Wells Town Tennis Club
Reports from Officers
WTTC - AGM - Weds. 13th March 2013 - Chairman’s 2012 Annual Report
I am delighted to report that 2012 was a very busy and successful year-
The Junior section developed well, under the leadership of Deborah, who attended a course and is now our Child Protection Officer; we have just heard from the LTA that this post will become the Welfare Officer. The junior membership increased to 35, we ran coaching during the summer term, junior club nights, tennis promotion on the Buttlands in July, our usual Carnival Open Day for adults and juniors, and we had a junior coaching camp in the summer school holidays.
We took on Miles as our Club Coach but he moved on and Ashley Rix stepped into the breach and ran some excellent adult and junior sessions for us but his US Visa finally came through and he headed off to the States.
Susanne, with Mike, has over recent years put in a tremendous amount of work in preparing the Club for Clubmark which has benefited us considerably in getting all our procedures and paperwork up to speed, but as our junior section is not yet large enough to comply with the Clubmark requirements for registration we have decided to temporarily put it on hold.
We are very fortunate in that Bert has worked hard on refurbishing of our clubhouse and Peter Foreman has ensured that our courts and fencing are well maintained, and of course thanks to all the members who have assisted them. Also thanks to Peter F. for getting a new gate locking system installed which hopefully is going to solve the problem we have had over many years with the public lock and members lock being wrongly put back.
Alex and Tracey attended a Tennis Leaders Course at Easton and they, Deborah and Jean are now all CRB checked, we will have to be registered with DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) in the future.
We held two very successful adult tournaments, the Mary Bircham Trophy and the Colin Palmer Cup.
We manned the football car park again which resulted in the club receiving £865 from the communal pot. We put on a church display as part of the Carnival Week and ran our usual open day at the courts, the Finkemeyer family put on a mini tennis session on the Buttlands, and some of us helped with marshalling for Christmastide.
We were fortunate to have funding from both the NLTA and Wells Carnival, the former giving us the opportunity to put on another successful Get Into Tennis adult coaching session.
Must not forget our enthusiastic Castle Acre League team who once again represented the Club well under Mike’s captaincy, but next year I am sure they will be bringing the trophy home.
Andreas took on the role of our social organizer and arranged a very enjoyable Christmas club supper at the Greek Restaurant Constantia.
Thanks to Marcus French for continuing to be our webmaster and to Sarah Finkemeyer for producing the excellent club posters and notices.
That just leaves me to thank our committee, who all took on a role and worked very hard during the year for which I thank them, and of course a big thank you to our Secretary, Mike and Treasurer, Tracey who both put in a lot of work on behalf of the club.
Finally I do wish you all a very enjoyable 2013 tennis season.