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Meet the committee: Will Nicholas

Date: 29 January 2021, posted by Chrissie Martin

Say ‘Hello’ to our new treasurer, Will Nicholas. Tell us about your tennis life I was born and raised in Florida and growing up my brothers and sister and I played every kind of sport that we could, including tennis.  I’m a self-taught tennis player and therefore have all sorts of bad habits which Joe…

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Meet the Committee: Nicky Fenn

Date: 16 January 2021, posted by Chrissie Martin

As you may recall, last year we profiled our Committee members, along with our coaching team and some of NOLTC’s amazing volunteers. Inevitably things don’t stand still and there have been some changes to the Committee. Over the coming weeks we’ll let them introduce themselves. Let’s start with our brand new ladies’ Captain.   NICKY…

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Meet the NOLTC Members: John Brewster

Date: 9 September 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Proving that tennis is a sport that you can play throughout your life, our next profile is of a long-term club volunteer JOHN BREWSTER Tell us about your tennis life. My very first memories are of playing in a sandpit at Enfield LTC watching my parents play through the stop netting. It’s hard to believe…

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Meet the NOLTC Members: Steve Smith

Date: 30 July 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

The latest in our series of profiles focuses on someone who works tirelessly behind-the-scenes to ensure that everything about the club looks professional, and that we have a positive brand and identity. As well as playing a whole lot of tennis, he also gives our brain cells a workout a couple of times a year…

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Meet the Committee – Mike & Janet Thomas

Date: 14 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

For the last of our committee profiles we have a double bill.  Our brilliant Facilities Secretary and our Welfare Officer are a great combination on and off the court, and are an essential part of the club. We’re not sure how we’d manage without them! MIKE AND JANET THOMAS Tell us about your tennis life…

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Meet the committee: Emily Smith

Date: 8 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

It’s time to meet our newest committee member. She’s someone who enjoys the Banbury Road North facilities on all fronts, being both a tennis and a hockey club member EMILY SMITH Tell us about your tennis life When I was 5, my mum coaxed me into playing tennis with my brother and I loved the…

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Meet the committee: Pat Wakefield

Date: 31 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life My tennis life started at school.  I always loved playing sport and tennis and netball were a big part of my life growing up.  I moved to the United States in my early twenties and, apart from playing occasionally in the summers, I didn’t play much while I was…

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With a heavy heart…

Date: 31 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

After 12 great, successful years of coaching at North Oxford LTC our Head Coach Chris has decided that he would like to pursue other opportunities and explore new challenges.  He, (and Breakpoint Tennis), will no longer be under contract with North Oxford LTC with effect from the end of July 2020. It goes without saying…

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Meet the Committee: Hans Bakker

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Continuing our series of introductions to committee members, here’s a chance to get to know our Vice Chair a little better HANS BAKKER Tell us about your tennis life I never played tennis in Holland as a child – hockey was our main game. I came to London in 1975 but did not take up…

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Meet the Committee: Dave Rooney

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Here is one of the club’s most familiar faces. He’s a coach so would normally be at the club every day, and he has a key role on the committee as Men’s Captain DAVE ROONEY Tell us about your tennis life   Although my mum and her sisters played tennis, as a youngster I was far…

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