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NEWSLETTER- Super Sunday Tennis Finals (week of 15/08/16)

Greetings Graftonites, Following yesterday's Gold Rush in Rio, we too have a Super Sunday on offer -- yes! Finals Day is here!!! And there's more, as you can see from this week’s notices: - FINALS DAY ORDER OF PLAY - 2ND RACKETLON TOURNAMENT - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please scroll to the bottom of this message to read the full write-up for these notices. ***If you wish to put an announcement in next Monday’s broadcast, please send your request to graftoncomms@gmail.com by next Friday.*** Thanks. Finals Day Order of Play, Sun 21 This is the climax of several weeks of championship matches and this Sunday is bound to offer a a fitting grande finale. This tennis bonanza will features special guests from Grafton's illustrious past to umpire and present trophies. Sunday 21st August (timings and order tbc) Men's Singles: Russell vs James Addlestone (likely start time at 13:00 ) Ladies Singles: GZ vs Morvern or Mel Plate: Mike Young vs David Brown Ladies Doubles: Dawn & GZ/ Louise & Nicola vs Nat & Kirsty/Morvern & Mel And there's more tennis on offer: Wednesday 24th August (2000 start) Mixed Doubles: Morvern & Ben vs James/Jessy or David/GZ Still to be scheduled Men's Doubles: James & David vs Patrick & Dan Legendettes: Nat vs Morvern or Julie Legends: Richard vs David Whitlam As you may have noticed, not all the finalists have been decided. Semi finals are being played throughout this week-- so come on down! The clubhouse is always open. There should be some excellent tennis on display and even better company. Let's make this a special week for all members of this Club. Racketlon Saturday 17th September The 2nd (Rescheduled) Racketlon Tournament is finally here! 3 sports, 1 match - test your Table Tennis, Squash and Tennis against the same opponent for the overall winner! WHEN: SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016 WHERE: GRAFTON TENNIS & SQUASH CLUB TIME: 10AM COST: £10 PER HEAD, INCLUDING NEW BALLS AND 3 MATCHES GUARANTEED FOR EACH PERSON (EACH MATCH WILL CONSIST OF 1 GAME TO AT LEAST 11 IN TT, BADMINTON AND SQUASH) All are welcome to come down to Grafton to try out an event similar to 'Racketlon', one of the fastest growing sports in Europe! ( www.englishracketlon.org ) If you fancy yourself as a multi-disciplinary racket sports master, pit yourself against others in the racket-sports cousin of a triathlon! Basic rules (rules will be explained in full on the day!) - 1 match consists of 2 players opposing each other at Table Tennis, Squash and Tennis, in that order - Each sport is played as 1 game to 11, 15 or 21 (dependent on entries), with serves alternating every 2 points and a point-per-rally scoring system - The total points scored is tallied up throughout the match, and the winner of the match is the player with the most points A monrad system will be used, so you will play the same number of matches whether you win or lose each one. What are you waiting for? We look forward to seeing you on September 17th at Grafton! ====================== Please email entries to luke_barnes_@hotmail.co.uk or enter in the folder behind the bar - IMPORTANTLY PLEASE STATE WHETHER YOU ARE BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED FOR EACH SPORT. Please also ensure you add £10 to the folder behind the bar - it would be much appreciated if you commit to this that you do your very best not to drop out! Thanks very much - we look forward to seeing you there for another very enjoyable day! Luke, Jack and Katie Dates for you Diary Sun 21 Aug - FINALS DAY! Sat 3rd Sept - Fox Trophy + After Party (from 9:30am) Sat 17th Sept – Racketlon 2016 (10am) Sun 18th Sept - Millennium Final Sat 1st Oct – Oktoberfest (from 7pm) Sat 29th Oct - Halloween Party (from 7pm) Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Party (from 7pm) Thanks, graftoncomms@gmail.com

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