Club Social News

Ten Pin Bowling

Following on from our very successful 10 Pin Bowling evening in November last year we are planning another social evening later in the year.  Further details to follow.

Tennis Fun Afternoon & BBQ

Saturday 21st July 2018


Saturday 21st July saw the first ‘Tennis Fun Afternoon & BBQ’ event take place at HLTC.

This was an idea that came from exploring different social activities within the club and one that the committee felt appropriate due to the successful BBQs that follow some of our annual tournaments. With a sub-committee of Richard Hollyer, Neil Gill and Sally Corry, the day’s itinerary was planned well ahead and with the sun shining upon us thankfully, the day was a great success.

With the help of a few kind volunteers, the club was dressed accordingly, with bunting, banners, balloons and tables & chairs on the lawn welcoming members, guests and non-members alike. BBQ lit, drinks flowing [in the heat of the day] and party music to create a very British scene!

Neil, Alison Gill and Dan Palmer (HLTC’s tennis coach) kicked-off the afternoon with fun tennis games for the children and for the adults, one of which saw players having to sit in the centre of the court after losing a point – then trying to catch the next ball that was being played over their head!


Further to the tennis ‘games’, challenges were set up including Fastest Serve (using a tennis speed gun), How many balls can you hit into a dustbin over 30 seconds and Serve 5 balls to hit the skittles (or up-turned ball tins) each with a score attached.

Princes Risborough High Street did us proud with various shops and restaurants donating prizes for the challenges such as a £20 voucher for the Cinnamon Lounge Indian Restaurant and a free bottle of house wine at Dukes Wine Bar… all greatly appreciated!

The day concluded with a superb BBQ, organised by Sally, with burgers from the local butcher, sausages, BBQ chicken, homemade salads AND desserts!

It was great to see everyone enjoying the day, feedback has been terrific – we hope to repeat the fun next July! You can see images from the day in the gallery below.

Richard Hollyer

Horsenden LTC Social Secretary

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