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NEWSLETTER - Half Term Tennis and more (Week of 10/10/16)

Greetings Graftonites, Activities activities activities- that's what's on offer this week. And don't forget to sign up for the Wine and Cheese evening (please see attachment) which we're told only has 50% places left. So without further ado, here are this week's notices: - QUIZ NIGHT THIS WEDNESDAY - HALF TERM TENNIS - TENNIS WINTER MIXED REMINDER - TENNIS WINTER HANDICAP SINGLES - 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, the only way to do so is by sending your broadcast to by next Friday.*** Thanks. QUIZ NIGHT on Wed 12 Oct at 9pm All welcome for a fun evening. Form your own team or join with others. Entrance £2- Come on down! HALF TERM TENNIS Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October. The times are as usual: for ages 6-16, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. If staying for the whole day, please bring packed lunch. No chewing gum. Please also remember refillable water bottle, hat etc. Sports clothing please; no jeans as the children need to be able to move freely. Footwear: Tennis shoes or trainers with non-marking soles please Please bring own racket if you have one, otherwise we have spare mini tennis rackets (no spare full size rackets). The costs are £10 per session am or pm, or £20 full day. You can pay by cash or cheque on the day (cheques to John Peters) or by PayPal to John ( Please book in advance by following the link here: Please book in advance if at all possible. We will give first preference to those who have booked and paid in advance. You can either pay in advance directly from a PayPal account or use the following link which allows you to pay by card even if you don't have a PayPal account: The holiday tennis booking menu is on the right hand side of the page - it allows you to pay in multiples of £10. Any questions to: John and the Coaching Team. Contact email: TENNIS WINTER MIXED REMINDER It's time to grab your partners and enter the 2016/17 Winter Mixed! In response to feedback we received about last year's tournament, this time we will have a two separate tournaments- Level A (advanced) and Level B (intermediate) so when you enter please request A or B. We are hopeful this will encourage even more entries. Enter via £5 per pair to folder Deadline for entries 17 Oct This is a very tight deadline, but we still hope to see plenty of old and new faces. If you don't have a partner, please enter anyway and we will try our best to find you one. Thanks. TENNIS WINTER HANDICAP SINGLES Running alongside the Winter Mixed, we're pleased to announce the first Winter Handicap Singles Tournament. This is a new tournament so a quick summary of the rules: Handicap: your handicap will be based on your tennis league position. For example, players in League 17 will start EVERY GAME at +30, while a League 5 player will start at -40. There are NO SEEDS, since this should all be taken care of with the handicapping system. Matches: we would advise matches be 2 tie-break sets, with a championship tiebreak if 1-1. Everything else will be as you would play normally EXCEPT the starting score. EXAMPLES: - Player 1 (+15) vs Player 2 (-15): every game will start in the deuce court at 15/-15. Scoring could then go 15/0, 15/15, 15/30 etc as normal. - Player 1 (+30) vs Player 2 (-60): an uphill struggle for League 1 Player 2! Every game would start in the Ad court at 30/-60. The stronger player would then have to win 10 points to the other player's 2 to win the game, i.e. 30/-60, 30/-50, 30/-40, 30/-30, 30/-15, 30/0, 30/15... - Player 1 (-30) vs Player 2 (-30): an even match. We would advise 'netting' the score so that you start at 0/0 as normal. Draw: we will make the draw on 18 October so last date for entries will be 17 October. If you are already playing in the tennis leagues, you will be entered automatically. If you are NOT in the tennis leagues but would like to enter, please email If you are in the leagues but would like to withdraw your name, please also email and we'all take you off the list! Any questions? Send them to! DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Mon 17 Oct - Deadline for entering tennis winter tournaments Sat 29th Oct- Super Social from 1200 Sat 29th Oct - Halloween Party (from 7pm) Fri 11 Nov - Wine and Cheese Tasting (see attachment) Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Party (from 7pm) Thanks,

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