Mackintosh LTC – Return to Tennis 19/06/20

Mackintosh LTC – Return to Tennis – 19/06/20

We are delighted to confirm we have been given the green light to re-open the club from the Welsh Government and Tennis Wales from Monday 22nd June 2020. Initially, members will only be able to play singles or receive individual lessons. Doubles can be played, but only with a maximum of one other household (i.e. between 2 household groups or 4 members from the same household).

The club committee have been extremely busy putting in place safety measures and rules to ensure members and families are able to return to playing tennis at the club in a safe environment. Please click the link below to view the current safety measures and rules:

To access the courts all members MUST have paid their membership fees for the 2020/21 membership year. To compensate for the 2 and a half months that we have lost (April, May & June) we would like to offer the following options:

  1. Pay Full Fee for 2020/21 membership year, but receive a 33% discount for the 2021/22 membership year
  2. Pay a pro-rata fee for the remainder of the 2020/21 membership year

Please click here to renew your membership fees.

With only singles, individual lessons, and doubles with a maximum of 1 other household currently allowed, we would like to encourage more families and parents to join to play with your children. We have got a superb introductory offer for new members with a 3-month trial for Juniors, Individual Adults, Joint Adults and Families – please click here for more details.

Our coaching team are available to provide individual lessons (or joint lessons with players from the same household) – we are all eager to get back on-court after such a long time away. Special measures have been put in place to ensure a safe environment is created for both players and coaches. Please contact Head Coach Rhys Morgan if you would like to book an individual lesson. We are not permitted to run any group lessons at this stage. All payments for coaching will need to be made via online bank transfer.

Online Court Booking System
To be able to use the courts, members MUST book in advance using our online court booking system at:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MackintoshLTC/Booking/BookByDate

There is also a ‘ClubSpark Booker’ App which can be downloaded from the App Store, so that you can book courts easily from your mobile devices.

Members are politely asked to be courteous to others when booking courts i.e. not booking the same time every day (particularly during busier times on evenings and weekends). Please only book a court if you are 100% going to be there. Any members found booking courts and not showing up may lose their right to book courts in the future.

The booking system will be ‘live’ from Sunday 21st June at 12pm – PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND BOOK BEFORE THIS TIME AS YOUR BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you back at the club soon. We want to reassure members that we have thoroughly followed the guidelines from the LTA/Tennis Wales to ensure the club is as safe as possible for members to return to tennis.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in contact with Head Coach Rhys Morgan at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org.

Mackintosh LTC – *Membership Offer*

We are very excited to provide an amazing 3-month trial membership offer for new members* to join our fantastic tennis club. The offer will go live as soon as we are given the green light to re-open our facilities following the Coronavirus pandemic.

The cost of the the 3-month membership trial will be as follows (save up to £30):

  • Juniors (ages 11-18) – £10
  • Individual Adults (ages 18+) – £20
  • Couple (both aged 18+ living together) – £30
  • Family (Parents/Guardians & children under 18) – £40

At Mackintosh LTC, we have thoroughly followed the guidelines from Tennis Wales and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to put in place safety measures and rules to ensure members and families are able to play tennis at the club in a safe environment.

During the 3 months you will receive the following membership benefits:

  • FREE access to our 5 outdoor hard courts
  • Access to our online court booking system
  • FREE social membership which allows access to our clubhouse and bar (currently closed)
  • FREE LTA Lite Membership
  • Discounts on coaching and other organised sessions
  • 20% discount at YC Sports

Keep an eye out for further details to redeem this fantastic offer once the Welsh Government provides approval for us to re-open our facilities.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or on 07929 264165.

*Offer only applies to new members who have not been a member at Mackintosh LTC for the last 5 years (3 years for juniors).

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 – January Flash Sale

During the week commencing Monday 27th January 2020, we will be having a January Sale on Mackintosh Merchandise. 

Prices are as follows:
Bobble Hats £5  £4
Towels £7 £5
Water bottles £4 £3
Drawstring bags £5 £4
Baseball Caps (Children’s & Adults) £5 £4
Visors £5 £4
White Cotton Mackintosh T-Shirts £7 £5

Plus a 50% off Sale Rail

Please see Emma during w/c Monday 27th January if you would like to grab a bargain!

When its gone, its gone!!!

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 – February Half Term Camps 2020

During February Half Term (w/c Monday 17th February 2020) we will be running a range of tennis activities for all ages and experience levels. Please see below for further information:

Monday 17th February – Wednesday 19th February 2020

Mini Red (ages 4-8) – 10-11am
£15 members / £21 non-members (3 days)
£6 members / £8 non-members (per day)

All Day (ages 8+) – 11am-4pm
£50 members / £65 non-members (3 days)
£20 members / £25 non-members (per day)

Teens Camps / Invitation Squads (ages 13+) – 5-7pm
£32 members / £45 non-members (3 days)
£12 members / £16 non-members (per day)

Competition Day (Thursday 20th February) – £5 per event
Mini Red                                   10-11:30am
Mini Orange & Mini Green         12-2pm
Junior                                          2-5pm 

Adults Camps – Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th February 2020
Sessions:
Adults Beginners & Adults Improvers – 7-8:30pm
Cost: £10 members / £12 non-members (per day)

If you would like to book a place or for more information, please contact Rhys Morgan. 
Please note – only a limited number of places available, book early to avoid disappointment.

Mackintosh LTC – Wimbledon Ballot 2020 Opt-In

To be eligible to enter our clubs Wimbledon ticket ballot you MUST have opted-in by Friday 14th  February 2020. To opt-in, simply follow the link below, log-in to your British Tennis account and select opt-in (it shouldn’t take any longer than 2 minutes). If you have a few British Tennis members in your family, make sure you all opt-in to give yourself a greater chance of getting tickets in the clubs ballot.

https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/grand-slams/wimbledon/ballots/btm-ballots-home/

If you have recently joined the club as a member – unfortunately we are no longer able to automatically sign you up for British Tennis Membership, you will be required to do this yourself. Please register with British Tennis by following the link below, its FREE, make sure you link yourself with Mackintosh LTC & don’t forget to opt-in for the Wimbledon ballot.

https://www.lta.org.uk/member/

Finally, even if you may not want tickets, please opt-in as this helps to increase the club’s overall ticket allocation.

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.