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AGM at Pearson Hall in Sonning on Wed 2nd November

Finals day & Junior Tournaments from 10am 18 September

American Tournament 9 October sign up in the clubhouse

Club News

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  • AGM held on Wed 2 November. Thanks to all those Members who turned up and contributed to some worthwhile debates on capital expenditure and planned changes to club arrangements. The Minutes, Chairman Report and all other reports and Financial review have been uploaded to the Members Area.
  • Club Championships concluded last Sunday 18 September. Well done to all the winners. Click here for details and photos
  • Junior Tournaments played on 18 September along side the club championships. Well done to all that played. Click here for details of winners and photos on the day
  • The club hosted a Junior day as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Great day had by all and a big thanks to our coaches for running the day.
  • The Autumn American tournament will take place 9 October. The sign-up sheet is in the clubhouse. Numbers are limited so get your name down quickly!
  • Well done to Mixed 1 team, having won promotion to league 3 in 2016 keep on pushing for promotion to league 2.
  • The club has agreed to provide free coaching for Members again this year. Free adult coaching details
  • 2022 Junior coaching calendar & prices announced. Details here
  • The Court Booking system has been improved to allow Members to book & cancel court times.
  • Club coach Rob Ventin offers a Racket re-stringing service. He can offer a range of strings, and information on what would be best for your style of tennis. Strings can make a huge difference in how your racquet plays and feels, and is important to get right. The strings he offers are constantly updated, so check back or enquire if you are after a specific type of string:
  • Cost per racquet: £12
  • Babolat RPM Blast: £8
  • Head Synthetic Gut: £6
For enquiries, contact Rob Ventin on 07729683454 or on robventennis@gmail.com
  • Conifer trees between the Courts and King George Field have been replaced with a young Beech hedge. This will take a couple of years to mature, but members seem to like to the new ‘open vista!’
  • Club has just installed 3 new championship quality tennis nets
  • The ‘conker’ trees alongside court 3 have been trimmed back by Sonning Parish Council.
  • The court booking system introduced in 2020 has received positive member feedback and will be retained in future.
  • Committee Minutes and security code info can be viewed in Members Area.
  • Spring 22 annual Newsletter just released. To view click here
  • A new ‘mixed’ singles box league was played between May and August. Members relished the chance to play singles against members of all standards. This will be run again next year.
  • A working party on Sunday April 24th completed some tidying up activities ahead of the new season. Well done to all who attended.
  • Club Championships were run during July & August. The Finals are on 18 September 2022 with a free BBQ to players and supporters.

Remember “Play Safe, Stay Safe”

Welcome to our club events.

We are a small sociable club with events on and off the courts throughout the year. Details of some of the up-coming events can be seen below. Details about events will be communicated by the Social Secretaries nearer the time!

Members are allowed to invite Visitors to play, just remember to Email Finance@sonningtennis.com & membership@sonningtennis.com with your name plus the names of your guests and date(s) played. Rates are £3 per adult or older Junior or £5 per family. Visits per guest limited to 5. Payment should be made via bank transfer to club account.

Christmas Dinner & Dance

Keep Saturday 10 December free, tables are booked at Sonning Golf Club for our ever popular Christmas ‘get together.’ Information on menus and costs to be released soon.

Mixed Singles ladder

The Club ran a fun mixed singles ladder this Summer to provide more singles matches to those Members who prefer singles over doubles, Men and women played in the same ladder, had great fun and want it to be run again next year. Jane, has promised to organise again next year.  .

LTA singles box league
Rob Ventin (coach) has created an LTA singles box league which is currently underway. Members who want to join the league please email Rob and he will add you to either Group A, B or C, based on skill level. 

Skittles evening Sat 22 October

A skittles evening was held at Sonning Village Hall Saturday Saturday 22 October. Great fun time was had by all. Well done Jacky & Keith for organising (it’s amazing how many ways can be invented for throwing a wooden ball down a wooden track!!) My favourite has to be ‘left handed on one knee’ Some pics below
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Family Member BBQ Sunday 18th Sept
 
Club funded BBQ was held on Sunday 18th Sept during Finals day and the Family & Junior tournaments

Berkshire Winter league matches

  • 6 teams have been registered for the 2021 Berkshire Winter leagues: 2 mens’, 2 ladies’, 2 mixed. (See Matches page for fixtures & dates)
  • Quiz night, Skittles & Pub games, Christmas meal, charity tournament, 75 Celebration activities all venues and dates to be published soon in the Spring Newsletter
  • Quarterly member gatherings are arranged for local pubs to give people to catch up outside of tennis

Friendly rounders match

20+ club members got together on 2 September to play a rounders, picnics and drinks were brought along and a great time was had by all. Another event is being planned!!

Autumn 2020 club working party to ‘spruce’ up the club before Winter!! Refreshment provided!!
Club Championships Sep 2020 finals day, open to players & families to watch tennis and enjoy a BBQ……………all socially distancing