Car Park update

As already advised, the car park work begins this coming Monday, 29 November.  After discussion with the contractors, we have had to agree that almost all the space in the exterior drive, i.e. from the road to the club gates, will be fenced off and in use for the contractor's equipment.  Pedestrian entry will be along the side.  

Car parking therefore has to be in Harman Drive and surrounding roads.   Parking restrictions mean that, without a permit, parking is not permitted between 10 and 11 am, Monday to Friday.    A few parking places are instead restricted between 2 and 3 pm, but in the morning these are normally fully taken. 

On Monday to Friday the club can also be accessed from the gate on the Blackberry path between our grounds and the UCS playing fields.  The plan is to leave it unlocked from around 9 am.



We had hoped that the AGM would be held in person.  It would have been great to be together again, and the Covid situation was improving with the vaccination success.  However quite a few members remain nervous about the potential for crowding together, and the priority is to encourage attendance, so (hopefully for the last time) this AGM will be held on ZOOM.  It will be still on Sunday 28th at 6pm: use this link -

Meeting ID: 831 5909 5191
Passcode: 729039

*Car Park*

Completion of another job has held up the contractors.  Work is now expected to start on Monday 29th November. 




Club AGM 28 November 2021

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 6pm at the Club House.  As well as Club matters such as the President’s and Treasurer’s reports, it is an opportunity to hear an update from Tennis, Cricket and Squash on their activities over the past year.

The Club Officer roles have to be approved at each AGM.   There are currently individuals proposed for each of these roles as captured in the document agenda (74 KB) .

Should any other member wish to be considered for a Club Officer position, they should advise me by Sunday 21st November along with the names of two members to propose and second the nomination.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM


Important update

** AGM ** Car Park ** Groundsman ** Clubhouse ** Bar opening **


The Club AGM is to be held at 6pm on Sunday 28 November. This time we will revert to holding the AGM in person. Formal notice will follow, but meanwhile please note the date and let our Secretary know (at [email protected]) if you wish to stand for any of the three offices of President, Honorary Secretary or Honorary Treasurer. Any attending member may also represent up to one other member by Proxy if appointed by that member.

Please come along – see our revamped bar, hear first hand about the progress of the sports sections and the Club as a whole, and ask questions.


We are finally able to get going on with resurfacing the car park. Work should start on Monday November 22. While the work is going on the only parking available will be in the section adjoining Harman Drive, which has few spaces. Parking in Harman Drive and surrounding roads is generally permitted except for weekdays between 10 and 11 a.m., so it would be worth considering arranging games outside of these hours.

The work will take a few weeks. As with any outside work, the exact timescale is unsure, so although we can hope for a finish by Christmas it could extend into the first two weeks of the new year.

Pedestrian access will be restricted for safety and practical reasons.  Care will need to be taken when entering and leaving the Club.  Please be careful to follow any temporary signs and access routes.


Following Peter Chappell’s retirement, we are very pleased that Tony Reely has taken up the post of Groundsman. Tony has wide experience of caring for sports grounds and has made an excellent start.


Our main pavilion needs constant maintenance, which is provided as required. Its longer term future has been a concern for years. In an effort to accelerate progress, a committee has been set up to make recommendations to the Board for both immediate and longer term development. If you have any architectural or relevant engineering knowledge and could spare a few hours to work with the committee, please let Lara know ([email protected]).


For a trial period of two months beginning this Friday, 5 November, the bar in the main pavilion will be open on Friday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.30pm. We assume that you will have better things to do on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so not those Fridays, but otherwise why not try out a jar with friends? (Taking care around the car park!)

Drinks for Peter: postponed

Peter, who has missed so few days off work, is feeling very unwell today!   We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to set a new date for a leaving celebration soon, but meanwhile I'm afraid that tonight's drinks are off.



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