Minutes of the BSF Tennis Committee meeting held at 7pm on Friday 17th September 2021 at Lostock Tennis Club.

Present: Messrs. Broughton, Caswell, Pearson (in the chair), Taylor, Smith, Ms L Cartwright, Mrs S Francis & Ms L Perry.

Apologies for absence: Messrs. Jackson, Prince, Nuttall, Ms Hosker & Ms H Morley.

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

Matters Arising: The Chairman said he would contact Wayne Jones of the Arena to see if things could be moved forward.
The Cecil Cup may take place on the 26th September or 3rd October.

Correspondence: None

Treasurer: None

Winter League: The divisions are sorted with play starting on 24th September. Some teams did not re-join this year. More payments have been made online. Some divisional movement may take place at the half way point and there will be no divisional trophies this year.

Afternoon League: This has started. One had to be postponed due to an unexpected court reservation. As to whether it will be completed, it depends on the weather conditions at this time of year.

Tournament: We had had a post tournament review. The program brochure was a bit of a mess and alternative proposals are being considered. Some proposals for a sponsoring package are in place.

Presentation Evening: A club had expressed very favourable comments about the evening as a whole. The Committee agreed that the room, food and disco were very good and we should rebook for next year.
It was asked if we had made a profit or loss. Perhaps the treasurer could update us at the next meeting.

Rule Proposals: We had not had any as yet from clubs, but they have until the end of September. The Committee proposals were considered and tweaked as necessary ready for the October meeting.

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: There had been an increase in usage since the Presentation evening. It was proposed that we have an honorary post of Communication Secretary to put before the AGM.

Dunlop: It may be that we still need something from 2019. Hopefully the Treasurer can clarify at the next meeting.

LTA Network: There had been a meeting at the end of August at the Arena but nothing concerning the BSF Tennis League had transpired.

AOB: A discussion took place on how the new trophy cleaning fines are to be organised. Clubs need to be notified in advance of the fees and fines finalisation. The General Secretary will rejig the form used by Match Secretaries.
An email had been received from a player questioning the winners entries in the Tournament brochure and entries on Trophies. The Vice-Chairman will be seeing the player shortly and will explain the problems.

It was observed that next year is the centenary of the Bolton Tennis League. It would be good to have some sort of historical display. It was suggested that we ask in general if anyone was up to this task.

Date and time of next meeting: 7pm 13th October at Lostock TC