Tennis News

Cabrera Tennis Club Members and non-members are all welcome to “Social Tennis”

every Sunday & Thursday at 10:00am. Membership is available.

Contact Derek Luckie on 610 314 792 for further details.

Chairman: Derek Luckie
Secretary: David Middleton
Treasurer: Margaret Arnup
Delegado: Richard Gardner
Delegado: Margaret Sprake

To Access the Tennis Court please call Margaret Arnup on (0034) 647 901 478
for code to play.

Over The Net

The Annual General Meeting traditionally is held on the same day, same week in the same month of every year - So this year that meant Thursday 14th March. The meeting was introduced by Derek Luckie our President and he covered things that we had achieved over the last year, such as the closed competition in March 2012.

On 17th May we said our goodbyes to Tom and Lilleri, who had set up our wonderful tennis court. They are sadly missed.

Improvements which had taken place over the past year included new bins for sand, the additional enclosed notice board and the painted steps gate and railings. In addition, the green tennis wall is about to be repaired and painted.

Also a big Thank You was given to Gerry Hughes for his continuing help with keeping the court clean.

During the summer we used a key system, instead of the normal code system, which was successful in stopping our court from being abused, so we plan to keep this system in place for the forthcoming months; July & August.

The accounts showed a healthy profit, and any surplus as always goes towards further investment such as the eventual re-surfacing of the tennis court, however for the time being it was the general opinion that the court carpet surface is acceptable for our level of play.

Traditionally after the AGM we have our annual AGM dinner, which this year fell to Derek Luckie & Margaret Sprake to organise, unfortunately as many members had other things organised there were not sufficient members available so therefore it was cancelled, but we hope next year there will be a better turn out and support for our local restaurant Los Pastores.

Mike Bear, the clubs Tennis Coach, also successfully runs the Tony Carter Memorial Tournament.  The tournament gets us all playing more tennis with and against different opponents.   The Tony Carter Memorial Plaque 2012 went to joint lady winners Glenis Meeks and myself, Margaret Arnup.  The men´s winner was again Luis Pereira.

Recently Mike has introduced a mixed coaching session followed by coffee each Monday from 10am until 11am at a cost of 5€ to include coffee. This has been very well received by members and anyone is welcome to join in.

Traditionally the first Sunday after our AGM, we hold our Annual Open Tournament which is organised by Richard and I. So with sufficient numbers it took place on Sunday 17th March. We must have had all types of weather that day and I prayed that the rain would keep at bay, however at one point we had teams playing in their plastic rain jackets and wet weather gear. Luckily we only had light rain and the heavier downpour held off. A great day was had by all. The sun came out just in time for our traditional lunch of pizza, salad and drinks which, thanks to the help of Carol Redding, Carole Quirke, Micaela & Peter Dale & Dorie Egelstaff, was a great success -
Oh and of course to the great waitering skills of Luis Pereira :)

The winners of the Open Tournament were Mike Bear & Julie Oliver, Runners up were Keith Sharpe & Ann English, Third place was Dave Ward & Janet Dimmock,  and fourth place was Gerry Hughes & Dorie Egelstaff.                                           

Special thanks to Dave Ward who flew out from the UK to compete and also special thanks to the Library for use of their facilities for our AGM and Dorie Eglestaff, who kindly gave up her house for our Tournament Lunch.

You don’t have to be a member to play and everyone is welcome.   For more information on how to play please contact us.

Derek Luckie, President - Tel (0034) 610 314 792
Margaret Arnup, Treasurer - Tel (0034) 647 901 478,
Cabrera Club de Tenis.

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