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Members' Newsletter May 2014

Introduction Tennis News
Social News Golf News
Club Night Boutique News
Spa News Juniors' News
Health News Special Offers


We hope you had a fantastic April and didn't eat too much chocolate!

We are pleased to announce that the new Half-way House is open and the new tarmac entrance has been installed. We will be finishing off the drive over the next ten days by improving the landscaping and drainage. Thank you for your patience during these improvements.

We will be confirming next month detailed information about the concert weekend (28th & 29th June) and in particular what facilities will be effected for members, as the buildings will be closing earlier and parking will be in a different location.

As always, this newsletter has details of upcoming news and exciting information for members.

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Social News...

Social News

Ladies Lunch hosted by Boodles

Wednesday 7th May

  • Commences at 12 noon
  • With a drinks reception and two course Lunch
  • Followed by a talk by Boodles’ Director and a Jewellery Showcase
  • Members £32 and Guests £38

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Father's Day

Sunday 15th June

  • Sittings from 12 noon till 14.30
  • Three course lunch with a gift for every father
  • Adults £49, Children (12 & Under) £27.50

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The Boodles Tennis Challenge

Tuesday 17th June - Saturday 22nd June

  • See the World’s Best Players
  • Tickets from £49

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Sir Elton John Charity Concert

Sunday 28th June

Katherine Jenkins' Birthday Concert

Sunday 29th June

'Goldfinger' Pro's Day & Summer Ball

Saturday 5th July

  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Reception
  • Three Course Dinner with Wines
  • Live Band
  • Black Tie
  • Members £99, Guest £120 and Table of 12 £1,100

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Club Nights at Stoke Park

Club Night at Stoke Park is held every Wednesday evening in the Orangery between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. Booking is not necessary. Club Night costs £12.50 per member when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

Wednesday 7th May

  • Honey and Mustard Glazed Roast Tenderloin of Pork with Parsnip Mash, Green Beans, Carrots and Cider Jus
  • Chocolate Brownie with Milk Chocolate and Honeycomb Ice Cream and Raspberry

Wednesday 14th May

  • Oven-baked Supreme of Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham with Gratin Dauphinoise, Ragout of Green Vegetables and Red Wine Jus
  • Summer Berry Pavlova with Passion Fruit Cream, Orange and Passion Fruit Sauce

Wednesday 21st May

  • Pan-fried Fillet of Sea Bream on a bed of Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle, Wild Rocket and Pesto Dressing
  • Vanilla Crème brûlée with Pistachio Biscotti and Marinated Raspberries

Wednesday 28th May

  • Slow Roasted Rump of Lamb with Herb Pomme Puree, Roasted Root Vegetables and Redcurrant Jus
  • Gypsy Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet and Banana Puree

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Spa News...

Spa News

Members Treatment offer - 30% Off

55min Detox & Slim Algae treatment only £65.00 mon-thurs - extended by popular demand the April offer is here for another month.

Available from 1st May-29th May, offer not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

This treatment has been designed to work on specific areas of concern to help detoxify the body and refresh and renew the skin. Thighs, buttocks and tummies will be given a detoxifying or slenderising massage before algae is applied to specific areas of concern to cleanse and renew the skin. Whilst the algae has a detoxifying effect a relaxing oriental scalp massage will be carried out to clear your mind and ease away tension. You will receive a cellulite roller free of charge to continue the good work at home.

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Retreat Day:

Terraké Retreat Includes:

  • Thalgo/Terraké gift (to the value of £20)
  • 2 x 55 Minute treatments
  • 2 Course Spa Lunch
  • Full use of the facilities for the day

£145 per person
Treatments to choose from:

  • Thalgo skin solution facial
  • Terraké aromatic massage
  • Terraké full body exfoliation
  • Jessica deluxe manicure
  • Jessica deluxe pedicure
  • Nurturing Mother to be massage

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This retreat is available Monday - Friday with a £10 supplement for weekends, please note this retreat can not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

7 Habits of Highly Stressed People

Stress is something our bodies are designed to cope with, it was never meant to be a permanent disposition. We are meant to go into ‘stress mode’ to handle a ‘dangerous’ situation and then come out of it. Truth is that most people remain in ‘stress mode’ and are now aspiring toward peace, tranquillity, happiness, nirvana, when actually happiness should be our ‘normal’ state.
Here are just a few habits of highly stressed people-you may recognise yourself doing one or more of these.

  1. They don’t know when to say ‘no’ or if they do, they feel guilty. They also thrive on doing too much, fingers in lots of pies and projects. This could also be where they get their self-worth and recognition from.
  2. Stressed people often have one major stressor in their life ( eg work, family/marital, health, personal progress/image) which then has a ripple effect on other areas if not dealt with
  3. Tend to be negative in their thinking, habits and have a limited view or outlook, but will usually deny their part to play in it.
  4. They may be too much of a perfectionist or have ‘high standards’  and find it hard to delegate, often saying “ If I want a good job done I will have to do it myself” or “no one does it like I do”  and finally saying to them self “ I may as well do it myself it’ll be quicker than showing someone”
  5. Find it hard to unwind and relax often impatient and fidgety and may even think “it’s not productive!”
  6. They may be ruminating; either stuck in the past; relationship, experience, trauma bereavement or anxious about the future or loss in the future; success, progression, money, family etc
  7. Consume quick convenience foods, and/or enjoy other stimulants, smoking a glass (or two, or more) of something-every night, leading to a habit and thus an addiction

Stress Management, Re-design Life and Youth Coaching
If you want to become a private client contact Neelam Challoner today

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Health News...

Health News

Hot Yoga Timetable

Monday 28th April - 25th May 2014

Monday 09:15 - 10:45 Hot Yoga Kirsten
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30 Hot Yoga Arooj
Wednesday 18:15 - 19:15 Hot Flow
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 Hot Flow Anne
Thursday 19:30 - 20:30 Hot Flow Joelle
Friday 11:30 - 13:00 Hot Yoga Kirsten
Saturday 09:30 - 10:45 Hot Yoga Arooj
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00 Hot Flow Joelle

Please be aware each class will be £5 unless otherwise stated.

For hygiene reasons, please bring your own mats.

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Phytotherpapy (Herbology)

Phytotherapy uses extracts from a natural and wide variety of plant extracts for the prevention and treatment of diseases.
A.Vogel (see is a leading pioneer in the techniques of fresh herbal extraction and uses only freshly picked herbs in his remedies from grown organically farms in Switzerland. The medicinal plants remedies are used to treat many conditions:

  • to prevent infections
  • to support and maintain body systems
  • to relieve symptoms (menopausal, poor sleep, digestion pains)

Elena Paul from the gym has completed the A. Vogel course 1, which covers herbal treatment for the following:

  • Colds and flu
  • Enlarged prostate
  • The menopause
  • Moods, stress, sleep
  • Aches and pains

If you would like a consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104 or email

Pre and Post Natal Training and Power Plate Traning

Physical activity and reproduction are normal parts of life, combining regular exercise and pregnancy appears to benefit both mother and baby in many ways:

  • Increased sense of well being and self esteem
  • Improved posture and relief from backache
  • Reduction in pregnancy induced symptoms
  • Some effect on mothers ability to cope with labour, child birth and postnatal recovery.

Exercising with a personal trainer will ensure your workouts achieve the above benefits in a safe, structured and enjoyable manner!

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Tennis News...

Tennis News

Wimbledon Ballot and Rules

Our ballot evening will run as normal on Wednesday 30th April and this year have 38 pairs of tickets to allocate. Strawberries and cream will be available from 19:00 with the draw commencing at 19:30 prompt. Everyone who has registered their name into the draw will receive one entry into the ballot. Any eligible members who attend on the evening will get a second entry. Please be aware however that each person can only win one pair of tickets so must be present in the room at the time that their name is pulled out of the hat for the second time so that they can decide which pair of tickets they would like to keep. Anyone who is not present when their name is called out for the second time will be allocated the first pair of tickets that they won.

We will notify the LTA of all winners on Thursday 1st May and an automatically generated e mail will be sent out to each person. From this point you will have 14 days to pay for the tickets via the link on the e mail you receive. Anyone who does not pay within this time frame will lose the right to them and the tickets will be allocated to someone else.

If you win tickets and do not want to wait for the e mail to come through please contact the Ballot Team on 0208 487 7000 - selecting option 1, (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, or Weekends 9am-3pm). Please be aware that this will not be possible before lunchtime on the 1st May.

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Queens Tickets

In addition to the Wimbledon tickets we are also including the Club's Queens tickets in the ballot. These are as follows:

  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND MONDAY at £64.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND TUESDAY at £84.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND WEDNESDAY at £98.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND THURSDAY at £103.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND FRIDAY at £109.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND SATURDAY at £109.00 per ticket
  • 2 x pairs SOUTH STAND SUNDAY at £109.00 per ticket

These all come with access to the Crown Club with complimentary drinks and canapés.

These tickets will be allocated in the same manner to anyone who has not won the right to Wimbledon tickets. Anyone lucky enough to win tickets for Queens will need to purchase these directly from Stoke Park as in previous years.

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Stoke Park Juniors

Jake Valentine picks up 1st place in the U8 event at Chesham Bois after some tough matches.

We welcome Kimi Khehra as a new member here at Stoke Park. Although only competing in the u10 girls category Kimi has already played in 208 events!! Over the Easter holidays she made her way to a national Grade 2 semi final in Nottingham and a national grade 2 quarter final in Scotland. Kimi coached by Adam Currie (some of you have probably seen or heard them on court already) was previously at Bisham Abbey but now is with us 100% so please give her a warm welcome to Stoke Park.

We welcome Kimi Khehra as a new member here at Stoke Park

Wilson Testing Evening

We are pleased to announce Adam has signed a contract with Wilson the number 1 tennis racket brand and so we will be holding a racket testing evening on the 7th of May for members to try out the full range of rackets. If you can't make that evening don't panic as you can always speak with Adam to get a demo or two from Sportscene in Beaconsfield.

Grass Courts

We are aiming to open the grass courts for the Summer season on the 17th May (subject to the weather!) They will open at 11:00 each morning apart from a Tuesday when they will be closed until 13:00 for more extensive maintenance.

Please remember to sign in at spa reception before commencing playing on the courts and pay the relevant guest fee for all non members.

Club Championships

The championships are progressing well with some very competitive first round matches. Please find a link to the latest results here. All quarter final matches are to be completed by 25th May

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Golf News...

Golf News

Stoke Park Junior Stars

Stoke Park is proud to present its brand new Junior Stars Golf Programme. This new programme will start on the 3rd/4th May and is open to children aged 5 - 14. All aspects of the game will be covered with lots of games and tests performed so as to track the development of each child and see where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

This new programme will be suitable for beginners right through to the accomplished player. There will be classes on both Saturdays and Sundays costing £150 per child per 6 week term. If you wish to book please hurry as places are limited.

Combined Junior Golf & Tennis Camps - May Half Term

After a very successful couple of weeks in the Easter Holidays, we will be running another week of Combined Golf & Tennis Camps during the May Half Term. It is a great way for children to experience these two fantastic sports and have lots of fun under the supervision and coaching of PGA Golf Professionals and LTA Tennis Professionals.

The camps will run on the 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th May with prices starting from as little as £50 per day. Places are limited to 16 children per day so book now to avoid missing out.

If you would like to book or receive further information please contact James Hoar or Junior Academy Golf Professional in the Professional Shop on 01753 717184 or

Brand New Pro Shop Spring Draw

The Golf Team are launching a new draw this Spring with chances of winning some superb prizes including our top prize, a TaylorMade SLDR Driver worth £300. How to play - We will be displaying a grid of 500 squares in the Pro Shop. Player's randomly select a ticket from a bag which will have a number from 1-500 featured on the front and this is the amount the player pays in pence i.e. if ticket number 236 is drawn from the bag, the player pays £2.36 and their name is recorded on the corresponding number on the grid and then entered into the prize draw for the SLDR driver. When all 500 squares have been purchased we will make the draw and announce the winner - You could be paying 1 pence for a new driver! Along the way there will be chances to win spot prizes on the grid including golf balls, buggy rentals and member's guest passes. Just drop into the Pro Shop and we'll guide you through the process.

Footjoy D.N.A - Feel Advanced

The new FootJoy D.N.A. (DryJoys Next Advancement) shoe has arrived and to celebrate we are offering a D.N.A. shoe bag free of charge with every pair. Don't miss out on some truly comfortable golf shoes.

Oakley Sunglasses back at Stoke Park

High design, high impact, high performance - We're proud to announce that world renowned sunglasses manufacturer Oakley are now back and available from your Pro Shop. Stylish and innovative, it's time to treat yourself and your game.

Return of Cleveland's £25 off wedge trade in

So far, more than 20,000 wedges have been traded in! Cleveland Golf's superb trade-in offer is back on and runs until July 31st. Trade in any old wedge for any brand new 588 wedge and get £25 off or trade in up to 3 old wedges and get £75 any 3 new 588 wedges, giving you the perfect loft for every wedge shot.

Taylormade Tour Preferred Golf Balls

Buy 3 dozen personalised and get 1 dozen free

Play the complete tee-to-green performance ball that fits your game best. Personalisation is restricted to one colour per four dozen order (Black, Red, Blue and Green). Maximum 23 characters, including spaces and punctuation marks. 4 Dozen price £120 saving £40 and offer available until 15th May. Please contact Tim Harris via or call Pro Shop on 01753 717184 for more details."

Autumn 2014: Men's Portuguese Golf & Gourmet (9th - 12th October)

Flights: Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP

Transfers: Return airport and golf

Accommodation: Three nights B&B at Sana Silvercoast and three dinners at local recommended restaurants included within the price - please click here for more information on the accommodation

Golf: Two rounds at Royal Obidos and daily access to the driving range and one round at Praia d'El Rey

Cost: £899 per person including flight cost, sharing a twin room. Please note single room supplements is £100 for all three nights.

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Join Stoke Park for the 2015 Masters

Tuesday 7th April - Monday 13th April 2015

We would like to invite you on a trip of a lifetime. This unique opportunity will allow you to experience the magic of Augusta National and at the same time play some of the regions great golf courses.

Trip Includes:

  • One Wednesday Masters Badge for the practise Day and Par 3 Tournament
  • One Tournament Day Badge
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Three Rounds of Golf at a selection of courses including buggies (2 sharing)
  • Six nights accommodation from 7th - 13th April

If you would like more information and prices on this amazing trip, please contact Stuart Rank, Head of Instruction on

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News

7th -10th May

Simone will be back in the boutique with her pop up shop. Simone will have her usual fantastic collection of clothes, jewellery and handbags with some fab new summer stock!

9th May

One Day Only - Bare Escentuals make-up demo day

Katie, a make-up artist from Bare Escentuals will be here for one day only doing some one to one make-up lessons. Spaces are extremely limited and are £10.00 per appointment which is fully redeemable against any 2 or more purchases made on the day. You will have 50mins one to one with Katie in the spa boutique giving you expert make-up advice and application techniques.
Please contact spa reception to make your booking - book early to avoid disappointment.

21st & 22nd May

Peridott Jewellery pop up shop. Peridott is handmade contemporary jewellery designs in solid silver and gold, please come to the boutique to view the full collection during the pop up shop.

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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News

Créche Opening Times

Monday - Friday 09:15am - 12:15pm*
Saturday 09:00am - 12:00pm*
Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm*

For more information about Stoke Park's Créche and its events, please call 01367 243800

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Combined Junior Golf & Tennis Camps - May Half Term

After a very successful couple of weeks in the Easter Holidays, we will be running another week of Combined Golf & Tennis Camps during the May Half Term. It is a great way for children to experience these two fantastic sports and have lots of fun under the supervision and coaching of PGA Golf Professionals and LTA Tennis Professionals.

The camps will run on the 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th May with prices starting from as little as £50 per day. Places are limited to 16 children per day so book now to avoid missing out.

If you would like to book or receive further information please contact James Hoar or Junior Academy Golf Professional in the Professional Shop on 01753 717184 or

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This Month's Special Offer...

The 8th Celebration of African Wildlife & tribal Life

Leave UK Sunday 28th Sep 2014, last night in Kenya Sunday 5th Oct

This Month's Special Offer...

Stoke Park Club Members enjoy a generous £1,000 per couple saving on this amazing experience

When the great migration is in full flow, enjoy a week in Kenya's Masai Mara hosted by some of the most interesting wildlife experts around - including BBC 'Big Cat Diary' presenter, Jonathan Scott, award winning BBC cameraman Warren Samuels, three times published expert on East African birds, Dave Richards, wildlife sculptor Denis Mathews and award winning wildlife artist, Jonathan Truss. Each of our high profile speaker hosts will join you on at least one of your game drives; and each entertains on at least one evening with a pre-dinner illustrated talk.

Because this trip is run as "an event" rather than "just another holiday" a house party atmosphere prevails, making these very special & unique occasions all the more enjoyable and memorable. Your base is the renowned Little Governors Camp comprising just 16 luxury en suite safari tents around a vast marsh/water hole into which elephants and buffalo come daily, along with a myriad of colourful birds and dozens of different butterfly.

And here in the wilderness you'll have a comfy bed, flushing loo, hot water whenever you need it, and great home cooked food that would satisfy the appetite of a lion! There is no aircon, as although it gets up to 28/30 degrees in the heat of the day, in the evenings we sit out in shirtsleeves or perhaps a light cardigan for dinner under the thousands of twinkling stars, and by bedtime it is cool enough to sleep under just a duvet. There are no malarial mosquitos as we are at 5,000 feet, and hardly any insects.

That sounds just perfect doesn't it? Well it is - here are a couple of quotes from guests who have been -and returned with us. "We were so close to the lioness and three little cubs, we could feel their breath and the memory will last forever" Jane Turner;"your attention to detail is amazing - I like to complain to get a refund - but this time I can't. Well done!" Clive Travers

Do take a look at Jonathan Scott's introduction to the 8th Celebration of Wildlife on our website then click on Prestige Safari Club. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find * our downloadable brochure with full details; * a link to Imogen Stubbs' article on one of our Celebration trips published in the Daily Telegraph; and * a short film of last year's Celebration with some nice comments at the end.

You are not tied in to flights when booking with us - you can use your frequent flier miles or your preferred travel professional. Our price of £4,990 per person for this thrilling experience is reduced in a onetime offer for Stoke Park Members to £4,490 saving £1,000 per couple for bookings before Thursday 22nd May 2014 strictly subject to availability at the time of your confirmation -

Ring Clive or Sue on 01442 879000 to chat it though and to reserve your places on this trip of a lifetime.

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Ascot Race Day ON5 Offer

This Month's Special Offer...

Ascot Racecourse are delighted to offer Stoke Park Members an exclusive 20% discount off their first booking in their brand new trackside restaurant ON5.

Unique in style, On 5 will celebrate the human stories of craft and dedication behind the raw power of the thoroughbred racehorse. The innovative design of the new restaurant is based on five craftsmen: the farrier, the trainer, the groom, the saddler and the jockey - affording guests an insight into some of the most important people involved in bringing every race horse to the track. Aside from the exquisite cuisine and inspired interior, On 5 offers guests the opportunity to enjoy outside space and gain a closer view of the racecourse.

Premier Admission, table for the afternoon and a 3-course a la carte menu costing from just £80 plus VAT per person.

*not applicable to Royal Ascot, Saturday 26th July or Saturday 18th October.

For further information please call Beccy Green on 01344 878436 or email and QUOTE STOKE PARK OFFER

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