Cranleigh has lots of exciting plans for the coming year and, new or existing member, we would be delighted if you can join us! Here is the Cranleigh Membership Renewal Form for 2017-18 (pdf).
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Cranleigh is excited to announce we will be hosting an open day on May 13.
Tennis sessions will run throughout the morning and the afternoon and there will be membership and coaching deals available throughout the weekend.
Book your free spot on tennis coaching, mini and junior tennis, pilates, free play or family time here.
Cranleigh had double success this year at the British Tennis Awards – Grant Fellows was named as Surrey Coach of the year and Christine Roe (Chair) was named as Surrey Volunteer of the year.
This was a great achievement for a small club and very well deserved for all of the pair’s dedicated work for the club. Thank you to all the members who nominated them both.
They are pictured receiving their awards from Roger Taylor – ex-UK Number 1 and previous Semi Finalist at Wimbledon and Davis Cup Player.
Cranleigh is very excited to be participating in Bright Ideas for Tennis’ 24-hour tennis marathon.
Professional and former professional players will be taking it in turn to play against players from eight selected clubs – and eight of our members (David, Grant, Mel, Fiona, Nicola, Sharmani, Joel and Helene) have gallantly committed to get up for the ungodly hour of 4am to raise money for our new courts and grassroots tennis in general.
We have a thriving community tennis programme at Cranleigh, coaching children from aged 3 to adults and approx 300 players playing tennis every week, with links to local schools, South Thames College and the Aurora Centre. We are extremely passionate about increasing tennis participation and promoting healthy lifestyles in the local community.
We would like to raise funds to provide a better playing surface by repairing or replacing the courts with a different surface which would allow us to play safely all year around, without the wet or even ice in winter!
Also, head coach Grant Fellows is doing a Skydive on Friday 3rd March. This is not something he is looking forward to as he prefers to have his feet firmly on the ground, so any donations are very much appreciated!
We are delighted to announce our much loved chairman Chris Roe and coach Grant Fellows have been awarded Surrey Tennis’ gongs for Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively.
The awards recognise the many, many hours they both put in for the club, going well above and beyond the call of duty, which has been shown in how the club has grown in membership and come up with lots of exciting new ideas and connections.
Hopefully, it will stand us in good stead with the powers that be for financing for our new courts, which we are fundraising for now, including a skydive from Grant!
This is great news for Grant and Chris and the club. Well done to them!
Our ever favourite quizmasters Dick Bywaters and Becky Cawley/Ryder are back with a new general knowledge quiz on Saturday 18 February!
Please arrive at 7.30 pm for a prompt start at 7.45. The £10 entry includes the fish & chips supper (or sausage & chips).
All proceeds are for club funds for re-surfacing the courts. So PLEASE come and support your club and have a fun night out.
Tickets are on sale from the bar – or by email – and there will be a list of attendees on the social notice board. They must be paid for by 14 February please.
Thanks to everyone who attended the first Ali Rizvi Cup, a New Year’s Day tournament in honour of our much loved former member and third team captain who sadly passed away nearly two years ago.
It was a really successful tournament attended by 33 players over 2 days (because of rain!), with great atmosphere and good food (thanks to those who cooked).
Congratulations to the winners, Joel Durston and Janet Hunter.
Pictured with them are Kasia Rizvi and son Ali-Mahdi. Ali would be so proud.
Cranleigh would love to see you, whether you’re a newcomer or existing member, at our open day this weekend!
It runs from 10am on Saturday (9th) and Sunday and features many different opportunities to get on court and a chance to try pilates.
Please take a look at this link to book your spot here.
Food and drink will also be available on the day and we will be showing the men’s and women’s Wimbledon finals on our big screen (featuring Murray hopefully!).
This summer we will again be hosting our popular club tournament, with nine different categories.
Players arrange their own games up until the final and the tournament culminates with the finals weekend on July 16 and 17, where there is a BBQ and people come to enjoy the sunshine and the tennis in the beer garden.
The categories are: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, veterans’ (45 and over) singles, veteran’s doubles, star juniors (u18) boys, and star juniors girls.
When entering, please bear in mind the possibility of playing multiple games in one day on finals day.
If you do not have a partner for a doubles entry, please enter anyway and we will try to find you a partner.
Please email your entries, or any queries, to club captain Joel Durston at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for entries is the end of May.