New! On-Line Booking is now live

If you would like to book a court, go to  www.westfieldsrichmond.com and scroll over Members Info to see the Book A Court Option. Open this page and click the Image to go to the Online Booking System.

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Before you can book a court or view existing bookings, you will be asked to register.

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Once you have the page open, please take some time to explore all the different options available to you on the top right of the screen.

Booking page

Make a Booking will give you the option to book a court.

View by Date will show you both courts on one day. You can use the calendar to select a particular day or scroll through using the arrows.

View by Court will show you one court for a full week

In Make a Booking,

  • Click on a time to select it
  • Use the drop down to select duration.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation by email.

You can book a court up to 31 days in advance and for a maximum of 2 hours per day. If you require a longer booking please e-mail westfieldstennisclub@hotmail.com

If you need to change or cancel your booking, simply sign in and go to My Bookings where you can see which courts you have booked and you will have the option to cancel or to make another booking. Alternatively, use the link on your confirmation email.

Book your court on the move…app

Check court availability make & manage court bookings and more with the ClubSpark booker app.

Tennis served anytime anywhere.

Available to download on both Android and IOS.

 

 

Maintenance Work

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There may be a little disturbance to play and parking in the next week or so.
 
We will be installing a footpath from the gate to the courts and doing some drainage works on the lower court. Hopefully, disturbance will be kept to a minimum but please do bear with us as we complete these essential works. 
 
Club Sessions and Coaching Sessions will not be affected and the builders will try to work around existing schedules where possible. The top court will not be affected.
 
The work will commence today and should take 1 week.
Thank you for your co-operation.


 

 

Fun Day at Westfields with Strawberries & Pimms

WESTFIELDS PRE-WIMBLEDON MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

WITH PIMMS & STRAWBERRIES

SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018 @ 1.00PM

 

All Members Welcome

Come along on the day and be drawn to play in mixed doubles or just come along to meet other members, enjoy watching the tennis, eating strawberries and cream and having a glass of Pimms.

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Try Tennis for Free

Oen Day 2018Sunday May 13th

1.30pm – 4.00pm

All Ages & Abilities Welcome

Balls, Rackets & Refreshments Provided

 If you have never tried tennis before or want to get back to it after a break, then come along to meet some of the friendly members from Westfields Tennis Club and have a go.

We will have coaches there on the day as well as members of the club who will all be pleased to meet you and happy to help.

AGM Monday 5th March – All Members Welcome

Annual General Meeting of Westfields Tennis Club
Black Lion Hotel, Finkle Street, Richmond (upstairs)
Monday 5th March 2018
7.00pm

Agenda

  1. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM held 13/03/17
  2. Annual Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Election of Officers and The Committee for 2018

The Management Committee has 3 officers and 6 committee members. 2 current members have been part of the committee for 9 years and in accordance with club rules must now step down.

  • Nominations need to be received by email or post by the secretary by Monday February 26th 2018.
  • Each nomination needs a proposer and a seconder
  • Voting will be by secret ballot
  • The following elections will take place:
    • Treasurer – see below for a description of duties
    • Committee Member see below to see various roles for committee members.

5.Appointment of Auditor of the accounts

6. AOB

Any other business items to be added to the agenda must be submitted by email or post to the secretary by Monday 19th February 2018.

Email the secretary at westfieldstennisclub@hotmail.com

Responsibilities of Treasurer
To take the lead role in managing the financial aspects of the club as follows:

  1. Record all bank transactions
  2. Manage cash balances in current and deposit accounts
  3. Report in Management Committee meetings
  4. Assist secretary in ensuring membership subs are collected
  5. Pay suppliers and make any reimbursements
  6. Ensure WTC registration with the LTA is renewed annually
  7. Produce an Annual Income/Expenditure Report to the Management Committee and to Members.

Key Competencies

  1. Ability to use MS Excel and Word
  2. Ability to use on-line banking
  3. Ability to communicate effectively

Time Commitment
Duties take approximately 10 to 30 minutes per week depending on time of year.

 

Vacant Roles
NB: Not all committee members take on a specific role but the following roles are currently vacant. These roles can be done by current or new committee members or if a club member has an interest in a role then they may be co-opted into that role.

Maintenance Officer

  1. Overseeing the maintenance of courts, clubhouse and grounds thereby ensuring they are in a fit state to allow members to play tennis in a clean, attractive and safe environment
  2. Raising issues of Maintenance within the Committee and following through maintenance decisions made by the Committee
  3. Researching and obtaining quotes for any work required beyond the scope of members, for example, court cleaning and painting
  4. Researching and procuring equipment such as new nets or posts
  5. Organising a regular grass cutting contractor each year
  6. Displaying an annual clubhouse Cleaning rota
  7. Liaising with Club Secretary over notifications to members, for example, when winter parking commences, or the courts are out of use for maintenance reasons
  8. Ensuring the provision of PAT testing

Competition Secretary

We currently enter a team into the Vale of Mowbray Competition which is a Men’s Doubles Competition. We hold our own WTC members’ competitions in the summer and we are keen to organise friendly matches with other local clubs for 2018.

A Competition Secretary or a Competition Committee is required to organise and promote these competitions.

WESTFIELDS WIN VALE of MOWBRAY !!

On Friday 10th August, Westfields won the Vale of Mowbray Men’s Doubles inter-club competition for the first time. Having beaten Ripon in the semi-final, the Final was played away, against Masham the previous year winners. It was a very close match played at a very high standard throughout, but Westfields just managed to win the decisive games. Well done to the team – Rob Hutchinson and Alistair Macrae; Sam Cullen and Tom Macrae. The Vale of Mowbray comprises of six clubs in the area.

Visitors to Westfields

Update on Visitors to the Club

During this lovely summer, you may wish to bring your friends and family along to play some tennis. The committee recently updated the visitor guidelines as follows:

For members who wish to bring their friends and family to play tennis at Westfields Tennis Club, the following applies:

  • All visitors must be signed into the Visitor Book by a member and the associated fee paid before play commences.
    • Adult Visitors: £3.00 per visit
    • Junior Visitors: £1.00 per visit
  • Each visitor can be signed in by a member up to a maximum of 6 times.
  • If there is a circumstance where a member wishes to increase the maximum, they should contact the committee who will make a decision based on the reasons provided.

 

 

 

Open Day 2018

The sun shone brightly and a great time was had by all.

A huge thank you to Joan for her organisation and thanks to all the members who turned out to help.

Steve’s children’s session was an outstanding success as always and I think the parents had as much fun as the kids did.

Stuart was on court 1 with the adults and all reported that they had a great afternoon.

It was lovely to meet all of you who attended the Open Day and if you would like to join us at Westfields Tennis Club then please visit the Join page and send us a completed form.