Scrabble Evening!

Join us for an evening of scrabble on Friday 28th February at 7pm. Please sign up asap on the sheet on the noticeboard or contact the office to get your name added to the list. Don’t miss out – it’s sure to be great...

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Record Turn Out for Quiz Night!

The clubhouse was packed on Saturday evening, when 20 keen quizzing teams battled it out, with “Penheads on Tour” (Head Coach, Ian, Anna, Carolyn and Alan) narrowly winning against some fierce competition. They each won a beautiful hand turned pen kindly donated by Bill (Dawn Roberts Dad), so thank you for these unique prizes. Our sincere thanks to the Quiz Master Chris Williams for such a fun and varied set of questions that tested everyone! There were over a dozen raffle prizes, all generously donated by members, and it raised £129. Adding this to the entry fees, the total profit for the whole evening came to £355, which has boosted the CRF (Court Renewal Fund) to over the £8k mark! Thanks also to all the volunteers on the night for manning the bar and helping with the setting up to squeeze everyone in! As it was so popular we will organise another quiz night soon, and make sure you enter your team early next time, as we will be limiting the number of entries. A fun evening enjoyed by...

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Ho Ho Ho!

On Tuesday evening Penzance Tennis Club Junior members got together to enjoy a fun Christmas Party. There were fun games and wonderful food for everyone to enjoy. Big Thank You to Lottie, Tammy and Amy for organising the evening and all the kids and parents that made it such a wonderful...

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Bryok cooks up a feast!

Back in March, Penzance Tennis Club’s first Auction Night was a major success, raising the incredible sum of £2,307 towards the Court Renewal Fund! The gold star of that evening had to go to Bryok for his promise to cook a dinner party meal for 6 lucky people, and this lot achieved a truly amazing £250, the top bid of the night. As Bryok is so busy during the holiday season, the lucky bidders, Jon and Lynn waited until December for a suitable evening, and Bryok also very kindly agreed to increase numbers to 10 rather than the promised 6. As one of these lucky 10, I’m delighted to report that the food we all enjoyed was absolutely superb, and Bryok worked so hard to produce such a memorable meal. He even managed to persuade his friend, Nathan to come along and help him with the preparation and serve the food …we all need friends like that! Before the meal, we had a delightful little ‘amuse bouche’, consisting of arancini, plus tiny home-made crackers topped with goats’ cheese and something wonderful.  Then we went into the dining room for a starter of duck wrapped in filo pastry triangles served with an Asian salad – and that soon disappeared! The main course was hake, cooked to perfection, served with the smoothest mashed potatoes, kale and spinach, plus a crab bisque that had a depth of flavour that surpassed anything I have ever tasted. Silence fell across the room as we all savoured this to the full. Then came the dessert – not just one, but three! Creme Brulee, a tiny Lemon Tart and a Chocolate Cremeau, served with glazed hazelnuts. Truly scrumptious, and not a scrap of anything was left on any plate (even by those who had claimed they could not eat another morsel after that wonderful main course!). I doubt I will ever eat another meal more enjoyable than that – if Michelin awarded 5 stars, this feast deserved 6! Penzance Tennis Club is so lucky to have Bryok as a member, and for him to offer his time, energy and expertise to help raise funds for the Court Renewal Fund was so incredibly generous. Our sincere thanks go to Bryok and Nathan for a truly memorable evening. Thanks must also go to Jon and Lynn for their amazing generosity in inviting Julian and me to join them on this night to remember. Tricia Smith, Honorary Treasurer, Penzance Tennis...

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Quiz Night!

A date for your diary in the New Year! Saturday 18 January 2020 at 7pm – QUIZ NIGHT.  Teams of 4.  Entry fee £3 per person. Please sign up on the notice board at the Tennis...

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Festive afternoon making Christmas Wreaths

What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than to be taught how to make your own bespoke Christmas Wreath surrounded by friends, listening to carols and enjoying mulled wine and mince pies.  Everyone had such a great time, and the creations were amazing, even from those who protested they had no artistic ability!  A lot of preparation had gone into making the event run so smoothly, and 26 participants arrived to find all the equipment set out on tables, with holly, ivy and lots of other festive greenery in bags so that everyone could choose their own.  Dawn Roberts gave a demonstration, and then we allowed our imaginations to run wild, threading wire to hold the leaves in place, then using hot glue guns to add colourful additions, and tying bows and ribbons to enhance the wreaths.  Thanks to Randy Haunfelder who worked hard behind the bar, serving mulled wine. Thanks also to Steve and Libby Cox, Kathy Oxenham, Suzie Sinclair, and Paul Matthews. Special thanks must go to Dawn Roberts, who organised the event, did the demonstration and judged the winners, so congratulations to Dawn for another successful event!  The three winners were Gemma Rowlands, Caroline Newborn and Libby Cox.   The Court Renewal Fund benefited by having a whopping £405 added to it, which was a fantastic result, and the Fund now stands at £7.7k.  Thank you to all who supported us. PS.  Please return secateurs and yellow plastic trug to the office if you accidentally took them home. Write up by Tricia...

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