We are excited to introduce our NEW Mackintosh Grand Slam series, which will be a number of internal competitions that we will run throughout the year for youth players who are new to playing matches or for those looking to gain some additional match play experience.
The events will run on the 2nd Saturday of each half term/school holiday and will provide players from ages 6-18 with an opportunity to engage with regular competition & will give players a purpose and something to prepare/aim for during their coaching sessions leading up to each event.
The first event will be the Australian Open series and will take place on Saturday 26th February.
During the May Half Term we will be running a LTA Youth Matchplay day at Mackintosh LTC for players aged 6-14 on Friday 4th June.
Playing matches and competition is a vital part of learning to play the game. Competition can help to motivate players and provides a purpose for coaching. In addition, it helps to teach players key life lessons such as learning to win and lose, never giving up, fair play and sportsmanship, plus lots more.