Working bees

Sat 9: 30am - noon, Row 5 Mar 30th, Row 4 Apr 6th.

Our lawn courts need love to maintain and improve their conditoin for play. Each autumn club members work together to spread a thin layer of soil across the courts to fill any holes or hollows that may have formed during the season.

The process involves cars and trailers delivering soil onto the courts, initial spreading by hand shovelling and then hand spreaders, and finally pulling our 7m long straight edge (pulled by 6 people) across the full playing surface. We are usually finished in 2.5 - 3 hours.

Volunteers can help mainly with the physcial work of shovelling and spreading but there are other important jobs such as driving the cars, directing the cars and preparing drinks and maybe some morning tea for the workers. These roles are less tiring but just as important as the main work.

We don't take names but just count on people to turn up. If you have any questions please contact the President (Tim Preston  027-6414301). Children under parental supevision are welcome to help. This event is provides a tangible and special demonstration of what can be achieved with community coming together and builds our club spirit.

And remember this is a key opportunity for 25U ad 12U players to be recognised toward the club volunteer of the year awards (the two shovels in the ceiling of the Pavilion) and have your name engraved in the proud history of our tennis club.

The weather has to be dry as wet soil is impossible. If we need to postpone then we will send around a general email notice and the work is typically postponed by a week. If we are under pressure with postponements we may sometimes use a Sunday morning date.