Tennis, squash and hockey in Cheltenham
08
OCT
2020
Paul Dean

Staff member of 23 years parks his lawnmower for final time

Farewell to Paul Dean After 23 years as a stalwart of the grounds team, Paul Dean has decided to take things a bit easier. He is leaving us having ended his part-time contract to continue helping at Shurdington Nurseries, where he has also worked for some years. We hope...
06
OCT
2020
Kids enjoying tennis

Need to keep the kids occupied this October half-term?

How about our holiday tennis camps at East Glos Club? Your children will have lots of fun with plenty of games and running around. Our holiday camps are also a confidence-boosting, social experience. LTA qualified coaches. Covid-safe environment. We’re in Old Bath Road,...
04
AUG
2020

East Glos invests in major facilities upgrade

By Julian Wellings and Darren Morris East Glos Club has undergone a £110,000 refurbishment of its squash and changing room facilities. The decision was taken to undertake the refurbishments while the club was closed due to lockdown and to minimise disruption to members while...
11
JUN
2020

Recognising the unsung heroes of East Glos

By Andrea Butland, East Glos Chair During the complete lockdown, we all became aware of the vital importance to our lives of the “essential workers”. We rapidly learnt to value and appreciate the supermarket workers, delivery drivers, postmen, all of course all NHS staff and many...
07
MAY
2020
Fitnesss

How to avoid tennis injuries after lockdown

By Steve Evans, East Glos tennis coach As optimism grows about a possible return to playing tennis soon, I wondered what the effect might be on some of our not-so-young bodies which are used to regular tennis, and how we can avoid injury. I consulted club member Dr Rod Jacques, a...
19
MAR
2020
Rob Negus

Sports equipment retailer provides generous donation to Gloucestershire community tennis

Wrexham-based Networld Sports is supporting grassroots tennis in Gloucestershire by donating £300 worth of tennis kit to the Coaching in the Park community tennis programme. The main aim of the programme is to get more people into tennis while making it affordable and accessible....
23
JAN
2020
Opt-in

Club members: Please opt-in for Wimbledon 2020 ballot

If you are a club member and want to enter the Wimbledon ballot this year you must opt-in on the British Tennis website. Key facts If you want to try for tickets in the club’s 2020 Wimbledon ballot, you must opt-in on the LTA website.You must do this again this year even if...
15
JAN
2020
Steve Evans

Spring 2020: One-off tennis coaching classes with Steve Evans

They’re back by popular demand: One-off coaching classes for social, ladder and team players The classes take place from March to May 2020 on two courts. For adult club members only, the groups are for a maximum of eight players, except where stated. They last 90 minutes...
31
DEC
2019
Rod Jaques

New Year Honour for East Glos tennis member

Congratulations to tennis member Dr Rod Jaques who was made an OBE in the New Year Honours List for medical services to Olympic and Paralympic sport. Rod is director of medical services at the English Institute of Sport and has worked with over 40 sports on the medical care of...
23
SEP
2019

Bronze for GB Over 75 ladies at ITF Super Seniors World Tennis Championships

By East Glos member Felicity Thomas As members of the Great Britain Over 75 team, we came to Umag in Croatia confident that we could retain our World title even though the French team would be stronger this year. Frances Maclennan and Jenny Waggott duly saw we won through to the...