Are you, or a member of your family, a member of Kings Meadow Tennis
Club, and would you like the tennis court facilities in
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell to continue to exist? If so, this article is of
interest to you. This impassioned plea comes from the current Tennis
club committee, who we are afraid to say, are all about to resign. Many
of us on the current committee have served for up to nine years, and
feel that it is time others took over the running of the club. We have
appealed unsuccessfully before, both directly to members, and more
generally through the Villager for new committee members, but have
gained just one volunteer over the past years.
If you feel that maintaining the tennis club is worthwhile, then please
consider volunteering to form a new committee. The main posts and tasks
required are (i) a Chair, to provide overall guidance,(ii) a Membership
secretary, to send out membership forms, collect subscriptions and
distribute keys for the court, (iii) a Treasurer and (iv) a ‘handyman’
who will take responsibility for weed-killing, repairing holes in the
outer wire netting etc.
We’re afraid to say that unless some new committee members step forward
Kings Meadow Tennis Club will fold early next year, with any remaining
funds left in the accounts being transferred to the Community
Association to go towards re-surfacing the courts in the fullness of
time. Should the club cease to exist, the tennis nets will be removed
and the hard standing left for whoever wishes to play football, ride
bikes, roller skate on, or whatever, and such activities will inevitably
hasten the deterioration of the surface.
If like us you feel this would be a waste of a valuable village facility
then please contact either Frank Farquharson ( 834219) or Paul Gibbon (
835008) and tell us that you’d like to be part of a new committee. If
you think it is worth Brightwell-cum-Sotwell continuing to have a tennis
club then please step forward. If insufficient people do not do so
before mid-December, then we are afraid to announce that the tennis
facilities will cease to exist.