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Outdoor Tennis Resumes from 29th March
Outdoor Tennis Resumes from 29th March

UPDATE: Resumption of outdoor tennis activity from 29 March. Government Roadmap for easing of lockdown restrictions…

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A Message to All Members
A Message to All Members

Watch a very short 1min 30second video by our Chairman, Chris Van Dyk on all the latest Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club news…

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Meet Dan,  our new Secretary  of Junior Tennis
Meet Dan, our new Secretary of Junior Tennis

I would like to introduce myself: Dan Tarak, the new Junior Secretary at Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club, with responsibility for Mini & Junior...

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Committee: Hon. Secretary role
Committee: Hon. Secretary role

We are now looking for keen individuals to help shape the future of the Club in the important role of Hon. Secretary. This brief summary gives a rough...

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Zoom Quiz
Zoom Quiz

I am planning to hold a Zoom Quiz for all those interested on Friday 29th January at 8pm…

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January 2021 Lockdown
January 2021 Lockdown

Some of you will have seen a petition that’s going round that aims to persuade the Government that outdoor tennis is indeed a ‘safe’ sport and outdoor...

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Closure of the Tennis Club
Closure of the Tennis Club

The new national restrictions for England announced last night clearly mean that the Club has to close once again…

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Chairman’s Message – Tier 4
Chairman’s Message – Tier 4

Following the Government announcement on 19th December, the Club remains open for:  1) Doubles play with others from your household or support bubble. 2)...

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Chairman’s Christmas Message
Chairman’s Christmas Message

We are pleased to send you good wishes for the Christmas season by this video made by our very own Chairman, Chris Van Dyk. All we can say is it’s...

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Forehand Grip
Forehand Grip

This is the most simple, natural and reliable grip and the one most beginners should adopt…

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Club re-opens Wednesday 2nd December
Club re-opens Wednesday 2nd December

A quick note to update you with plans for next week following guidance from the LTA and confirmation that Three Rivers will be in Tier 2…

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Remembering Pet Paulwell
Remembering Pet Paulwell

I think most of you are aware that the lovely Pet Paulwell very sadly passed away last month. She touched everyone and April had the lovely idea of making a...

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Closure of the Tennis Club
Closure of the Tennis Club

The new national restrictions for England to be implemented from Thursday 5 November – Wednesday 2 December, were approved unamended in Parliament at...

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How You Can Help!
How You Can Help!

The Government will be debating the new restrictions in Parliament this week, so if you wish to contribute your voice to this argument then I would urge you...

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New Tennis Club QR Code
New Tennis Club QR Code

The Tennis Club now has its own QR code. If you have a smartphone with the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app., open the app., select ‘Venue check-in’ and scan...

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Better Return Serve
Better Return Serve

The tennis return of serve is the second most important shot in tennis after the serve itself, however many tennis players think the return of serve is...

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Revised Club Rules
Revised Club Rules

As per Lynda’s email yesterday, the form for nomination for the 2021 Committee has been posted on the noticeboard in the clubhouse…

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CLTC Track and Trace – Procedures You Must Follow
CLTC Track and Trace – Procedures You Must Follow

To ensure that we are doing everything possible to make the tennis club a Covid secure venue, we have been asking people who visit the club for any reason...

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2020 AGM – Timetable & Arrangements
2020 AGM – Timetable & Arrangements

Please be aware that the 2020 AGM will take place on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm. Clearly we cannot hold it in the clubhouse as normal and although...

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A Few Cases of Babolot Balls
A Few Cases of Babolot Balls

Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club endeavour to make your experience playing tennis at your club the best possible. To that end we have been listening to your...

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The Club’s New Anthem
The Club’s New Anthem

Hi everyone, please listen to the Club’s anthem for October and beyond…

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Better Slice Technique
Better Slice Technique

When hitting a higher ball, the high to low swing is the best options for generating a deadly slice backhand…

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Please Turn Off the Changing Room Lights
Please Turn Off the Changing Room Lights

Please make sure that the lights in the mens and ladies changing rooms are switched off each time you exit the changing room…

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Balance During Serving
Balance During Serving

Today I’m going to reveal to you one of the master keys to successful serving. This is a concept, which in my opinion, doesn’t get talked about...

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New Advice & Guidance
New Advice & Guidance

We have received advice & guidance from TRDC regarding Obligations of Hospitality Undertakings…

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Backhand Volley
Backhand Volley

Get to the net and put those volleys away. Master the basic backhand volley technique or brush up on the key points with our guide to the backhand...

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Interview With Gemma Sgariglia
Interview With Gemma Sgariglia

I have played on the British tour until recently and compete annually in Italy. I have coached at a school coaching aspiring professionals who were ...

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Update After Recent Government Announcements
Update After Recent Government Announcements

Following the government announcements on Tuesday, please be aware that we will be closing the bar at 10pm from Thursday 24/9. This will usually only affect...

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Update on the Rule of 6 Law
Update on the Rule of 6 Law

The LTA have now updated their guidance given the Government announcement regarding the incoming ‘Rule of 6’ which comes into effect on Monday 14th...

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Starting Adult Group Coaching Courses Again
Starting Adult Group Coaching Courses Again

From next week we will be starting various adult group coaching courses which are bookable online via the website. We are also running 2 Cardio Tennis...

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Covid-19 – A Reminder
Covid-19 – A Reminder

It may seem a statement of the obvious, but Covid-19 is very much still with us and is likely to be so for some considerable time. We are extremely...

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A Few Notifications
A Few Notifications

An updated Members Contact Sheet as of today is now pinned up on the Clubhouse notice board to enable you to contact members if you wish to organise a game...

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A Few Things To Remember
A Few Things To Remember

The hot weather is proving surprisingly popular with members making very good use of the courts. That brings with it the need for a few reminders…

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Book a Court Guide and FAQ
Book a Court Guide and FAQ

Over the last few weeks we have successfully piloted a new tennis court booking system which allows us to book courts online or to check court availability...

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The Lob Shot Challenge
The Lob Shot Challenge

Since the lob technique is not a power shot in tennis is often gets overlooked and therefore under practised. But it is still a very important technique...

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Help Us Support NHS Test & Trace
Help Us Support NHS Test & Trace

The LTA Guidance for Venues was updated on 13th July; the significant addition that affects us is as follows…

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It’s the Weekend and It’s Sunshine All the Way!
It’s the Weekend and It’s Sunshine All the Way!

It’s the Weekend and It’s Sunshine All the Way! See what we have in store to make the most of this heat…

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Drop Shot Challenge
Drop Shot Challenge

Many people hit this shot and their racquet finishes down at their knees. I’m here to tell you that you want your racquet to finish up high, almost by...

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Crossover Footwork
Crossover Footwork

This video shows how you can improve your footwork with a very simple technique that can be done in any garden or small open area…

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Welcome Back – Double Header
Welcome Back – Double Header

Hi everyone – a date for your diary: Saturday 4th July; a real DOUBLE HEADER! Firstly, afternoon Tea & Cake will be back on around 4pm, Secondly...

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Court Maintenance
Court Maintenance

Please note that contracted maintenance on courts 1, 2 & 3 will take place on Friday 3rd July between 08:00 & 14:00…

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Racket Face Challenges
Racket Face Challenges

While stuck at home try and keep your skills in shape with these 3 simple challenges. Your racquet controls the ball, right? so wouldn’t it be nice to...

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Serve: Serve & Volley
Serve: Serve & Volley

Part three of three. In this series we learn how to start a game of tennis. Following on from previous lessons on how to serve and what to do following the...

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Re-Attach The Gate Lock
Re-Attach The Gate Lock

It seems some people are not securing the combination gate lock to the gates when opening up. This is clearly stated in the Playing Guidelines on the...

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Clubhouse Toilet Facilities
Clubhouse Toilet Facilities

Please be aware that from Monday 15th June we shall be re-opening the clubhouse for the use of toilet facilities and access to the floodlight switches ONLY...

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Social Tennis Schedule
Social Tennis Schedule

An update on the regular social sessions (and organisers) which have now resumed and do not have to be booked; these can be found on our Tennis schedule...

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Serve: Position After Action
Serve: Position After Action

Part two of three. In this series we learn how to start a game of tennis. Following on from the last video showing how to perform a serve we explore how are...

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Serve: Ball Toss
Serve: Ball Toss

Part one of three. In this series we will learn how to start a game of tennis. We all know the serve is the most important shot in tennis…

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Further Lockdown Easing – Courts 2 & 5
Further Lockdown Easing – Courts 2 & 5

Following the Government announcements, we have been waiting for clarification from the LTA regarding guidance for tennis players…

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Reduced Membership Fee
Reduced Membership Fee

Reduced Membership Fee Renewal Due to COVID-19 Closure of the Club…

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Introduce a New Member for £100 off a Years Membership
Introduce a New Member for £100 off a Years Membership

Don’t forget that if you introduce a new member to the club, the new member can take advantage NOW of the £100 off FULL membership at £195 instead of...

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Introduce Your Family To Tennis
Introduce Your Family To Tennis

And here is another offer that may be of interest to parents of ‘young adults’ who are back staying with you because they have been furloughed…

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The Forehand Volley Technique
The Forehand Volley Technique

Forehand volley. What is a volley? A volley is any shot you hit where the ball has not bounced yet. Any ball that you take out of the air before it hits the...

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Tennis Court Maintenance
Tennis Court Maintenance

On Thursday May 28th courts 4, 5 and 6 will be out of action from 8am until 2pm…

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Toilet Roll Crossbar Challenge!
Toilet Roll Crossbar Challenge!

For those of you who have some of the coveted toilet rolls to hand, give the toilet roll crossbar challenge a go. All you need for this is a toilet roll, or...

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Referral Offer
Referral Offer

Introduce a new member to Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club. When that new member renews in the next membership year, you will get £50 off your subscription in...

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Welcome to our new Website
Welcome to our new Website

I hope you are all well and managing to cope with the on-going restrictions and getting out for exercise. Now that some restrictions have been eased it...

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Temporary Closure of the Club
Temporary Closure of the Club

Given the current situation and the very clear NHS advice to stay at home, we have regrettably taken the decision TO CLOSE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT As you may...

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Social Secretary Dave Asks for Social Events Suggestions  S/S 2020
Social Secretary Dave Asks for Social Events Suggestions S/S 2020

I would be grateful for your thoughts about them and any other types of events that you feel would be fun for us all! I hope all the other established ...

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Doubles Coaching Sessions (Ladies, Mens, and Mixed) From End February Thru April
Doubles Coaching Sessions (Ladies, Mens, and Mixed) From End February Thru April

In preparation for the forthcoming main tennis match season our Club Coaches will be running a programme of doubles coaching sessions from the end of...

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New Years Day Tournament 2020
New Years Day Tournament 2020

Every year Chorleywood Tennis Club holds a tennis tournament on New Years Day. This year the conditions were perfect, no wind, no rain, no bright sun. And...

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Festive Friday December 13th
Festive Friday December 13th

A very merry Christmas tennis evening was had last night. We had some great tennis (some sporting festive headgear), then went indoors for drinks and...

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Sevens Tournament Nov: 29th 2019
Sevens Tournament Nov: 29th 2019

A Sevens Tournament is always a good evening and this one was no exception. It was pretty cold on November 29th, but that did not stop 28 enthusiastic men...

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The Last of 2019 Ladies Mix in Monthly Tennis Sessions
The Last of 2019 Ladies Mix in Monthly Tennis Sessions

On Wednesday morning December 4th braving a frosty start, a group of hardy CLTC ladies enjoyed a morning of friendly tennis in dazzling sunshine followed by...

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Invincibles Friendly Tennis Tournament Sunday December 1st – Report
Invincibles Friendly Tennis Tournament Sunday December 1st – Report

It really was a perisher but no rain and the sun did shine on the Terrific Twelve, Six Lasses and Six Lads, who were all keen to win…

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Ladies Festive Monday Evening Tennis
Ladies Festive Monday Evening Tennis

Ladies you are invited to join the Monday Evening regulars for some tennis followed by drinks & nibbles. Start time 7pm. All ladies are welcome – the...

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The Return of the Intrepids – New Year Day Tennis Tournament Event
The Return of the Intrepids – New Year Day Tennis Tournament Event

Bob, leader of the Intrepids has just announced a very special Funday Afternoon Tennis Tournament. To welcome in the New Year 2020 on Wednesday January...

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Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club Summer Tournament 2019
Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club Summer Tournament 2019

Well, what an incredible day! From the get up and go just after 9:30 when all the umpire’s chairs were in place and multiple benches & chairs were set...

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Watford and District Tennis League AGM
Watford and District Tennis League AGM

At the Watford & District Tennis league AGM on Monday 11th March, I was delighted to be presented with league winners trophies for both our Mixed A team...

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