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HYTHE VENETIAN FETE 2013




Dear All
The Venetian Fete was a great success last night which resulted in good publicity for the Club and we were delighted to come second!
I want to thank Dave Wilson for his extremely hard work and to his daughter Abbey for the ideas for all the ‘extras’ on the float.
We worked for almost 35 hours building the float which was hard work but we enjoyed every (well almost every) minute.
Thanks to Dougal for his painting,
to Gilbert for his excellent rowing even if we did take
the scenic route just for the first 100 yards!! Thanks to David Weller and to Amanda for
keeping us ‘on the straight and narrow and also particular thanks to Cathy and to Allison Stroud who fed almost 40 of us together with parents and friends during the break in the evening.
Thank you also to the following juniors who were so well behaved on the float and waved
and smiled till they ached!
Abby and Harry, Abigail, Benji, Ella and Olivia, Emily and William, Thomas, Xifia, Tom Alldritt and Alex Stroud
The full range of photographs will go onto the Club’s Facebook page
Thanks again

Hilary



Mid-Summer Barbecue
Saturday July 27th

Despite the threat of dire storms the mid-summer barbecue was held in glorious sunshine and attended by over 40 members who enjoyed their tennis mix-in and then enjoyed a superb meal. The barbecue was run by Jim Gore who sweltered over hot coals and the remainder of the food was prepared by Cathy and Hilary and a substantial profit was made for Club funds. Thanks to everyone who contributed in making this such an enjoyable and sociable afternoon. The thunder and lightning together with heavy rain commenced within an hour
of everything being cleared away so brilliant timing

PRE-WIMBLEDON
 VINTAGE TOURNAMENT

Held on
SATURDAY JUNE 22nd at 2pm
 
PLAYED WITH WOODEN RACQUETS
A FABULOUS AFTERNOON TEA INCLUDED FANCY DRESS
(prizes for the most original! fancy dress)



Cricket club Vs HLTC 10th June


Great enjoyable fun evening, played in great spirit by all, With match ending as HSCC beating HLTC By 1 run and fading light, ending the innings, a meal was provided after, in the club house by HSCC
Thanks to all that joined in.
A return visit tennis match will be held in early September




Schools Tournament  16th May 2013


St Augustines Winners!!
Well done to the winners
"St Augustines"


Wine tasting evening
Thank you to GF Wine for some great tasters!



Winter Christmas fun tournament 2012/13


Great turn out despite the weather changes during the day,
Thanks for all those that joined in the fun!

Dear Members
I am delighted to be able to tell you that following a nomination from Vanessa Webb of Deal Indoor Tennis Centre,
a selection panel having met and shortlisted us and that,
Hythe Lawn Tennis Club has been awarded the title of "The Lawn Tennis Association
Kent Club of the Year.

We should all feel very proud of ourselves and thanks to you all for your support both now and hopefully for the future.
Regards

Hilary

As we have got reliable weather this week we are able to get the court painting completed.

I apologise for this being short notice but it was always going to be this way and we apologise for any inconvenience.

THE FOUR NEW COURTS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL PLAY ON WEDNESDAY 12th THURSDAY 13th FRIDAY 14th AND SATURDAY 15TH MARCH.

Thanks for your co-operation
Hilary


Dear Members
The 2014 Wimbledon Ballot will be held along similar lines to 2012/13 with the names of those wishing to enter the ballot for tickets being given by way of an e-mail or a telephone call as detailed below.
In past years we had a lot of problems because over 60% of those indicating on their membership forms that they wished to be entered into the ballot subsequently either didn’t want tickets or simply ignored the numerous e-mails that were sent to them after their names were drawn!

The Lawn Tennis Association have now given us their timetable and we shall need to know who wishes to be included before the official club membership renewal date of April 1st 2014 so only those who reply to me at the contact details below will be included in the first draw to choose who gets the choice of tickets.
We shall know very shortly how many pairs of tickets have been allocated to us for this year.
YOU MUST TELL US THAT YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BALLOT BY FRIDAY MARCH 21st

On Saturday March 22nd from 2pm in the pavilion we will draw the names of those who have been successful. It is not necessary for you to be there on that day unless you wish to be, as everyone whose name has been drawn will be specifically notified following this initial draw.

On Saturday April 19th from 2pm the allocation of tickets will be made starting with the first name that was drawn on March 22rd having the first choice of tickets and so on down the list of names.
IF YOUR NAME WAS DRAWN ON MARCH 22nd YOU, OR SOMEONE SPECIFICALLY REPRESENTING YOU AND ABLE TO MAKE TICKET CHOICE DECISIONS FOR YOU, MUST ATTEND ON APRIL 19th OR YOUR TICKETS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE NEXT ON THE LIST
Once you have selected the day you wish to go to the Championships you will have 2 weeks to pay, this will be directly with the Lawn Tennis Association and you will be given full details on April 19th.
IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED PLEASE E-MAIL hilary@casey.org.uk or telephone me on 07791 732636 giving your British Tennis membership number.

You must be a member of British Tennis to be eligible and if you fail to re-join Hythe Lawn Tennis Club on April 1st you lose your right to receive tickets in our ballot.

Thank you


As we are approaching the coldest time of the year we have noticed that the surface of the rear (Southerly end) of the 4 new courts remains icy due to the hedge preventing any sun reaching that area.
We are now aware of this and before next winter will have the hedge height lowered with the final cut of the summer but it was something that we weren’t aware of.
The older hard painted hard court have now been cleaned thoroughly which has, removed the moss and all have been treated to prevent its return thus making the courts safer and playable quicker after rain.

This has been arranged with Chiltern Sports for next Monday November 11th and all four courts will be out of action all day.

We selected a Monday as this is the day when the courts are least in demand so trust there will be no inconvenience to members and of course the four new courts are fully in use particularly in the morning.

Later in the day when the cleaning is completed Chiltern Sports will be painting 4 mini red courts onto court 5 (the new court nearest to the pavilion) so this court will then be out of action for the remainder of the evening.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hilary

A wonderful turn out for the Halloween Fun Tournament and the first switch on of the new floodlighting and the use of the 4 new courts.
A great time was had by all.







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New courts construction






The final day of Chiltern Sports being on site today aside from early next week when a different team arrive to do the lines on the courts.
The car park has been resurfaced and rolled and the area to the south of the pavilion has been prepared ready for seeding.



The temporary lines were marked out this morning and the posts and nets put up ready for the inaugural use next Wednesday evening.
Just the lights to finish wiring on on Monday and Tuesday and we are there







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HLTC Finals Day
Order of Play
Matches were postponed until 1pm due to grass not playable and transfer to hard courts not possible due to coaching

11am:
Men's Doubles
Joe Shields & Sam Keet Vs Dan Knott & Hugh Walter (Winners)
Ladies Doubles
Sharon Kehaya  & Jane Taffinder Vs Jo Moore & Nicky Hill (Winners)
Boy's 12U Singles
(Winner) Richard Moore Vs Alexander Stroud
Girls 18U Singles
(Winner)
Elisha Shenstone Vs Catriona Hards

1-1:30 pm
Men's Singles
(Winner) Joe Shields Vs Sam Revill
Ladies Singles
(Winner) Sharon Kehaya Vs Harriet Boulden
Boy's 14U Singles
Max Taffinder Vs Toby Stone (Winner)

Mixed Doubles 18U
Elisha Shenstone & Gilbert Weller Vs
 Catriona Hards & Harry Woodman (Winners)

3-3:30 pm
Mixed Doubles
Sharon Kehaya & Joe Shields Vs
Jane Taffinder & Nick Skelton (Winners)
Men's Singles Plate
(Winner) David Wilson Vs Richard Moore
Boy's 14U Doubles
Toby Stone & Max Taffinder (Winners) Vs Jack Price Alexander Stroud
Boy's 16U Singles
 (Winner) Gilbert Weller Vs Louis Taffinder

4:30-5pm
Mixed Vets
Sharon Kehaya & David Wilson Vs
(Winners) Jessie Thopmson-Chen & Andy Rice

Boy's 18U Singles
Joe Shields Vs Harry Woodman (Winner)
Girls 18U Doubles
(Postponed)
Elisha Shenstone & Harriet Sweatman
Vs Catriona Hards & Victoria Stubman
March -8pm SUPPER NIGHT
Keep this date free!!
Details to follow shortly on here and on the Club's Facebook page.
 
LAST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING MIX-IN THIS MONTH’S CHEF IS
TBA
PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST IN THE PAVILION
 OR E-MAIL

hilary@casey.org.uk

Food course :
TBA

TBA
SEE YOU THERE!


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USA's top fitness and wellbeing personality Jesse Pavelka

As part of his UK tour, USA's top fitness and wellbeing personality Jesse
Pavelka visited Hythe Lawn Tennis Club on August 30th to carry out a morning
of fitness and inspirational talking.
12 VIP's spent the first part of the morning circuit training on the grass
tennis courts and then after a one to one period with each of them they were
joined by around 20 other ladies and gentlemen and they all did a fitness
walk to the Eastern end of the Royal Military Canal and back before
returning to the Club for photo sessions with Jessie.
Thanks to member Sue Dinsdale who organised the morning on behalf of HOOP.











WILSON DOVER & DISTRICT  CHARITY TOURNAMENT

Annual Charity Tournament August 26th 2013
In brilliant hot sunshine Hythe Lawn Tennis Club hosted it’s annual charity tournament on Bank Holiday Monday August 26th.

Twenty pairs were entered from eight different local clubs. There were four groups of five pairs playing in the morning on a round robin basis and after a fantastic barbecue cooked by Hythe Club Treasurer Jim Gore the top three pairs in each group played a separate tournament in Group A and the bottom two pairs in each group played for Group B.

There was some exciting tennis in the afternoon before the semi finals of Group A were played between Hythe’s Dominic Forsdike and Jenny Harrison against Chuck Ridyard and Lina Hopkins
with Dominic and Jenny emerging the victors and the second semi final was between Graham and Kate Samedini and Alan Prosan and Susie Ridyard with Alan and Susie winning.
The final between Dominic and Jenny and Knoll pair Alan and Susie was brilliant to watch with both pairs fighting to the bitter end but eventually the Hythe pairing of Dominic and Jenny proved too strong and they won 6-4.

Dominic Forsdike studied sport at University in North Carolina but is now living and working in Maine and his partner Jenny was the winner of Hythe’s Most Improved Junior Girl in 2004. It’s lovely to see our juniors becoming adults and still having such a love of tennis and playing so well.

Dominic’s father Neil was the Club’s junior coach for many years and he and his wife Phillipa were also playing today.

One interesting partnership today was Hythe’s full time coach Nick Skelton who played with one of the young language students who is living in Hythe for a short time and whom Nick has been coaching in the afternoons along with her fellow French students.
Misua Heritau plays regularly for Chalon Tennis Club in France. Misua is highly ranked in the under 17’s and she and Nick made a formidable partnership.

The main aim of the day was, of course, to raise much needed funds for the Rett Syndrome Association and almost £900 was raised throughout the day from the entry fee, lunch, afternoon teas, donations from beer and wine and of course a raffle.

This was the last tournament which will be played at Hythe on the grass courts as work commences on September 30th to replace them with four more all weather floodlit courts giving us 8 all weather floodlit courts answering the demand for year round tennis in Shepway

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The winner of Ladies Day 2013

 Maureen Lewsey being presented with the
memorial shield to the late
Sheila Russill by club member
Mr Derek Russill.

July Supper Evening
 
The July Supper Night was the most glorious evening with almost 50 members
enjoying the grass during the last season they will be operational before
they are removed.
A fantastic supper was prepared by Ross Butcher and Helen Cornes and a
record sum was raised for a supper night with over £100 profit going to the
Club.
Everyone who was there had a most enjoyable evening in a lovely sociable
atmosphere.
The next supper night will be on Wednesday August 28th and more details will
follow but in the meantime don't forget every Wednesday from 6pm is mix-in
night for tennis and always well attended so you will get plenty of games.





 
 
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