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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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Peter Oates

Meet the NOLTC Members: Peter Oates

Date: 25 August 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

It’s time to focus on one of the club’s great unsung heroes. As if running the singles box ladder wasn’t enough, a few years ago he undertook the organisation of a mixed doubles ladder. He’s been very busy with the singles box ladder since lockdown ended as the demand for competitive play has grown. PETER…

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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 NOLTC Members – Tom Francis

Date: 30 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Following on from our Meet the Committee pieces of the last few months, it’s now time to meet some of the people at the club who work hard to support and promote the club in different ways. We’ll start with someone who is not only at the club almost all the time in a coaching…

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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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Meet the committee: Sarah Lacey

Date: 12 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life I started playing tennis when I was a child with my family on the Brunel University tennis courts where my father worked. It was just a bit of fun. It was when I moved to Oxford for a job that I took up the sport more seriously, I joined…

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Racquets for Africa

Rackets for Africa

Date: 8 July 2019, posted by Chrissie Martin

If you’ve been missing Pat Prosser on court recently, she’s been visiting communities in Rwanda as part of the Compassion organisation – a trip that involved trekking and cycling and meeting plenty of individuals and families in the country that are benefitting from the sponsorship scheme. Chris Hampton, our club coach, also donated rackets for…

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