Sunday, 25 November 2012

Twenty five years of Tennis

Blackmore Tennis Club celebrated 25th years in October, with a party at the Village Hall attended by over 80 past and present members. The Club honoured Bill Gray, one of the founders and still an active committee and playing member, for his exceptional contribution throughout its 25 years.

On court, congratulations to the Men's 2nd team who won promotion to Division 3 in the Brentwood Summer League.....which will be interesting as both the 1st and 2nd team will be in the same division next season! Blackmore also took part in the LTA Aegon Team Tennis event this Summer and won the Division 3 Essex league. 

Despite the Clubs relatively small size, Blackmore runs 3 Mens teams, a Ladies and a Mixed team, with all Club members getting the opportunity to play competitive tennis. We also run social tennis on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings and are always keen to see new players.

Our coach Scott Porter runs junior coaching sessions on Saturday mornings as well as individual lessons at other times. At £5 a session, this group coaching represents  very good value and a way for the youngsters in the village to get involved in a great sport, and get some exercise at the same time. Could Blackmore produce the next British Olympic Champion? We certainly have some talented Juniors coming up through the Club.

Coach Scott Porter

A ladies morning runs on Mondays with coach Martyn Davies.  The club would like to encourage more members and particularly needs more ladies to join it’s small squad .  Membership rates are now halved from 1 October – so for £60 per adult you can enjoy 6 months tennis until 31 March 2013.   Membership enquiries are welcomed to Andy Lister on 07790 824106.

So come along and enjoy some social exercise at your thriving local Tennis Club!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Blackmore Fireworks 2012 photos

The rain held off for what proved to be a perfect evening for fireworks. The show was as magnificent as ever, the burgers the scouts cooked great, and the drinks were free flowing in the club afterwards. A big thank you to everybody that organised and helped.

The photos below were taken by Miles Lovegrove, many thanks for your efforts Miles. Click on the photos to enlarge

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Brentwood Food Bank

Blackmore Baptist Church are collecting non perishable food items for Brentwood Food Bank on a regular monthly basis. (Emergency Food for local peole in crisis) The next collection dates are 25 November and 16 December at 12.15 to 12.45 in the Baptist Church. They will deliver them the following week. Details of the Food Bank are available on their website at