UPDATED JULY 2017
Lots of summer camps for juniors!
Ebbisham is hosting various sports camps for
juniors this summer.
TRY-SPORT JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS (7 rackets sports – badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis,
table tennis and pickleball) with professional
coaches on 5 Mondays 9am-3.30pm in July and August from only £20 per day for
Members or £25 per day for Non-Members.
Book via Ebbisham Office at email@example.com or 01372 720647or see here for flyer.
TENNIS CAMPS – run by our Head Coach, Mike Lavey of Absolute
Tennis. See here for flyer.
MULTI-SPORT & SQUASH CAMPS – run by Peter and Fiona Crossman
of Ezeesport .
See here for details.
Ebbisham celebrated its 80th Anniversary (1937 – 2017) with
1) FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE, 7 - 9pm – 80TH
ANNIVERSARY SQUASH CHAMPIONS EXHIBITION EVENING featuring 6 Ebbisham Squash Champions past and present – and over 30
people enjoyed the skilful and exciting squash matches - see here for more info and photos to follow.
2) SATURDAY, 1ST JULY, 10am
– 5pm – 80TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND OPEN DAY. Over 250+ Members
and the local community enjoyed free sports tasters and coaching sessions, a
filmed World Record Badminton Most Participants in a Longest Rally attempt (which
failed but 131 people had great fun trying!) to get into the Guinness Book of
Records, a special VIP visit by the new Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough,
Liz Frost, a Grand Raffle in aid of the Club’s chosen charity for 2017, the
Special Baby Care Unit at Epsom Hospital, an 80th Special from
Club Chef, Sharon of Ching’s Kitchen and much, much
more. See our FLYER here and a detailed PROGRAMME OF
ACTIVITIES here and photos to follow soon.
3) SATURDAY, 1ST JULY, 7-12pm - 80TH ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS’
& GUESTS’ PARTY – Nearly 200 Members and their
guests were treated to either hog roast or curries, the Grand Raffle Draw
which raised over £460 for the Club Charity, music through the decades from
the T-Set Band and a fun Casino. A fabulous evening and
photos available shortly.
4) SUNDAY, 2ND JULY, 11am-4pm
first-ever 80TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM DOUBLES RACKETLON where teams of 2, 3 or 4 players chose at least 2 out of 4 sports to
play doubles in pairs – table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. 3 rounds in 3 round-robin
groups (competitive, social and juniors, against players of similar ability. 31 took part and there were special 80th
trophies and medals presented at the end.
See here for details and photos to follow
UPDATED JUNE 2017
Medals galore for Epsom & Ewell Surrey Youth Games participants!
Sports Club provided free coaching and facilities for 4 out of 15 sports
featured in this year’s Surrey Youth Games.
Training took place from April to June, culminating in the big weekend event at Surrey Sports Park on
Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th June. Amongst the Borough’s medals were Badminton
Seniors – Bronze, Squash Juniors – Silver, Squash Seniors – Silver, Tennis –
Bronze, Touchtennis – Gold. Many thanks to our coaches at Ebbisham and
to the juniors who participated and made it such a success. For more results,
UPDATED MARCH 2017
More events and activities happening over the next
Saturday, 1st April - TENNIS OPEN DAY for all – Members and Non-Members.
10-11.30am Junior free coaching sessions and tennis activities with
lots of prizes to be won;
11.30am-1pm Adults free coaching session (beginners welcome);
1-2pm Touchtennis and Cardio Tennis; 2-5pm Experienced adults & older
teenagers can play in regular Club session.
Plus fastest serve competition, demo Head rackets to try and Beat the
Ball Machine. Burgers/sausage
baps available from the BBQ all day.
Mondays 3rd & 10th
April, 9am-3.30pm – TRY-SPORT
JUNIOR EASTER CAMP – for juniors aged 7-14 yrs to
learn and play 7 different sports – badminton, squash, racketball, tennis,
touchtennis, table tennis and pickleball (google
it!) – with professional Coaches. Plus social games and
activities and chill-out time.
Cost £30 per day for Non-Members, £25 for Members and £55 (N/M) or £45
(M) for 2 days. Contact Office to book
Tuesday 4th-7th April,
10am-3pm – EASTER
TENNIS CAMPS – for 5-14 years for beginners to more
advanced players. Stroke
development, team challenges, multi sport, matchplay etc. For costs and to book, contact Mike Lavey
at Absolute Tennis at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesdays 4th & 11th
April – 9.30am-12.30pm EZEESPORT
CAMPS for ages 3-7 years – foundational multi-sports;
2-5pm SQUASH HOLIDAY
WORKSHOPS for Surrey Feeder Squad standard &
above. Contact Peter Crossman at email@example.com
for more details.
Saturday, 1st July – CLUB’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY
OPEN DAY – lots of free fun activities for everyone
of all ages and abilities
Sunday, 2nd July – CLUB TEAM RACKETLON – teams playing each other at 4 different sports – table tennis,
badminton, squash and tennis.
We had lots of social events for Members and their
guests January to March:
Saturday 14th January – QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, 28th January – FAMILY BINGO NIGHT & RAFFLE (for Club
Saturday, 25th February – SPANISH MEAL & QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, 4th March – ‘THANK YOU’ PARTY for Coaches, Committee
Members, Staff & Volunteers & RAFFLE (for Club Charity)
Saturday, 18th March – HAN
TENNIS TOURNAMENT & CHINESE MEAL in evening
UPDATED JANUARY 2017
NEW CLUB CHARITY FOR 2017
The Club raised a magnificent £1,143.75 for their
chosen charity for 2016 and Members were invited to nominate and vote for
their favourite local charities for the Club to support in 2017. By just 2 votes, the chosen charity for 2017
is the Special Baby Care Unit at Epsom Hospital.
SPRING TERM ACTIVITIES AT EBBISHAM
There is plenty going on at Ebbisham for everyone of all ages and abilities, Members and
Non-Members, including some new activities like Get Active 50+ Rackets
Mornings, Pilates and Tai Chi. See
some of the activities here .
UPDATED DECEMBER 2016
FORMER BADMINTON EBBISHAM JUNIOR RETURNS
AS BRONZE MEDAL OLYMPIAN
the evening of Thursday 22nd December,
badminton bronze medal Rio Olympian,
and former junior of Ebbisham, Chris Langridge returned to Ebbisham
Sports Club, alongside Yonex and Badminton England.
Chris was a former
junior here at Ebbisham Sports Club, a prodigy of Alan and Jackie Cunningham (who have coached juniors
at Ebbisham for the past 40 years). He
has gone on to achieve an incredible career as a professional badminton
player and won a bronze medal
alongside his partner, Marcus Ellis at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
the day before, Chris injured his hamstring so he was unable to do the
planned exhibition matches. However,
he still went on court with groups of adults and juniors in turn and gave
them expert coaching advice, as well as treating everyone to a very
interesting Q&A session afterwards, particularly following the
devastating news that Olympic funding was being withdrawn for badminton.
then presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers from the Club to Jackie and
Alan Cunningham, in recognition of their 40 years coaching with the Club and
inspiring hundreds of youngsters, like Chris, on to greater things or just to
enjoy their badminton throughout their lives.
Hunt, Badminton Chairman, then presented Chris with an Honorary Life Ebbisham
Membership Certificate, in the hope that he might return to the Club one day
in the future – and as he was leaving, Chris promised to come back sometime
so watch this space!
to the generosity of the 100+ people who came along to this big open evening
event, we managed to raise £81 towards this year’s local Club’s charity, Love
Me Love My Mind.
EBBISHAM IS ‘SURREY SPORTS CLUB OF THE
news! Ebbisham was presented on 3rd December 2016 with the
Active Surrey ‘Surrey Sports Club of the Year 2016’ award at the HG Wells
Conference Centre in Woking.
had been one of three Clubs shortlisted out of the 11 Surrey Borough winners
and then won the overall Surrey award on the night so it was a tremendous
achievement, particularly as we also won it back in 2009. For other
category winners, see http://surreysportsawards.activesurrey.com/sports-awards-results/surrey-sports-award-winners
trophy is in the Office window if you’d like to see it as you go past and see
here for photo or presentation on the
thanks for this achievement go to:-
the Chairman, Colin Shermer, for his vision, commitment and drive to
enhance the Club experience for all the Members
to the members of the Management and Section Committees for their
ideas and input
to the friendly and professional Coaches for their patience and
to the numerous volunteers without whom the Club would not exist
to the Members and Non-Members who use our facilities
to the continual support of local and national organisations such as
the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Leisure Department, County sports
partnerships, sports associations and other service providers
and, of course, to the dedicated staff who keep the
wheels turning and on the right track!
TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR OUR EBBISHAM XMAS
Over 70 Members, friends and family plus the
‘better-than-ever’ Mike Rowles’ live band ‘Expanding Waist Band’ squeezed into
our Bar/Lounge area on Saturday, 3rd December for the biggest Club
social of the year – our Ebbisham Xmas Party.
Some people brought in festive nibbles, or Chinese, Indian, pizza,
fish & chips takeaways before the music and dancing started.
In the first break, we sold over £200 of Xmas
Raffle tickets in aid of our club charity, Love Me Love My Mind, which made a
grand total of £468 raffle ticket sales over a 2 week period – everyone was
The 1st prize Luxury M&S Food
Hamper was won by the Chairman of the Surrey Squash and Racketball
Association, Patrick Fleming who only happened to be in the Club the day
before for a meeting – so worth coming along then, Patrick!
Most people stayed until midnight as they were
enjoying themselves so much. Thanks to
the wonderful Band, to Trevor and Connor behind the Bar, to Colin as compere and Freya Taylor for randomly drawing her Dad’s
raffle tickets 3 times out of 2,340 tickets to choose from!
See photos here .
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2016
CURRY COOK-OFF, 19th November
Yummy! 3 of our Members provided 30 hungry Members
and friends with 3 different home-made curries – Colin Shermer (our
Chairman), served up his tasty Easy Chicken Curry, Steve Chesters, (our
Social Chairman and Cook-Off winner) made a delicate Malaysian Kapitan Curry and Dale Carroll (a new Squash Member and
ex-Chef) provided a chilli-laden spicy Lamb Rogan Josh.
Haweli, the Indian restaurant round the corner, supplied pilau
rice, naan bread and poppadoms
for all. Most people went up for
second servings and the meal was finished off with After-Eight mints! All for a mere fiver per person – what a
fantastic spread, it was ‘games’ time in aid of our Club Charity, Love Me
Love My Mind, with Colin Shermer providing entertainment in the form of the
4,3,2,1 game, Heads & Tails and Play your Cards Right. What a great evening for a worthy
cause! See photos here.
GET ACTIVE 50+ DROP-IN RACKETS MORNING
4 weeks only on 17th, 24th November and 1st
& 8th December, 9.30am-12pm.
Fun and sociable drop-in morning for those aged 50+ to play some/all
of 6 different rackets sports - badminton, squash, racketball, tennis,
touchtennis and table tennis. Just
turn up and mix-in, rotating round any sports you like with different
partners. Cost: Members & U3A Members £3; Non-Members
£5 for whole morning – free tea/coffee on first session on Thursday, 17th
November so come on down! See flyer here .
8/12/16: This new initiative has been
so successful with 22 Members and Non-Members coming along that we are
continuing it from Thursday, 5th
January 2017 from 9.30am-12pm on the same basis as before but with
‘guest’ teachers in Pickleball, Tai Chi, Pilates,
and more. So put the date in your
diaries now and more details to follow.
See flyer here .
TRY-SPORT JUNIOR XMAS CAMP
opportunity for juniors aged 7-16 years to learn/play 6 different rackets
sports – badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis and table tennis
- with professional coaches in fun and sociable age group format. Two dates - 9am-3.30pm on Friday, 23rd December and Monday, 2nd
January. Members: £25 per day or £45 for both days;
Non-Members: £30 per day or £55 for
both days. Ask Office staff for more
details or to book. Only 12 places
available for 3 age groups 7-9, 10-12 & 13-16, max 36 per day so book
early! See here for flyer.
15/12/16: 23 juniors already signed up
for Friday, 23rd January so not many places left. Book now!
PART-TIME POSITIONS AT EBBISHAM
would like to enhance and develop the Club still further and have plenty of
ideas but may need additional resources to do that.
should stress that we may not be recruiting for all three posts as outlined
below but it is dependent on the relevant knowledge, experience and
calibre of the applicants that apply for the positions or whether they have
the skills set to fill one, two or even all three positions.
ADMINISTRATOR – employed
part-time 2 days per week 9am – 5pm, starting in December 2016.
Includes general Office administration, email communications with Members and
Non-Members, Membership admin and records, Office Reception, liaise with
Management and Committees, volunteers and staff, etc.
& MAINTENANCE MANAGER – employed for 4 hours per week. Additional hours
to be paid as agreed. Dealing with various aspects of Club facilities
and maintenance, seeking and comparing quotes from external suppliers to
improve facilities, investigate and implement new facilities initiatives,
liaise with Management and Committees and staff, etc.
& SYSTEMS MANAGER –
employed for 4 hours per week. Additional hours to be paid as agreed.
Dealing with various aspects of Club communications systems, possible
Mailchimp & EPOS systems, credit/debit card readers, online court booking
systems, liaise with Management and Committees and
you or someone you know has relevant knowledge and experience and is interested
in applying, please send a CV to the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
asap and we will be in touch.
EBBISHAM SHORTLISTED FOR SURREY SPORTS AWARDS ‘SPORTS CLUB
OF THE YEAR’!
Yet more good news! Ebbisham has been shortlisted for the
Surrey Sports Awards ‘Sports Club of the Year’, to be decided on Tuesday, 6th
December at the HG Wells Conference Centre in Woking. We won this award once before, in 2009, but
to win it twice would be amazing! But,
even if we don’t win, we have done well to get this far..... will keep you all posted.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2016
EBBISHAM AWARDED ‘SPORTS CLUB OF THE
What a fantastic achievement! Ebbisham was awarded ‘Sports Club of the
Year’ at Epsom & Ewell’s Sports Awards ceremony on 4th October
at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Congratulations to all the Coaches, Committees,
Volunteers, Members and Staff who deserve recognition and thanks for their
contribution to the Club’s success and growth – see photo of the evening’s
presentation here .
Left to right, Damian Smith (Squash Committee),
Colin Shermer (Club Chairman), Jo Robinson (Club Development &
Recruitment Co-ordinator), Alan Lamond (Trustee) and Neil Maxwell (Aon Hewitt
Partner, local sponsor of this category award).
All category winners now go through to be assessed
and possibly short-listed for the Surrey Sports Awards ceremony in December
so we will keep you posted!
RACKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
This year, entries were up 40% - 42 entrants
played in 6 competitions. Matches were
played during September, culminating in a hard-fought Finals Night on
Saturday, 8th October with presentations and free buffet
afterwards. Thanks to Dave Riches and
other Committee Members for organising it so well. Winners and runners-up here and photos here .
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2016
AUTUMN TERM ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND
We have lots of different activities going on for
adults and juniors over the Autumn Term – see here.
(SEATED BOWLS) SESSIONS, SEPT-DEC 2016
In partnership with the YMCA
Redhill and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s
Leisure Department, Ebbisham are holding new Boccia (seated bowls) sessions
on Thursdays term-time from 1.30-3.00pm from 15th
September to 8th December 2016.
Boccia is a Paralympics sport and is for anyone with a disability,
mental health isues and life-threatening
conditions. Katie Gatt,
Boccia Coach from YMCA, will be on hand to show everyone how this fun game is
played. First session is free, £3
thereafter and carers are free of charge. To book, contact Jo in the Office at email@example.com
or call 01372-720647. See GB Boccia’s website for info/videos: http://gb-boccia.org
SHORTLISTED FOR ‘SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR’!
Ebbisham Sports Club has been
shortlisted for the Aon Hewitt ‘Sports Club of the Year’ as part of the Epsom
and Ewell Sports Awards. There will be
an Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 4th October at Epsom Downs
Racecourse and winners of each category then go through to the Surrey Sports
Awards. Keep your fingers crossed for
UPDATED AUGUST 2016
‘I AM TEAM
GB’ FREE OPEN DAY AT EBBISHAM, SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
To celebrate Team GB's amazing success at the
Olympics and hopefully at the Paralympics to come, Ebbisham held an 'I Am
Team GB' free OPEN DAY on SATURDAY, 27TH AUGUST from 10am-6pm for Members,
friends, family teenagers and visitors of all ages and abilities. Free taster
sessions, Dodgeball, Club Tennis and Squash sessions,
courts were available to book completely
free of charge. There was a
scrummy Brunch Menu available too. We
had 200-250 people turn up, despite the fact that it was Bank Holiday weekend
and fantastic weather! See here for photos of the day.
BRONZE MEDAL FOR FORMER EBBISHAM BADMINTON JUNIOR!
Chris Langridge and Marcus
Ellis won a fantastic Badminton Bronze medal at the recent Rio Olympics –
Chris was interviewed by Clare Balding on BBC1 shortly afterwards and he said
he started off his Olympic journey as a 10 year old junior and paid tribute
to his former Coaches, Alan and Jackie Cunningham – who are still coaching
juniors at Ebbisham and have done for the past 40 years! Magnificent achievements all round! For more info, see here .
MEDALS GALORE FOR LEON AND LUKE GRIFFITHS!
Two of our Performance
Centre Badminton Juniors, Leon and Luke Griffiths took part in the World Team
Racketlon Championships in Denmark recently and won gold, silver and bronze
medals between them! Well done boys! See here for photo.
JUNIOR SUMMER CAMP
Our 39 Try-Sport kids have gone
home happy, have learnt new racket skills (Badminton, Squash, Racketball,
Tennis, Touchtennis, table tennis) and will hopefully keep up new friendships
through our 'Buddy group'. Thanks to our wonderful professional Coaches,
Peter, Hugh and Steve, who joined in all the sporting and social activities
and really made it fun for the kids!
We will definitely be doing this new initiative again, at
Christmas/New Year 2016/17 and Easter and Summer 2017 so contact the Office
if you might be interested in going on an ‘interested’ list!
UPDATED JULY 2016
Ebbisham's fifth annual Racketlon
(Table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis) took place on Saturday 23rd July
- 24 adults and youngsters took part in 2 grades. Leon Griffiths (16 yrs) won
the A Grade, with his 12 year old brother, Luke runner-up. They then went off
to Denmark to represent GB in the World Team and Doubles Racketlon Champs and
came back with a haul of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals between them! The B
Grade was also won by another talented 12 year old,
Elliot Roberts, beating several adults to the title. See photos here .
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
day opened with the men's singles - Here former winner Jake Bonner put
up a strong fight to regain the title he lost to Chris Graham last year,
against the in-form Peter Willis (who incidentally is the reigning squash
singles champion), before losing in 2 sets. The ladies singles pitted two
former champions against one another - this
promised a close contest but in the end Evelynn Ansell was no match for worthy
winner Jo Robinson. Next up, the men's doubles - this produced an exciting
see-saw contest with Peter Willis and Colin Shermer racing to a 5-2 lead,
only for a freshly invigorated Jake Bonner and Rob Crouch to raise their game
and storm past to take the set and go on to win the second too. The ladies
doubles saw two new partnerships battle it out, with Gill Futcher and Justine
Gonshaw emerging victorious over Evelynn Ansell and Kate Tasch. In the mixed
doubles former winners Lesley Coles and Jason Moss had to settle for second
place against the male half of last year's winners Colin Shermer and new
partner Jo Robinson. Last to be played was the men's singles plate - having
suffered a surprise first round exit from the main draw, it was probably no
surprise that number 2 seed Leo Morrell came out on top, but not before his
opponent Nick Peers had put up a spirited fight.
together a fine day, both weather and tennis wise, for players and
spectators. Thanks to the kind souls who stood and umpired in the sun and to
those who provided refreshments - we raised £45 for the club charity Love me
Love my Mind. The day was rounded off in splendid fashion with a curry and
dancing (though it was too hot for much of that) to Jeff 'Double Decks'
complete results and photos of the event, see here
and here .
SURREY YOUTH GAMES PRESENTATION EVENING
The Surrey Youth Games Presentation Evening took
place on 13th July 2016 and all the Squad children were presented
with Certificates and winning medals.
Well done to the children and their Coaches! Epsom & Ewell Borough came 2nd
this year in the Borough Trophy and Ebbisham Sports Club was awarded the
Charlie Steer Trophy for being the Most Supportive Club – providing free
courts and free coaching, plus free two months Membership to all those who
were Squad Members. See photos here.
UPDATED JUNE 2016
SURREY YOUTH GAMES SUCCESSES!
What a fantastic weekend of sporting activity it
was at the Surrey Youth Games at Surrey Sports Park! The following Ebbisham-based teams did
brilliantly with a major haul of medals which is testament to the talent of
both the children and their professional Coaches!
Badminton Mixed, 11-14 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd
Badminton Mixed, 9-11 yrs – Bronze Medals (3rd place)
Squash Juniors, 7-10 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd place)
Squash Seniors, 10-13 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd place)
Tennis Mixed, 7-8 yrs – 8th place
TouchTennis – Silver medals (2nd place)
And more good news – Epsom and Ewell came Runner-up in the league of Boroughs in Surrey this
year (they came 1st last year so they did very well to follow that
Thanks to all the parents who brought along their
children to Surrey Youth Games training, even if they weren’t picked for the
actual Squads. Hope they enjoyed
themselves and, if they continue, they might do even better next year!
SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES AT
Calling all juniors! Would you like some healthy, sporty fun
over the Summer Holidays with friends?
Then take a look at all the things we have on offer during end July
Try-Sport Junior Summer Camp – juniors aged 8-14 years (in 3 age groups) can try five different
sports: badminton, tennis,
touchtennis, squash and racketball in rotation each day between Monday-Friday
1st-5th August, 9am-3.30pm with professional
Coaches. Plus sociable board games and
quizzes and fun sport activities. For
more details see flyer here.
Tennis Summer Camp – juniors aged 5-14 years will take part in various tennis activities,
coaching, games and competitions from Tuesday-Friday 23rd – 26th
August, 10am-3pm. For more details see
Squash and Racketball Drop-in Sessions for
Teenagers – juniors aged 10-18 years can come and try
squash and racketball under supervision of a Level 1 Coach. Coaching tips available but mostly playing
fun games and mini-tournaments. On Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th and
27th August from 1-3pm.
£4 for 2 hour session.
Squash Summer Camp – we have two summer squash camps run by Peter Crossman, Level 3 Coach,
on Monday 25th July and Monday 8th August for
beginners/improvers and Surrey Youth Games standard from 9-11am and for
intermediate/advanced and Surrey County Feeder Squad and above from
11am-1pm. Cost £15 Members and £20
Non-Members per 2 hour session. Book
place on Ezeesport website www.ezeesport.com and go to Ezeesquash Bookings, Ebbisham Sports Club, Holiday Camps.
UPDATED MAY 2016
SUMMER TERM ACTIVITIES AT EBBISHAM
We have lots of different activities going on for
adults and juniors over the Summer Term – see here
LIVE BAND AT EBBISHAM, B-CIDERS, 21 MAY
A good time was had by all – see photos here
ASIAN SPECIALITIES MEAL AND QUIZ NIGHT, 7 MAY 2016
Chef, Sharon Hoyland of Ching’s
Kitchen, provided Members and their friends with a superb Penang Chicken
Curry, followed by an entertaining Quiz Night with resident hosts Chris
Taylor and Jeff Wiles. See photos here .
UPDATED APRIL 2016
SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS
Another fantastic, well-run
Championships with over 40 entrants
competing across 13 competitions. Thanks to Organiser, Damian Smith and his helpers for enabling
the matches to run so smoothly, ending with Finals Night on Saturday, 23rd
April with presentations and free buffet for entrants, family and friends. Winners and runners-up here .
a new sport for 2016 – or brush up your old skills
evening class - Are you new to badminton? or just a bit rusty and
want to update your skills? We may have the answer. Starting Monday 11
January and running for 10 weeks, our new adult beginner/improver badminton
course will take place between 7.30 and 9.30pm. The course will be coached by
Steve Jacobs. The cost is £80 for the 10 week course.
Over 50s RACKETBALL - If you are retired or semi-retired why not come
down and give racketball a try! The
club is hosting a 6 week course on Mondays beginning on 18 January. The
sessions with coach Jo Robinson take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The cost is
£18 (£3 per session).
TASTER COURSES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES - An exciting opportunity to learn a new sport for
free! Ebbisham Sports Club is planning to run free 4-week lunchtime
Taster Courses for local business men and women during January/February/March
2016 in Racketball, Squash, Badminton and Tennis.
more information on any of these courses, or to book your place, call the
office 01372 720647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
performance centre – MORE CAUSE FOR CONGRATULATION
medal tally mounts for the season – Well done to
PERFORMANCE CENTRE PLAYERS START SEASON ON HIGH NOTE
PC players have been travelling to tournaments in the south East and beyond
and coming away with a hoard of medals of all hues.
to the following medal winners
to Jamie Mathews who was named Disability Sports Person of the year at the
Award ceremony in Guildford on 25 November
find out more please click the link http://www.activesurrey.com/courses-events/surrey-sports-awards
& EWELL ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS
are in order
badminton coach Marie Benedict was named Sports Coach of the Year and
Ebbisham Squash champion Jamie Mathews gained the Disability Sports Award at
the ceremony held on 29 September in the Queens Stand at Epsom Downs
Racecourse. As winners of their
categories, Marie and Jamie have been put forward by EEBC for the
corresponding Surrey Sports Awards.
addition, although not winners, Ebbisham was short listed for the Aon Hewitt
Sports Club of the Year Award, and the Surrey Youth Games Mini-Squash team,
trained by Ebbisham squash coach Chris Matthews, for the Young Sports Team of
the Year Award.
further details on the awards click www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/sportsawards
Sports Club was granted this accreditation by Epsom & Ewell Borough
Council in April 2010 in recognition of its good practice when working with
young people. The scheme recognizes organizations that have robust child
protection procedures in place and have a commitment to providing a safe
environment for children and young people.
qualify for accreditation clubs need to show they have a working child
protection policy, have an assigned child protection officer, all coaches and
adults working with children have an up to date CRB certificate and undertake
child protection training and follow the borough’s child protection
award is for the sports club that has:
Clubmark, or are actively working towards it;
proven track record of working with schools, local authorities and other
to the relevant National Governing Body;
of a commitment to effective recruitment, recognition and training;
senior and junior section;
sporting opportunities for all;
ideas and best practice with other sports clubs.
Sports Club - WINNER
Ebbisham Sports Club is a successful and supportive club in Epsom that
consists of three sections badminton, squash and tennis. All three sections
have gained Clubmark and the badminton section has also recently been awarded
with Badminton England Performance Centre status. Ebbisham Sports Club has
many links with the local community, providing the site for many youth and
community projects. The club is also committed to developing coaches and
officials who, in turn, often support these projects. The club has a junior
and senior section for the three sports and strives to offer a high quality
and friendly environment for all.
award is for a coach, official, administrator or general helper who has:
enthusiasm and commitment to a sport or club;
a tremendous impact on a club or organisation through volunteering;
a commitment to personal development, team working and supporting the
development of other volunteers.
Matthews – Ebbisham Sports Club - Runner-up
Chris started helping out at Ebbisham Sports Club when he studied for his
Community Sports Leader Award. He liked it so much he stayed on and is now a
qualified Level 1 assistant coach and he mentors other volunteers and young
people at the club. Chris has been volunteering for the Surrey Youth Games
for many years and this year showed great commitment and enthusiasm by
stepping in to support the squash team as Epsom & Ewell Team Manager. He
helped the club to cover all training sessions, completed all the necessary
administration work and volunteered his time during the weekend of the Games.
Chris has shown great commitment to his continual professional development.