INNELLAN BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB

Tennis Section


Tennis 2022

The Tennis Season runs from opening day in April through to November each year. There are 2 red blaes tennis courts which members help to maintain. We ask that players wear flat soled shoes as the surface can be easily damaged by shoes with a rough tread. We are a relaxed Club so no formal tennis attire is needed. Playing times are flexible as the courts are open 7 days a week.

Last years – 2021 – tennis season was both enjoyable and successful even although Covid restrictions were still in place. The Tennis Section have been using a WhatsApp group to book times for playing. This kept numbers at a safe level. We plan to keep using the WhatsApp booking system as it also lets members know when there are people available to play.

We carried out a lot of work on the courts last year. This involved clearing moss and weeds; relaying court lines; replacing net posts; maintaining fencing and replenishing and levelling the blaes. This should benefit this years preparatory work at the courts.

We successfully applied for local grants from the Burnamakiman Hydro Scheme to help improve the tennis sections infrastructure and to purchase facilities to better encourage and support Junior Members play the game.

We also raised funds from a successful Crowd Funding Appeal. These contributions were gratefully received and will help maintain the Club’s facilities.

We look forward to this years Tennis Season, where we hope to encourage new members to join – both young and older – which will help the Club to thrive. With Covid restrictions easing, hopefully, members will be able to play tennis with more ease and flexibility. Our Covid Officer keeps us informed of all the new updates re this.

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON


GAME SET & MATCH

 

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On the Courts this last weekend, one of the oldest chicken-wire fences was removed and replaced with a smart new v-mesh fence, bought with donations by some of the members themselves and a Grant kindly awarded by the South Cowal Community Council from the Burnamakiman Hydro Scheme. This huge job was kindly undertaken by Fynewood of Dunoon to whom the Club owes a massive 'thank-you'.


OPENING DAY

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The Club held its opening Ceremony on Saturday 23 April. Thankyou to all our members, current and new and to our visiting kindred club friends. We have missed you all during Covid. Special thanks to our overseas contingent from Rothesay BC which included Jacky McTaggart who spoke on behalf of kindred Clubs & Susan Selkirk who delivered the first bowls of the season.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect and once the Green and Courts were declared officially open for 2022, bowling & tennis got underway. The winners of the wappenschaw were Shirley Sykes (thoroughly thrashing her hubby) & Sandy Jackson .

Thanks to the Club members who worked so hard to prepare the Courts, the Clubhouse, the Grounds etc. ready for Opening. Special thanks to our Greenkeeper Derek Logue and his team for their care of the Green.

Thanks to everyone who provided & purchased raffle & tombola prizes, provided goodies for afternoon tea & worked in the kitchen & bar to look after our guests.

I'd say it was a very successful Opening Day and it was great to see the Bowling Green & Tennis Courts busy.

Myra
Secretary


COMPETITIONS

Due to Covid restrictions last year, we were unable to hold our usual yearly tennis tournaments. However, we successfully had a members Open Day on the 27th June; a Tennis Members tournament on the 7th August and held the Drummond Trophy Tournament on the 5th September. (This is a joint tennis/ bowling event.) All these occasions were very much enjoyed with an excellent tea and nibbles after!


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