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Last Updated 31st October2016 - 10:40hrs

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NEWS OF THE YEAR 2016

LATEST NEWS

Several refurbishment works were completed in 2015 and will continue in 2016 as part of the 5 year maintenance plan approved by the committee in 2013.

Please continue to use courts 2 & 3 until further notice for all activities. Court 1 can still be used but only when all courts are required. Thank you for your understanding.

5 Year Maintenance Plan

CLUB INFO

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Court Wear & Rotation

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12th January 2016

KEN CLARK (1937-2016)

Ken Clark passed away on Sunday 10th January 2016 at the age of 78, following a relatively short battle against cancer. He was the fourth longest serving member of Kent Elms Tennis Club.


Ken was working for the Evening Echo when, in his spare time, he began playing tennis in a regular four at Priory Park. It was there that he encouraged his brother-in-law Terry Savage to take up tennis. It was not long before Terry decided to join Kent Elms Tennis Club, and was soon followed by Ken who joined the club in 1980 and was immediately plunged into the competitive world of league tennis where he turned out for the first team, playing in division one for nine consecutive seasons.


Ken also served on the tennis club committee for many years and was part of the 1994 management team which organised the move from the old Snakes Lane site to our present home in Aviation Way. He was made a Trustee of the club in 2005.

In later life Ken retained a high degree of fitness, and continued to play tennis to a very high standard. However, about five years ago his wife Pat became ill and Ken had less time for playing tennis.


Ken joined the Off Peak section of the club in 2013. During this period he appeared to be in very good health so it came as a massive shock when his illness was diagnosed. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.


The funeral will take place on 28th January at Southend Crematorium 12noon, and there will be a gathering afterwards at The Freight House, Rochford, SS4 1BU. Ken’s son, Andy, has requested No black (or wear some colour) or flowers as per his Dads wishes. Ken would rather a donation be made to Fairhavens Hospice who were absolutely fantastic in Ken’'s final few weeks

Messages of Condolence can be left here

6th January 2016

WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS:

2016 CLUB BALLOT

Members now need to opt in via the LTA Portal using their British Membership number

by the 19th of February 2016.

9th January 2016

KENT ELMS TENNIS CLUB 2016 AGM

DATE ANNOUNCED

The 68th Annual General Meeting of Kent Elms Tennis Club will Be held on Wednesday the 23rd March 2014. Committee nominations to Club Secretary.

6th January 2016

KETC NEWS ARCHIVES NOW SPANS SEVERAL YEARS

The KETC news archive spans nine years and is full of interesting facts surrounding the club, its members & achievements.

2015

2nd January 2016

2015/16 L&W WINTER SEASON GETS UNDERWAY AGAIN

Winter season gets underway again on the 4th January 2016. Members please check your fixtures and update your availability.

 League Results

1st January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR: KETC MEMBERS WELCOME IN 2016

Kent Elms Tennis Club wishes all its members and tennis friends  the best of Health, Wealth & Happiness for 2016.

 Website ©Kent Elms Tennis Club  2016  -  Webmaster Martin Powell

  IN DAYS GONE BY

May 2015

KETC GETS NEW CLUB COACHING COORDINATOR

On May the 1st 2015 Washington took over the coordination of the clubs day to day coaching facilities.

Coaching

October 2015

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT HALLOWEEN GATHERING

Members attended a Fish and chip supper on what was a very foggy night. Thanks go to Phil and Debby who ran an enjoyable social night.

2015

January 2015

CLUB FACILITIES: MENS CHANGING ROOM REFURBISHMENT

As part of the agreed five year maintenance plan for KETC, the committee approved the refurbishment of the Men’s changing room.

2015 KENT ELMS TENNIS CLUB AGM 2016 Minutes.pdf

6th April 2016

KETC 2015/16 AGM MINUTES & ACCOUNTS

Dear Members, the 68th Annual General Meeting of Kent Elms Tennis Club was held on Wednesday the 23rd March and was one of our best attended AGM’s for years. Please find the attached minutes for your records and perusal here. 2015/16 AGM Minutes


6th April 2016

TENNIS 24 FUNDRAISING EVENT

Thank you to everyone who made it along to the launch of Tennis24 in aid of Parkinson's UK yesterday at Kent Elms Tennis Club. We have over 20 people already signed up!


Tennis24 is a fundraising event in aid of Parkinson’s UK. The idea is to play one continuous set of doubles tennis for 24 hours. Of course, there will be other attractions to come along and get involved with, but tennis is our main focus.

Entrants will be required to purchase a Tennis24 t-shirt for a minimum of £10 donation via this website. Sign up here


Plenty more needed but plenty of time to spread the word  www.tennis24.uk

19th March 2016

CONGRATULATIONS: McLELLAN-PERKINS TROPHY WINNERS

Congratulations to Martin Needs/Sue Sergeant in retaining the trophy for the 6th year running. Also to Emma Mellish/Matt Freeman winning the Plate We had 16 entries this year. Emma & Matt played Martin Powell & Sue Taylor in the plate event and won in 6-3 6-2. In the main event Martin Needs & Sue Sergeant (Thorpe Bay) played Rebecca & Neil Attwood from Westcliff Lawn. Martin & Sue won 6-2 -6-1.  


28th March 2016

KETC SPRING CLEAN WORK PARTY
YOUR HELP NEEDED

Sunday 10th April at 10:00am. Please come along and help us to prepare the club, courts and surroundings for the summer season. More Here

28th March 2016

2016/17 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

FEES DUE

Membership Fees (Includes use of Tennis Balls and Floodlights at no additional cost) are due April 1st 2016 for existing members. More Here

Membership Fees

19th March 2016

2015/16 LEIGH & WESTCLIFF

WINTER CUP AND LEAGUE RESULTS


The final positions of this winter’s leagues:


LADIES LEAGUE

Ladies 1 & 2 both finished in 2nd place in divisions 1 & 3 respectively,


MEN'S LEAGUE

Mens 1 finished in 5th position in division 2, Mens 2 & 4 finished bottom of their respective divisions of 3 & 7, Mens 3 finished in 3rd position in division 5


MIXED LEAGUE

Mixed 1 & 3 finished 2nd in divisions 1 & 5 respectively, Mixed 2 & 4 finished 4th in divisions 3 & 6 respectively and finally Mixed 5 finished top of division 7


The winter cup matches have already begun:

Ladies ‘B’, Mens ‘A’ & ‘B’, are already out of the contest. Ladies ‘A’ and Mixed ‘B’ are through to the semi-finals. Mixed ‘A’ are still to play.  

  

 

6th April 2016

SPRING WORK PARTY - REMINDER

Our Spring Work Party will be taking place this Sunday 10th April commencing at 10:00am.

Regards

Danny - KETC Secretary


More information on jobs that need doing here;

Job List


31st October 2016

HALLOWEEN STRIKES AGAIN

With the weather bound to add to the spooky atmosphere - KETC witches and ghouls (members) will gather to attend a Fish and chip supper with the opportunity to increase their wizarding skills via a spell and hexes challenge (that's quiz to us mere mortals).