Mackintosh Sports Club & Community Centre – Coronavirus Update – 22/03/2020

Mackintosh Sports Club & Community Centre are officially closed until further notice.

However, the tennis courts will remain open for the use of members (subject to strict social distancing and hygiene practices). Individual lessons/hitting are also available from the coaching team (adapted to ensure safe social distancing – with the coach staying on the opposite side of the net). Please get in contact if you would like to book a session.

Mackintosh LTC – Dates for your Diary 2020

January
Tuesday 28th – 7-9pm – Australian Open Social Tournament

February
Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th – February Half Term Camps
Thursday 18th – February Half Term Competition Day
Monday 24th – Handicap Singles & Doubles Tournament starts
Tuesday 25th – 7-9pm – Pancake Day Frying Pan Tournament

March
Sunday 8th – 10am-12:30pm – Stay & Play Morning

April
Saturday 4th – 3pm – Handicap Tournament Finals Day
Monday 6th – Thursday 16th – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps
Wimbledon Ticket Ballot (Date TBC)

May
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th – May Half Term Camps
Friday 29th – May Half Term Competition Day
Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day (Date TBC)

June
Tuesday 2nd – 7-10pm – French Open Social Tournament

July 
Monday 6th – Adult & Junior Club Championships start
Tuesday 7th – 7-10pm – Wimbledon Social Tournament
Summer Holiday Tennis Camps (Dates TBC)

August
Summer Holiday Tennis Camps (Dates TBC)
Sunday 30th August – Saturday 5th September – Mackintosh Annual Spanish Tour

September
Saturday 12th – Adults Club Championship Finals Day (Saturday 19th Rain Date)
Sunday 13th – Junior Club Championship Finals Day (Sunday 20th Rain Date)

October 
Saturday 3rd – Annual Junior and Adults Presentation Evening
Tuesday 27th – 7-9pm – Halloween Social Tournament

December
Saturday 12th – Christmas Parties
Tuesday 15th – 7-9pm – Christmas Social Tournament

More events and dates will follow in due course. 
Please note – some dates and times may be subject to change.

Mackintosh LTC – Festive Fun 2019

On Saturday 14th December 2019, members of all ages enjoyed some festive celebrations at the club.

During the Children’s party, the children enjoyed dancing, playing some fun games and even had a visit from Father Christmas. To see some of the photos, please click here .

The second party saw some of our junior members taking on the Christmas Mini Olympics. With a range of activities including table tennis, pool, crisp tasting, dynamic quiz and the legendary After 8 challenge with Emma’s Baubles taking the win. To see some of the photos, please click here

To finish the evening, some of the Adult members spent the evening having a few drinks and playing games. 

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with your loved ones. 

Mackintosh LTC – Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day Follow-Up

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day at Mackintosh LTC on Sunday 14th July – we hope you had a great day.

We would like to follow-up with details of how you and your family can play more tennis. Please see further information below:

Ages 2.5-4 – Tots Tennis
Tots Tennis runs every Friday during the term-time 10-10:45am & 2-2:45pm. The cost is £4 per session (pay & play) – no booking required, just turn up and get involved. Please contact Emma on 07970 820307 for more information

Ages 4-11 – Tennis For Kids courses
Tennis for Kids is a great way to get started in tennis. Receive 6 fun and interactive coaching sessions, a racket and ball set, plus a personalised t-shirt for only £25 (+£4.99 P&P)

We have got 4 upcoming courses running at Mackintosh LTC:
Ages 8-11 – Monday 22nd July – Saturday 27th July 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 4-7 – Monday 29th July – Saturday 3rd August 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 4-7 – Monday 12th August – Saturday 17th August 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 8-11 – Monday 12th August – Saturday 17th August 2019 – 9-10am

Please see the link for more information or to book your child’s place:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisForKids/SearchResults?location=CF24%203JW&distance=20

Ages 4-16 – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps
Our popular holiday tennis camps are running during the Summer Holidays. Book your child’s place on our Summer Holiday Tennis Camps – we are currently fully booked for Week 1 (w/c 22nd July), but there are places available for Week 2, 3 and 4 – please see the link below with more information:
http://www.mackintoshsportsclub.org/mackintosh-ltc-summer-holiday-tennis-camps-2019/

Adults (ages 16+)

Tennis Xpress (Beginners)
If you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time, then Tennis Xpress is for you. It is an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game. During the six sessions you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family and other people you meet.

We still have a few places available for our Summer Holiday course, starting next Monday 22nd July.
Monday 22nd July – Wednesday 7th August 7-8:30pm (every Monday & Wednesday)

Please see the link below with more information or to book your place:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisXpress/Course/30dc0c5f-3ea3-488e-8926-13b7206e0565

Adults Summer Tennis Camps (Improvers/Advanced)
We are also running a number of sessions during the school holidays for Adults who have played more tennis and are looking to make some improvements to their game. These sessions will run on the following dates from 7-8:30pm: Monday 22nd July, Friday 26th July, Monday 29th July, Friday 2nd August, Monday 5th August, Monday 12th August, Wednesday 14th August, Friday 16th August.

The cost of the sessions is as follows:
£10 members / £12 non-members (per day) or, £65 members / £80 non-members (all 8 days)

Please get in contact for further information or to book a place.

Cardio Tennis (All Levels)
Cardio Tennis runs every Friday (during term-time) 7:15-8:15pm. The cost is £4 members / £5 non-members.

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by music and qualified instructors, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. For more information, please see the link below: https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/getting-started/adult-tennis/cardio-tennis/.

We have also got opportunities to get involved with term-time coaching sessions, social tennis, team tennis, competitions plus much more.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or on 07929 264165.

Mackintosh LTC – 2019 Dates for your Diary

We have got another busy year of events taking place at the club. Please see below some of the important dates to put in your diaries:

January
Tuesday 29th 7-9pm – Australian Open Social Tennis Competition

February
Saturday 2nd 3-5pm – Sytner Mini Red Competition
Sunday 3rd 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Green Competition
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps
Thursday 28th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps Competition Day

March
Friday 1st – Entries close for Handicap Competition
Monday 4th – Handicap Competition starts
Tuesday 5th 7-9pm – Shrove Tuesday Frying-Pan Competition
Sunday 10th 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Orange Competition (re-arranged)
Sunday 17th 11am – Big Clear-up Day
Sunday 24th 10am-4pm – Leaders Course

April
Saturday 13th 3pm – Handicap Competition Finals
Monday 15th – Thursday 18th 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 2)
Sunday 28th 3pm – Wimbledon Ticket Ballot and Social Competition

May
Sat 18th 3-6pm Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day
Tues 28th – Fri 31st 10am-4pm – Half Term Tennis Camps

June
Tues 4th 7-9pm French Open Social Tennis Competition

July
Monday 8th Club Championships start
Tues 9th 7-9pm Wimbledon Social Tennis Competition
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Mon 29th – Fri 2nd Aug 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 2)

August
Mon 5th – Fri 9th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 3)
Mon 12th – Fri 16th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 4)
Fri 16th 5pm – Summer Tennis Camps After Party & BBQ
Sat 17th 11am Club Championships Finals Day

September
Mon 2nd – Sun 8th Mackintosh Annual Tour to Fuengirola, Spain
Sat 28th Annual Presentation Evening

October
Tues 29th  7-9pm Halloween Social Tennis Competition

November
Fri 15th 7:30pm Mackintosh Quiz Night

December
Tues 10th 7-9pm Christmas Social Tennis Competition
Sat 14th Christmas Parties

All events are subject to change due to fixtures and coaching schedule. Please see emails, texts and notice boards for updates

Easystore Backs One of the UK’s Top Tennis Clubs

South Wales self storage firm Easystore has backed one of the country’s top tennis clubs in a sponsorship deal that helps the future of the sport in the Welsh capital.

Mackintosh LTC is based in the Roath area of Cardiff and will utilise the partnership to help reinvest in its facilities as well as support its senior teams, starting with an Open Day on Saturday 12th May.

Brendan Connies-Laing, Director of Easystore Self Storage, spoke of the link-up with the club: “I am incredibly honoured that Easystore has teamed up with one of the UK’s top tennis clubs. I am a hugely passionate tennis fan so to see this come to fruition is fantastic. The business has always supported local causes that sit near to our locations in Cardiff and Bridgend and I am delighted that we have managed to throw our weight behind another worthy and burgeoning community hub.”

Tom Griffiths, Chairman at Mackintosh LTC, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Easystore Self Storage has chosen to support Mackintosh Tennis Club. This investment will enable us to keep progressing on both a club and national level. Sharing a huge passion and love of tennis makes Easystore Self Storage the perfect partner for us.”

Located in the heart of Roath, near the centre of Cardiff, the Mackintosh Sports Club has a very well established Lawn Tennis Club. Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club recently named Tennis Wales Club of the Year for 2017 is one of the oldest tennis clubs in Wales and a founder member of the Welsh LTA. The club boasts a total of five outdoor floodlit hard macadam courts, and offers a comprehensive coaching and competitions programme catering for players of all ages and experience levels.

Easystore Self Storage was established in 2002 and developed its first facility in Cardiff the following year with the Bridgend facility opening in 2009. Previously, Mr Connies-Laing gained experience working within the self storage industry in the USA and recognised the importance of access control systems and in improving the self storage customer experience.

Easystore has several unique qualities that set it apart from other self storage companies such as easy access 24/7 along with a simple pricing structure. The business has a rich history of supporting community hubs with Brackla RFC, Rumney Under 16s and Techniquest all partnering up with the self storage firm over the last few years.

On Saturday 12th May 3-6pm, Mackintosh LTC is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day. Come along and get involved with free taster sessions for all of the family, including: Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis, Tennis Xpress and Cardio Tennis. There will be special offers available on the day for new members.

For more information on Mackintosh LTC, please call 07929 264165 or email tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org.

For more information regarding Easystore please contact Cardiff or Bridgend on info@easystore.co.uk and follow @easystore_uk on Twitter.

Mackintosh LTC – Great British Tennis Weekend 2018

On Saturday 12th May we will be hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend event at Mackintosh LTC. The event will run from 3-6pm and will include an afternoon of fun-filled tennis activities for all members of the family.

Mackintosh LTC was recently named Tennis Wales Club of the Year for 2017 and looks forward to welcoming new faces to the club.

On the day, there will be an opportunity to take part in taster sessions including Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis, Tennis Xpress, Cardio Tennis, plus much more.

For more information or to book your place at the Great British Tennis Weekend event, please click the link below: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Events/MackintoshLTC/1826d811-3fef-4ad2-a62b-9a63d000d7a3

Mackintosh LTC – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps 2018

Are you looking for an activity to keep your children busy during the school holidays? Our holiday tennis camps are a fantastic way for your children to keep fit, have fun, improve their tennis and make new friends.

We will be running two weeks of Easter Holiday Tennis Camps on the following dates:

Week 1 – Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th April (4 days)

Week 2 – Monday 9th – Friday 13th April (5 days)

For children aged 4-8 years we will be running Mini Red sessions every morning 10-11am. For the children aged 8+ there is an all day tennis camp running from 11am-4pm.

If you would like to book a place, please download & complete the form below & return along with payment to Rhys Morgan – places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Mackintosh LTC – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps 2018

Mackintosh LTC – Tennis Wales Club of the Year 2017

We are extremely proud to announce that in the recent Tennis Wales Awards evening, we have been named Tennis Wales Club of the Year for 2017!!

We would like to thank all of our members and everyone involved with the club for your fantastic support, which has helped us achieve this award.

2017 was an extremely successful year for the club. Some of our biggest achievements from the last 12 months are shown below:

  • Increase of members from 231 (2014) to 351 (2017)
  • Increase of players on the programme from 208 (2014) to 285 (2017)
  • 3 out of 6 Winter League team promoted during 2016/17 season
  • 4 out of 4 Summer League teams promoted during 2017 season
  • 14 teams entered in AEGON Team Tennis South Wales (most teams out of any clubs in South Wales)
  • AEGON Team Tennis National Open Tier Midlands Winners 2017 – qualified for National Finals
  • Almost £2,000 raised for Charity in 24 hour tennis marathon
  • 35 volunteers – including committee members, team captains and tennis leaders
  • Started an outreach programme at a local park site to provide more opportunities for people in the community to play tennis.
  • A number of successful social events bringing members together at the club, including family quiz nights, Halloween party and Golf Day.

If you are interested to get involved with the club further details on becoming a member can be found by clicking here.

Quiz night – Saturday 7th March

We will be holding a quiz night on Saturday 7th March starting at 7:30pm. Anyone can come along for the evening, with teams of up to 6 people. The quiz will cost £1 per person and there will be prizes for the winning team.

No need to get a babysitter for the evening – following the success of Emma’s childcare service during the last quiz night, she has kindly offered her services once again. Childcare will cost £5 per child and will include soft drinks, popcorn and a movie in a safe and child friendly environment. There will be limited childcare places available, please contact Emma to book your child’s place – 07970 820307.