As I reflect on my fourth Christmas as Chairman of your club, I think it important for us to realise what an amazing club of which we are lucky enough to be members.
11 quality and well-maintained tennis courts (shortly 8 floodlit), 4 squash courts which are regarded as some of the best in the County and a clubhouse that visitors are so impressed by when they visit; and all this with a solid financial foundation.
Our Director of Tennis and Herts Coach of the Year Jordan Miles has, with his team, created an amazing junior performance and camp programme which is the envy of the County, with results to match at the highest level.
Coming up in 2019 and what we still need to do:
Having supported your Committee, to renew tennis courts 7-9 (two floodlit) and create a multi court area. Completion will be in January 2019.
We are working with our existing squash coaches to expand junior and adult programmes for existing and new members.
We are looking to increase tennis participation in the community, particularly during the weekdays.
We are looking to increase our Bursary opportunities for juniors in the community.
Now we have a facility to be proud of, we need to go out and promote ourselves to attract new members at every age group and at every level.
Much has been achieved, but we still have plenty to do and this will only be possible with your help and support. Please step forward! In the New Year I will be writing to you again specifically on this subject.
I hope you will all be able to attend the Christmas party on Saturday 15th December, arranged by Suzi and her team. Tickets are available from the Office and behind the bar.
Thank you to all those who have helped this year, with a particular mention to Jeanette and Melissa in the office.
A very Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you all