FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK SATURDAY 16th MAY 10.00am till 12.00

It looks like we will not be able to open the Clubhouse for a while yet but at least we can start to use some of our facilities.  To celebrate we are holding a FLASH SALE to help clear our BAR STOCK in readiness for a full resumption of services.



Here’s some samples: Strongbow and Fosters Cans @ 90p, Bottled Beers at £1.10, Coca-Cola Cans @ 50p, Wine and Prosecco from £7.00.  There’s also J2O, Appletiser and Dr. Pepper.  THERE’S EVEN SOME FREE STUFF!  IT’S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED SO DON’T DELAY.

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK        SATURDAY 16th MAY                    10.00am till 12.00

Coronavirus – Club Statement

Consistent with current government and LTA guidance (20/03/20), the clubhouse at Ember Sports Club is closed from today until further notice.  This includes visiting the washrooms and changing rooms.

Our tennis courts, remain open for play, while plans for the activities on the Bowling Green and the Croquet Lawn will be continually reviewed by the section committees.  This may change at short notice.

Guidelines on playing tennis will be emailed to all members and posted on the tennis section of the website.

Tennis members may bring visitors to play, but they must ensure these visitors respect the social distancing guidelines and wash their hands.  Please ask them to pay the visitors fee to you, and please transfer via BACS and using the reference Guest fee.

Non-members, unaccompanied by a member, wishing to play tennis are requested to contact tennis@embersportsclub.org.uk for further details.If any member of Ember Sports club does get infected, please inform us at tennis@embersportsclub.org.uk

COVID-19 (The Corona Virus)

Some information from EIBA which is relevant to all members

Drama – Newsletter Extract Feb 2020


As previously reported, instead of a full production Thurs 2nd to Sat 4th Apr at the playhouse (which has now been cancelled), we are now putting on an evening of fun sketches based on Fawlty Towers and a delicious meal in the clubhouse thanks to our intrepid committee members, Neil Armstrong (directing) and Jane Martin (coordinating).

We’re calling it “A Gourmet Dinner at Fawlty Towers” – (a homage) on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2020 7pm for 7.30 in the Ember Sports Clubhouse

Neil held a fun evening of auditions, and succeeded in fully casting it on the night – including new member, Danny Conyngham – (Whey hey: Welcome Danny!) – with this excellent cast:   

Basil = Jonathan Clark,    Sybil = Julia Cutcliffe,    Polly = Anne Segall,    Manuel = Steve Clunn,

Mr Hutchison = Richard Lyons,    Mrs Richards = Gillian Beaney,    Major = Danny Conyngham

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: £16 payable on the night to include dinner and entertainment. Invite your friends and family – Either book a table of 8 or we will seat you.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE: Contact Jane on emberjane2@btinternet.com or 07768 632684 – Pls let Jane know that you are from the drama section

Tables are getting booked up already, so reserve your tickets now, now, now! It is going to be fun, folks….

Diary dates:

Spring 2020:

A Gourmet Dinner at Fawlty Towers” – (a homage) – a Fawlty Towers meal extravaganza at the clubhouse: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2020, 7pm for 7.30

Winter play 2020 – Walton Playhouse – Performance dates Weds 9th or Thurs 10th to Sat 12th Dec:

Steve Clunn has agreed to take on this slot. He is still considering options 

Photos from our open day

Some photos from our amazing Ember open day today. Thanks to everyone who came down, and to all of our members who helped organise such a great day.

Fingers on buzzers…

Good fun and great fish and chips was had by all at the Ember Quiz night on the 6th Aril! The Drama table headed up by Richard Lyons and Jonathan Clark were this year’s winners – Congratulations!

The Ember Players present “Bothered and Bewildered”

“Bothered and Bewildered” is a bittersweet comedy about two daughters whose mother, Irene, is living with Alzheimer’s disease. While the girls are losing their mum in spirit (if not in body), Irene is forming a new relationship with an invisible companion, the late romantic novelist Barbara Cartland, who helps her write a ‘memory book’ revealing profound secrets she has never shared – even with
her family.

The Ember Players are linking with ‘Homelink’ for this play, a Twickenham based charity staffed by nurses and dementia-trained volunteers to provide a safe, positive environment for patients on a regular basis.

🎭 The Ember Players production of “Bothered and Bewildered” is playing at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames, from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May at 8pm.

🎟 Tickets are £13 and are bookable via www.ticketsource.co.uk/emberplayers or by phoning 07752-655087.

📷 Photo by Roy Morris.

Homelink Day Respite Centre: www.homelinkdaycare.co.uk 0208-255-1992 Jennifer Clarke

Eugenie Arrowsmith of Alzheimer’s Society: 01403-213013 or 07854-042938.

Get your tickets for the Ember 200 club!

Numbers may now be purchased for Ember’s 2019 “200 Club” which starts on 1st January.  All profits will go to Ember Sports Club and during 2018  I am delighted to report that, thanks to our members’ generosity,  a total of 198 tickets were purchased and we raised over £1,000.  Our most sincere thanks to all those many members who have participated!
For 2019 the basis of the allocation of the prize money will remain the same as for 2018.  There will be three prizes for each draw and draws will be made bi-monthly, the first one being made in February.  The total prize money for 2019 will be paid on the same basis as the present system (50% of the revenue). Thus if 200 numbers were purchased the pay-outs would be as follows (N.B. the prize value would be decreased or increased proportionately if fewer or more numbers are sold):
5 bi-monthly draws (February, April, June, August, & October) with prizes of:
1st    £100   
2nd     £50    
3rd     £20
1 Jackpot draw at Christmas with prizes of:
1st    £200  
2nd   £100
3rd     £50
Do please support the Ember 200 Club –  the cost equates to just £1 per month per number purchased.  If you would like to have a particular number(s) please indicate this on the form.  If this number(s) has already been sold you will be allocated an alternative number(s). The sooner you apply the more likely you are to have your choice of numbers!  And the good news is that there is no limit to how many numbers you can buy!
An application form is attached which please complete and return to me with your payment (either cash or cheque payable to “Ember Sports Club 200 Club” please).  If you have any queries please telephone me on 020 8398 4622 or e-mail me on malcjen@ntlworld.com.
Applic form & intro 2019 011218

Ember Big Band Masterclass!

A great feature this week in the Surrey Advertiser about the amazing Ember big band masterclass that took place at Ember Sports Club ahead of the band’s upcoming Christmas concert at Claygate Village Hall.
They were also joined by an extra-special guest, Louise Clare Marshall, singer with the Jools Holland Orchestra! Here’s a copy of the article and some pics from the masterclass.


The Ember Players present: "A Bolt From The Blue"

Edward Jones is just an ordinary guy, doing ordinary things – if you count scaling towering electricity pylons for a living as ordinary! Then, the day before his 40th birthday, he gets struck by lightning!
What happens next is, quite literally, incredible. It defies logic and the fundamental laws of nature. It is a very funny and quite poignant story.
Order on line at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/emberplayers or Phone: 07752 655087