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Holiday thoughts from Enid and David Tomlinson

Holiday thoughts from Enid and David Tomlinson

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" Years ago groups of 45 Club members travelled overseas to some quite unusual and exotic parts of the world and these trips typically included cultural visits to opera houses, etc.

Then in 1999 a first tennis only holiday was arranged to St. Lucia, which proved a huge success, and was followed in subsequent years by mostly all inclusive holidays in Antigua, California, The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Lake Garda, Croatia and The Bahamas. More recently there have been successful visits to Club Med locations, which provide excellent food and very good coaching.

Organising a holiday is less onerous than it might at first seem. A venue has to be chosen (we have found that locations that offer warm weather, all inclusive resorts, tennis facilities and, if possible, access to golf, make for a good recipe) and the timing selected - typically late Autumn or Jan-Mar to offer a break from our winter. Once that is done a good travel agent will make all the arrangements for us.

The organiser is then responsible for obtaining the deposits (but not holding the money in their own account) and keeping members informed and then eventually arranging the delivery of tickets.

Overall it is really not that daunting and anyone who volunteers can be assured of guidance from an experienced hand.

Suggestions for the future include Club Med locations in the Caribbean or Florida, but there are many other possibilities. Do make the effort to volunteer!"

Our secretary, Robert Jamieson (see 'Contact Us' at the top of the page) would like to hear from you.

The last overseas holiday was to Turkey in April 2014. Click here to view the photos and report for this successful holiday at the superb Club Med Palmiye.

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