A Personal Message from your Hon President and Hon Vice President
For the first time since 1945, sadly, April will not mark the opening of the new season at the Club. The opening day in 1946 saw a very different club from the one we enjoy today: three blaes courts, wooden rackets, white balls in a box which lasted the season, but no mantles for the gas lamps in the clubhouse!
Just over a month ago, our team captains attended the Tennis West of Scotland meeting to arrange our fixtures for the coming season, team practices were up and running and an exciting programme of events for the season awaited us. A full coaching programme was in operation. Two weeks later we were in lock down, the club closed, and Wimbledon 2020 was then cancelled.
Now, nothing is certain other than continuation of the devastating effects of Covid-19. Hopefully later in the year things will start to return to some sort of normality and that will include being able to reopen our facilities. We live in difficult and challenging times, but it also gives us time to pause and reflect.
Meanwhile we can assure you that your Committee continues to be as busy as ever, keeping abreast with day-to-day developments in the current crisis and looking towards the re-opening of the Club, as well as planning for future development.
Less than a month from now, the nation will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. But right now the World is at war again, this time with a virus. Let's hope that by that weekend in May we will be able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and look towards celebrating the end of this war too, with the thought of a game of tennis and a return of social life emerging on the horizon.
We send best wishes to you all and your families, but above all, stay at home and keep safe.
John and Josie (Beeley)