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    Mashamshire Tennis Club – Spring Clean 2021

    At this time of year we always give our club a good clean and tidy up, and this was all the more welcome and important given the easing of lockdown restrictions and our return to the courts. Therefore, on the morning of Sunday 4 April an enthusiastic group of club members duly took up their brushes, dustpans, buckets, mops, cloths and other sundry items and cast away the effects of the winter and of several months of no activity at the club due to the lockdown. Thankfully, the sun also turned up and as a result we were blessed with a lovely early morning warm spell that saw a remarkable change in the appearance of the club.

    Gone was the moss, twigs and leaves that had littered the courts, and together with the installation of 3 pristine new nets and centre bands the playing area, that now has the added benefit of a superb new hitting wall, was significantly transformed and made ready for play. The tennis hut also received some attention with the interior, including the floor and windows, given a good clean.

    A big thank you to all those who gave their time to assist with the clean-up. There are too many names to list them here, but suffice to say that a couple of new members had kindly offered to make their first experience of the club swinging a brush rather than a tennis racket. Others, had been members for several years, but

    the efforts of all was very much appreciated.

    After all this effort we couldn’t wait to get back on court and the Club Session that followed was attended by 17 members, who enjoyed over 3 hours of fun play.

    This was the start of our 2021 season and membership renewal is now in progress. The club offers members a range of activities, beginning with the club sessions, which are run 3 times per week (weather and coronavirus allowing!) on Sunday mornings from 10am, Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm, and most Thursday afternoons from 2pm. Our coaching sessions begin on Friday 23 April, at 4pm for Juniors (8 – 11 years), 5pm for Intermediates (12 – 18 years) and 6pm for Adults. In May we will begin playing our mixed doubles matches, and then in June the men’s doubles league is due to begin. Several club competitions also run throughout the summer months, and details of these will be published in due course


    If this sounds like something you would like to try out please visit our website www.mashamshiretennisclub.co.uk for further information, or contact the Chair, Tom Johnson on 01765 603593 or tom.johnson835@yahoo.com

    We would love to welcome you to our club, and don’t forget that you can play casually, without joining, by contacting the Masham Community Office to book a court for your use.