We want to share two bits of news with you all.
Firstly, I have been asked to help restore the fortunes of the Bristol Real Tennis Club. Radley College has generously agreed to allow me to take a working sabbatical and Maggie and I will be working at BRTC for a few months from early October. I will remain on the Radley books, while Maggie stays as Club Captain and will continue to oversee the refurbishment of the off-court areas of the club, due to start on 1 October. The club will not close while the work is carried out.
Secondly, and to ensure that Radley continues to hum along nicely, Josh King and Victor Till will be joining us from 1 October as Trainee Professionals and will be working with Nino, who will be in charge on a day-to-day basis. Some of you will have already met Victor, who has been a fairly regular player at Radley over the past year. After several challenging and rewarding years with the Royal Marines, he has decided that his future lies in Civvy Street and is winding down his service commitments. Josh began playing tennis as a student at Middlesex University and, having been an intern there, he is taking the next step on the road to becoming a professional. We are delighted that these young men will be joining the team. Please give them a warm welcome.
All good wishes, Chris