Our Shrove Tuesday frying pan tennis competition turned out to be a big success with 12 players taking part.
All players had loads of fun, and there were some unbelievable points played considering players were using frying pans.
The final was contested by Alex and Tom with both players proving they were worthy finalists with an amazing display of powerful baseline rallies and net play skills. In a close match Alex eventually came out on top winning 10-8 to become the 2015 Mackintosh Frying Pan Tennis champion.
Following the tennis all players enjoyed some delicious pancakes in the clubhouse to round off a great evening.
With this Tuesday 17th February falling on Shrove Tuesday, we have decided to run Social Tennis with a difference for this week.
Commencing at 7pm we will be running a Frying Pan Mini Tennis competition. Normal tennis rules will apply, however entrants will be required to play with a frying pan instead of a racket. Members are encouraged to bring along their own frying pans to play with. The event is open to all adults and stronger juniors. Entries will cost £2 per person and will include a pancake in the clubhouse after the competition finishes.
There will also be an opportunity to play usual Social Tennis for those players knocked out of the competition and after the competition ends.
Come along to the club on Friday evening to enjoy the opening night of the Six Nations 2015.
The game will be shown live in the clubhouse on a big screen. With offers on drinks and refreshments available throughout the evening.
Our Christmas Party took place on Saturday 20th December with lots of families coming along to support the event.
The children enjoyed lots of different party games and were lucky enough to receive a present from a special visitor
A big thanks to everyone who came along to our Halloween Party on Saturday 1st November. Everyone looked fantastic in their scary costumes.
It looked like all of the children had lots of fun taking part in the party games.
A big thanks to Emma for organising the party.
Our annual tennis club presentation evening took place on Saturday 11th October.
There was a superb turnout for the presentation with the clubhouse full of club members, families and friends.
The presentation saw all of the winners and runners-up from the 2014 club championships awarded with their trophies. Additionally, Head Coach Rhys Morgan awarded a ‘Coaches’ Player of the Year’ for each age group. Following a discussion with the other coaches at the club, the player of the year was awarded to players who had shown excellent attendance, desire to improve and effort and attitude in sessions during 2014. The winners of the ‘Coaches’ Player of the Year’ were as follows:
Mini Red – Zoe Pitman
Mini Orange – Eve Wynne-Owen
Mini Green – Lewis White
Junior – Ben Voss
Following the presentation there was a buffet and a disco with karaoke provided by Donna Balzan.
A huge well done to everyone who took part in both the Adult and Junior Club Championships this Summer.
The winners and runners-up of the events are as follows:
Junior Club Championships
8&U Singles: Winner – Sean Ge, Runner-up – Rocco Lenney
9&U Singles: Winner – Josh Prince, Runner-up – Dylan Chapman
12&U Singles: Winner – Ben Voss, Runner-up – Flossie Loosemore
16&U Singles: Winner – Shalome Kurian, Runner-up – Ben Voss
16&U Doubles: Winners – Ali Alkamil and Ieuan Burridge-Bryant, Runners-up – Shalome Kurian and Ben Voss
Adults Club Championships
Men’s Singles: Winner – Mike Castle, Runner-up – Jonnie Bradbury
Ladies Singles: Winner – Pip O’Sullivan, Runner-up – Emma McClory
Men’s Doubles: Winners – Jonnie Bradbury and Tom Griffiths, Runners-up – John Balzan and Neil Edwards
Ladies Doubles: Winners – Emma McClory and Pip O’Sullivan, Runners-up: Clare Dwight and Karen Friend
Mixed Doubles: Winners – Jonnie Bradbury and Pip O’Sullivan, Runners-up: Neil Edwards and Emma McClory
A huge thanks to everyone who supported yet another fantastic year of Summer Holiday tennis camps. We were extremely lucky to such brilliant weather throughout the Summer.
The coaches were really impressed with how much all of the children improved over the Summer. We hope you all had loads of fun.
Congratulations to all of the players who received an award at our presentation afterwards.
Congratulations to all players who took part in our 14&U Road to Wimbledon competition.
There was some excellent tennis on display, with some players showing some excellent improvements as they gained more experience playing matches.
The final was played between Ben Voss and Andrew Tong in extremely testing conditions, with at times gale force winds. There were some outstanding rallies in the final considering the conditions with Ben coming out on top 6-2 6-0.
We would like to wish Ben and Andrew the best of luck in the County Finals which will take place in June
Calling all Juniors aged 14 and under!
On Saturday May 3rd & Saturday May 10th we are hosting a Road to Wimbledon competition at the club for all yellow ball players aged 14 and under (players must be aged 14 or under on 31st August to be eligible to enter). This is a fantastic opportunity for players to gain experience at playing competitive tennis, with each player guaranteed a minimum of 3 matches.
The competition will start at 2pm on both the 3rd & 10th and players must be available to play on both dates. Entries cost £5 per player. Entries close on Saturday 26th April – No late entries will be accepted.
The winner of the competition will go on to represent the club at the South Wales finals, with the winner from the South Wales finals invited to play at Wimbledon.
If you would like to enter or for more information please contact Rhys Morgan on 07929 264165.
Look forward to receiving your entries.