A short ceremony to mark the official opening of our refurbished Clubhouse will be held on Saturday 15th July starting at 1.15pm with the ribbon being cut by 1.30pm.
Parking space will be at a premium as we will be reserving several of our car parking spaces for our official guests including our MP, the Deputy Mayor, President of the Croquet Association and Chairman of Tennis Development Committee. Additional parking spaces are available in Partlands Avenue, Ratcliffe Avenue and Pound Mead. Please arrive by 1.00pm when we will be offering a complimentary glass of Pimms or Fruit Punch along with sandwiches. Two, short, “speeches” will be given at 1.15 by Richard Hutchins, Chair of Project Committee and Hilary Spurgeon, longest serving club member, followed by the cutting of the ribbon by Hilary and one of our youngest junior members, Ashiana Turney.
After the ceremony please take the opportunity to try your hand at croquet, test your service speed, pit your ability against the ball machine or just use the croquet and tennis courts. A BBQ will be available between 2.00pm and 4.00pm along with cream teas which could be enjoyed in the clubhouse whilst watching the Wimbledon ladies’ final and, of course, the bar will be open!!!
Please come and support the opening and be part of an official photograph that will replicate the original opening 110 years ago! We will look forward to seeing as many members as possible at this exciting occasion in the club’s history.