Club Championships – Shropshire Stakes
A huge thanks to Jules and Shirl for running the yearly club champs.  It was a great success.  Full racing report is on the website on the this link and summary below:

The Racing Post – Results

Going: Good

Sat 28 April – Junior Meet

09.30 Gymkhana  – 1, George McGurk – 4 ran

10.00 The Oaks  – 1, Izzy Jones  – 4 ran

10.30 The Derby – 1, Lauren Slater; 2, Neve Jones – 12 ran

11.00 The Derby Saddle – Ella Preston – 4 ran

11.30 The Derby Horseshoe – Danny Gradwell – 5 ran

Fri to Sun 27th to 29th April – Open Meet

16.30 Point to Point – 1, Karen Sequiera; 2, Tracy W-P – 2 ran

16.30 St Leger – 1, Cameron Parry; 2, Fin Aimer – 7 ran

17.00 1000 Guineas – 1, Rachel Pritchard; 2, Alexei G – 6 ran

17.30 Champion Hurdle – 1, Guy Rutter; 2, Richard Smith – 8 ran

18.00 The Gold Cup – 1, Ali Jafari; 2, David Lau – 24 ran

 

Family Award  – 4 racers and 4 spectators – Parry / McGurk families

Best dressed Jockey  – Sophie Wright

Long distance award   – Ashley Jones

 
May 2018 – Leagues
 
Here are the new leagues for May. Welcome to players returning as the leagues prove as popular as ever.
To find the leagues press HERE
 
Additional court time for members
 
From Monday May 7th until September members will be able to book courts throughout the day with no restrictions.
This free’s up considerable court access for those looking for a late afternoon/ early eve court
 
Club V Club Matches
There are a number of club V club matches coming up so watch for the events on the website site.  First is a Wales V England special on the 26th with details here
 

Group Coaching – Saturday 5th May – with Ali Jafari

Following the success of the Group Training and Coaching Ali has arranged another session on Saturday 5th May.

Group Standards will be:

Shropshire Division 3 Team Level – 2pm to 3.20pm

Shropshire Division 2 Team Level – 3.30pm to 4.50pm

Shropshire Division 1 Team Level – 5pm to 6.20pm

Cost is £8pp for 80 minutes!  Numbers are limited so 1st Come! – please sign up on the board or email/text Ali direct.

 Letters to the Editor
 I wanted to pass on my thanks to the many members who sent messages of support following recent events.
 
To receive so many expressions of kindness and goodwill during difficult and testing circumstances is hugely uplifting and also ultimately life affirming.  It demonstrates that the Club, like all good societies, plays an additional and important role as a community and place of belonging.  After all some of us as more… errr…senior members have known each other for many years, decades even, perhaps only on the basis of a ten minute chat while getting changed. Even so people did not hesitate in contacting me and it was all very much appreciated.
 
Many thanks again.
 Paul Sherry
PS On 9th May Steve Owen and I will be setting off on the Camino Portugese, an up to 240 mile ‘Pilgrims’ walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostella.  I stress this is not a fundraising mission and won’t pretend this is anything other than a pleasant hike through the Spanish countryside, but I’d already established a webpage in Carol’s memory on Breast Cancer Care’s site…. http://inmemory.breastcancercare.org.uk/appeal/carol-sherry ….and if anyone wanted to throw in a couple of quid that would be great….