Townsend offers a friendly and lively social scene, with regular social events taking place throughout the year. The bar is open most evenings and on Sunday lunchtimes and there is also a large screen TV in the clubhouse which shows big sporting events.
Social events include the Wimbledon Draw and supper, the annual Christmas Dinner, Club Barbeque, Finals Day, Quizzes, Wine Tasting evenings and Ladies’ and Mens’ section suppers.
These events are co-ordinated by the Social Secretary along with the Club committee, but we welcome involvement and suggestions from all club members, either individually or in groups. Let us know if you have a great idea for a social occasion, or would be prepared to help in any way by contacting the Social Secretary whose details can be found on the Committee page of our website.
To mark the end of the Winter Floodlight tennis season, Gururaj has very kindly offered to cook a Friday night supper based on Mumbai Street Food. The suggestion is that people can gather for drinks from 8.30pm with supper served from 9pm, allowing those who play tennis on Friday nights to enjoy the last Friday night social.
There will be three mildly spiced savoury/vegetarian dishes followed by dessert and ice cream. The menu will include items like Vada Pav (deep fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun), Pav Bhaji (thick vegetable curry, fried and served with a soft bread roll), Bhel Puri (made of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce) and Gulab Jamoon (a milk-solid-based South Asian sweet). All dishes contain nuts, so unfortunately this won’t be suitable for anyone with a nut allergy. (If your mouth is watering after reading about these delicious dishes, then spare a thought for your correspondent who has had to type this message out!)
The cost will be £8.50 per person, and Gururaj will be looking for a couple of volunteers to help with setting up tables and also clearing up later. Maximum numbers will be 40 people.
If you’d like to come along, then please do not reply to this message, but contact Gururaj directly at email@example.com or on 07438 059626.
Summer is just around the corner (honest!) and, to kick start the season, we will be holding a pre-season tournament on Sunday 25th March from 10am. The Tournament is open to all members and is always a great day’s tennis, as well as an opportunity to catch up with other members and plan your summer of tennis.
Details as below:
10am start Separate Mens and Ladies Doubles Events Enter individually – partners will be allocated on the day £5 per player, to include a light lunch and balls Estimated finish time – 3pm