Our club committee meet every 2 months to discuss the running of the club and how we can improve the overall club experience for our members.
Our committee members and their roles are as follows:
Club Chairman – Tom Griffiths
After moving up to Cardiff for University, Tom joined Mackintosh in 2014. He quickly found his second home & family at ‘the Mack’. Tom says “Tennis has afforded me some brilliant opportunities and memories, I am passionate about ensuring everyone has the same chance to create their own”.
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Professionally Tom has 2 companies based in Bristol & London. Lately Tom has become focused in Mergers & Acquisitions advising in several high-profile transactions over the last couple of years.
Club Secretary & Ladies Club Captain – Emma McClory
Emma has been the Club Secretary since 2018, and has been the Ladies Club Captain since 2013 – when Emma took on the responsibility of captaining & running our Ladies team in 2013. It was a challenge to get enough players together to field a team and quite often some of our players barely knew the rules. Fast forward to 2021, and the Ladies section is now thriving with over 30 Ladies regularly attending Team Practice nights, and 3 teams playing in the South Wales leagues – a great deal of this success is a product of Emma’s hard work and enthusiasm over the years.
Outside of the club, Emma is a qualified Primary School teacher and enjoys shopping and travelling in her spare time.
Club Treasurer – Paul Daley
Known as “Mr Mackintosh” for years, Paul has been integral to the running of the club for over 50 years. In more recent years, Paul has helped to manage the development of the new building, managed the Club Steward and co-managed facility projects to enable two new courts to be laid, and the resurfacing of the other 3 courts. Without Paul’s hard work and dedication over the years the club wouldn’t be as it is today.
Club Welfare Officer – Mike Pickerill
Mike is the newly appointment Welfare Officer as of January 2021. Mike has been a member of the Mackintosh Tennis Club since moving to Cardiff in 2017. Mike attends Social Tennis, Men’s Tennis evening and Cardio Tennis, plus has been regularly playing in the Annual Handicap Tournament and Club Championships. Mike is also a Captain for one of the Men’s Tennis teams, playing regularly in the Winter and Summer league.
Outside of the club, Mike is a qualified Social Worker, specialising in Child Protection and has worked both in London and in South Wales. He currently works as a Senior Social Work Practitioner and has been qualified for 7 years. Mike’s hobbies outside of tennis include cooking, baking and reading.
Men’s Club Captain – Nick Johnson
Nick has been a member of the Mackintosh Tennis Club since 2016. As Men’s Club Captain he is passionate about representing the views of the players and their development within the club as well as supporting the Men’s teams in all its competitions. Nick captains the Men’s 2nd team in the Summer league and the 1st team in the Winter.
Head Coach – Rhys Morgan
In addition to his role as Head Coach, Rhys also has a number of other roles in the day-to-day running of the club including: Captaining a number of Adult & Junior teams, Competition Organiser & Referee, Match/Fixtures Secretary, Facility Project Manager and Website Editor.
Outside of the club, Rhys has a huge passion for watching and playing a wide range of sports, and he also enjoys reading.
Volunteer Co-ordinator – Laura Williams
Laura is the club Volunteer Co-ordinator – as part of this role Laura is responsible for the recruitment and ongoing support of our club volunteers. Laura is also a keen tennis player, representing the Ladies teams and is joint captain of the Mixed team.
Outside of the club, Laura is a Speech and Language Therapist at the Heath Hospital. She has also previously volunteered on a number of occassions at a charity camp for children with life-limiting illinesses.
Marketing Officer – Francesca Davies-Ruoco
Francesca is a University of Central Lancashire graduate with a degree in Sports Journalism and Masters in Public Relations and Marketing giving her a breadth of experience including social media and broadcasting. She has a huge passion for sport and you will normally find her watching football or rugby, eating out or hitting the shops. Her personal passion lies with tennis though which she has played since the age of 9 at Mackintosh LTC and plays for the ladies first team.
Social Secretary/Fundraising Officer – Luke Dixon
Luke has been a lifelong lover and follower of professional tennis; however, he did not start playing until 2018. A year later he became a member of the club. Luke is now a regular at the Mackintosh LTC and frequently attends either group coaching and or any social / competitive events. Luke has gone on to help in setting up and running the club ladder.
Luke is a qualified solicitor and has been since 2009. He has worked in both London and in Cardiff and is Head of Family in Martyn Prowel Solicitors.
Luke’s tennis inspirations are Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Billie Jean King.
Outside of tennis Luke enjoys music festivals, traveling and reading.
Grounds & Maintenance Officer – Emlyn Williams
Emlyn is the clubs Grounds & Maintenance Officer and is responsible for ensuring the clubs grounds are kept clean and tidy. Emlyn is very talented with DIY projects and has recently renovated his house.
Emlyn is also a member of the clubs Coaching team, and a regular player for the Men’s 1st team. Outside of the club Emlyn is a keen golfer and enjoys skiing.