Mackintosh LTC – Important Dates 2016

Please see below important dates to put in your diary for 2016

Monday 22nd February – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament starts

Saturday 19th March – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament Final

Saturday 26th March – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 2nd April – Tennis Club Open Day

Monday 6th June – Junior & Adults Tennis Club Championships starts

Saturday 6th August – Junior & Adults Tennis Club Championships Finals Day

Saturday 24th September – Tennis Club Presentation Evening

Saturday 29th October – Children’s & Adults Halloween Party

Saturday 17th December – Children’s & Adults Christmas Party

 

2016 Tennis Camps Dates

February Half Term

Monday 15th – Friday 19th February

Easter Holidays

Week 1 – Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April

Week 2 – Monday 4th – Friday 8th April

May Half Term

Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June

Summer Holidays

Week 1 – Monday 25th – Friday 29th July

Week 2 – Monday 1st – Friday 5th August

Week 3 – Monday 8th – Friday 12th August

Week 4 – Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August

 

Please keep an eye out for other events that will be running throughout the year

 

 

Mackintosh LTC – Indoor Tennis 2016

We are excited to announce that from January 2016 we will be expanding our current coaching programme by running indoor tennis sessions at Cardiff Central Youth Club (formerly the Welsh National Tennis Centre).

The sessions will be piloted during the first half term of the Spring Term. There will be weekly children’s coaching starting on Sunday 10th January. The sessions will run as follows:

  • Mini Red (ages 4-8)   2-3pm
  • Mini Orange (ages 7-9)   2-3pm
  • Mini Green (ages 9-11) 3-4pm
  • Junior (ages 11+) 3-4pm

We are also hoping to run an Adults Social Tennis session every Wednesday 8:30-10pm, starting from Wednesday 13th January – watch this space for further details.

There are only a limited number of places available for the indoor sessions – players who currently attend separate sessions at Mackintosh LTC will be given priority for the places.

Please download and print off the form below and return along with payment to confirm your child’s place on the course.

Mackintosh LTC – Spring Term Course 2016 – Indoor

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach).

Mackintosh LTC – Junior Club Championships 2015

From Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August we held our annual Junior Club Championships. Despite a number of players being away on holidays for the Championships there were some excellent matches. Unfortunately some poor weather meant we had to cancel the 16&U Girls Singles, however we are planning to run this event in the next few weeks.

The winners and runners-up from the Junior Championships were as follows:

8&U Singles (Mini Red):

Winner – Rocco Lenney   Runner-up – Ben Aseeley

9&U Singles (Mini Orange):

Winner – Rocco Lenney   Runner-up – Beatrice Ryland

10&U Singles (Mini Green):

Winner – Lauren Young   Runner-up – Luc Evans

12&U Boys Singles:

Winner – Seth Ryland   Runner-up – Dan Kim

14&U Boys Singles:

Winner – Ben Voss   Runner-up – Simeon Goringe

18&U Boys Singles:

Winner – Ieuan Burridge-Bryant   Runner-up – Ben Voss

For a full list of all the draws and results please follow the link below: http://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=4B6D6EAE-A0DC-4856-B1CC-913524692F32

A huge well done to all of the players who entered – it was great to see such fantastic behaviour and sportsmanship on show. We hope you all had an enjoyable experience and are looking forward to playing in your next competition.

 

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Finals Day

It has been another successful Summer of tennis at Mackintosh LTC with the 2015 Adult Club Championships recently coming to a close.

Despite the number of entries being slightly down from last year, the standard of tennis has certainly made up for it with all players showing huge improvements from last year. It was great to see new players competing in the Club Championships for the very first time, it was also fantastic to see some of the Junior players giving some of the adults a run for their money.

The Adult Club Championships Finals took place on Saturday 15th August. We were once again lucky to have fantastic weather for the 7 finals taking place on the day. Pictured below are all of the 2015 Adult Club Championships Finalist

Mack Club Champs 2015

All of the Finals Day results are provided below:

Men’s Singles – Mike Castle (1) beat Neil Edwards (3) 6-4 6-1

Men’s Plate – Neil Moffatt beat Andy Goodwin 2-6 7-6 6-2

Ladies Singles – Christina Mayer (1) beat Emma McClory (2) 6-2 6-3

Ladies Plate – Nia Wyn-Griffith beat Karen Friend 6-1 6-2

Men’s Doubles – Neil Edwards/John Balzan (2) beat Jonnie Bradbury/Tom Griffiths (1) 3-2 ret.

Ladies Doubles – Christina Mayer/Emma McClory (1) beat Siew Chen/Jasmine Burridge Bryant (2)  6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles – Neil Edwards/Emma McClory (1) beat Paul Richards/Siew Chen 6-3 6-1

 

A huge thanks to everyone who came along and made Finals Day another memorable occasion at the club. Congratulations to everyone who took part in this years Club Championships and hope you are all motivated to improve even more before next years event.

The date for our annual presentation evening will be confirmed soon, so please watch this space for more details.

 

 

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 Draw

Please see below draws for our 2015 Club Championships. Contact details and match deadlines will be sent out to players over the next few days.

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Mens Singles

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Ladies Singles

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Mens Doubles

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Ladies Doubles

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Mixed Doubles

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Mens Singles Plate

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015 – Ladies Singles Plate

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015

Entries are now being taken for the Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club, Club Championships 2015.

Over the last few years there has been an excellent number of entries for the Club Championships after a number of years without a club tournament.

The Adults event will start from Monday 20th July with the Finals Day taking place on Saturday 15th August. The Junior event will run from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August.

If you would like to enter please download and print an entry form from below and return with payment to Rhys Morgan before the entry closing date.

Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015

Mackintosh LTC – Junior Club Championships 2015

Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2015

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We are pleased to confirm that we will be running 4 weeks of tennis camps during the Summer Holidays. Our tennis camps have become extremely popular over the last few years and are an excellent way for the children to spend time during their school holidays keeping fit, making new friends and improving their tennis. With the demand usually very high and limited places available it is advised to book your child’s place as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.

The tennis camps will run on the following dates:

Week 1 – Monday 20th – Friday 24th July

Week 2 – Monday 27th – Friday 31st July

Week 3 – Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August

Week 4 – Monday 10th – Friday 14th August

The tennis camps are divided into two different sessions:

10-11am Mini Red (4-8 years)

11am-4pm All Day (8 years +)

All players will be grouped with players of a similar age and standard.

Please print off and fill out one of the attached application forms and hand along with payment to to Rhys Morgan at Mackintosh LTC.

Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2015 – Mini Red (4-8 years)

Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2015 – All day (8 years +)

Wrap around care is also available for children attending the All Day camp from 8am until 6pm for parents with work commitments. Please see the form below for further details

Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2015 – Wrap Around Care

 

Please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) for more information.

Quorn Family Tennis Cup

There was an excellent turnout of 14 children and their parents for the Quorn Family Tennis Cup on Sunday 3rd May. All of the players had a great time playing with some fantastic matches taking place throughout the competition.


The competition started with a round robin format with doubles teams playing against all of the other pairs within their group. The winner of each group and best 2nd place pair all progressed to the Semi-Finals. In the first Semi-final Lewis and Mark were up against Merlin and Rio – in an excellent match Lewis and Mark came through to book their place in the final. In the second Semi-final Tilly and Mark played Rocco and Becky – in a nail-biting match Rocco and Becky won on a sudden death point 10-9 to reach the final. With lots of people watching there were some amazing rallies in the final – Rocco and Becky both played really well to win 10-6 in the final.

After all of the matches had finished all of the children were presented with a certificate. Lewis and Mark won some grips and a drawstring bag for finishing runners-up. Rocco and Becky won some grips and a tennis cap, plus an invitation to go and play at one of the British Tennis Summer Grass Court events, where they will play some of the other winners from across the UK and get the chance to watch some professional tennis.

Successful Winter Season for Mackintosh Tennis Teams

It has been an outstanding Winter season for the Mackintosh tennis teams. All four teams playing in the Cymru Kitchens South Wales Doubles Winter Leagues won their respective divisions gaining promotion for the next Winter season. 

Some of the highlights of the Winter season include:

  • Men’s 1st team captain Neil Edwards turning up against former club Bridgend still feeling the effects of the previous night
  • Welsh international player Emily Watson turning up to play a Mixed doubles match against Rhondda and having to brush ice off the court to play
  • Mixed team captain Emma McClory getting distracted by chickens escaping from their pen during an important Mixed doubles match away to Cwmbran
  • Tom Griffiths’ awkward conversation with Cwmbran players about teams/players we don’t like playing against
  • The return of Mackintosh legend and Welsh Ladies Veteran player Kath Mutter in a vital fixture for the ladies team to help clinch the league title

The table below shows the finishing positions in the leagues.

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All players are now excited for the start of the Summer season with 3 Men’s teams and 1 Ladies team playing in the Courtstall South Wales Summer Doubles League. The Summer season starts in May, with players keen to follow on from the success of the Winter league campaigns. Team players have been busy practicing ahead of the Summer season with Men’s team practice taking place on Thursday at 6:30pm and Ladies team practice taking place at 6pm on Wednesdays – new players are always welcome to come along and join our teams. 

Eggscellent Easter Tennis Camps 2015

Our Easter Tennis Camps once again proved to be a huge success this year. A total of 71 different children had a great time improving their tennis during the course of the 2 weeks. We were once again extremely lucky to have dry weather for 2 weeks, despite the strong winds and threats of rain in the first week, the second week made up for it as the children enjoyed playing tennis in glorious sunshine throughout the week. 

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There will be more tennis camps taking place during May half term and Summer Holidays – bookings are now being taken for both. Please contact Head Coach Rhys Morgan to book your place.