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
Week 1 – Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April
Week 2 – Monday 4th – Friday 8th April
May Half Term
Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.