Herts Inter Club League
Many of you will be aware the first Herts Inter Club League was held last year. It was a trial league and some lessons have been learned but overall it was very successful. The matches are very sociable and players enjoyed competing against other clubs.
The second Herts Inter Club League will be starting in mid March. BaD had lots of interest from members wanting to be part of the team last year and I hope there will be lots of interest again !
If we get enough interest we would be able to enter 2 teams, West Herts Wizards had 2 teams in the league last year. The teams would be distinct and once a member has played for one team they could not play for the other. We therefore need a large pool of players to enable us to enter 2 teams (and maybe 2 captains) The number of matches you may be asked to play will be around 4 matches over the 4/5 month period.
Please let Christine know as soon as possible if you would like to take part in the second Herts leaegue. If you were part of the team last year please also let her know if you would like to be in the team again.
Three Counties Doubles League
Club drill sessions announced
The recent BaD AGM agreed for the committee to investigate the possibility to have a drills session possibly on alternative Fridays from midday until 1pm prior to the regular pickleball session. Mike Varney has kindly agreed to lead the sessions. Dates for new sessions to be updated soon.
The drills session is for players who want to improve their game and possibly want to participate in tournaments etc. There will not be any social games at the drills session.
We need multiples of 4 players and have provisionally booked 3 courts to accommodate 12 players for each session. There may be less players interested, in which case we will reduce the number of courts. However, there may be more players interested and it will be first come first served for the session. We intend to set up a WhatsApp group so we can check/confirm who is attending at the next session and include others on the list of interested players if appropriate. Someone from the BaD committee will be administering the session. We will be charging £4 for the drills session on Sumup.
Club playing guidelines
New Saturday sessions
BaD will soon be starting a regular session at Wodson Park on Saturdays. Initially this will be once every four weeks 1pm to 3pm. All members (and members of HTC) are invited to attend.
There will be graded play on 3 or 4 courts, depending on numbers interested. The grading will be determined by people’s performance at these sessions (after an initial ranking) and it is hoped that players will be able to participate on a regular basis. The charge will be £5.
The other 2 or 3 courts will be used for beginners, coaching and play for members who are unable to attend week-day sessions. The exact use will depend on requests from members or prospective members. The charge will also be £5 for the two hours.
The first two sessions will be on January 13 and February 10.
Please let Pam know if you would like to attend and, if so, for graded play or otherwise.
If these sessions are popular there will need to be a team of six people to manage the sessions, two at a time in rotation. Therefore, each manager will be in attendance once every 12 weeks or so.