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 – 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).

Successful Winter Season for Mackintosh Tennis Teams

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.

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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.