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Jun
24
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Britsoc Sailing (Loosdrecht) @ De Uitkijk
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

TIME & PLACE

This is a large area of lakes that lie between the Vecht river and Hilversum.  They are about a 25 min drive from Amsterdam.  There is also a bus connection (number 121) from Hilversum station.  Stop is “Golden Tulip” and it takes 18 min

We hire Valks from De Uitkijk, Oud Loosdrechtsedijk 237 1231 LX Loosdrecht (tel 035 5823226)  (http://www.uitkijk.com/). One can park in the church carpark opposite.

We meet at 10:00 for a coffee and bring our own picnic lunches to eat on the island of Meent at the far end of the lake. After that and possible a game of boule, there may be an informal race.

By approximately 5:30 we should be back at the Uitkijk habour and enjoying a beer.  Those interested sometimes go on to eat in one of the local restaurants.

CLOTHING

One is likely to get wet sailing even in good weather, so bring a waterproof jacket and overtrousers. Old plimsolls (sneakers) are fine for footwear.

COST

Each boat costs 72.50 Euro for the day.

Note that at this location we have to paddle out and moor to bouys before raising the sails.   It is not allowed to sail within the harbour.

 

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jul 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Britsoc Sailing (Kaag) + BBQ @ Jachthaven 't Fissertje-Restaurant "Benjamin"
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TIME & PLACE

We meet from 12:00 on the terrace of the Jachthaven ‘t Fissertje-Restaurant “Benjamin” (new name for old location), Beatrixlaan 42-46, 2159LJ Kaag (Island). (tel. 0252 544266). I can usually be reached on 0615245542 just before sailing (but not other times).

This gives time for those who wish to have a lunch.  The boats are booked from 13:30 and we can sail until 17:00 – 18:00.   They are now located in Martin Hoogenboom’s own harbour at Julianalaan 72b.   Usually there will be an (optional) barbecue at my place which is close by.

BOATS

BM yachtThe boats are Valks. They are about 6m in length with a fixed keel. They are quite stable and accommodate 3-4 in comfort and 5 at a pinch.

Beginners as well as more experienced sailors are welcome, provided we have sufficient skippers available.

 

CLOTHING

One is likely to get wet sailing even in good weather, so bring a waterproof jacket and overtrousers. Old plimsolls (sneakers) are fine for footwear.

COST

Boats cost 45 Euro  to hire for the afternoon so cost per head is the region of 9 to 23 Euro de[ending on how many are in the boat.

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS

To be sure of having boats we book them in advance the preceding Wednesday. The maximum number who can sail on a particular Sunday is four times the number of helmsmen who have agreed to come and we frequently have to disappoint people who apply late. For this reason it is important that anyone on the list who cannot come inform me as soon as possible so that another can take their place.  We sail ay 13;30 prompt (we risk loosing any boats that are not claimed by then).

HOW TO GET THERE

Directions for getting there by car are as follows (It is about a 25 min. drive from Amsterdam.):

Take the A4 (direction Den Haag) well past Schiphol. Keeping to the right-hand lanes you will branch onto the A44 (direction Den-Haag Centrum).  Take the second exit (Abbenes /Kaag-dorp) and turn left at the T-junction, following the signs to Kaag-dorp.
Take the car ferry (shown below)

Kaag ferry

(4.50 Euro return for a car +passengers, 1.00 Euro for cyclist/pedestrian) onto Kaag Eiland.
Leaving the ferry bear right and follow the (very) narrow road (Juliananlaan) for about 500m until it forks. Bear left and continue almost to the end of the road when you will see the Jachthaven Fissertje and its car park on your right. The terrace is on the lakeside of the building.

Free parking spaces on the island are marked in dark grey bricks with a P sign.  You can also park at the boat hire location (Julianalaan 72b).  You can also park in Buitenkaag before you take the ferry and come over on foot (about 1 km).

I will try to put those without transport in touch with drivers with spare spaces.  If this is not possible one can get to the ferry using the MeerOVBus service

http://www.haarlemmermeer.nl/Wonen_en_leven/Verkeer_en_vervoer/Meertaxi_en_MeerOVBus/MeerOVbushalten/Sassenheim from Sassenheim train station to (Buitenkaag halte Veerpont).  It has to be booked at least one hour in advance on 0900-6337829 or via http://meertaxi.zcn.wintax.nl/index.cfm?fuseaction=ritten.boeken

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Aug
5
Sun
2018
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soft Tennis @ Amstelpark Tennis Centre | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Cost:

€ 6 (members); € 7 (non-members)

Contact Sharron for more information, including free swimming or sauna at the centre.

The Britsoc Summer Tennis Tournament 2014

Dear everyone,

It has been a while since we’ve had one, so we have decided to organise a summer tennis tournament on Sunday August 3rd at Amstelpark/Spa Zuiver. Times to be confirmed but probably starting around midday and ending around 4/5pm.

Can you please let me know if you are interested in playing. It will most likely take the form of the soft tennis tournament earlier in the year; mixed doubles playing with a different partner every time. As always, there is the pool/sauna to use afterwards and of course the bar!

Please forward the email onto anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks,

Interested? Reply with this email link to Natalie

Aug
11
Sat
2018
Britsoc Sailing (Kaag) + BBQ @ Jachthaven 't Fissertje-Restaurant "Benjamin"
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TIME & PLACE

We meet from 12:00 on the terrace of the Jachthaven ‘t Fissertje-Restaurant “Benjamin” (new name for old location), Beatrixlaan 42-46, 2159LJ Kaag (Island). (tel. 0252 544266). I can usually be reached on 0615245542 just before sailing (but not other times).

This gives time for those who wish to have a lunch.  The boats are booked from 13:30 and we can sail until 17:00 – 18:00.   They are now located in Martin Hoogenboom’s own harbour at Julianalaan 72b.   Usually there will be an (optional) barbecue at my place which is close by.

BOATS

BM yachtThe boats are Valks. They are about 6m in length with a fixed keel. They are quite stable and accommodate 3-4 in comfort and 5 at a pinch.

Beginners as well as more experienced sailors are welcome, provided we have sufficient skippers available.

 

CLOTHING

One is likely to get wet sailing even in good weather, so bring a waterproof jacket and overtrousers. Old plimsolls (sneakers) are fine for footwear.

COST

Boats cost 45 Euro  to hire for the afternoon so cost per head is the region of 9 to 23 Euro de[ending on how many are in the boat.

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS

To be sure of having boats we book them in advance the preceding Wednesday. The maximum number who can sail on a particular Sunday is four times the number of helmsmen who have agreed to come and we frequently have to disappoint people who apply late. For this reason it is important that anyone on the list who cannot come inform me as soon as possible so that another can take their place.  We sail ay 13;30 prompt (we risk loosing any boats that are not claimed by then).

HOW TO GET THERE

Directions for getting there by car are as follows (It is about a 25 min. drive from Amsterdam.):

Take the A4 (direction Den Haag) well past Schiphol. Keeping to the right-hand lanes you will branch onto the A44 (direction Den-Haag Centrum).  Take the second exit (Abbenes /Kaag-dorp) and turn left at the T-junction, following the signs to Kaag-dorp.
Take the car ferry (shown below)

Kaag ferry

(4.50 Euro return for a car +passengers, 1.00 Euro for cyclist/pedestrian) onto Kaag Eiland.
Leaving the ferry bear right and follow the (very) narrow road (Juliananlaan) for about 500m until it forks. Bear left and continue almost to the end of the road when you will see the Jachthaven Fissertje and its car park on your right. The terrace is on the lakeside of the building.

Free parking spaces on the island are marked in dark grey bricks with a P sign.  You can also park at the boat hire location (Julianalaan 72b).  You can also park in Buitenkaag before you take the ferry and come over on foot (about 1 km).

I will try to put those without transport in touch with drivers with spare spaces.  If this is not possible one can get to the ferry using the MeerOVBus service

http://www.haarlemmermeer.nl/Wonen_en_leven/Verkeer_en_vervoer/Meertaxi_en_MeerOVBus/MeerOVbushalten/Sassenheim from Sassenheim train station to (Buitenkaag halte Veerpont).  It has to be booked at least one hour in advance on 0900-6337829 or via http://meertaxi.zcn.wintax.nl/index.cfm?fuseaction=ritten.boeken

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