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Carlisle Park Tennis Newsletter August 2017
We're delighted to announce a new tennis coaching program at Carlilse Park which will start with our August Kids Summer Camps, FREE TENNIS Open Day and term-time coaching from September 2017. Booking should be made directly with Encore! Tennis
Encore! Tennis are a successful tennis coaching & events company run by LTA Level 3 Coach & R5 Referee Jimmy Smith making tennis available to all ages and standards. Based at five venues in West London. Jimmy leads the team of coaches, tennis leaders & volunteers who deliver squad training, coaching, LTA competitions, individual lessons, Open days, schools coaching and fun social events.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to help deliver a new exciting tennis coaching program at Carlilse Park, I feel there is a massive opportunity to develop a thriving local community tennis site.
To help kick off the program I will be offering a FIRST TENNIS TASTER LESSON FREE throughout August. To take me up on my offer please contact me directly on 07966 210 692 email@example.com
KIDS SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS
**AGES: 5 – 16 Years**
15th – 18th August 2017
COST: £65 per child (4 Days) or £20 per child per day
Typical day includes: (break times can vary for different ages)
- 09:45-10:00 - Arrival and Sign in
- 10:00-10:15 - Physical warm-up
- 10:15-11:15 - Technical skills coaching session
- 11:15-11:30 - Break time
- 11:30-13:00 - Drills and skills coaching with games
- 13:00 – Departure
20th August 2017
FREE SESSIONS AVAILABLE: FREE PLAY, MINI TENNIS COACHING (3-9 YEARS) JUNIOR COACHING (10 YEARS +), ADULT COACHING & CARDIO TENNIS
Jimmy Smith (Head Coach) 07966 210 692
Secret of a long and active life - bowling in Carlisle Park.
Fred Martin, a life member of Hampton Bowling Club and a past President (2004-5) will be 100 on 12th November, 2015
Earlier this year, his friends at Hampton Bowling Club celebrated his coming centenary. and presented him with a wonderful cake.
Please see the pictures in the photo album.
Fred, as many may remember, was a chemist who owned two chemist shops in Hampton and Hampton Hill.
Fred has been a long standing member of Hampton Bowling Club and was an active bowler, entering club competitions on a regular basis.
We hope he enjoys a wonderful birthday on the 12th.
2015 Bat Walk
This year’s Carlisle Park Bat Walk took place on Friday, 4th September with 20 participants. The weather was rather cool, which deters insects (bat food) and bats from emerging. However both common and soprano pipistrelles were seen and heard (with the aid of bat detectors) - but they were not as widespread in the park as last year.
Once again, Alison Fure enthused us with her knowledge of bats: their lifecycle, their food and habitat requirements, and how we can enhance the park to help them.
The bats emerged almost as soon as the sun had set, indicating roosts in or very close to the park. The fact that they were only detected along the “Denmead edge”, as far as the Wensleydale Gardens corner, indicates the importance of the double line of lime trees, both as a navigation aid and as a dark tunnel enclosing flying insects.
We learned that now is the time that bats may use the bat boxes that were put up last year: as temporary mating roosts.
Alison spoke again about light in the environment as a threat to bats. Bats like dark! But lights can be deadly for insects who are attracted to them, and anything that’s bad for insects is bad for bats. So please consider your security lights!
There is still much we could do to make the park more insect- and bat-friendly: filling gaps in tree lines, more flowers (of the right type), and more long grass. The Friends, together with RUTC Parks Department, are working on it!
To learn more about bats, check out the Bat Conservation Trust. You can download a very informative pdf on bat-friendly gardening from their website http://www.bats.org.uk