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.
Mackintosh junior tennis players enjoyed some success in local tennis competitions over the Easter holidays.
Ben Voss had an extremely busy schedule playing in a total of 4 competitions. Ben started off in the Grade 4 Cardiff Met Easter Open losing narrowly to Harri Lloyd-Evans 5-4(5) 1-4 0-1(5) (who he had never previously won a set off). Ben then went on to beat Rory Jones and Rohit Krishnan to win the consolation draw. Ben then played in the Grade 5 Connected Clubs Easter Open in Glyneath, after comfortably beating Samuel Lynn in the first round Ben came up against top seed Jack Ryan playing amazingly to win 5-3 4-2. In the final, Ben came up against James Symons-Hicks winning 4-1 4-1 to win the title. Ben followed this up playing in the Grade 5 14&U Black Dog competition in Whitchurch again reaching the final with wins over Cai Morton-Smith and Gregory Colwell-Hector, before losing out to Jack Ryan 2-4 1-4. To finish off a busy Easter Ben played in the Grade 4 Penarth Windsor Open. In an extremely high quality field Ben had a good win in the 1st round against Jack Rees 5-3 4-2, however Ben came up against top seed Alex Hamer in the Quarter-Finals. Despite the loss Ben was delighted with his achievements during the Easter break and as a result has moved up to a 7.1 rating – Congratulations Ben
Ali Alkamil and Ieuan Burridge-Bryant also played in the 16&U singles at the Penarth Windsor Open. Ali played really well to beat Ewan Andrews 4-1 4-0 before a fantastic win against top seed Odran Hobbs in the Quarter-Finals (4-2 4-1). In the Semi-Finals Ali played Henry Muxworthy in an extremely close match Ali lost out 10-8 in the third set tie-break. Ieuan got off to a slow start losing his first round against Harley Stephens 1-4 1-4, however began to play much better in the consolation draw beating Thomas Butler-Sainsbury 4-5 4-1 1-0(3) before losing a close match to Amman Huffer in the final of the consolation draw 5-4 4-1 – well done Ali and Ieuan, keep training hard and I’m sure you can both go a step further next time.
Finally, a huge well done to Jasmine Burridge-Bryant who played in her first Grade 4 competition in the Penarth Windsor Open. Jas played a fantastic first match and was so unlucky to lose 10-8 in the third set tie-break in a match that could have gone either way – fantastic effort Jas, great to gain more experience at playing matches.
We have a busy Summer of matches for our junior teams, with the season kicking off this weekend with our 16&U boys team playing away v Crickhowell. Good luck to all players representing our teams this Summer.
Watch this space for results and updates from matches throughout the season.
This Sunday 29th March, the tennis club are running a Family Open Day from 10am-4pm. All families are welcome to come along and get involved with a range of on-court tennis activities for players of all ages and abilities.
From 10am-12pm, head coach Rhys Morgan and other members of the coaching team will be running a range of taster sessions including Mini Tennis, Cardio Tennis and Adults Coaching. From 1-4pm there will be an Adults Easter Doubles competition for all adults and stronger junior players at the club – the competition is open to all adults, with members encouraged to invite a non-member to pair up with for the competition.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day from the clubhouse.
Please book your places at the open day online at: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/MackintoshLTC/da1e4ed4-8a76-4dbe-b663-4c8d9a23059c
If you have any questions, please contact Rhys Morgan at email@example.com or on 07929264165.
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.