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 – 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.

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 – 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 – 14&U Road to Wimbledon Competition 2019

14&U ROAD TO WIMBLEDON CHALLENGE

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, we will be hosting our annual 14&U Road to Wimbledon Challenge at Mackintosh LTC. This event is open to all juniors aged 14 & under (born 1 Sept 2004 – 31 Aug 2008). We will be running both a Boys Singles and Girls Singles event. Entry costs £8 per player.

The runners-up and winners from the Mackintosh event will be invited to the County Finals, with the winners from the County Finals invited to compete in the National Finals at Wimbledon in August.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for all junior players to gain more experience playing matches.

Please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) if your child would like to enter.

Mackintosh LTC – Family Quorn Tennis Cup 2019

FAMILY QUORN TENNIS CUP – SATURDAY 30TH MARCH

On Saturday 30th March we will be running a Family Quorn Cup Red Ball event starting at 2:30pm at Mackintosh LTC. The event usually lasts approximately 2 hours (dependent on number of pairs taking part). This event is FREE for members to enter.

Who can play in the 2019 red ball event?
Any child born 1 September 2008 or later (10U) playing with an adult family member* born 31 August 2000 or earlier (18+).

* Adult family member – parent, carer, guardian, step parent, co-parent, uncle, auntie, sibling or grandparent.

The winners of each red ball competition will earn the opportunity of a day out at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA grass court major event in June. Each pair will have the chance to play against other winners on the day as well as watch the professional players in action.

For further information on the Quorn Family Tennis Cup please click here.

Please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) if you and your child would like to enter.