Fun Tennis/Presentations/Social - Saturday 30 Nov

Presentation of trophies/prizes

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Trophies and prizes will be presented to juniors and seniors @ 4pm

Cask ales, a fully stocked bar, cakes and nibbles will be available

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Please join us for a first FREE drink, cask ales (other drinks are available!) cakes and nibbles from 4-6pm.

Scrabble/Poker Fun Tennis Tournament - 2-4 pm

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Come down for a fun tennis tournament suitable for all players

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday 20th November @ 7.30 pm

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We are still looking for volunteers to help out on the Committee who meet approx 7 times per year.  If you would like to join us, please contact Sue Pettigrew 07771 937348.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

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Come down and enjoy some free mulled wine and mince pies whilst listening to what the committee have been up to over the last year and plans for the future.

American Social Tournament

First Tuesday of every month

The first Tuesday of the month can only mean one thing at Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club. It's our regular friendly, American Social Tournament with a variety of popular themes to keep it interesting! Prizes, drinks and nibbles to follow.  All welcome 7-9 pm


We've had some great winners with this theme so please do pop down and enjoy the evening of sociable tennis. 


Just £3 will cover the flood lights, balls, a free drink at the bar with some nibbles and a prize for the winning scrabble word.


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A great way to get back into tennis......

Every Tuesday Evening

Are you new to tennis or just haven't played in a while and need to dust off your racket? 


Well, you need look no further as Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club will be hosting “Rusty Racket” coaching sessions every Tuesday from 7pm - 8pm. Our coaches Darren or Nickwill help you to build your confidence so that when you're ready, you can join the social tennis groups.


Each session is free to members and is open to non members at a cost of £6,so why not bring a friend, neighbour or colleague, enjoy a game of tennis and then a drink in the bar afterwards. 


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Junior Club Night

Every Friday 4.30-5.45 pm


Kids tennis club night is on every Friday during the school term. There are plenty of fun tennis games so everyone can join in, have fun and improve their game.


The tuck shop is also open to grab a quick drink and a snack.


Why not bring a friend for a free first session to see if they like it?

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Cardio Tennis

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Get Fitter Fridays!

Cardio Tennis is on every Friday from 6.30pm -7.30pm at Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club.


It is a fun, social group tennis- fitness program suitable for all ages and abilities. It involves a higher calorie burn, endless activities and social workouts  which will leave you feeling great and in shape. Open to all club members. 

£6 per week pay as you go.

Junior Tennis Holiday Camps

Holiday camp dates now available

The tennis holiday camps run during the school holidays and the coaches at Queensgate Tennis Club make sure that camps are fun for all children attending.


The main emphasis is to ensure the holiday camps are in a safe, fun and friendly environment and the reputation of the camps speak for themselves, so it is important to book your place promptly to avoid disappointment.


Forthcoming camp dates are as follows:


21st October - 24th October


You can book to attend full days or just a morning or afternoon session.


Morning sessions 10.00am - 12.30pm

Afternoon sessions 1.30pm - 4pm 

All day sessions 10.00am - 4 pm


Price: £14.00 per session, £20.00 per day. All coaches are LTA qualified and have clear enhanced DBS checks. 

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Annual Club Tournament

Open for entries now! PLEASE NOTE - Tournament moved back a week due to Astrocourts being repaired.

The Annual Club Tournament is now open for entries. Players must be ready to play from Monday 23rd September onward and on finals day (Sunday 13th October) during which ALL event finals will be played.  Last year's tournament results will be taken into consideration when seeding the events. 


The social doubles event is a fun, friendly-competitive (if there is such a thing!) tournament which will be handicapped to even things up and is open to all non-team adult members of the club. The club coaches will be separately organising a tournament for the juniors.


Please complete the Entry Form below, pay the correct fee and post into tournament folder on noticeboard in the clubhouse. 


Applications will only be accepted if accompanied with fee. Singles event is £3 per player Doubles event is £2.50 per player, cash payments to either Rob Chambers, Adam Mayers and Clare Hinton or you can pay by bank transfer to Bramhall Queensgate TC, Account no. 31145517, Sort Code 40-13-33. Entry deadline is Friday 20th September.  


So don't delay and enter now.  Good luck!

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Wimbledon Social Saturday

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Saturday 6th July 1pm - 4pm

We will be holding a social/tennis event on the middle Saturday of Wimbledon and would be delighted if you wanted to bring a friend (or friends) down to join you.


This will be a relaxed time for all the family, either having a social game of tennis or just watching Wimbledon on our new TV screen with a drink from the bar or sampling some of the 46 gins or a craft beer which is being supplied by Hydes Brewery.


If there are enough people interested we will order pizzas and would be grateful for any donations of cakes, snacks or biscuits of any kind. 


We look forward to seeing you then. 

Gin & Beer Festival

Saturday 6th July 1pm - 4pm

We will be trying something new and having a gin and beer festival on during our Wimbledon event.  Courtesy of Hydes Brewery and contacts of Adam's, there will be 46 gins to sample (go on I dare you!) and several craft beers.  I'm not sure if it will improve your tennis so maybe play in the tournament first and then try some out!

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Wimbledon Draw

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We have received an allocation of 15 pairs of tickets for the 2019 Wimbledon Draw.

The draw will take place on Thursday 25th April at 7.00pm in the clubhouse.   


To be eligible you should have opted-in to the Wimbledon draw with the LTA, satisfying the criteria below and be a fully paid up member of Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club at the time of the draw. 


Please contact Adam Mayers if you wish to be included in the draw. You can reach him on 07527 448882 or email adammayers@hydesbrewery.com.


Please click the button below to see the ticket allocation. 


Please click on the link below for the ballot rules and the eligibility criteria for the draw.  

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/major-events/grand-slams/wimbledon/documents/2019/btm-venue-ballot-rules---2019.pdf?utm_campaign=10334170_Ballot_allocations%20live-%20BA&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LTA&utm_content=Venue%20Ballot%20rules&utm_term=&src=&dm_i=1TV8,65HWA,UBTKCI,O75N4,1


Good Luck everyone

Wine Tasting Evening

An informal and relaxed evening with an introduction to wine tasting

We would like to invite you to join us for a sociable, wine tasting evening at the clubhouse on Saturday 30th March 2019 from 7.30pm.


You will taste 6 wines including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, learn all about the wines, their country of origin, the grape varieties, how to taste wine like a professional, whether a cork or screw cap is better and lots more besides. Light nibbles will also be provided.


Tickets at £25 per person are available from the Committee or contact Clare Hinton (07403 112946) or Rob Chambers (07496 526672). 


The event is being run with The Bubbly Wine Company. 

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BRAMHALL QUEENSGATE SPORTS CLUB AGM

The AGM of the parent club will be held on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Clubhouse.  

2019 BQSC Agenda (docx)

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Minutes of BQSC AGM - March 2018 (doc)

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Volunteers Needed

WE NEED YOUR HELP!........

Those that attended the AGM of the Queensgate Sports Club (QSC) will know that it was agreed that the QSC should be working towards being financially self-sufficient so that any spare funds the Tennis, Bowls and Snooker sections have can be plowed back into, in our case, the sinking fund for replacement courts. To enable this, we need to increase the lettings income.  Mike Sarginson has already volunteered to take on the initial enquires, actual bookings and maintenance of an online calendar (which is fabulous news!) until someone else comes forward as this is a job that needs doing immediately if we are to advertise the clubhouse to potential hirers! If anyone feels they could take this job on, please let us know by emailing or phoning the number below.

Rob Chambers and Mike Sarginson already look after the bar stock and Bob Pigeon will be dealing with the financial arrangements for the lettings. 

We are also looking for several people to volunteer on a rota system to fulfil the following jobs:
1)  volunteers to unlock the clubhouse and possibly set up the main hall with tables (if required) when events are taking place
2)  volunteers to put any tables away the following morning that have been used at the event together with doing a check for damage.
3)  volunteers to run the bar for evening events. This is a paid role and would suit anyone over the age of 18. 

If you think you could be available to help by giving up some time, on a rota basis, please email Bob Pigeon - bobpigeon@btinternet.com -07843 573975 

Don't forget you can also help by making your friends, family, colleagues aware of the venue, whether it's for a special birthday, children's party, works do, bridge drive, or classes of any kind.  And ...if you hire it yourself, members get a very good discount @ £15 per hour!  Non-members £25 per hour

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Opt-in for Wimbledon

Have you remembered to Opt In for Wimbledon tickets this year? 


If you are a British Tennis Member (which I assume you are as it is a free service!), please log in and opt in before 22nd February 2019 to be included in the club draw for Wimbledon tickets around April/May time.  


More details on the Wimbledon draw to follow in the next newsletter. 

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Original Artwork Donation

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Picture Perfect!

You may have noticed the beautiful tennis-themed colour co-ordinated painting we now have in the tennis pavilion. This is an original piece of artwork painted specifically for Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club by Sarah Dale who is the daughter of Alan Cowley, who has sadly passed away but was a stalwart member of the club and Men’s 1st team player for many years.  


Sarah wished to create and donate the artwork to the club in memory of her father and because she has very fond memories of playing at the club herself in her younger days.


I think you'll all agree that it is a great and colourful addition to the tennis pavilion and we have expressed our grateful thanks on to Sarah.