December Newsletter

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December Newsletter


Dear Visitor,


Coronavirus Update


Further to the First Minister’s decision to place mainland Scotland in level 4 effective Boxing Day, please be advised that the current LTA guidance for level 4 is that outdoor tennis, including doubles and coaching activity, is still permitted. However, please note that only local travel for exercise is permitted and be extra vigilant about ensuring that you maintain physical distancing and good hygiene practice with hands and equipment. The clubhouse must be accessed for emergency only, and then just 1 person at a time.


Doubles Play


We will continue to run social doubles sessions on Sunday afternoons at 14:00 (earlier start until junior coaching resumes), Monday evenings at 18:30, Wednesday mornings at 11:00 and Thursday evenings at 19:00, according to demand. However, it is essential that you book your place online at Coaching Page and It makes the administration of the sessions easier if you book at least the day before.


New Year’s Day Doubles


As in previous years, weather permitting, we will run a doubles social session on New Year’s Day, which will be posted on the Coaching page above in due course.




Thanks to all who joined our online AGM on 29th November. The various reports are available to read here and the minutes will be posted shortly.


Many thanks to Lisa Burnett who is standing down from her role as Membership Secretary and welcome to Rob Jansen who was elected to take over that role.


Social Media & Publicity


We would like to improve Banchory Tennis Club’s social media presence and make sure that we are promoting the club well and encouraging new members to join. It would be especially useful to have someone to help the committee to do this effectively. If this is of interest to you, please let me know.


Housekeeping & Safety


We continue to have incidences of the floodlights apparently popping back on after having been switched off so please be sure to press the switch firmly to turn off after use.


Clive has done a phenomenal job in keeping the courts clear of the slippery mud which had emerged after all the rain but do be careful of any odd patches which reappear and obviously take care if the weather eventually turns more wintery as we do not routinely clear frost, snow or ice from the courts or surrounding paths. Courts should only be cleared following consultation with a committee member.


Season’s Greetings


On behalf of the committee, I wish you and your family a healthy and peaceful Christmas and a significantly happier New Year.



Very Best Wishes




Arlene MacFarlane
BLTC President