2018 Dates

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Great British Tennis Weekends (GBTW)

21st & 22nd July – Lorton will be running tennis sessions on Sunday 22nd July 2-4pm

ANYONE FOR TENNIS!
Lorton Tennis Club near Cockermouth, is supporting the 2018 Great British Tennis Weekend, an LTA initiative to get more people playing tennis.
The club is offering free taster sessions at its triple court facility to juniors and adults interesting in giving the game a go.
A GBTW event will be held mid July, but junior and adult coaching sessions are underway at Lorton Tennis Club for members – you are welcome to join the club.

Lorton TC is also involved in the ‘Tennis For Kids’ initiative with sessions starting on June 6th.
For more information on coaching opportunities please see TFK website or contact club coach Chris Lockyer on 07900 286909.

On line booking for the GBTW sessions can be made via www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/opendays. Email lortonmembership@gmail.com
or visit the clubs website at lortontennis.org, for details of club activities and membership information.

Lorton Open Tournament – TBC

Coffee Morning – Saturday 11th August, 2018 – Lorton Village Hall

Club Championships
This season the Club Championships 2018 will be organised by Rachel Wilson.
Finals day has been set for Saturday 8th September (if wet Sunday 9th September). Please put this date in your diary!!!
This seasons tournament is designed to be more inclusive with Rachel arranging your partner for the doubles events. Hopefully this will encourage all club members to have a go! Please see Rachel’s message below

Hi all,
I’m not sure what was in the wine at the AGM but apparently, I volunteered to run the tournament this year!!
I would really love to make it a very inclusive event and hopefully encourage a bigger turn out on finals day to make for a good social occasion. I have very fond memories of my village finals day where I grew up as it was always a complete mix of abilities.
As such I propose that in the doubles events I will draw partners entirely at random rather than people entering as a partnership and I would LOVE as many people as possible to enter.
So that we get a good finals day with all finals being played on the day there will be a strict policy that if you are unavailable on finals day and you are about to win the semi-final then you scratch at match point and the other pair go through.
The same will happen in the singles.
In order that all matches are ready to be played in time I will be RUTHLESS in reminding people about deadlines by which matches need to be played.
Date for finals day is Saturday 8th September with Sunday 9th September if wet.
I look forward to receiving your entries – by 15th May please to the email address below stating which events you would like to enter.

Rachel Wilson