What an afternoon that was! It was 23rd April 2023. The weather wasn’t good. Would anyone turn up to our free open tennis afternoon? But the rain stopped a few minutes before 2pm, and it wasn’t long before we were moving cars out the way to allow space for everyone. A quick count-up, and at 2.30 there were already twenty people there.
From the very young to the very… well, to the not so young – it was an afternoon enjoyed by all. For some, it was their first time ever to pick up a racket; for others, it was their first time after many years. It was all very informal – the need for accurate serves was abolished, and a blind eye was turned to double bounces.
Everyone was made very welcome. Certainly an event to repeat…
What a wonderful evening – the long-awaited quiz, postponed several times due to covid etc., finally took place on 25 March 2023 at Cardinham Parish Hall.
And the winners were….
Thanks to everyone who came for the quiz; it was not only great fun, but also raised £210. This helps us keep our prices down for both membership and pay-and-play tennis. A big ‘thank you’ goes to Malcolm, who so eloquently posed the questions – not too difficult, not too easy – it was pitched just right! Thanks also go to Julia who kept score, to Lance who organised the pasties, to Trevor who managed all the financial side, to everyone who donated raffle prizes, and to all those who helped behind the scenes.
(18 April 2019) Greetings to members and friends of Cardinham Sports Club.
Many of you may already be aware that, with Malcolm wishing to retire from his position as secretary, I was elected at the recent AGM to take up his role.
You may also know that we’ve got a brilliant line up of activities coming up this year – see listing below – or get the latest anytime by checking the ‘events‘ page on our website.
With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to be thinking about renewing our memberships, and also to get our friends and neighbours to join too. Let’s get our facilities used by more people!
It’s a great time for new people to join up – anyone who joins now will get 13 months membership – from the start of April this year, to the end of April next year. The membership rates remain unchanged – where else can you play tennis year round, any time, and day, for as little as a pound a month? There’s never been a better time to join.
We’d like to ask all members (both new and renewing) to complete the form – there’s a cover page with lots of info (and feel free to post it up as a poster, or forward to friends); then there’s the membership application/renewal form, slightly changed to include data protection etc., and you can also pay online through BACS (bank transfer); there’s another page needed to be filled for under-18s; and the final page is a standing order form (for those who wish to pay that way). Whether you fill then print out, or print then fill in by hand, please sign and get the original documents to Malcolm, Mark or myself (for most of us, this will be a single page to print/fill/send).
Hope it all makes sense – and yes, let’s get more members playing more games; and more social members joining for our cycling, skittles and croquet!
More info: contact Les 821591, Malcolm 821216 or Chris 821409