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Higher Poynton Tennis Club
Spring Newsletter – 2019



Please note the subscriptions for the season which were agreed at the AGM and payment details are as follows:-







Adults *






Adult Visitors



Junior Visitors



St George’s Club






New Members Introductory Rates


(No discount – for one year only)







 * An extra discount of £5 per member is available for anyone responsible for introducing a new member to the club.

Cheques to be made payable to Higher PoyntonTennis Club. A membership application form is included inside this letter.

Treasurer’s Notes: Reduction of 50% for new members joining after 1st August. Keys, for the club house, are available at a cost of £4.00. Family membership covers two adults and all dependant children including intermediates. All subscriptions must be paid in full (no set-offs).


Dear Member(s),

Welcome to the 2019 tennis season which at Higher Poynton will commence on Sunday 24th March.  Whether you are an existing member, a 'lapsed' member or a new member we look forward to seeing you.

We are a friendly club located in Higher Poynton – the entrance to the club is from Carleton Road (approx 100m along on the left). There are two clay courts, which are kept in excellent condition through dedicated work by club members. We have a pavilion adjoining our courts with tea and coffee making facilities (provided at no extra cost!), a patio and well-maintained area of grass should you wish to sit and recover from your exertions.

Although not a member of a league, a number of friendly matches are played throughout the season with neighbouring clubs. The club also organises some tournaments and an annual knock-out championship.  We have coaching, led by an LTA qualified coach, available throughout the season which is proving very popular.

Please note there will be a free ‘Open Day’ at the club on Sunday April 7th beginning at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be available (free of charge).

The subscriptions reflect fantastic value, and the full details of which are at the end of this newsletter.  And remember: for every new member you introduce to our club your own fee is reduced by £5.

For further information please contact Karl (Secretary) on 871 146.

The AGM was held on Monday 4th February 2019 – copies of the minutes are available in the clubhouse. At the meeting the following committee members, officers and other roles were assigned as follows:-





Helen Heyes

Annick Spibey


Karl Colebrook

Lesley Orchard


Barry Watson

Elaine Sloane


Ray Kirk

Shirley Devillez


Steve Orchard

Lyn Land

Committee meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm during the season. The dates and venues for this season, which all members are welcome to attend, are as follows:-

4th March

Bull's Head

1st April

Bull's Head

13th May


10th June


15th July


12th August


9th September

The Bull's Head

14th October

The Bull's Head

11th November

The Bull's Head


No meeting

13th January 2020

The Bull's Head

Season’s Opening: will be on Sunday 24th March from 2:00pm.  Light refreshments will be available.

Playing Times: Members are encouraged to attend club playing sessions whenever possible (Wednesday & Friday evenings (from 5:00pm) & Sunday afternoons (from 2:00pm).

Ladies' sessions will commence on Tuesday 26th March and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Men's sessions will commence on Tuesday 26th March and take place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Juniors: Please note junior members have priority on Monday evenings from 4:30pm to 9:00pm (except on Bank Holidays).

Challenge Tournaments: The dates for the challenge tournaments to be held during the season are as follows:-

            Boars Head       Sunday 28th April

            Midsummer       Saturday 22nd June

            President's        Sunday 8th September

Friendly Matches: A number of friendly matches with neighbouring clubs will be arranged throughout the season. These matches usually take place on Saturday & Sunday afternoons or Thursday evenings. Please sign your name on the list in the club house if you wish to participate.

Knock Out Annual Tournament:

The Annual Tournament will not be held this year as members have shown preference for the weekend challenge tournaments. Please sign up for the tournaments.  Let’s hope for good weather!

With best wishes for an enjoyable season,

Karl (Secretary)


Please return your completed application with cash or cheque (made payable to Higher Poynton Tennis Club) to Barry Watson, either at the club or at 11 Newstead Close, Poynton SK12 1ES.

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