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AGM on Wednesday 14th June @ 6pm

Quiz evening with Chinese Food on Saturday 17th June at 6.30 pm


Keith Healey is now running Friday afternoons as a handicapped duplicate. We are encouraging beginners and improvers to join in. We would also like more experienced players to volunteer their services and, if possible, pair up with an improver - perhaps once or twice a month. 1.30pm START.  Please contact Keith on 01782 460639

Data Protection

A folder outlining club members' privacy rights under the Data Protection Act has been placed alongside the photocopier in the bar.

iPhone and iPad Information
Additional Information Update
from RealBridge for those of you using
iPad's and other machines (WORTH READING)!

Contacting RealBridge for help

RealBridge is very happy to help with technical problems relating to RealBridge.

If you would like help with any of the issues below, please contact them:


    Telephone (UK): 0794 232 2209

    Telephone (non-UK): +44 794 232 2209

If you have a problem during a session, you are also welcome to ring RealBridge.

Telephone support is available 7:00 – 23:00 UK time (GMT).

iPads with iOS 15

The latest release of iOS – version 15 – causes problems when playing on RealBridge. RealBridge have a recommended solution to these problems. If you have iOS 15, please do follow RealBridge’s advice. If you don’t, you are likely to experience freezing or loss of audio during a session.

If you have an iPad with iOS 15, and you have not already updated your iPad as recommended by RealBridge on 8 December, there is a settings change that you should make.

RealBridge are very happy to talk you through the procedure. You can contact them on the number above.

If you are happy to make the changes yourself, please see:

For advanced users:

Step-by-step instructions, with pictures:

If you have an iPad with iOS 15, and you have already updated your iPad as recommended by RealBridge on or after 8 December, we now also recommend that you upgrade to iOS 15.2.  For instructions, see

If you don’t know which version of iOS you have, see , or contact RealBridge for help.

MacBooks and iMacs with Monterey or Safari 15

If you have a Mac that has been upgraded to macOS Monterey, and you use Safari, please see the instructions here:

If you have a Mac that has not been upgraded to macOS Monterey, but does have Safari 15, and you are experiencing freezing or loss of audio, also please see the instructions here:

Lenovo Windows laptops

If you have this specific problem:

  • You have a Lenovo laptop running Windows (not a Chromebook)
  • Other players can see you, but no one can hear you.
  • You can see and hear other players

Please see the solution here:

Lenovo Chromebooks

With some Lenovo Chromebooks, for a small number of people the RealBridge window keeps freezing. We are still investigating this. If you have this problem, please contact

Windows 7

If you have Windows 7, your web browser may say that the RealBridge website is insecure. This is a problem with the security certificate data on your computer. Please contact . We will advise you about how to solve this problem.

Club History
The Club began in 1950 by a break-a-way group of players from Basford B.C., who played at
Basford Tennis Club.
Beginning by playing at private houses and hiring rooms, we eventually found a permanent
home using a room within the local Conservative Club premises.
In 1976 we successfully negotiated with Newcastle Borough Council to rent a second floor of a
building fronting onto the main High street of the town.
This remained our stable venue until 1994 when, thanks to interest free member loans and a
large bank overdraft, we moved into our own ground floor premises. This building was
basically a shell and, to bring it up to viability, a dedicated group of members worked long
and hard.
The Club was officially opened by the Lady Mayor, Elsie Ashley, on Thursday 31st March
The financial position at April 1994 was that we owed 55,000 to members and 17,300 to the
bank. At the 50th AGM in June 1999 the last loan was repaid and we owned the building outright.
The completion of the repayments so quickly (it was scheduled to be 2002) was due to the
members supporting the Club and to one member in particular, Ivy Lettice, who had loaned a
considerable amount and who had very generously willed that at her death the debt would be