Minutes of the BSF Tennis Committee meeting held at 7pm on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at St Margaret’s Church Hall.

Present: Messrs. Caswell, Maslivec, Pearson (Chairman), Prince, Rigby,  Smith, Taylor, Ms K Abbott, Mrs V Browne, Ms L Cartwright

Apologies for absence: Mr J Nuttall, Ms Francis, Hosker & Perry

Minutes of the last meeting: These had been circulated and were agreed.

Matters Arising: None

Correspondence: We had received a late request for a rule change involving mixed teams not having to come back on a Thursday. As well as being out of time, the Committee felt that there were a number consequential ramifications that would need to be considered due to the fact that existing rules call for a match to be played to a finish. Two examples were given. Does just one captain take the decision? What are the effects on points difference? The Committee decided that if the club were to propose this for next year then it would really have to be fully thought through in detail rather than put through in a rush.

The General Secretary had received a phone call from the Holiday Inn offering themselves as a venue for Presentation Evening. The Vice-Chairman and the General Secretary would arrange a visit.

General Secretary: No-one had reported that they would not be standing for re-election next year. Requests for finalization of fees had been sent to all clubs.

Winter League: This was under way using the indoor courts at David Lloyd. Fixtures have been done to the end of October. There has been no response from Harper Green.

Rule Proposals: These were gone through in detail a second time. Details will be posted on-line for a final check of the Committee before being made available for the Notice of Motion (NOM) meeting.

AOB: A club had been unable to locate the Junior 2nd Division trophy from the previous year. They will replace it.

Junior Community Coaching at Barrow Bridge – Final Report

20 April to 28 September (24 weeks)

Martin Coyne – scheduled to do 2, 1 hour coaching sessions on a Wednesday evening. First session is for beginners, second session for more accomplished players.

Total sessions undertaken                  32                  
Total sessions cancelled                     16                    
Total nos. at session 1                      111         
Average per session                          6.2    (in 2015 average = 8.3)           
Total nos. at session 2                        68                  
Average per session                           4.9   (in 2015 average = 5.3)           
Total numbers attended                      179    (in 2015 = 265)        

Income (£)                                          488     (in 2015 =£779)
Outgoings to coach (£)                       640     (out 2015 = £770)
Difference (£)                                     -152  
Income: outgoings (%)                       76%    (in 2015 = 101%)

Stephen Maslivec; Mixed League Secretary; 12th October 2016

Date and time of the NOM meeting: Wednesday 9th November at 7.30pm at St. Margaret’s Church, Lonsdale Road, BL1 4PW