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St Columba's Tennis

Long established if relatively unknown, St Columba's Tennis Club is located between Carbery Avenue and the North Circular.

If you follow the pathway between numbers 30 and 32 Carbery Avenue, you will find our little clubhouse, along with four hard courts and, if your timing is right, some members ready to welcome you to the club.​

If you're looking for a new club and are considering St Columba's, please join us as a guest at Social Play (from 2:00pm) on a Saturday afternoon, so that you can meet and play with existing members, and get a feel for the club.

For more information:

Visit our website Membership Form

Membership runs from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Latest News from the Club

Message from Owain

There is no doubt that this is one of the most challenging years that any of us has had to contend with. The LTA has now confirmed that tennis on outdoor courts will be suspended during lockdown, which is extremely disappointing. They did put their case to the Government, but no avail. You can read the latest LTA news by following this link.

Notwithstanding the current situation, this season the Club has been thriving and has continued to admit new members - a warm welcome to you all. With membership numbers up, this has been translating into the courts being put to good use and a solid contingent turning out for our Club Sessions. I would like to pass on my thanks to Nayan in particular, for facilitating these sessions.

This year's new members include students from Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM), who joined the Club from October. Once play returns to normal, the ICSM students will have two dedicated training sessions (on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons). We also hope that they will join other members at Club Sessions and at other times. Given the high standard of play I have already seen from them, they may well give the rest of us a run for our money!

Best wishes

Owain

Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

David's Tip of the Month

While you may not be able to get onto the tennis court, it's important to get outside and keep exercising. As the weather becomes more variable, do remember to dress appropriately.

I hope to see you back on court soon!

American Tournament Lowdown

Last month, Stephen ran a popular American Tournament in lieu of the usual Saturday afternoon Club Session. In spite of heavy rain, all sixteen members played on and the tournament was a great success. Thanks to Stephen for organising, and to David James for stepping in at the last minute.

Following positive feedback, Stephen is hoping to be able to run another tournament once lockdown is over. Watch this space for more details.


AGM Highlights

AGM Highlights

This year's AGM was held online for the first time in early October. Minutes will be posted in the Clubhouse when permitted, however highlights included:

  • Progress made this year, including the installation of the floodlights and painting of two of the four courts, with plans to paint the final two soon.
  • Healthy club membership numbers, with a good spread across Junior, Student (including ICSM) and Adult members.
  • A good uptake on coaching reported by David, with well-attended Adult and Junior sessions (term-time and holiday camps).
We are still keen to recruit new committee members, including a Club Captain (responsible for the teams) and a parent who is keen to represent the requirements of our Juniors. Please contact Owain if you are interested.

easyfundraising

easyfundraising

With Christmas fast approaching and online shopping being the safest way to shop, there's no better time to sign up to Easyfundraising!

Easyfundraising is a great way of adding to Club funds and it's completely free! Since this was set up, so far £1,033.70 has been raised for the Club by 13 supporters.

Can you help increase this number?

All you need to do is to follow the link below, press the 'Support this cause' button and then go through the easyfundraising web-site whenever you're shopping on-line. You can add it to your browser, so it automatically pops up when you're shopping with a retailer who support easyfundraising.

It's a great way of raising funds for the Club, which are put towards upgrading the facilities (courts, floodlights, Clubhouse, etc) and it doesn't cost you anything!

To sign up, please follow this link: St Columba's Easyfundraising.


Juniors Ladder

Juniors Ladder

We have a couple of Junior members who would be keen to join a Junior tennis ladder. If any more Junior members are interested or would like more information, please speak to David James.

Update on Court Bookings

Get ahead of the game by downloading the ClubSpark Booker App!

We have made some adjustments to the set up of booking system, as some people were having problems booking courts. As long as you are logged into ClubSpark, you should now always be able to see St Columba's Tennis Club and therefore book a court.

When we are allowed back on court and as part of the Government's requirement to be COVID-19 Secure, we ask all members to book a court before they play please. It couldn't be simpler or quicker, if you use the ClubSpark Booker app. Please remember to keep a note of who you play with, which is needed for the Track and Trace protocol.

If you're joining a Club Session, please register your attendance on WhatsApp.

If anyone needs more information about the ClubSpark Booker app, or has any further issues, please contact June via ClubSpark.


New Members 2020/2021 Season

Once lockdown is over, we will still be accepting new members to the Club, with special rates available (worked out on a weighted basis to reflect the time of year). For more details or for any membership queries, please contact June (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Adult Classes

Saturday adult group coaching
12:30pm to 1:30pm £9 per session for members (£10 for non-members).

Thursday adult group coaching
10:30am – 11:30am - £9 per session for members (£10 for non-members).

Private lessons for adults and juniors are available by arrangement - £22 per lesson - 45mins

Junior Classes

Junior classes are on Saturday mornings -

08:30 – 09:15 Mini tennis red/orange
09:15 – 10:00 Mini tennis green
10:00 – 10:45 Intermediate/advanced

£84 members (£94 non-members) for a 12 week term

Please contact David or just turn up if you are interested in joining these sessions.

David James - 07548-659883
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Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising is a great way of adding to club funds and it's completely free! All you need to do is to follow the link below, press the 'Support this cause' button and then go through the easyfundraising web-site whenever you're shopping on-line. You can add it to your browser, so it automatically pops up when you're shopping with a retailer who support easyfundraising.

With funds being spent on the new floodlights, this is a great way for raising funds for the club - follow this link: St Columba's Easyfundraising.

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