Elliswick LTC Newsletter – August 2021

Dear Members,

Welcome to our August Newsletter.

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your family well and that you are still enjoying what is left of the summer.


We would like to inform you that a small builder’s tower will be in the car park on 16 September (and possibly 17th) for access to the roof of our neighbour’s house. Please take extra care in the car park on the day.


To those who have entered to play in the club tournament, please ensure that you play your matches by the end of the deadline dates.

If players are having difficulties arranging matches, then please do let Louise Behan know at [email protected] at the earliest opportunity.


Entries for the Junior Tournament are now closed.  We need some volunteers to make this Tournament a success. We also need someone who are willing to do the BBQ on this date.  If you are able to help, please email our Junior Captain, Ken Mitchie, at [email protected].


The alarm system which had been going off randomly has now been fixed.
The fence between us and our neighbour by the entrance have been painted.
Our planning application for replacement floodlights on courts 5 and 6 is now out for consultation with our neighbours, we hope to have a result by October.


If you wish to participate in team tennis this autumn/winter please do not hesitate to register your interest by contacting our respective Team Captains, as follows:

Mens Captain: Rupert Tillbrooke at [email protected] or 07789811097

Ladies Captain: Victoria Aitchison at [email protected] or 07429581034

Mixed Captain: Kate Curson at [email protected]


Men’s Herts leagues have now come to an end, it was good to see some new faces competing this year – thanks again to team captains for their hard work in making this possible.

The vets leagues will get underway in the next few months. If anyone would like to be included in the squads for 45+, 55+, 65+, then please let Rupert know and he can put you in touch with the respective team captain.

Men’s Nights will continue on Tuesdays (from 6pm) until the end of September. We will endeavour to open the bar for the remaining men’s nights.


With the Summer matches drawing to a close and only a couple left to play, it is time to look ahead to the Winter teams.  Thank you captains for organising the teams this Summer and even though they haven’t had the usual competitive edge it has been good to interact with other clubs and their players again.  If there are any ladies who haven’t played in the Winter teams before and would like to be considered, please let Victoria know.

Ladies friendly matches are still being played and enjoyed, thank you Lynn for organising these and ladies evenings are being well attended and continuing for a few weeks yet.


Mixed matches commence this month. Elliswick has entered 3 teams in Datchworth run by Kate, Ant and Jem and 5 teams in the East Herts Mixed run by Kate, Rob, Ant, Tony and Steve. Thank you to our new captains, Tony and Jem and to all our captains who volunteer their time to run teams. If you would like to play in mixed matches, please contact [email protected].


We held our Summer Party last Saturday the 28th August.  It was a great way for our members to enjoy getting together again and for the Club to thank members for their patience and understanding during the last 18 months.  On arrival there were teas and pastries, followed by a complimentary drink and buffet lunch.  Live music was provided by Dave Pankhurst and his band and there was lots of fun tennis.  Our special thanks to the Angels of Elliswick (Jeanette, Sally and their teams) who helped to make the day run smoothly and very enjoyable.

We also held the most popular Bank Holiday Tournament on Monday the 30th August.  It was very well attended and everybody enjoyed playing in the fun and friendly tournament.  Our thanks to Jem Collier-Garrity and the team (especially Sally Radcliffe and her mum and partner) who made the tournament run smoothly. Congratulations to the winners (Gaby, Sue and Kate).

Our next event will be our JAZZ EVENING on Saturday 18th September at 8pm by Lulu and the Hullabaloos.  Bar open from 6.30pm.

Tickets are on sale (£15 per person). Don’t miss out as tickets are going fast.  Make a bank transfer to the Elliswick account by Tuesday 14th September quoting your names/Jazz2021.  Then Please let Jeanette know when you have paid at [email protected] so she can reserve a place for you.  There will be a table plan on our notice board if you wish to sit with friends.  Please note no food is provided but you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

Other dates for your diaries:

  • Junior Tournament – Sunday 19th September (reserve date Sunday 26th Sept) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Macmillan coffee morning – Friday 24th September (please let Jeanette know if you will be able to bake a cake)
  • Finals Day – Saturday 2nd October (reserve date Sunday 3rd October) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Quiz night – Saturday 23rd Oct.  Fish and chips supper (Get your team together now)
  • Elliswick AGM – Saturday 20th November
  • Comedy Night – 27th November.  Tickets on sale beginning of October.


The Autumn term starts the week beginning 6th September. We are looking forward to seeing you all back on court again soon.

Tell a friend

At the Sir John Lawes site, as we are still in the process of building this up from starting halfway through last summer, there are some spaces still available. For the first two weeks of term, we are offering free trials to see if they enjoy the game as much as we do. Please pass on to anyone you think that maybe interested or pop into school WhatsApp groups. If they want to attend, please email our Head Coach, Ben Wood at [email protected] to confirm the place as places are limited.

Sessions available are as follows:

Red 5-8 years old

Monday 3.45-4.30

Tuesday 4.30-5.30

Saturday 9-10

Orange Green 8-10 year olds

Monday 4.30-5.30

Monday 5.30-6.30

Tuesday 3.45-4.30

Saturday 10-11

Young Yellow 11-14

Tuesday 5.30-6.30

Wednesday 4.30-5.30

Saturday 11-12


Kind Regards

Elliswick LTC Committee

PS, Don’t forget to keep up to date with events at our website http://www.elliswickltc.co.uk, and follow our Facebook page as well.