Finally, some tennis weather, and summer holidays!!
Change of Legal Status
The Club has now been registered as a Charity and will adopt a new constitution as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The day to day management of the club will continue as before, but we have a board of trustees who report annually to the charities commission. Our five trustees are: Simon Perry, Richard Colman, Lorraine Hutton, Martin Laws, and Penny White.
The Club has successfully completed a Safeguarding and Welfare audit, so a massive thanks to Sylvia Chambers, who has pulled everything together, and updated our policies, and thanks to our members who completed the Safeguarding survey. There is more work to be done as we endeavour to create as safe environment as we can, for all our participants and visitors. Please remember to report any matters of concern to Sylvia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First aid and accident book are now in the cabin.
Keep Covid Safe
Current Covid case rates in Bristol are rapidly increasing and we are aware of individuals who have tested positive themselves, or been in close contact with someone who has.
At DTFC, whilst acknowledging the lifting of legal restrictions, we would like to encourage our members to be mindful of the risk. Therefore our current booking systems for social tennis will continue and all court users to be reminded to use hand sanitiser on arrival and departure.
NHS Covid App, keep mobile phones at a distance or leave in your car.
We have an updated Covid checklist available on the website.
For further details about tennis and Covid, please see the LTA link:
No further progress to report. We are experiencing some problems with resolving the foul water drainage, mainly due to the impermeability of the ground. There are still options but we need to define the most cost effective and manageable. Funding not yet available.
The ladies arranged a short course of coaching with Andy Hutton, following on after Ladies evening to improve match play. It was enjoyed by all 16 who attended. Andy donated his time, along with his assistants Keira Gunning, Maria Budin and George King, whose help was so much appreciated.
The voluntary donations raised £400, for the chosen charity BUST.
Adult Summer league
Great effort to all who represented the club this season, in an uncertain situation, leaving us short of time to prepare.
1st – stayed in div 1
2nd – stayed in div 2
3rd – promoted to div 4
4ths – stayed in div 6
5ths – promoted to div 9
6ths – stayed in div 9
Ladies: 1st and 2nd remain in div 6 (to be confirmed)
There are three teams entering the Late Summer Mixed league. Please contact the mens and Ladies team captains if interested.
The autumn courses are available on the website to take bookings. There are a few places left for the summer holiday camps so book now! We are launching a new absolute beginners course on Mondays 6-7pm with Kirstie, so if you know of any adults who have never owned a racket or would like to try the sport send them along!
The cricket Club has reported uncleared dog poops around the field. If you should bring your dog along, please clear the poops.