Celia Pascoe has stepped down from her role as Ladies' Captain. Celia took over this role from Pam Cooper several years ago now and we would like to thank her for all the time and effort she has put in with the Ladies teams, Ladies nights in the winter, including the coaching by MTA and her work on the tennis committee.
Carole Bacon has agreed to take over as Ladies Captain.
Viv Pearson has agreed to join the tennis committee to co-ordinate coaching at the club, so that Carole Bacon can take over her new role.
Pam Thomas has decided to step down from being Mixed Captain after many years and we would like to thank her for all her time and effort. Pam Thomas has agreed to continue to be secretary of the tennis committee.
A reminder that the deadline for this year's Maidstone Open Tennis Championships is fast approaching - this is a County Winter Tennis Tournament. The deadline is 14th October 2017.
MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: We are changing finals weekend from 8-9 September 2018 to 1-2 September 2018. Kent LTA are yet to finalise dates for divisional finals, but due to other clashes they have said it is likely to be 8-9 September, so we want to avoid the same issues with dates as we had in 2017 when Ladies 1 and 2 both reached finals. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Kim Martin, BTLTC Club Captain
Members can downlaod 2017/18 Winter Wednesday Night Social Tennis Rota in the Members Area, under Document Downloads.
For further information please contact Susan Russell.
Chris, a longstanding member who died recently, will be remembered by a fine teak bench generously donated to the club by his daughter Crystal.
Members are invited to come along and enjoy an Italian Evening at the club on Saturday 13 May, starting at 7pm - hosted by Stefano and Alessandra Santini.
Alan Wilkins was presented with a bottle of malt whiskey on 11 December 2016 during the club’s Christmas festivities . Ron Taylor, Vice Chairman, thanked Alan on behalf of the Management Committee and members of the club for 32 years of service on the Committee finally retiring as Club Captain in November. Alan is now the Club’s President.
SUMMER 2016 – Team results for the Summer 2016 season can be viewed in 'The Teams' section of the website.
The ladies' teams have enjoyed a good summer of tennis. Well done to ladies 3 for winning their division and gaining promotion. Here's to continued success in the winter season.
SUMMER 2016 – Team results for the Summer 2016 season can be viewed in 'The Teams' section of the website and a brief summary can be viewed later in this article.
Our Men's teams did not win any silverware this summer in the Kent League.
It is yet to be confirmed by the M&D but our Men's 1 should regain promotion to division 1 of the M&D having won all of their matches.
Congratulations to Ian Payne who just scraped through to the 2016 Supervets final, beating Chris Lack 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in 6 hours !! ....we are left wondering if this a club record? (1st set 1hr 15mins, second set 1hr 45mins........3rd set 3hours 10mins!).
If anyone has played a longer match please do let us know.