Ystrad Tennis Update – April 2016

Update 21/05/2016: sessions will continue at Sue Noake Leisure Centre for the next two weeks (28th May and 4th June) as we continue to work on arrangements to use the tennis courts in Ystrad Mynach Park.


Update 30/04/2016: as we continue to work on a return to the tennis courts in Ystrad Mynach, sessions will continue at Sue Noake Leisure Centre on Saturday 7th, 14th and 21st May. By which, we hope to have a clearer idea on our position and that of our Ystrad Tennis outreach programme for the summer.


Update 20/04/2016: unfortunately we have not been able to make arrangements with the bowls club to use the park tennis courts this Saturday (23rd April), meaning there are no Ystrad Tennis coaching sessions this weekend. We will return to Sue Noake Leisure Centre on Saturday 30th April as normal, where we can hopefully provide everyone with another update on the return to the tennis courts in Ystrad Mynach park.


Head Coach Jon spoke to parents in attendance at sessions yesterday regarding the situation of Caerphilly Tennis Club’s Ystrad Tennis outreach programme, and promised to provide an update today.

If you did not attend yesterday the current situation is that we cannot use the hall at Sue Noake Leisure Centre on Saturday 23rd April as it’s being used for a large karate event. We had hoped to have returned to the courts in Ystrad Mynach park at the beginning of April, but have come across some problems regarding the ownership, responsibility and access to them from the council and adjacent bowls club.
HC Jon managed to speak to some members of the bowls club yesterday about the situation of the tennis courts in Ystrad Mynach park. Although only an informal and brief chat, things were positive in terms of CTC using the courts again for coaching sessions, as well as for general visitors who may just want to play. We hope to meet with the chairman and other representatives of the bowls club in the coming days to come to an arrangement for both the short term (Saturday 23rd April) and the longer term (summer 2016 and even further ahead).

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