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Art Open House, Big Tennis Weekend and Croquet Open Day – Old College Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

We have an action-packed schedule planned for May, with events for everyone to get involved with. But, we need your help!

ART OPEN HOUSE (Weekends: 11th/12th May and 18th/19th May) 
As part of the Dulwich Festival, Old College will be opening its doors to the local community to visit our clubhouse and see artworks produced by our very own artist members. Artworks will be on view in the clubhouse for the whole period of the festival and are available for purchase. Artists will be on hand to discuss the work from 11am to 6pm on both weekends. More information is available at http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/search/old+college/

On Saturday 18th May (5pm – 7pm — and onwards if the bar is busy!) the club will host a reception for all members plus friends and family to celebrate the work of the artists and the Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend. Please come along to look at (and buy!) some art, accompanied by drink and canapes. We will need volunteers to help serve drinks and food. Please contact Social Secretary, Barrington Bent (barringtonnbent@gmail.com) if you can help out.

NATURE VALLEY BIG TENNIS WEEKEND (SUNDAY 19th May) 
This is a nationwide event run by the LTA to promote tennis to the wider community. On Sunday from 10am to 2pm our coaches will be running open sessions to encourage members of the public to take up tennis. Please make our visitors welcome, bring your friends and family, and join in yourself! You can book a space here: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Events/OldCollegeLTCC

Tea and cakes will be available in the clubhouse throughout the morning. Please do help us out by baking a cake and taking a turn making tea (contact: barringtonnbent@gmail.com).

The tennis sessions are shown below:

  • 10am to 2pm – Club open for visitors to play. Coaches will be on hand to organise play.
  • 10.30 to 11.30 – Girls/Women’s only session (coached)
  • 11.30 to 12.30 pm Tots/Minis coaching- (Simon and Wayne )
  • 11.30 to 12.30 pm – Adult “taster” session (Hamid)

CROQUET OPEN DAYS (11th, 12th, 18th and 19th MAY) 
Old College boasts one of the best croquet pitches for miles around. It’s a game of skill and strategy – a bit like snooker, bowls and chess on grass! It also offers sport, friendship, fun, competition and much more. If you’re a tennis player or if you come along to the club to wait for a minis session to finish, why not have a go at croquet!

You can try your hand at the informal sessons between 10.00am and 12.00 each of the 4 Dulwich Festival mornings. For more information contact Jonathan Haslam at jonhaslam45@gmail.com.