Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2020

Are you looking for a safe socially distant activity to keep your children active during the Summer Holidays? We are running our popular tennis camps for children of all ages and experience levels at Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club. We have had to make some changes to our usual tennis camps schedule to be able to maintain our safety measures in line with the current rules/guidelines for running organised outdoor activities and playing tennis in Wales.

Aimed at ages 4-16 of all experience levels, the tennis camps are a fantastic way for your children to keep fit, have fun, improve their tennis and make new friends. With our enthusiastic team of qualified coaches (all DBS checked, and First Aid trained) your children are guaranteed an amazing experience.

We will be running three weeks of Summer Holiday Tennis Camps on the following dates:

Week 1 – Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August
Week 2 – Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August
Week 3 – Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August

Blue Stage (ages 4-6) – 9-9:55am – parents MUST join in on-court with your child
£7.50 members / £10 non-members (per day)
£30 members / £40 non-members (per week)

Red Stage (ages 6-8) – 10-10:55am
£7.50 members / £10 non-members (per day)
£30 members / £40 non-members (per week

Red Stage Invitation (ages 6-8) – 9-10:55am 
Orange Stage (ages 8-9) – 9-10:55am
Green Stage (ages 9-10) – 9-10:55am
Yellow Stage (ages 11+) – 11:30am-1:25pm
Invitational Squads (ages 11+) – 2:30-4:25pm
£15 members / £20 non-members (per day)
£60 members / £80 non-members (per week)

Adults Tennis Camps (Beginners, Improvers & Advanced) – 7-8:55pm
Week 1 – Monday 3rd August
Week 2 – Monday 10th August
Week 3 – Monday 17th August

£15 members / £20 non-members (per day)
£37.50 members / £50 non-members (all 3 days)

Please note – we are limited to ONLY 6 PLACES PER GROUP on the courses. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

All players attending the courses MUST be able to follow social distancing rules!!

HOW TO BOOK

To book a place, please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or 07929 264165.

Mackintosh LTC – Return to Tennis 13/07/20

Mackintosh LTC – Return to Tennis – 13/07/20

Following the latest Welsh Government announcement, we are pleased to update you with some changes to our club rules from Monday 13th July 2020.

The club committee have put in place safety measures and rules to ensure members and families are able to return to playing tennis at the club in a safe environment.

Please click the link below to view the current safety measures and rules:

To access the courts all members MUST have paid their membership fees for the 2020/21 membership year. To compensate for the 3 and a half months that we have lost (April, May, June & July) we would like to offer the following options:

  1. Pay Full Fee for 2020/21 membership year, but receive a 33% discount for the 2021/22 membership year
  2. Pay a pro-rata fee for the remainder of the 2020/21 membership year

Please click here to renew your membership fees

Our Organised Club Sessions will be restarting from Tuesday 21st July 2020. The sessions are open to all Adult members and older more experienced junior members. New members are welcome to get involved.

Social Tennis Club Night – Tuesdays 7-10pm
£3 members / £7 non-members.
**NEW** Social Tennis Season Pass ONLY £30 until 31st March 2021.
Players will be organised into doubles matches – new balls and floodlights provided.

Ladies Team Practice & Mix-In – Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Men’s Team Practice & Mix-In – Thursdays 6:30pm-10pm

Online Court Booking System
We have had some very positive feedback on our new online court booking system. To be able to use the courts, members MUST book in advance using our online court booking system at:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MackintoshLTC/Booking/BookByDate

Please note – this does not apply if you are attending an organised session e.g. Coaching, Social Tennis etc. 

There is also a ‘ClubSpark Booker’ App which can be downloaded from the App Store, so that you can book courts easily from your mobile devices.

Members are politely asked to be courteous to others when booking courts i.e. not booking the same time every day (particularly during busier times on evenings and weekends). Please only book a court if you are 100% going to be there. Any members found booking courts and not showing up may lose their right to book courts in the future. 

Clubs Licensed Bar Open (Outdoors)

From Monday 13th August, the Club Steward Neil Edwards will be re-opening the clubs licensed bar with a selection of drinks and refreshments available for members to purchase and enjoy outdoors. Enjoying a drink with your tennis partner/opponents after a game is all part of the strong social aspect of our club experience. Please show your support to Neil who is looking forward to welcoming you back to the club.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming more members back to the club. We want to reassure members that we have thoroughly followed the guidelines from the Welsh Government and the LTA/Tennis Wales to ensure the club is as safe as possible for members to return to tennis.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in contact with Head Coach Rhys Morgan at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org.

Mackintosh LTC – January Flash Sale

During the week commencing Monday 27th January 2020, we will be having a January Sale on Mackintosh Merchandise. 

Prices are as follows:
Bobble Hats £5  £4
Towels £7 £5
Water bottles £4 £3
Drawstring bags £5 £4
Baseball Caps (Children’s & Adults) £5 £4
Visors £5 £4
White Cotton Mackintosh T-Shirts £7 £5

Plus a 50% off Sale Rail

Please see Emma during w/c Monday 27th January if you would like to grab a bargain!

When its gone, its gone!!!

Mackintosh LTC – Dates for your Diary 2020

January
Tuesday 28th – 7-9pm – Australian Open Social Tournament

February
Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th – February Half Term Camps
Thursday 18th – February Half Term Competition Day
Monday 24th – Handicap Singles & Doubles Tournament starts
Tuesday 25th – 7-9pm – Pancake Day Frying Pan Tournament

March
Sunday 8th – 10am-12:30pm – Stay & Play Morning

April
Saturday 4th – 3pm – Handicap Tournament Finals Day
Monday 6th – Thursday 16th – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps
Wimbledon Ticket Ballot (Date TBC)

May
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th – May Half Term Camps
Friday 29th – May Half Term Competition Day
Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day (Date TBC)

June
Tuesday 2nd – 7-10pm – French Open Social Tournament

July 
Monday 6th – Adult & Junior Club Championships start
Tuesday 7th – 7-10pm – Wimbledon Social Tournament
Summer Holiday Tennis Camps (Dates TBC)

August
Summer Holiday Tennis Camps (Dates TBC)
Sunday 30th August – Saturday 5th September – Mackintosh Annual Spanish Tour

September
Saturday 12th – Adults Club Championship Finals Day (Saturday 19th Rain Date)
Sunday 13th – Junior Club Championship Finals Day (Sunday 20th Rain Date)

October 
Saturday 3rd – Annual Junior and Adults Presentation Evening
Tuesday 27th – 7-9pm – Halloween Social Tournament

December
Saturday 12th – Christmas Parties
Tuesday 15th – 7-9pm – Christmas Social Tournament

More events and dates will follow in due course. 
Please note – some dates and times may be subject to change.

Mackintosh LTC – February Half Term Camps 2020

During February Half Term (w/c Monday 17th February 2020) we will be running a range of tennis activities for all ages and experience levels. Please see below for further information:

Monday 17th February – Wednesday 19th February 2020

Mini Red (ages 4-8) – 10-11am
£15 members / £21 non-members (3 days)
£6 members / £8 non-members (per day)

All Day (ages 8+) – 11am-4pm
£50 members / £65 non-members (3 days)
£20 members / £25 non-members (per day)

Teens Camps / Invitation Squads (ages 13+) – 5-7pm
£32 members / £45 non-members (3 days)
£12 members / £16 non-members (per day)

Competition Day (Thursday 20th February) – £5 per event
Mini Red                                   10-11:30am
Mini Orange & Mini Green         12-2pm
Junior                                          2-5pm 

Adults Camps – Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th February 2020
Sessions:
Adults Beginners & Adults Improvers – 7-8:30pm
Cost: £10 members / £12 non-members (per day)

If you would like to book a place or for more information, please contact Rhys Morgan. 
Please note – only a limited number of places available, book early to avoid disappointment.

Mackintosh LTC – Wimbledon Ballot 2020 Opt-In

To be eligible to enter our clubs Wimbledon ticket ballot you MUST have opted-in by Friday 14th  February 2020. To opt-in, simply follow the link below, log-in to your British Tennis account and select opt-in (it shouldn’t take any longer than 2 minutes). If you have a few British Tennis members in your family, make sure you all opt-in to give yourself a greater chance of getting tickets in the clubs ballot.

https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/grand-slams/wimbledon/ballots/btm-ballots-home/

If you have recently joined the club as a member – unfortunately we are no longer able to automatically sign you up for British Tennis Membership, you will be required to do this yourself. Please register with British Tennis by following the link below, its FREE, make sure you link yourself with Mackintosh LTC & don’t forget to opt-in for the Wimbledon ballot.

https://www.lta.org.uk/member/

Finally, even if you may not want tickets, please opt-in as this helps to increase the club’s overall ticket allocation.

Mackintosh LTC – Festive Fun 2019

On Saturday 14th December 2019, members of all ages enjoyed some festive celebrations at the club.

During the Children’s party, the children enjoyed dancing, playing some fun games and even had a visit from Father Christmas. To see some of the photos, please click here .

The second party saw some of our junior members taking on the Christmas Mini Olympics. With a range of activities including table tennis, pool, crisp tasting, dynamic quiz and the legendary After 8 challenge with Emma’s Baubles taking the win. To see some of the photos, please click here

To finish the evening, some of the Adult members spent the evening having a few drinks and playing games. 

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with your loved ones. 

Mackintosh LTC – Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day Follow-Up

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day at Mackintosh LTC on Sunday 14th July – we hope you had a great day.

We would like to follow-up with details of how you and your family can play more tennis. Please see further information below:

Ages 2.5-4 – Tots Tennis
Tots Tennis runs every Friday during the term-time 10-10:45am & 2-2:45pm. The cost is £4 per session (pay & play) – no booking required, just turn up and get involved. Please contact Emma on 07970 820307 for more information

Ages 4-11 – Tennis For Kids courses
Tennis for Kids is a great way to get started in tennis. Receive 6 fun and interactive coaching sessions, a racket and ball set, plus a personalised t-shirt for only £25 (+£4.99 P&P)

We have got 4 upcoming courses running at Mackintosh LTC:
Ages 8-11 – Monday 22nd July – Saturday 27th July 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 4-7 – Monday 29th July – Saturday 3rd August 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 4-7 – Monday 12th August – Saturday 17th August 2019 – 9-10am
Ages 8-11 – Monday 12th August – Saturday 17th August 2019 – 9-10am

Please see the link for more information or to book your child’s place:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisForKids/SearchResults?location=CF24%203JW&distance=20

Ages 4-16 – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps
Our popular holiday tennis camps are running during the Summer Holidays. Book your child’s place on our Summer Holiday Tennis Camps – we are currently fully booked for Week 1 (w/c 22nd July), but there are places available for Week 2, 3 and 4 – please see the link below with more information:
http://www.mackintoshsportsclub.org/mackintosh-ltc-summer-holiday-tennis-camps-2019/

Adults (ages 16+)

Tennis Xpress (Beginners)
If you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time, then Tennis Xpress is for you. It is an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game. During the six sessions you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family and other people you meet.

We still have a few places available for our Summer Holiday course, starting next Monday 22nd July.
Monday 22nd July – Wednesday 7th August 7-8:30pm (every Monday & Wednesday)

Please see the link below with more information or to book your place:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisXpress/Course/30dc0c5f-3ea3-488e-8926-13b7206e0565

Adults Summer Tennis Camps (Improvers/Advanced)
We are also running a number of sessions during the school holidays for Adults who have played more tennis and are looking to make some improvements to their game. These sessions will run on the following dates from 7-8:30pm: Monday 22nd July, Friday 26th July, Monday 29th July, Friday 2nd August, Monday 5th August, Monday 12th August, Wednesday 14th August, Friday 16th August.

The cost of the sessions is as follows:
£10 members / £12 non-members (per day) or, £65 members / £80 non-members (all 8 days)

Please get in contact for further information or to book a place.

Cardio Tennis (All Levels)
Cardio Tennis runs every Friday (during term-time) 7:15-8:15pm. The cost is £4 members / £5 non-members.

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by music and qualified instructors, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. For more information, please see the link below: https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/getting-started/adult-tennis/cardio-tennis/.

We have also got opportunities to get involved with term-time coaching sessions, social tennis, team tennis, competitions plus much more.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or on 07929 264165.

Mackintosh LTC – Road to Wimbledon 2019 – Results

ROAD TO WIMBLEDON 2019 – RESULTS

A big well done to all 14 players who took part in our 14&U Road to Wimbledon competition on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. Some fantastic matches played by all.

Congratulations to Oskar Gregory for winning the boys event beating Ben Aseeley in a really close match which finished 11-9 in a 3rd set tie-break.

Congratulations to Tilly Menin-Steere for winning the girls event with Celia Sklirou finishing as runner-up.

Best of luck to our players who will be representing the club in the South Wales County Finals.

For a full list of results please click here.

Please click here to see pictures from the event.