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posted 4 Oct 2013, 13:11 by Kristian Merritt

BTC is now on Twitter! For club events, match results, tennis news and the odd coaching tip, follow us at @btctenniscentre

Finals Day 2012 Results and Photos

posted 4 Aug 2012, 06:56 by Kristian Merritt

Our 2012 champions and runners-up can now be found on the Club Champs page

Finals Day 2012

posted 10 Jun 2012, 14:47 by Kristian Merritt

Just to remind everyone that finals day this year is on July 15th.  More details will follow.  Please make sure all your matches are played by the deadlines detailed here -  http://www.beaconsfieldtennis.com/club-championship

Raising Money for the Prince’s Trust

posted 1 May 2012, 06:34 by Kristian Merritt

This year, Emily took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help raise money for the Prince’s
Trust, a charity which helps disadvantaged young people. Alongside her willing hiking fanatics, they
completed the 23 mile route and 5,249ft climb in under 12 hours!

To help with their fund-raising efforts, Beaconsfield Tennis Club hosted a sponsored raffle on the
evening of Thursday 12th April, courtesy of Godwin and Jackie.

Together we raised £115 which is a fantastic effort, and brings our running total moneys raised
to £524. All funds were donated online to the Prince’s Trust here:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?
userUrl=5gohillwalking

Thank you to everyone for buying tickets and donating prizes, and a special thanks to Godwin and
Jackie for organising the tennis, cheese and wine!

Wimbledon Tickets Draw

posted 27 Apr 2012, 04:50 by Kristian Merritt

The draw for this year's allocation of Wimbledon tickets will take place at 9pm on Thursday May 10th (after the 7- 9pm club session and during the popular cheese and wine).  All full, adult members who are also members of British Tennis will automatically be entered into the draw.  It would be great to see a big turn out on the evening.  Godwin and members of the committee will also be there to answer questions you may have about the club and the coming tennis season.

The club receives an annual allocation of Wimbledon tickets through its affiliation with the LTA.  These tickets are allocated to members through a ballot, with all members who are signed up British Tennis members automatically entered.   A small number of tickets (4) will be allocated to volunteers at Godwin's discretion (not to include committee members).   If you have been successful in the ballot, payment for the tickets is required within 5 days of notification (so don't forget your check book).  After 5 days, the tickets will be put back in to the ballot.

Chengelo school in Zambia - Charity tournament

posted 13 Oct 2011, 08:35 by Kristian Merritt

On Sept 25th a number of BTC members took part in a charity tournament to raise money for the Chengelo school in Zambia. 


The initial rounds were played on 4 courts at various homes around the town and the semis and final were then played at Robin and Flora Pedler's court on Grove Road. The tournament was eventually won by our members Kristian Merritt and Jackie Martin and an enjoyable day was topped off with a tasty barbecue.

Many thanks to all those who took part and everyone who helped out with the organisation.

Mark Warner - Special Offers for BTC

posted 13 Jun 2011, 08:44 by Kristian Merritt   [ updated 21 Jun 2011, 09:19 ]







  • 7% OFF ANY price, brochure or discounted off peak and 5% in peak (peak dates; 15 July to 30 August, 19 to 23 October 2011)
  • PLUS 20% OFF our Specialist Tennis weeks in Greece; San Agostino Beach Resort, 25th June and Lakitira Beach resort 1st October. Get over 30 hours of tennis over 7 days for £145pp on top of the holiday cost.
  • Seriously good discounts for group trip bookings.
  • Please quote ‘BTC’ when booking
  • Check out the current Mark Warner tennis holiday discounts

Bill's BBQ tournament now Friday 1st July 10.00am

posted 13 Jun 2011, 07:57 by Kristian Merritt

As so many of you could not make it on the 3rd of June we have rearranged the date to hopefully accommodate everyone who wishes to participate in the tennis BBQ of the year (hmmm – apart from Mens' night perhaps?). 

Put into practice your newly learnt skills from attending/watching Wimbledon, Gorge on spicy Cajun sausages from a southern Carolina recipe, delicious New Zealand lamb shoulder steaks soaked in a Victorian garden mint marinade, and succulent local boned chicken thighs coated in a mustard soy honey glaze ( stop dribbling ). Vegetarians are not forgotten tempted with a special Greek BBQ treat ( just ask Eva ). Last but by no means least relax those sore muscles from all the exertions with a glass or two of Spanish wines from Bill's cellar. 

So what's stopping you. Get down to the clubhouse notice board and put your name down or alternatively call Bill on 07778361987 and book in. 

The more, the merrier! 

NB. If that's not enough to tempt you we are ecoli safe with no bean sprouts in the salads.

BTC's Road To Wimbledon Champions...

posted 7 Jun 2011, 12:05 by Kristian Merritt

CONGRATULATIONS 
To Will Taylor and Anna Carter Roberts for winning the Club stage of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and under Challenge 2011.

The HSBC Road To Wimbledon 14 & Under National Challenge, now in its tenth year, is the largest junior lawn tennis event in the UK.

This year there were 29 boys and 22 girls in the draws, a club record. For many it was their first experience of competitive play and we hope that each and every player enjoyed their matches.

The boys final was battled between Will Taylor and Andrew Burnett, Will winning through 2-4,4-2 and 10-6 in the championship tie break. The girls final, played in the rain was between doubles partners, Anna Carter-Roberts and Alex Crowther. They played well in the conditions, Anna coming through 4-1, 5-3.

Anna will now represent the Club at the County Finals on the weekend of the 18/19 June at the Bucks Indoor Centre in High Wycombe. Neither Will or Andrew are able to attend as they are away on a school trip so Elliott Hudson has been invited to play. The winners of the County finals qualify for the National Finals, held on the grass courts of the All England Club Wimbledon on 15-20 August 2011.

We wish Elliott and Anna all the best during the County Finals.

Written by Jane Doyle

BTC nominate Godwin to carry the 2012 torch

posted 29 May 2011, 09:07 by Kristian Merritt   [ updated 4 Jun 2011, 08:57 by Kristian Merritt ]

The search....
Do you know someone who is truly inspirational? Someone who always strives to do their best?
  • Has inspired you to do something you never thought possible?
  • Always tries to be the best they can be?
  • Makes a real difference in their school or local community?
  • Has shown what it means to be a real friend?
  • Shows respect for other people and knows the importance of fair play?
We’re looking for truly incredible individuals whose personal stories will inspire millions of people watching the Olympic Torch Relay – in their community, across the UK and around the world.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. From any walk of life, anywhere in the UK.
We need you to help us find them.
BTC's 150 word nomination for Godwin to carry the 2012 Olympic Torch
Written by Niki Doyle, approved by the committee and submitted on behalf of BTC. 

Passion, commitment, fun, dedication, just a few of things that Godwin has brought to the sport of tennis in our town.  For more than twenty years he has been our torch bearer for tennis, fair play, junior development and community spirit in Beaconsfield.

Single-handedly turning a small tennis school into a proud academy that has produced countless county stars and hundreds of social players that have continued to play into adulthood spreading his tennis legacy throughout the UK and abroad.  

Godwin is more than a tennis coach, he is a role model and an inspiration to everyone who meets him.  His enthusiasm for the sport he loves is infectious, his drive to get the best out of every pupil is unstoppable.  

Godwin truly is an ambassador for tennis, for Beaconsfield and for Britain and we can’t think of a more deserving person to carry the 2012 torch.

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