TO: All Club Secretaries, Committee Members & Coaches
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE LIVERPOOL & DISTRICT TENNIS GROUP
TO BE HELD ON 31ST OCTOBER 2019 AT BLUNDELLSANDS LTC,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.
This letter serves as notice of the forthcoming AGM.
Please ensure that your club is represented by a person who is NOT a member of the Group's Committee and that this person is empowered to speak and vote on your club's behalf. Your representative will also be responsible for relaying to your club members any decisions made, and any topics discussed along with information that may be of importance to your members.
Fines will be imposed for non-representation of your club. (£15, increasing to £25 if not paid within 21 days of the date of the meeting).
At the time of writing this letter, all committee members are willing to be re-elected but nominations from the clubs are acceptable up to the start of the AGM, in writing to the Group Secretary.
Please bring the attached agenda with you on the night as there may be matters under "Any Other Business" that are of interest to your club. If you have any matters under this heading that you wish to put forward for discussion, please write to Jamie Semple (or email) - before 25th October.
1) Apologies for absence:
2) Minutes of 2018 AGM
3) Matters Arising from 2018 minutes:
4) Chairman's Remarks:
5) Election of Officers & Committee: All current officers and committee are willing to stand for another year. Any new nominations would be welcome and must be received prior to the commencement of the AGM
6) Officers' Reports:
· Secretary/Social Secretary
· Match Results Secretary
· Tournament Secretary
7) Proposed Rule Change(s):
a) A proposal has been received to Match Regulations rule 5(a) suggesting that we add that the pre match knock up should cease at 6.40 and the match commence.
b) A proposal has been received to Match Regulations rule 5(h) that if floodlights are available then they should be used if required. This would remove the need for an agreement between the captains to use them. Suggest they are switched on no later than 30 minutes after sunset.
c) A proposal has been received that the Home team moves courts after the first round of events and the Away team stays on the same court. This is to nullify the advantage of home teams playing matches on different surfaces.
8) Any Other Business:
· Match teas:
Ruskin defeated Liverpool Cricket Club to win the Eric Worthington Plate. Thanks to everyone who took part.
Palmerston clinched the Brockbank trophy with a dramatic 3-2 win over Campion. The match was locked at 2-2 with the mens singles still ongoing. This was also locked at 1 set all so a match tie break was required. Jay Hemmings held his nerve for the hosts to clinch the match and win the trophy for Palmerston.
It has been suggested that we introduce some new awards to recognise the achievements of players and volunteers during our league season and that they are presented at the annual presentation evening.
These will be in addition to the annual Harry Davies Sportsmanship Award and Harold Glover Services to tennis award which are more of a lifetime award, nominations for these awards should be sent in within the next couple of weeks.
The following new awards have been proposed -
Please send all nominations to myself (use the form below) by Tuesday 10th September. Winners would be expected to attend the annual presentation evening but this is not compulsory,
Thanks in anticipation,
(Chair Liverpool and District tennis league)
In the semi finals of the Brockbank, Palmerston defeated Bohemians and Campion defeated Rainford.
The final will be played on September 7th at Palmerston. Start time is 2pm.
We have now uploaded this to the LTA site and matches kick off on Saturday September 7th. The honours staging the first ever games fall to Formby 1 who take on Blundellsands 1 and Palmerston 3 who are in action against Eccleston Park 2 both with a 12 noon start.
On Sunday 8th teams from Mersey Bowmen, Liverpool Cricket Club, East Wavertree, Mossley Hill and Waterloo begin their campaign with Campion getting under way the following week.
You can view the league online here
There are 3 Divisions of 7 teams and each match consists of a Mens Doubles, Womens Doubles and 2 Mixed Doubles rubbers. Scoring is 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 1 bonus point per rubber won.
This will also be the first time we have used online reporting of results and you can catch up to date tables plus check out who’s been in action in each match!
This is an exciting time for Liverpool Tennis Clubs in that the match season now runs 9 months each year!
Any questions or feedback are welcome by contacting David Simms (League Organiser) or Jamie Semple.
Bohemians v Palmerston
Rainford v Campion
To be played Tuesday 27th August
The Eric Worthington Plate Final will be played on Sunday 8th September at 2pm.
The finalists are Ruskin and Liverpool C.C. The final will be played at Ruskin.
Second Round - Tuesday 20th August
Palmerston v Mossley Hill
Formby v Bohemians
Campion v Blundellsands
Waterloo v Rainford