Big changes at Cleeve Hill Tennis Club
Published on: 28 Mar 2016
CLEEVE Hill Tennis Club has recently appointed a new committee. They are actively working to make improvements to the clubhouse and surrounding area after last year‘s relaying of the new Astroturf on the tennis courts and the renovation of the practice wall.
A subcommittee has been organised to oversee this work and one of the first jobs to be tackled is an overhaul of the electrics at the club.One of the members is a qualified electrician and he is undertaking this work, having already installed new and safer lighting to the front of the clubhouse.
The next job was to improve the rather run-dow entrance to the club and this involved club members (and also club members’ partners!) erecting new bamboo fencing to the entrance of the club. We are also having a new wooden flower trough to be made by the new Men in the Shed group, which is starting up in King George V pavilion. This will run along the fencing and will be planted up with bulbs and flowers to make a much-needed improvement to the entrance. This will be in liaison with Downend and Bromley Heath in Bloom. Further plans involve new signage to the club entrance. Our hope is that the improvements will mean a much better outlook for people walking and driving up and down Cleeve Hill.
Projects to be carried out in the near future are refurbishments of the toilets and bar area and finally (which will probably not be in the near future!) an overhaul of the main club area which allows us to hold regular social events for our members and their guests.
Cleeve Hill Tennis Club has been one of the focal points in Downend for many years, providing pleasure for all ages of the local community. We have junior coaching for children from a young age right through to our seniors who I am sure will not mind me telling you that they are still playing in their eighties!! This does give a very diverse membership. We have a thriving membership with seven mens and three ladies summer league teams as well as veterans, winter and junior league teams. We play social tennis and internal competitions throughout the summer and winter (I’m sure people drive past in their cars on cold, wet winter evenings thinking - are those people really playing tennis? They must be mad!). Our junior section provides tennis coaching on Saturday mornings, with adult coaching session on a Sunday evening(our coaches will be taking part in this year’s Heathfest so if you are interested why not come along and have a chat).
We are a friendly club and welcome new members, irrespective of age or ability. If you are interested in finding out more about our club, please visit cleevehilltennis.co.uk