Dear Parent/Carer

The Lawn Tennis Association has once again asked Cavendish School to provide ball crew for their prestigious International Tennis Tournament at Devonshire Park from 18–25 June 2016.

The tournament is an international event involving worldwide media coverage and, as always, the school would wish to respond positively. This opportunity to crew is open to all students to try out for selection. There is also an additional Challenge Tournament that we have been asked to crew for. This will take place on Saturday 28 May – Friday 3 June. Please bear in mind that some of this takes place over the half term holiday so we will need students to be fully committed. We are intending to use Year 7 & 8 predominately for the first tournament, although students who have taken part before can also be considered for the second tournament.

To clarify our requirements and to answer any questions we ask parents of all girls and boys who have not ballcrewed before to attend a brief meeting. We also ask any student who have ball-crewed previously and wishes to be considered again to attend the meeting, which will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 6.00pm.

The training for the Tournament will be given at school by members of staff and requires a great deal of commitment, reliability and stamina from the students. There will also be local events such as training at Hampden Park Tennis Club leading up to the two events. Your son/daughter will be required to participate in all of these.

I must stress that this is the first stage of a very long process in selecting students for the Tournament and there will inevitably be students who begin the training only to be released at a later stage. There is always a great deal of tension as the Tournament progresses and we feel it is essential to have the support of the parents from the early stages and throughout the whole process.

If you would like your son/daughter to be considered as a part of the ball crew please fill in and return the reply slip by Friday 5 February 2016.

Yours sincerely Mrs Catterick & Mr Vickers

Ball Crew Supervisors

 

PLEASE RETURN REPLY SLIP TO MRS N CATTERICK BY 5 February 2016 – TOURNAMENT BALL CREW

Student Name_________________________________ Tutor __________________

Ball-crewed previously Yes ______No ______

SIZES:

Shirt XS S M L XL

Waist XS S M L XL

Shoe Size _____

Parent/Carer Signature ___________________________________ Date __________________

PLEASE NOTE, IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO TRAIN MUST ATTEND THE MEETING AND THAT A PARENT OR CARER ACCOMPANY ANY STUDENT WHO HAS NOT BALLCREWED PREVIOUSLY.