Teign Valley Tennis Club

News and Upcoming Events

Courts are open - with restrictions

The tennis club committee met by Zoom on 14th May and have decided we can reopen the tennis courts in a limited way.

Firstly, to play, you must adhere to the LTA Guidelines for Players (which can be seen here).

The LTA guidelines for safe play are summarised:
• Max 2 people per court (unless all players are from the same household)
• Only handle your own racket and personal (marked) tennis balls
• Change ends at opposite ends of the net
• Courts must be booked online and there is an app - or if necessary by phone to Gránia (253574), Lyn (252891) or Nick (252836). You will need to be logged on. Courts will be booked for 1 hour, with 15 minutes gap to allow a safe changeover time. Please stick to your times when the courts are busy.
• Maintain social distancing (2 metres) at all times
• Follow public health guidelines for hygiene
• Do not play if you are self-isolating

Please refer to the full LTA guidance.

In addition:
• The locks have been changed back to those in use for last year, so your existing key will work.
• The clubhouse remains closed. The public toilets at the top of the field are open.
• Juniors wishing to play must be accompanied by an adult member of their household.
• No fees will be payable at this point.
• We will review how things are working in 2 weeks time, and make any necessary amendments.
• The committee may have to close the courts at short notice; if so we will email you as quickly as possible.

Despite the restrictions, enjoy your tennis.

Resumption of Play Updated 15/05/2020
Wimbledon Ballot cancelled

As the Championships has been cancelled this year the Wimbledon ballot has been cancelled. We look forward to 2021, and in the meantime encourage you to register with the LTA so we get more tickets allocated.

Wimbledon Updated 26/03/2020
Club Sweatshirts now available

We have arranged for club sweatshirts to be available through Clobbur.

The base sweatshirt colour is "Heather Grey". The men's product code is SS92 and the women's SS79. Prices around £32 and sizes from Small to XXL (8 to 18). Call Clobbur to order with the Teign Valley Tennis Club Logo, as pictured below, modelled by Grania.

Clobbur are on 01392 274545 and can be found right next to Exeter St. Davids station at 5 Isambard Parade, St Davids, Exeter. EX4 4BX

Club Shirts
Club Shirts
Updated 17/01/2020

Recent Events

AGM

The AGM was held at 7:30pm in the Bowden Room, Teign Valley Community Hall on 12th March 2020.

The Agenda can be seen here and the draft minutes for 2020 will be here soon

AGM
12/03/2020 @ 7:30pm
Updated 15/03/2020
Congratulations to Tom Sewell!

Tom Sewell and Lyn have just been to the Devon LTA awards evening, where Tom was part of the coaching team which picked up the Disability Award. The citation reads:

Kingsteignton TC runs a tennis session called Lob Stars which is a highly innovative initiative that has attracted players with Down's syndrome (DS) from across Devon.

It was developed by James Trout and Tom Sewell who is one of the first with DS to get an LTA qualification. The two friends and collagues worked together to become tennis coaching asistants and start Lob Stars in 2018.

During 2019 the session has increased in numbers of players and volunteers. Every week players are involved in a number of dynamic exercises and practice sessions. The team have spent time researching ways to ensure the sessions are fun and effective. Kit provided by the tennis foundation also helps create lessons the players look forward to and remember.

James, as co-founder, has provided strong leadership to take the idea from pencil scribbles to a tennis session that runs every week. Tom is very much a role model for players. The club has shown considerable support for the entire enterprise while he is building a strong network of enthusiastic and dedicated coaches who are keen to learn and develop their skills for inclusive tennis. James is leading the way in supporting coaches, with a disability, to gain LTA coaching qualifications.

Tom Sewell
Tom Sewell
Updated 31/01/2020
Christmas Competition

Chris Robillard organised a club competition on 29th December. 12 people played in the sunshine. Mattey and Jen won.

Christmas Competition
29/12/2019
Updated 31/12/2019
Christmas Social

Our Christmas Social was at The Royal Oak, Dunsford. A select group of members enjoyed a convivial evening with good food and conversation.

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Christmas Social
14/12/2019
Updated 31/12/2019
Annual Barn Dance featuring "Jeroka"

Barn Dance

Photograph (c) Nick Kirkland, 2019

The Barn Dance was enjoyed by over 80 people. Music by Jeroka had everyone dancing lots of times with varying success but much fun on the more complicated routines!

Elaine won the star prize in "Heads or Tails".

Barn Dance
30/11/2019
Updated 06/12/2019
Baber Cup

The Baber Cup was held on the afternoon of 20th October. 14 people entered on a warm and largely sunny day. Players were arranged in pairs and played 4 games with their partner and then swapped to play 4 against in the same group of players. Each counts the number of games they won as points and then pairs moved on to play another pair untilall pairs have played the others. The player with the highest points count wins.

Congratulations to Jen, who won with 25 points, closely followed by Chris on 21 and Andy on 20.

Thanks to Chris Robillard for organising the pairs and the games and keeping score as no one else could understand his hand drawn spreadsheet!

Spectators

Chris working out the scores

Baber Cup
20/10/2019
Updated 23/10/2019
Sunday Competition

Chris Robillard kindly ran another competition for us, along the same lines as he has done previously.

On Sunday, 29th September 12 players took part in the doubles event.
Coffee and Italian cake were enjoyed by all, and the rain stayed away.

Woody and Nikki were the winners.

Club Competition
29/09/2019
Updated 30/09/2019
Finals Day 2019

Spectators

Photograph (c) Nick Kirkland, 2019

See the Competitions page for the full list of winners.
A good turnout of members to see the club competition finals. All present (especially the dogs) enjoyed a barbecue in the sunshine.

Finals Day
21/07/2019
Updated 22/07/2019
Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Teign Tennis Club was held in the Bowden Room, TVCH on 21st March. Draft minutes (which will be approved at the next AGM) can be seen here.

The 2020 AGM is planned for 12/03/2020 in the Bowden Room. All members are welcome to attend and ask questions of the Management Committee or stand for elected positions.

AGM
21/03/2019
Updated 25/03/2019
(c) Teign Valley Tennis Club 2019