Sportsman’s Lunch 2019

I am pleased to be able to tell you that once again we will be holding a Gentleman’s Sportsman’s Lunch, sponsored by Orchard Advertising, at the Clifton Arms on Friday November 29th with all the proceeds going towards the costs of the air dome.
As in previous years we have two great speakers, namely Graeme ‘Foxy’ Fowler the ex-Lancashire and England cricketer and Bill Woolland a Liverpool comedian.
Those of you who have attended previous lunches will know what enjoyable events they have been and this promises to be just as good, if not better, with prices pegged at £40 per head.

Adam is temporarily laid up, so initially could you please confirm your availability to me by text (07831 894788) or email ( and then sometime in September we will start to collect monies to confirm your participation.
The capacity for the event has increased as we are using bigger tables and so your guests will be very welcome – we can accommodate any number you choose to bring up to and including full tables of 10 or 12.
This lunch provides an opportunity not only to raise funds for the tennis development, but also to have a superb lunch and an entertaining afternoon and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Elf on the Shelf – Update


Despite the heavens opening early evening the spirits of a stalwart group of players was not dampened and an american tournament took place.  The winners of the Ladies’ and Men’s section were Pam Creelman and David Creelman.  This set a tone for the evening with the Creelman’s winning a myriad prizes throughout the night.

The hotpot supper, courtesy of Terry did not disappoint as was delicious.  Many thanks Terry.  Bingo followed with an appearance of our new Lady Vice, Judith Cooper as the Caller ably assisted by Gill Totty (reindeer) and Liz Le Cardiet (sheep) and enjoyed by all with some very different and amusing number ‘nicknames’.

Our thanks also to Linda Howarth for running the football card (winner David Creelman).

Judith, Gill, Liz and some shepherd

All this effort and organisation resulted in raising £485 for the club development and goes toward the Dome.  Special thanks to Gill Totty, Liz Le Cardiet and Judith Cooper who made this evening very special and without their tireless work would not have happened.  Thanks also to those 40 members who braved the elements to make the evening a great success.