Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wednesday Intermediate Coaching

The Wednesday evening coaching sessions will start again (weather permitting) on
Wednesday 21st May 7pm-8pm. The sessions will run through until the end of July.

Cost is £3.50 per person or £4.00 for non members, please feel free to come along, all the basic shots are covered as well as looking at doubles tactics. I look forward to seeing you there.

Chair’s Report

Welcome everyone! Here’s hoping for some lovely summer weather with some long warm evenings and what could be better than having a game of tennis on the grass.

Let’s hope the worst of the wet is behind us and that we can enjoy another successful season. We hope to provide something for everyone again this year, with adult coaching, family coaching etc and we have brought the club tournament forward so that we can get as many people to play in it as possible.

There has been a small increase in membership fees and we are still looking for ways to fund the second part of the fence repair.

Please do your best to help out the Club teams by letting the team captains know when you can play.

So we look forward to seeing you again in April either at the cleaning day or over the opening weekend.

Geoff Parmenter’s Retirement from Tennis

A young Geoff Parmenter


Geoff joined the S.H.L.T.C. in the mid 1970s as a young lad.  When Geoff first joined, his play was characterised by his immense enthusiasm and his own inimitable style (which has not changed over the years!).  Opponents could rarely read or anticipate the direction of his shots, causing frustration for them and amusement for us!  Over the years he won the club championships many times, both singles and doubles, right up until his last season.

He was always a great ambassador for the club when playing in matches – thank you Geoff!

A more mature Geoff Parementer at the 2013 AGM

…and now!

He was treasurer for a number of years and then took over the auditing of the club accounts and he helped to train and support various treasurers.  He was always on hand to cheerfully help with all the various jobs around the club, particularly during the four years when we didn’t have a groundsman.

The Company Directors and the Committee of the club would like to thanks Geoff for all his hard work.  Good luck with the golf!