leagues will be set-up with 4 - 8 persons 
  • Everybody has the opportunity to play everyone in their league within the time period (2-3 months / depending on numbers)
  • At the end of 2-3 months period the top 1-2 players will progress to the higher league and the bottom 1-2 will be relegated to the lower league

Please can any member who is interested in joining the league express your interest to Adrian Shapter (Committee member) who will be running the leagues

email: Adrian Shapter adrianshapter@hotmail.com

Please express your interest by 14/07/17 so we can get playing

Further details available once interest has been expressed.

This is a great opportunity to everybody to really fast track your game whether it’s just for fun, fitness or whether you are looking to add a competitive edge; due to the nature of the singles league this really caters for all, points will be allocated fairly and if you can't make all the games it doesn't matter... there is no penalty if you don't play but, of course you increase your chances of promotion if you play all the games.

We look forward to receiving your interest ASAP

Interested in playing against other clubs in local Leagues ...

ALTC have a variety of teams (13 in total) in the Sarum League, Basingstoke & District League and H&IOW leagues. These include mens, ladies and mixed teams. We also have junior teams that play in the Aegon Junior League and the Basingstoke & District League. Matches take place at the weekends and weekday evenings. The teams cater for all levels of players.

Please contact info@altc.net, Trevor Blake or Martyn Isherwood if you are interested in participating and representing the club.

Please note, according to the League rules, only club members are permitted to play for the teams.

Club landscaping is looking good ...

The patio area between the clubhouse and outside courts is nearly complete. The area looks fantastic and will become an additional social area for members and visitors to use whilst at the Club. It will be great for a beer and a bbq in the summer…

Paths to the courts and further car park work will be completed over the coming weeks. Plus post and rail fencing will be erected to give our new facility real definition.

The majority of these works have been funded by Veolia Environment Trust, which was gained due to a successful grant application submitted by the Club earlier in the year.

Please also view the Gallery for the more photos of the Club … more to follow soon…

The Committee wishes to thank its members for their co-operation during this phase of the construction.

Working with Tesco 'Bags of Help' to raise funds for the outdoor floodlights

After being shortlisted for the Tesco BagsofHelp campaign, the Club is delighted to announce it has been awarded £8,000 to go towards floodlights for the outdoor courts.

The Club wishes to thank everyone who supported the campaign by voting in Tesco stores during the 2 week voting period.

The next step regarding outdoor floodlighting involves technical information being supplied to the local Planning Authority for their approval - this takes a minimum of 8 weeks and finalising costs with our preferred supplier. Inevitably, this takes time, therefore it is very unlikely that outdoor floodlights will be available for this Winter's season.

The Club will give a further update over the coming months.

Thank you for supporting the Club.


For further information on the Tesco Bags of Help initative, please view www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

 

 

Hat-trick of wins for Will

Will Moon from Andover Lawn Tennis Club, has struck for the third consecutive time by recently winning the Salisbury Grade 4 U14 Open tennis tournament. This followed tournament wins at the Oxtalls (Gloucester) U14 Open and Portsmouth U14 Open. 

Fourteen year old Will is amongst a number of promising young players who play at the club, two former juniors have progressed tennis scholarships in the USA.

Andover Lawn Tennis Club is now enjoying their fantastic new Indoor Tennis Centre at Balksbury Hill on the outskirts of Andover. The club is currently operating two indoor and three outdoor courts and the construction of the clubhouse is underway.

Community engagement and growth of tennis is at the heart of the clubs ethos and the club warmly welcomes players of all ages and abilities to join in one of the many sessions ran by the clubs coaching team.  Please contact info@altc.net for further information – you may be the next Wimbledon champion!

Construction works

Construction work is due to be conducted in the car park from 31st August for about a week. This will involve trenching for the Club’s electrical supply to be connected. Please note there may be limited access to the Pavilion and part of the car park.  On no account should any members or visitors cross any barriers erected as part of this work. Thank you.

Furthermore, with respect to construction, the clubhouse structure has been erected and work will continue over the next few weeks to complete the clubhouse structure. Further work will then be required by the Club, to complete the internal fit-out.

The Committee apologies for any inconvenience caused whilst construction is carried out.

Construction re-starts

We are pleased to announce that we have finalised a further contract with Dove Construction to build the clubhouse structure with viewing windows to the indoor courts. KJM Windows has kindly sponsored ALTC in the form of providing the windows and doors for the clubhouse. This work will include a sewage treatment system and drainage plus landscaping of the site but does not include the internal fit-out of the clubhouse.

We are also pleased to announce that ALTC have been successfully awarded a grant of £14.2K from Veolia Envrionmental Services. This will be used to complete the landscaping and join the facility to the cyclepath/footpath to and from Andover.