Brookside – Annual Report

We took down the nets and pulled the covers over the Brookside Courts onFriday Dec 16th.

That’s almost a full 10 months of Brookside play (we had them up and running by 2nd week in March – so good going all round).

As most of you are aware, even though it is normal procedure with shale courts to take them out of action during the winter season, (October-November) because of increased difficulties with seasonal weather – the past 3 yrs has seen us keep them up and running until mid December. I am pleased, because I l know they were still being used reasonably steadily (weather permitting) all through October and well into November  during mid-week days. They were especially being used at weekends due to lack of court space. I recently had some good feedback from one of the coaches regarding the standard of their playing surfaces (considering the heavy rain and leaves during this period), so again I am happy that they lasted well. I know they are of benefit to Piotr for fitness and training sessions, as well as being a good court back-up option for this period. So thanks for allowing a longer run with the courts. It was a good call.

It has been a good year for Brookside thanks primarily to a little more investment on specific gardening, tidying and wall drainage work. This has really benefitted the courts and area as a whole. Thanks for that as well.

We should open again in March 2017

Nicholas Fowler
Nick & Rob – may I pass on the thanks of all the members for the work you and Rob Mead have put into keeping these courts in good working order and our grateful thank go to your working parties. These are great fun, join them if you can. Look out for announcements.  Ed.