The ball machine is free to use by adult members.
YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO USE THE BALL MACHINES PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO DO SO. MISUSE CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY FOR WHICH ELTC CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.
Please speak to a member of the committee before attempting to use the machine so that you can receive basic instruction on its use.
In the event of a jam in the mechanism you MUST ENSURE THAT THE MACHINE IS COMPLETELY POWERED DOWN BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO RECTIFY. USE THE MAIN SWITCH ON THE BASE / UNDER SIDE OF THE MACHINE. Switch to 0 to turn off. Switch to I to restart. If you take the ball machine onto court, you are responsible for putting it back into the club house and on charge. You will also be expected to collect all of the balls you use.
PLEASE NEVER USE THE BALL MACHINE IN DAMP CONDITIONS AS DAMP BALLS CAN DAMAGE THE THROWING MECHANISM.
IF IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN IS COMING, IMMEDIATELY TAKE THE BALL MACHINE INSIDE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST IT BE USED IN WET CONDITIONS AS WATER WILL DAMAGE THE ELECTRONICS.
The Kenton Winter League is now active. Anyone interested in joining the teams please contact Juliette.
Please be careful when handling the table tennis table – it is essential to ensure that the red wheel brakes are released and the ends furthest from the net are lifted slightly before you move it (easiest if you shift the net clip onto just one of the table halves first). To fold or unfold it you must pull and hold out the big red button on the side of the legs. If you are not sure, please ask! We have very much enjoyed having this facility in the clubhouse and would hate for it to get damaged.
If you see any new faces please do welcome them and make them feel comfortable. We all know how intimidating it can be walking onto a court full of strangers and trying to play naturally.
To any members of the public wishing to join in our social sessions you are very welcome. We do ask that you are a competent player. If you are new to tennis or particularly rusty, please contact the club to see what we can offer in coaching and court time.