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2024 AGM

The 2024 AGM was held on 20th February 2024.

The following officers were re-elected:
• David Nickols as chair/treasurer
• John Wykes as membership secretary
• Jane Ellis as club secretary
• Andrew Firmin as match secretary
• Lorraine Buckles as welfare officer.
All members of the committee were re-elected, and Hugh D'Urban-Jackson was also elected to the committee. The committee members are the officers, Neil Weaver, Bill Daly and Hugh D'Urban-Jackson.

The 2023 accounts were approved.

Subscriptions were reduced to the rates prior to 2020:
• Family membership – £95
• Adult membership – £60
• Student membership – £25
• Junior membership – £25.

Club "Christmas" dinner

As usual, the club held its Christmas dinner in January! More than 20 members enjoyed a convivial evening at The Star in Lingfield on Saturday 20th January 2024. Many thanks to Gail Nickols for organising the evening.

Weald League 2023 mixed tournament

The annual Daphne Lamport Weald League mixed tournament was held on 15th October 2023. Twenty-four mixed pairs entered from clubs belonging to the Weald League (www.wealdleague.co.uk), and the event was hosted by East Grinstead Tennis, Squash & Racketball Club. The weather was perfect but quite cold!

Three Dormansland pairs made it to the quarter finals (congratulations to Gail & Patrick Nickols, Neil Weaver & Lizzie Rowland and James Scott & Diane Gilbert). Sadly none made it to the finals - the tournament was won by Richie Dixon & Kari Thomas (East Grinstead).

 

Club Finals 2023

The club's 2023 Tournament Finals Day and Barbecue was held on Saturday 9th September 2023. The weather was very sunny and very, very hot (bags of ice were provided to some players)! Almost 50 members and friends came for part or all of the day. Many thanks to all who entered the tournaments and to our finalists who played on the day, and thanks to all those who helped (especially with the grilling!).

Congratulations to the winners:

- Mens Singles: Mike Lindsay-Bayley (runner-up Luke Taylor)
- Mens Doubles: Julian Lucy/Paul Hodges
- Ladies Doubles: Diane Gilbert/Adrienne Brady
- Mixed Doubles: Diane Gilbert/James Scott

Good Friday charity mixed tournament

A charity mixed doubles tournament was held on 7th April 2023, organised by Jane Ellis with help from Adrienne Brady and Sally Knight. The event raised £130 for kitchen equipment for Lingfield & Dormansland Meals on Wheels, and the entrants enjoyed a lovely day in the sunshine playing tennis (worthy of Wimbledon😀 Jane says!).

Congratulations to the winners: 
1st - Adrienne Brady and Julian Lucy
2nd - Sally Knight and Lewis Wilson
3rd - Siobhan and Hugh D'Urban-Jackson

2023 AGM

The 2023 AGM was held on 14th March 2023.

The following officers were re-elected:
• David Nickols as chair/treasurer
• John Wykes as membership secretary
• Jane Ellis as club secretary
• Andrew Firmin as match secretary
• Lorraine Buckles as welfare officer.
All members of the committee were re-elected. The committee members are the officers and Neil Weaver and Bill Daly.

The 2022 accounts were approved.

Subscriptions were set at the same rates as the previous year (subscriptions were last increased (by £2) in 2020):
• Family membership – £97
• Adult membership – £62
• Student membership – £25
• Junior membership – £25.