Chairman’s Statement

29 November 2017

Dear member

As you know over the last few months we have been raising money to pay for the new courts which will be a great addition for everyone at the Club.

When we built the original four all weather courts in 2006/07 we asked all our members to make a one off donation of whatever amount they felt appropriate, but we suggested that £65 from everyone would be a great help. The response was excellent and this was the foundation of the joining fee which we now charge – on the basis that new members should contribute a like sum to those who had already helped to pay for our new courts.

This time round we decided to offer members the chance to buy an engraved brick which would be laid in the pathway to the courts, thus preserving their names for posterity and allowing them to become a visual part of Lytham Tennis Club history. This was instead of making a subscription levy or asking for a straight donation.

We hoped that this would be an attractive proposition for the members – effectively making a donation to the Club but gaining something in return.

Sadly we seemed to have misread the situation because to be honest the results of the campaign have been slightly disappointing.

Thanks are due to those who have already paid for an engraved brick but this is a plea to those who have not already done so – we need your help.

We are already looking forward to our next improvement which we hope to will be covered courts but obviously we cannot think about that until this development is completed.

The two new courts are going to be a great addition to the Club for everyone – Seniors and Juniors alike and so I would ask that you please earnestly consider clicking on the highlighted text Buy a Brick_NEW Nov 2017 and complete the form and send your cheque to Simon Whitehead made payable to Lytham Tennis Club.

It is our intention to place our order for the bricks on 21st December with a view to laying them at the end of January, so please do not delay.

Bernard Crosby