CONDOLENCES – ANDRZEJ ROMANOVIC

Andrzej passed away on 5 February 2017 from a heart attack, while also bravely fighting  cancer. Our condolences to Katherina and the family.

Although Andrzej stopped playing tennis some years ago due to health issues he had been a faithful and regular playing member during his tennis playing years being a regular at social tennis and in league teams. During his last years he would be seen walking around the club for his daily exercise.

He was an architect by profession and the person responsible for the sensible and attractive north facing positioning of the Discovery soccer building which was originally planned to be eat west facing between the tennis and basketball courts. This is an idea the tennis section and its committees will always be grateful for.

Rest in peace Andrzej.

 

EGOLI LEAGUE 2017 PROGRESSING WELL

The 5 week Egoli leagues commenced on the week-end of 4/5 February. To date our teams have been doing more winning than losing. Well done guys and keep it up.

 

Men:

A team in Premier league – Played 2 – won 1 – lost 1.

B team in League 1 Section 2 – Played 3 – won 3.

C team in League 2 Section 2 – Played 3 – won 2 – lost 1.

D team in Leagu 2 Section 3 – Played 3 – won 3.

Ladies:

A team in League 2 Section 1 – Played 3-won 1-lost 2.

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Format this year will be different to the past. The responsible committee member is Richard Stocken. Watch the club notice board, notices lying in the clubhouse, your whatsapps, sms and emails.

The open tournaments will take place in March/April 2017, the mixed tournaments will take place in May/June 2017 (same time as mixed league) and the vets tournaments will take place in July 2017.

 

PERFORMANCE SQUAD NEWS

Congratulations are again due to our performance squad star Bertus Kruger. He has recently (first week of Feb 2017) played in the African Junior Championships in Tunisia where he made the semi-finals in singles and won the doubles title.

 

SOCIAL TENNIS

Our social tennis sessions of Saturday afternoons (2pm onwards), and Sunday Mornings (9am onwards) continue to be popular and well attended. All members and visitors are always welcome as long as the standard of play is above that of beginners. We encourage all our members to participate in one or other of these social sessions regularly during the year.

If you are a beginner, contact our coaching academy through our head coach Howard Espley-Jones (082 465 7745) who will quickly lift your standard to enable you to enjoy social tennis.

To all those members who diligently carry out their roster duties on Saturday afternoons, thank you very much. The afternoons would never be as successful without you guys.

 

THURSDAY EVENING TENNIS TRAINING

Thursday evening training sessions are going well with strong turnouts. Shyam Venkatakishnan is the man in charge.

 

TUESDAY EVENING TENNIS

Tuesday evening Social Tennis commences as from 21 Feb 2017 for those who have difficulty with Thursdays or those who want more tennis. It will run by Jonathan Bell from 18h30 onwards.

 

CALENDAR PROGRAM FOR 2017 –DIARISE AND SPEAK UP IF YOU ARE KEEN TO PARTAKE.

EGOLI LEAGUE  (5 weeks)
Ladies – Saturday afternoons             4 Feb to 4 Mar

Men – Sunday mornings                     5 Feb to 5 Mar

WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – OPEN EVENTS
4 Week-ends                                         Mid March to Mid April

COMBINED (MIXED) LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Saturday afternoons                           6 May to 3 Jun

WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – MIXED EVENTS
Sunday mornings                                 7 May to 4 Jun

JUNIOR UNDER 14 LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Sunday afternoons                              7 May to 4 Jun

WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – VETS EVENTS
Saturday and Sundays                         8 Jul to 22 Jul

AGM                                                      22 Jul

GCTA SPRING LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Bundes League                                       12 Aug to 9 Sep

Ladies – Saturday afternoons             12 Aug to 9 Sep

Mens – Sunday mornings                    13 Aug to 10 Sep

GCTA SUMMER MIXED LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Sunday mornings                                 15 Oct to 12 Nov

Junior league U14                                15 Oct to 12 Nov

GCTA SUMMER NIGHT LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Thursday evenings                              13 Oct to 10 Nov

YEAR-END FUNCTION (Sat – 4 pm)   25 Nov