Brian's Newsletter - 20th May

Brian Love

Hi Everyone
 
A big welcome to our new members who have joined after coming along to our open afternoon. You won't be disappointed and hope you settle into the club pretty quickly whatever tennis you are playing. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions... No question is silly, but guarantee a jovial response! I'll give you a few club tips later in the newsletter...
 
Club News
 
Club tournament in full swing... Make sure you are getting your matches played and remember to email results to dorkingclubtournament@gmail.com
We are not telepathic and the system needs scores..
 
To keep up with all the results click on this link:
LTA - Tennis for Britain - dorking club tournament 2022 - Draws

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Remember you can buy tennis balls from behind the bar...£5!! Forget those dodgy, bald, lifeless ones! Hope that doesn't bring back any nightmares of past relationships!
 
What a great open afternoon for the club, welcoming potential new members to our great club. A great team effort from the committee, volunteers, bar staff, coaching team & junior helpers. A big thank you to everyone involved.
 
What a Wednesday night at the club... A great bunch of players at our club session and a few tournament matches taking place. As well as players enjoying a tasty beverage al fresco. Such a mixture of players and characters just enjoying some social tennis. A great way to spend a Wednesday evening. Even a few new members popped, so hopefully you enjoyed.
 
Well done to all the teams in their matches this week. Keep learning! A notable win for the u10 mixed team. Most making their debuts for the club!
 
Remember Saturday social sessions 2-4pm.
 
Well done to the ladies who took part in the tournament last Friday.. 
 
Good Luck Dorking Wanderers in their final play off match at home to Ebbsfleet this Saturday. A win takes them up to the National League. This means we will be welcoming northern fans into the town! 
 
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Coaching Tip of the Week
 
Think about the height you are hitting over the net when choosing your shots..

  • Rallying should be about a metre or so above the net - this gives you a bigger margin of error
  • Attacking is much lower to give your opponent less time, but comes with risk of hitting the net.
  • Defending is higher than your rally shots as you'll need time to recover and a higher bounce makes it harder for your opponent to attack.

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Tips for New Members
 

  • Don't be shy to come and chat to the coaching team anytime...
  • Always play with a smile..
  • Just be careful walking behind courts when members are playing - woe betide if a player mucks up their big winner!!
  • If you use the ball machine make sure you plug it back in to recharge...
  • Try to remember to cancel your court booking if you cannot play..
  • Just enjoy your tennis journey.. It's always full of ups and downs! 

Have a good week and don't forget about the jubilee celebrations at the club. Let Janet know if you are coming...
 
Have a good week and hugs to anyone who needs one...
 
Brian

 

Brian Love
 
Head Coach
Dorking Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
07712 557076