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.

Mackintosh LTC – Tennis Xpress course – starts Monday 3rd June

TENNIS XPRESS COURSE –
STARTS ON MONDAY 3RD JUNE

Calling all Adults,

Are you keen to learn a new sport? Perhaps you would like to be able to play tennis with your children. 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 week course 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 or other people you meet.

We are running a course at Mackintosh LTC, starting on Monday 3rd June 7-8:30pm. For more information or to book a place, please follow the link below:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisXpress/Course/c17b2113-e65c-4581-bea9-fbca53a3d133

Mackintosh LTC – Tennis for Kids course – Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June

TENNIS FOR KIDS COURSE –
MONDAY 27TH MAY – SATURDAY 1ST JUNE

Calling all parents with children 4-7 years keen to give tennis a try for the first time.

We are running a Tennis for Kids course at Mackintosh LTC from Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June 9-10am each morning – Tennis for Kids is a fun starter course for kids aged between 4 and 11 who have never played tennis or have played very little before. Packed full of games and drills to get kids active, it also gives parents the chance to join in too.

Tennis for Kids includes six tennis sessions led by an accredited LTA coach, a racket and ball set, and a personalised t-shirt – all delivered for just £25 (+ £4.99 P&P).

To sign-up your child, please follow the link below:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisForKids/Course/dce2f408-09f0-4731-a967-378ff3b9bfae

Mackintosh LTC – Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day 2019

On Saturday 18th May 3-6pm we will be hosting a Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day.  Whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there is fun to be had for all members of the family.

On the day we will be providing an opportunity to get involved with FREE taster sessions for players of all ages and experience levels, including: Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis, Adults Tennis Xpress and Cardio Tennis.

Please sign-up via the link below:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Events/MackintoshLTC/3cb774d6-0b44-4b69-bab6-e769e00957bd

If you require any additional information, please get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or on 07929 264165

Mackintosh LTC – 2019/20 Membership Renewals DUE

2019/20 Membership Renewals DUE


Calling all Members, Players, Parents and Prospective Members,

We hope you have enjoyed your year as a member at Mackintosh LTC. Membership fees for the 2019/20 year are due from 1st April 2019. To take advantage of the Early Bird Membership discount (save up to £30), please make payment by 30th April 2019.

We have great news that in September, major works will be undertaken at the club. Courts 1&2 will be resurfaced and Court 3 will be reconstructed, including the removal of the trees and bank. Internal fencing will also be renewed. The total cost for the project is around £82K. Unfortunately, during this time we will have limited access to courts 4&5 – we are currently investigating other facilities to ensure there are still opportunities for Coaching and Social hitting during this period.

This year we are delighted to be able to process all membership renewals online for the first time, using LTA software ClubSpark.

To renew your membership you will need to follow a few simple steps:
1. Click here (you will be redirected to our ClubSpark membership page)
2. Register / Log in to ClubSpark
3. Select your membership package
4. Make payment (there is an option to pay in full via Direct Debit, Credit/Debit Card, Cheque or Cash)

Following on from last year, we are keen to get more parents playing tennis at the club. We have got an option to join as a parent member for £50 – this entitles you to use the courts with your child on Saturdays after 3pm, all day on Sundays and during school holidays (when the courts are available).

Additionally, we are continuing our membership referral offer this year – if you refer a friend who joins as a FULL Individual Adult, you will receive a FREE 1/2 hour Individual Lesson or a Mackintosh LTC T-shirt.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) or Emma McClory (Club Secretary).

Mackintosh LTC – 2019 Dates for your Diary

We have got another busy year of events taking place at the club. Please see below some of the important dates to put in your diaries:

January
Tuesday 29th 7-9pm – Australian Open Social Tennis Competition

February
Saturday 2nd 3-5pm – Sytner Mini Red Competition
Sunday 3rd 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Green Competition
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps
Thursday 28th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps Competition Day

March
Friday 1st – Entries close for Handicap Competition
Monday 4th – Handicap Competition starts
Tuesday 5th 7-9pm – Shrove Tuesday Frying-Pan Competition
Sunday 10th 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Orange Competition (re-arranged)
Sunday 17th 11am – Big Clear-up Day
Sunday 24th 10am-4pm – Leaders Course

April
Saturday 13th 3pm – Handicap Competition Finals
Monday 15th – Thursday 18th 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 2)
Sunday 28th 3pm – Wimbledon Ticket Ballot and Social Competition

May
Sat 18th 3-6pm Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day
Tues 28th – Fri 31st 10am-4pm – Half Term Tennis Camps

June
Tues 4th 7-9pm French Open Social Tennis Competition

July
Monday 8th Club Championships start
Tues 9th 7-9pm Wimbledon Social Tennis Competition
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Mon 29th – Fri 2nd Aug 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 2)

August
Mon 5th – Fri 9th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 3)
Mon 12th – Fri 16th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 4)
Fri 16th 5pm – Summer Tennis Camps After Party & BBQ
Sat 17th 11am Club Championships Finals Day

September
Mon 2nd – Sun 8th Mackintosh Annual Tour to Fuengirola, Spain
Sat 28th Annual Presentation Evening

October
Tues 29th  7-9pm Halloween Social Tennis Competition

November
Fri 15th 7:30pm Mackintosh Quiz Night

December
Tues 10th 7-9pm Christmas Social Tennis Competition
Sat 14th Christmas Parties

All events are subject to change due to fixtures and coaching schedule. Please see emails, texts and notice boards for updates

Mackintosh LTC – Wimbledon Ticket Ballot 2019

To be eligible to enter our clubs Wimbledon ticket ballot you MUST have opted-in by Friday 22nd February 2019. 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 – Handicap Competition 2019

Entries are now open for our 2019 Handicap Competitions.
Events include Mixed Singles & NEW for this year a Doubles Handicap competition.
This years event will run from Monday 4th March with the Final taking place on Saturday 13th April 3pm.

This is a great event for players of all experience levels, as the handicap scoring system gives everyone an equal opportunity of doing well.
Last years Singles Champion was Ben Voss.

The event is open to all adults and stronger juniors (ages 12+) – there will also be a few of the clubs coaches playing. Could you cause an upset and beat one of the coaches?

If you would like to enter, please contact Rhys Morgan or alternatively put your name on the entry sheet located on the white board inside the door next to the floodlight meters. Entries cost £5 per event and should be handed to Rhys Morgan before the entry deadline (Friday 1st March).