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Club Tournament 2024 reminder

Just a reminder that the Club Tournament is now open for registration.

The tournament will start on Monday 1 July and conclude on Finals Day, Sunday 29 September.

Entries are now open, with the closing date to enter for all competitions on Tuesday 18 June. 

If you haven’t yet signed up via Playwaze (see below), please do so by this date.

Signing up instructions:

If you haven’t used Playwaze before then please register via the home page HERE.

Once you have registered it will take you to the Brondesbury Community area within Playwaze where you will see the tournaments listed. You can also find all tournaments HERE.

If you are already registered, then please follow the above link, sign in, and click on Brondesbury Tennis Club.

Please remember to add your phone number if you haven’t already, so that other members can contact you. If you are signing up your child to compete, please ensure the account is in their name.

To enter a tournament, click “Sign-up” on the competitions you want to enter.

If it is a doubles tournament then there is a “Select your partner” button. Please ensure both you and your partner are signed up to PlayWaze. 

Once the tournament has started you can view the tournament draw to see who you have been drawn against. We will inform you one the draws have been made, with a reminder of the match rules, and deadlines. The contact details of all players will also be printed out and listed on the pavilion notice board.

Sign up on PlayWaze for the following categories:

  • Women’s Singles 
  • Men’s Singles 
  • Women’s Doubles 
  • Men’s Doubles 
  • Mixed Doubles
  • 10&U Mixed (2014-2015)
  • 12&U Mixed (2012-2013)
  • 14&U Girls Singles (2010-2013)
  • 14&U Boys Singles (2010-2013)
  • 18&U Girls Singles (2006-2010)
  • 18&U Boys Singles (2006-2010)

Sign up to the following events by emailing Marina:

  • 8&U Mixed Round Robin (2016 or later)- Sat 21st Sept 12 noon
  • 9&U Mixed Round Robin (2015-2016)- Sat 21st Sept 4pm

If you have any problems with the above please email Marina on [email protected] , Darell Carey on [email protected] and Nicola Hands on [email protected]

Reduced courts Thursday evening

The club has allowed the coaches for St Anthony's School, a long-time user of club facilities, to use two courts on Thursday early evening, 5:30-7pm, to honour the passing of one of their number. That means during these times only one court will be available for general play. Four courts will be available from 7pm.

Club Tournament 2024

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Brondesbury Tennis Tournaments (Adults and Juniors) for 2024.

The competitions will again take place over the summer, with an early Autumn finals day (slightly earlier than last year).

The tournament will start on Monday 1 July and conclude on Finals Day, Sunday 29 September.

Entries are now open, with the closing date to enter for all competitions on Tuesday 18 June. 

We will once again be running the tournaments on Playwaze™. If you want to enter any of this year’s competitions, then this is what you need to do: 

If you haven’t used Playwaze before then please register via the home page HERE.

Once you have registered it will take you to the Brondesbury Community area within Playwaze where you will see the tournaments listed. You can also find all tournaments HERE.

Please remember to add your phone number if you haven’t already, so that other members can contact you. If you are signing up your child to compete, please ensure the account is in their name. 

To enter a tournament, click “Sign-up” on the competitions you want to enter. 

If it is a doubles tournament then there is a “Select your partner” button. Please ensure both you and your partner are signed up to PlayWaze.  

Once the tournament has started you can view the tournament draw to see who you have been drawn against. We will inform you once the draws have been made, with a reminder of the match rules, and deadlines. The contact details of all players will also be printed out and listed on the pavilion notice board. 

Adult Events: 

  • Women’s Singles 
  • Men’s Singles 
  • Women’s Doubles 
  • Men’s Doubles 
  • Mixed Doubles 

Junior Events:  

  • 8&U Mixed Round Robin (2016 or later)- Sat 21st Sept 12 noon
  • 9&U Mixed Round Robin (2015-2016)- Sat 21st Sept 4pm
  • 10&U Mixed (2014-2015)
  • 12&U Mixed (2012-2013)
  • 14&U Girls Singles (2010-2013)
  • 14&U Boys Singles (2010-2013)
  • 18&U Girls Singles (2006-2010)
  • 18&U Boys Singles (2006-2010)

To enter 8&U and 9&U events, please email Marina. All other entries are done via PlayWaze.

If you have any problems with the above please email Marina on [email protected] , Darell Carey on [email protected] and Nicola Hands on [email protected]

Bob Weston's Funeral & Wake

Bob's funeral will be, as previously mentioned, at 1pm on Wednesday May 8th at Golders Green crematorium in Hoop Lane. The club is hosting a wake for the family immediately aftwrewards. Matt Bamford has applied a plaque for Bob on the olive tree housing outside the pavilion.

Updated Social Times .....

Due to altered activity over the years, the club has changed social mix-in times on Saturday from the morning to 1-3pm. This esentially reflects playing patterns.

We have entered the summer match season for both adults and juniors. Adult matches take place midweek from 6:30pm and use three courts. Junior matches are held at weekends, either at 12:00 or 16:00 and take two courts. All home matches are recorded in the website calendar so please take note of this when arranging games at these times.    

Bob Weston's Funeral

The family has informed me that the funeral will be held at Golders Green crematorium on Hoop Lane, on Wednesday, May 8th, at 1pm. We are still in discussion about hosting a wake at the club afterwards and I will keep you informed.

Picture, taken not long ago, supplied, with thanks, by Cathy McGarry.

Bob Weston - Further Info

Bob's daughter, Nicky, has been in touch with me and said that the family is still waiting for a death certificate before the funeral can be arranged, at which point we will be informed of the details. However, those of you who wish to communicate their condolences should send them to his widow, Margaret, at:

29 Lisle Court
Cricklewood Lane
London NW2 2EP

Bob Weston

It is with great sadness I have to pass on the news that Bob has passed away. Many of you will have known Bob as he had been a member for probably longer than anyone else, since, I believe, the mid-1970s. He played in men's teams for many years and continued to play in his later years despite mobility issues. Even then, if he could get to the ball, he'd be likely to outfox you.

I had hoped to have learned by now of the details of his funeral and to whom and where any messages of condolence could be sent. I will, of course, pass that on when I know.

In the meantime, Matt Bamford is procuring a plaque to be attached to the olive tree housing outside the pavilion, which was installed in memory of another past member many of you will remember, Philip Wolmuth. At a suitable time, we will organise a memorial event, when I hope Bob's family can attend.   

 

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