The Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:45 pm on Thursday 25th March 2021.

Posted: March 4, 2021 at 10:04 pm

Dear Member,
The Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:45 pm on Thursday 25th March 2021.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. Details for accessing the meeting and for participation will be
provided in the week before the meeting takes place. We do ask members who have any
questions or comments on the matters to be discussed, to send these to Jerry before Wednesday
24th March (jerrywilliams836@btinternet.com). Jerry will pass these on to other members of the
Committee.
We should also make clear at this stage that we will not be asking for proposers and seconders
for the approval of each report provided by the Committee as we would normally do. For that
reason, it is important that you inform us before the meeting of any issue or decision that you
consider to be incorrect or unclear in the attachments being sent with this report.

Categories: Tennis

Snow on Tennis Courts

Posted: January 3, 2021 at 8:19 pm

Whilst snow remains lying on the ground, we request members not to enter the tennis courts. Walking on snow turns it to ice which remains on the surface for much longer than on uncompacted areas. 

We are all anxious to resume tennis. Any further access to the court will increase the time we have to wait and the time needed to clear off the remnants of the ice after the snow begins to thaw.

Categories: Tennis

September 2020 Tennis Tournament Winners

Posted: November 25, 2020 at 6:53 pm

We were pleased to be able to hold a tennis championship this year despite the restrictions although were not able to have our usual social gathering on finals day. Because of the restrictions placed on us, the matches were played at times to suit the finalists.

The winners were:

                  Gents Singles: Axel Laurell

                  Ladies Singles: Claire MacDonald (Photo missing)

                  Gents Doubles: Gregg Webster & Stephen Jones

                  Ladies Doubles: Morag Houston & Emily Anderson

                  Gents Handicap Singles: Gregg Webster

                  Ladies Handicap Singles: Suzannah Brown (Photo missing)

                  Mixed Doubles: David Robb & Ann Dickson

                  Veterans Mixed Doubles: Graeme Robson & Suzie Wilson

We were delighted to see so many new members enter the competition and congratulate 5 of those (Axel, Claire, Suzannah, Ann and Suzie) who won their final and we thank Iain Mackay as tournament referee.

Photographs of 6 groups of finalists are shown below:

Categories: Tennis

COVID-19 Update 28 September 2020

Posted: September 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm

The Club is committed to compliance with the Scottish Government’s coronavirus rules in accordance with guidance issued by our sports’ governing bodies: Tennis Scotland and Scottish Squash. The current protocols for tennis & squash and can be found HERE and HERE.

Tennis play is essentially unrestricted with doubles play permitted with 4 players from separate households. Coaching is available for both individuals and groups. The Club continues to offer Turn Up and Play sessions and singles box leagues.

Squash, sadly, remains restricted to solo squash for practice and exercise, and one-to-one coaching. The standard game is only permitted for members of the same household.

When at the Club, members are asked to comply with rules concerning physical distancing and hand hygiene, and not to use the Club as a social space.

We continue to welcome new members, but potential squash members need to be aware of the severely limited opportunities for play.

Categories: Tennis

DEAN T&SC: COVID 19 – RULES FOR RETURN TO SQUASH

Posted: September 2, 2020 at 7:56 am

http://thedeanclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Playing-protocol-for-squash-Version-1-01Sep20.pdf

Categories: Tennis

Squash restart

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 7:45 am

Dear Dean squash member,

A few days ago Scottish Squash announced that squash clubs could reopen from Mon 31st Aug, but currently to a very restricted extent, and only if relevant additional restrictions and safety procedures are in place to minimise risk of transfer of infection.  This means that for now, play will be restricted to a single player on court at any one time, for exercise and practice. Two players from the same household may play the standard game.  1:1 coaching is allowed if the coach is not on court.  Full squash is also allowed between under 12s.  

The current guidance to clubs and players is attached below:

https://www.scottishsquash.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/COVID-19-Guidance-for-Squash-Clubs-Players-Coaches-and-Competitions-in-Scotland.-Phase-3-–-Published-26th-August-2020-version-1.pdf
It is our intention to reopen on Thursday 3rd September. This is to give us few days to work through the guidance and put procedures in place to make sure we can comply.  The club’s protocol for use of the facilities will be provided to members by then.   
Initially reopening will be restricted to evenings and weekends as there are contractors in the building redecorating the clubhouse (this had originally been timed to finish before squash reopened, but the Scottish government brought forward the date by 2 weeks).  Refreshing of the courts themselves has already been completed.  It is likely we will have to restrict some of the booking slots to minimise cross-traffic from members arriving and leaving. 
Squash members will now be asked to pay their subscription for the 2020/21 year.  When tennis restarted at the start of June, we decided to move the year end date to 31st May 2021.  We will make this the end date for squash membership too, so it will be a 9 month year for squash.  The subscription will be reduced in proportion to the number of months lost, and because of the restrictions being placed on squash activities, the proportion for September will be discounted.  So essentially the cost will be 2/3 of the full year cost.  Members will have received renewal messages from membermojo recently, and the ability to renew will be enabled before Thursday.  

Any questions, please forward to me, Jerry and Michael.  Thanks for your patience and we hope you are looking forward to getting back on court
best wishes,David, on behalf of the club committee.

Categories: Squash

Volunteers please

Posted: August 27, 2020 at 7:52 am

We are currently refurbishing the Clubhouse including installing new lighting and redecorating. As part of this process we want to discard rubbish that has accumulated over many years as well as replace/ throw out old and broken furniture and fittings and many other unwanted items.

We need a group of able bodied volunteers to carry these items from the Clubhouse to the Dean Park Crescent gate ready to be picked up by our waste contractor.

We propose to do this on the morning of Saturday 19th September starting at 9:00. Hopefully it will take no more than one hour – depends on the number of volunteers. Duncan Robertson has already volunteered to help with the supervision. We have agreed that supervision will not include the heavy lifting!

Please reply directly to me.

Jerry Williams

jerrywilliams836@btinternet.com

Categories: Tennis

Covid-19: Tennis Return to Play Protocol 10th August 2010

Posted: August 12, 2020 at 8:47 pm

http://thedeanclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Tennis-Return-to-Play-Protocol-August.pdf

Categories: Tennis

Covid-19, July 2020 Update

Posted: July 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Categories: Tennis

Latest Covid-19 news

Posted: June 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm

http://thedeanclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tennis-Return-to-Play-Protocol-24-June.pdf

Categories: Tennis