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The Gaddesden Society Tennis Club

Tennis Club

LGTC members have had a good summer season. The lovely weather over the summer and autumn has meant we have enjoyed some great Thursday and Friday Club Sessions in glorious sunshine. This season we have also held our annual Salmon Supper, Midsummer Tournament and some friendly ‘Bring and Share’ Suppers after play. In October one of our members organised a lovely ‘Tea After Tennis’ complete with cucumber and salmon sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes! We also have members regularly supporting other village activities attending events like the recent ‘Bollywood Evening’ and LG Drama productions. Regular emails from Anne Gold and updates on our Facebook page ( keep everyone informed of current and future activities at the Club.


After-School Junior coaching was successfully held by Challenge Tennis on Friday afternoons with sessions continuing to October half term. We hope to continue to grow our junior membership and offer coaching and holiday camps in conjunction with Challenge Tennis ( Our adult coaching also continues on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am with Nick Leighton on a ‘pay and play’ basis. For other coaching opportunities our members can contact Challenge Tennis.


The courts at LGTC are in good condition and have an all-weather surface so are suitable for play throughout the year. During the winter season we continue with Thursday/Friday Club Afternoon Sessions and adult coaching provided that the playing surface is not slippery due to ice/rain. We are a very friendly club and welcome new members of all levels. Even if you have not played tennis for a while we would love to talk to you about joining! Tennis is a great sport for keeping fit and meeting new friends. Please contact me at [email protected] or on 843441 if you would like to discuss joining the club.


Our next event will be our annual Christmas Lunch which will be held this year on Thursday, December 6th at the Little Gaddesden Sports Pavilion. Please contact me at [email protected] to reserve your space!


One final reminder for our current members; the opt-in for the 2019 Wimbledon Ballot is now open. If you would like to be included in the Club’s 2019 Wimbledon Ballot to be held on May 2nd please make sure that you have opted-in on the LTA website in order to be eligible. Please note that the closing date for entries is February 22nd. If you have any queries about the opt-in process please contact Liz Hamilton at [email protected]


See you at the tennis courts soon!

Anne Gold


How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283
[email protected]

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283 [email protected]

Matt Laver
[email protected]

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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