Newport Pagnell Club champs 2017 and purple celebrations!!!

IT’S TIME FOR THE NEW PURPLE CLUB CHAMPS AT NPTC!    GET YOUR ENTRIES IN BY Sunday 13th August AND HAVE A GO!

NPTC Club Championships & Purple celebrations 2017 day – Sunday 1st October

Hi members and families! 

WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS YEAR?  What’s new?

Each year we run our annual adult and U18s club championships for all our members for matches culminating in the finals. Last year, the celebration finals day was bigger and better than previous years but we want to do more for more members to enjoy our purple courts as a whole club.  This year we are holding the junior finals in the morning to celebrate their success and holding more free play and kids sessions through the day with the ever popular BBQ too.  The junior club champs day (except the mini finals) will be run by Gavin; details to be announced soon.

So DATE FOR YOUR DIARY whether you enter the competition and are in the finals or not SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER!!!

Calling ALL MEMBERS TO ENTER AND HAVE A GO!  This is a tennis celebration for all members and we have finals and plate comps, singles and doubles – so entry form below and if you need a partner, enter and we’ll do our best to pair everyone up.  The rounds for each event will be played late August into September and at players own convenience leading up to the finals without too many to fit in 🙂

WHAT NEXT?  Full schedule and events for the celebration finals day on Sunday 1st October will be announced, get entered and get this date in your diary as there will be tennis and refreshments for everyone.    The closing date for entries is Sunday 13th August and this is for ALL players  – just sign up and take part  🙂

How to enter: Please fill out the entry form for the events you wish to enter below and either email to:  nigel@nigelwillardtennis.co.uk or hand to a committee member by the deadline.  Payment details on the form.  Entry fee: £2 per person per event (this covers the cost of trophies, prizes and balls).

What events can I enter?; (Juniors to be announced by Gavin)

Men’s Vets, Ladies Singles* , Men’s Singles*, U.18s Singles Presidents Cup,

*There will also be a plate competition for players, losing in the 1st round; consolation draw 😉

 

Men’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles, Mixed Doubles,

 

So get your entries in (form below) and chat to other members about partnering up for the doubles events – the more the merrier! Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Enjoy!

Kindest regards,

The Committee, info@newportpagnelltennis.net

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French Open 2017

A fabulous French Open fun event took place at the weekend where we welcomed members from Olney to join us. A great turn-out made for some brilliant tennis and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Delicious ‘french-themed’ food was also served and enjoyed while watching the ‘real’ French Open on our brand new TV! Many thanks to Chris for putting it up for us!

A big thank you goes to our enthusiastic social secretary, Andy Hopcraft for organising another fantastic event. We look forward to the next one.

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Summer 2017 coaching programme!

All the details for the club’s summer 2017 coaching programme are here and info about our coaching team on our coaching page.

We have reduced the number of weeks in case the resurfacing work occurs, if it does not happen in the summer term we will add the additional three weeks at the end of term and charge for them in that instance.

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New Bucks Tennis book!

Veteran Bucks tennis player David Orchard has written a book about Bucks tennis.

Inspired by the 2013 success of the Bucks Ladies county team when they became the overall winners at County Week, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in British tennis, Ninety Years to the Top focuses on the Bucks senior county teams and deals with every aspect of the game in Bucks since the formation of the Bucks LTA in 1923.

The rise and fall of all closed competitions, both team and individual, junior and senior is fully documented together with the changing role of the Bucks LTA alongside some fascinating historic detail.

Including a record of the performances of the senior county teams in all competitions together with full details of closed county tournaments at every level, Ninety Years to the Top is the most comprehensive book on the Bucks tennis scene yet published.

Buckinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association has published the book and copies can be obtained from them. Contact admin@buckstennis.com for more details or telephone 01494 462513

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2016 AGM and revised constitution

We’d like to invite all our members to attend our AGM to be held on 23rd November at 7:30 in the clubhouse.

We have some new ideas on how to take the club forward next year by improving members benefits and experience at NPTC. We’re also planning a membership drive in 2017, but we’d welcome your thoughts as members and any ways in which you might be able to help.

You don’t have to commit to get involved, we do have some spaces on the committee, but we also invite suggestions and any offers of help from all our members.

This is your chance to have your say in club matters and to help steer its future, so we’d love to see as many of you as possible.


We draw your attention to our revised constitution. 

Please find the revised constitution in the document below. Just click to view it.

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Parts highlighted in red are to be removed.
Parts highlighted in green are to be added.
Parts highlighted in blue indicate a larger scale change.


Membership fee changes

Membership fees will remain the same but there will be one proposed change.

The half price child fee will be applicable when just one adult becomes a member, not two as currently.

 

Adult Xmas do 2016!

NPTC’s Adult members and guest’s Xmas do – Saturday 3rd December at The Swan Revived in Newport Pagnell, 8pm.

£10 Deposits to Andy by Friday 28th October; andy.hopcraft@googlemail.com
tel: 07816 368861 –  for details and menu choices see below:

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US Open Tournament 11.9.16

On Sunday 11th September the Club will be holding the Club’s own version of the US Open Tournament sponsored by Benendon.

A Junior Open Tournament  will start at 10.00 a.m. in which you can play as your favourite player! 10.00 a.m. for 9u and 10u and 10.30 start for 8u. Finish by 1.00 p.m.  Entry is £5 – sign up in the clubhouse or contact Gavin on 07951 516411

The Adult Open Tournament will start at 13.45 for registration draw and play will commence at 2.00 p.m. Play as your favour player; £5 entrance also includes refreshments to follow US style.

We hope that many members will turn up to play in the last tournament of the season.

Prizes courtesy of Benenden.

Closing date for entries Friday 9th September.

MK Vets socials 2017

Weekly vets Social Mornings are held at Newport Pagnell for members of Olney and Newport Pagnell TC every Friday morning from 10:30am.

 

MK VETS socials are held throughout 2017 hosted at clubs on dates below for members at tennis clubs across MK – dates for your diary 🙂
Thursday March 23rd 12 till 3pm at Stony Stratford

Friday May 12th 10am at Wolverton

Tuesday June 6th 9.30 at Milton Keynes

Thursday July 20th 12 till 3pm Stony Stratford

Note: Wolverton will be hosting an extra session on Friday 18th August at 10am.

Friday September 8th 10.30am at Newport Pagnell

Friday October 6th 10am at Wolverton

Tuesday November 14th 9.30am at Milton Keynes

 

For any vets at NPTC. Please let Mary know at maryhartley318@me.com or 07977 499140 if you’d like to attend.