Playstreet Lane will be closed for resurfacing between 21/08 and 24/08 – dates have reverted back to those originally advised by Island Roads! There will be no on-street parking allowed and no vehicular access between 06:30 and 18:00. Pedestrian access will remain open. Please use alternative parking on Partlands Avenue, Ratcliffe Avenue or Pound Mead.
The 2017 Westridge IOW Senior Tournament will be held at Ryde Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club on the weekends of August 25th-27th and September 1st-3rd. Further details here.
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.
RLTCC will be running the ever popular Junior Tennis Camps again over the summer holidays.
- Wednesday 2 August 13:00-16:00
- Thursday 10 August 13:00-16:00
- Tuesday 15 August 13:00-16:00
- Monday 21 August 13:00-16:00
Cost is £15 per session for members or £20 for non-members – book your place quick by contacting our Junior Tennis Co-ordinator, Melissa, on 07786 486290
RLTCC run a program of junior tennis coaching on Saturday mornings throughout the year
- Mini Red (age 5-8) 9:00-10:00 and 10:00-11:00
- Mini Orange (age 8-9) 9:00-10:00 and 10:00-11:00
- Mini Green (age 9-10) 11:00-12:30
- Yellow Ball (age 11-16) 11:00-12:30
1 hour session is £5 for members or £7 for non-members, 1.5 hour session is £6 for members or £8 for non-members
For further information contact our Junior Tennis Co-ordinator, Melissa, on 07786 486290
All tennis and croquet players are welcome to join in a fun, social evening of tennis, croquet and petanque with a BBQ running and the bar open. Friday 21 July from 6pm – £5 per person – please sign up in the clubhouse.
Congratulations to Pam Sim and Nick Westmore on winning the 2017 Solstice Cup. The Southern Croquet level play doubles GC tournament was held last week at Hamptworth. Both teams from RLTCC reached the final so a win for Ryde was guaranteed! Pam and Nick came through victorious in the final to regain the trophy which Jim and Richard had won in 2015.
Summer is on its way and so are our very popular Thursday evening Family Club Nights. They will re-commence on Thursday 1st June – running between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm. Join us for a barbeque (hot dogs/burgers) and try your hand at Petanque, Croquet and Tennis (grass courts only available). Our newly renovated bar and patio will also be open if you just prefer to relax!
A training course on the rules of Golf Croquet was run by Roger Barnacle on April 19th and 20th 2017. Fourteen members attended on the first day and all felt that their knowledge of the game had been greatly increased as a result. Following a written and practical exam the next day, Vernon Gibbs and Pam Sim were accredited as Golf Croquet referees. Ryde Lawn is very grateful to Roger for taking two days out of his busy schedule to run this course on the Island for our club. We all feel that our standard of play will increase as a result.
RLTCC is pleased to announce its own range of branded tennis clothing and accessories at great prices. Available in adult and child sizes and three different colours, items can be personalised by choosing your own combination of logo, wording on back and sleeve and your initials so no-one else borrows it! Click here to browse the full range and purchase online.