PETE MARSHALL NOMINATED FOR LTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Frindsbury LTC would not still be around today without the dedication and hard work that Pete, and his late wife Jean, have put into it. Apart from looking after the finances, organising events and maintaining the facilities, they quite literally built parts of the club, including the clubhouse.
Pete is in the last three for the Kent LTA Lifetime Acievement award. The winner will be announced at a presentation dinner on
7 March 2020.
PLANNING APPLICATION FOR COVERED COURTS
The planning application to erect the cover over courts 1 to 3 has now been submitted to Medway Council. Watch this space for updates.
MIXED 1 WINS WINTER 2019/20 KENT LEAGUE DIVISION 4B
Congratulations to Mixed 1 for winning Division 4B in the Winter 2019/20 Kent League.
Players: Jaz Bains, Darren Marshall, Sonu Chauhan, Tim Viding, Inge-Lise Mawn, Joy Stewart, Julie Gorman, Jo Ringer
Jimmy’s Tennis runs the largest tennis LD disability programme in the UK, with a waiting list for more time on court. Frindsbury LTC supports this programme through its stated aim of being an inclusive community club.
However, the British weather being what it is, sessions often have to be cancelled. This is very disappointing and frustrating for the players, who look forward to these sessions. Jim wants to build a roof over the mini courts, which will cost nearly £45,000. Together with the club, Jim is looking at various ways to fund-raise for this project.
If you have any ideas for fund raising, or would like to support events, contact Jim on 0780 336 8450.
Events currently organised:
Quiz night – book a table now
24 Hour Tennis Marathon at Roehampton (see below)
various events organised by the juniors (see below)
PLAY WITH FORMER GB TENNIS PROS
Former GB tennis pros Alex Slabinsky and Richard Whichello will be playing for 24 hours at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton on the 22/23 February 2020. They will be partnered throughout the event by a selection of former Davis/Fed Cup players and the opposition will be provided by 12 venues from across the UK, including Frindsbury LTC.
To get a chance to play in this exciting event, Jim Barton is asking players to raise funds for Sid's Roof (see news item below). So far, the juniors have done a sterling job (see news item below). There’s still time to get on board.
JUNIORS RAISE £3700 FOR SID’S ROOF
Frindsbury juniors have been working hard to raise money to help raise the new roof, including yummy cake sales. It's a fantastic effort. In fact the juniors are putting the adults to shame.
Come on adults, put your hands in your pockets and sponsor the young ‘uns.