EGOLI LEAGUE 2018 OFF TO A GREAT START
The 5-week Egoli leagues commenced on the weekend of 17/18 February. We have entered 5 men’s teams and 2 ladies teams.
This is the first time in many, many years (more than 20years at least) that Wanderers has fielded 7 teams in a league.
Another first is that both our A teams (men and ladies) are playing in the highest possible leagues – men’s in the Bundes League, ladies in Premier league.
Thanks for the above achievement are due to our head coach, Howard Espley-Jones, who has done a superb job in organizing and getting all the players together. He has been ably assisted by our 6 team captains who each do a great job in organizing their own teams as well as to all the players who are participating in a wonderful spirit.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
These will commence after the completion of the Egoli league, towards the end of March 2018 on dates to be advised. The format will be similar to 2017 champs with the different events being scheduled for different times of the year.
The entry fee will remain at R100 per player (not event). If you wish to participate please start giving your name and the events you wish to play in to – Richard Stocken or Howard Espley-Jones. An entry form may be circulated later in the year, but there is no harm in informing us as early as possible.
COACHES AND COACHING
We welcome Renier Moolman to the Wanderers Academy as a new coach and player who will lead our A team and join Ross Nemeth in coaching the performance squad.
Our social tennis sessions of Saturday afternoons (2 pm 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.
CALENDAR PROGRAM FOR 2018
DIARISE AND SPEAK UP IF YOU ARE KEEN TO PARTAKE
- EGOLI LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Ladies – Saturday afternoons 17 Feb to 17 Mar
Men – Sunday mornings 18 Feb to 18 Mar
- WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – OPEN EVENTS – (SINGLES & DOUBLES)
Saturday afternoons 7 Apr to 12 May
- COMBINED (MIXED) LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Saturday afternoons 12 May to 9 Jun
- WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – MIXED EVENTS
Sunday mornings 7 May to 4 Jun
- JUNIOR UNDER 14
Events and dates TBA
- WANDERERS CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS – VETS EVENTS
Saturday and Sundays 8 Jul to 22 Jul
- AGM TBA
- GCTA SPRING LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Bundes League 18 Aug to 15 Sep
Ladies – Saturday afternoons 18 Aug to 15 Sep
Mens – Sunday mornings 19 Aug to 16 Sep
- GCTA SUMMER MIXED LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Sunday mornings 27 Sep to 28 Oct
- GCTA SUMMER NIGHT LEAGUE (5 weeks)
Thursday evenings 13 Oct to 10 Nov
- YEAR-END FUNCTION (Sat – 4 pm) 25 Nov