February 8, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea tennis club
serves up a year of centenary celebrations
Avenue Tennis Club kicks off a year of centenary celebrations
this week with a Valentines Day Buffet and Bar evening.
event on Saturday February 14th, starting at 7.30pm, will include
refreshments for both members and non-members and tickets cost
£7.50 per head.
free day of tennis coaching is also being held on Monday 16th
February for youngsters aged six and over from 9am to 3pm.
will also be the first day of a week-long Junior School Holiday
Tennis Camp being organised by the club's head coach, Vinny Duddy
(pictured). Details of costs and bookings are available on 01278
March, Vinny and Trainee Coach Craig Phillips will also be visiting
junior schools in the local area to provide tennis taster sessions.
Local schools already signed up include East Brent, Brent Knoll,
Berrow and East Huntspill.
Avenue Tennis Club was formed at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Burnham
on February 27th 1909, and play started on May 1st that year.
Initially the name of the Avenue Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club
was agreed and two grass courts and a croquet lawn were laid where
Courts 1 (the club house), 2, 3 and 4 are now. May 1911 saw the
name changed to the Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, with the Croquet
section leaving the Avenue in 1912 and the club affiliating to
the LTA in 1913.
anyone has any photographs - new or old - of the club or its events,
the club is interested in seeing them for a display that is being
put together during the Centenary year," added Mr Duddy.
Photographs can be delivered to the club to Mr Duddy.
EVENTS AT BURNHAM'S AVENUE TENNIS CLUB
The first centenary event held will be a buffet and drinks
event for both members and non members, the cost of which
will be £7.50 per head and start at around 7:30pm.
A free day's coaching to all juniors attending the Avenue's
Tennis Camp during the school holidays (16th Feb - 20th
Feb - see sheet below)
Sunday Social Tennis Tournament from 12:00 till the England
- France Six Nations Match starts at 15:00 hrs.
A St Patrick's Night Party Celebration will be the second
event of year take place. A disco and a hot Guinness Stew
will be offered at a price of £10 per head, again
starting at around 7:30pm.
Large Screen hosting of FA Cup Final in afternoon with
Junior and Senior Tennis Competition to be held in morning
Large Screen hosting of Men's final from Wimbledon,
preceded by Tennis Open Day with free coaching and games
for all. Racket demonstrators will be on site.
Centenary Tennis Open Day - details to follow
Junior and Adult Social Tournament
Centenary Ball - A black tie event with live music,
DJ and food