CTC Named Tennis Wales Club of the Year 2018!

Caerphilly Tennis Club are very proud to have been named Tennis Wales’ Club of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony on Saturday 26th January in Ewloe.

We believe this award is testament to the continual efforts of our committee and volunteers in addition to the amazing support and enthusiasm from our members and their families, our wider player base, visitors, supporters and partners!‬ Thank you all.

2018 was another hugely successful year for CTC, both on and off court, as we continue to grow as a club. Check out some of the highlights below or visit our photo gallery:

  • Membership has grown to 122, a high not seen in a decade and 250% increase in 2.5 seasons, while an additional 137 non-members played regularly at CTC in 2018!
  • Our weekly programme grew to 21 coach-led lessons, plus 3 Adult Social nights, which saw 194 players regularly access them. We also expanded our Family Fun Fridays initiative with our new and innovative Family Skills & Fitness session, with 192 participants through April to October.
  • We sold out all 27 Mini Tennis Camp dates through the key school holidays in 2018 as 141 different players attending. Our Teen Masterclass holiday sessions were a popular again with both current players and new ones.
  • We were involved in the LTA’s Tennis For Kids scheme for the second time this year. Having only planned to run 2 courses, we were overwhelmed with demand so ran 4 and in the process introduced 39 new children to tennis and the Club!
  • Hosted a range of successful internal tennis and social events throughout the year, such as our first time running a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event, our Adult Club Championships, Junior Halloween party, quiz nights and Christmas events.
  • Recruited 5 new volunteers, a mix of adults for the committee and newly trained Tennis Leaders, to join our 15 core volunteers on our committees and events team.
  • Set a Club record of 112 attendees to our Great British Tennis Weekend open day in May, only to smash this 6 weeks later at our annual Wimbledon Open Day as 202 people visited CTC!
  • Our schools programme reached a total of 1967 pupils across primary and secondary schools through PE lessons and Club visits. This also includes the launch of our new Wimbledon Roadshow which took tennis to 842 pupils in years 3 to 6 at 4 local primary schools. It also includes a record 239 entries into the primary school competitions and 16 in our new secondary school competition.
  • Assisted Y Gwyndy, Blackwood Comprehensive and Idris Davies 3-18 School with their School of Tennis projects, which included the training of 43 new Tennis Leaders to lead their own tennis activities as they further tennis opportunities within their schools.
  • Explored and introduced new ideas/schemes to better the user experience at the Club, whether through continual work to improve our facilities and grounds, evolving the administrative side of membership renewals/joining and growing our online presence.
  • Extended our close working partnerships with both Sport Caerphilly and Tennis Wales, at various events and projects throughout the year.

If you want to be a part of our ever growing and evolving Club, whether as a player or even a volunteer, take a look through the website and if you have any questions get in touch. And don’t forget to head to CTC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.

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February Half Term 2019 at CTC

After selling out every single Mini Tennis Camp during 2018, we are looking forward to the first dates of 2019 where we hope this run will continue! Our Mini Tennis Camps will return for 3 days during half term on Monday 25th February, Wednesday 27th February and Friday 1st March, running from 10am to 3pm. Our camps are perfect for 6 to 14 year olds and are tennis based (coaching, games and matches) but include other sports/activities as players keep active, learn new skills and enjoy time with friends.

Children will need a packed lunch and drinks. They may also bring small change to buy treats  in our tuck shop. Activities will take place outside as much as possible, so please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather (multiple layers if cold, waterproof jacket if wet etc).

Price per camp: CTC members £7, non-members £9. Payment via cash or cheque (made payable to Caerphilly Tennis Club). Spaces are limited and so advise you book in advance to guarantee your child a place. This can be done by printing, completing and handing in the booking form, by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or at jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or via the CTC social media platforms. By placing a booking you confirm you have read and agree to the CTC Mini Tennis Camp Booking Terms and Conditions.

And as always, our weekly coaching schedule will continue as will our Adult Social nights during the week.

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Christmas 2018 At CTC!

Christmas at CTC this year is set to be the biggest and best yet – with the return of our Christmas raffle and personalised player calendar fundraisers, plus our brand new Christmas Tennis Camps and festive events for all sections of our Club!

*NEW* Christmas Camps – Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December, 4pm to 7pm.
Suitable for all Mini Red, Orange and Green players at CTC. Have some last minute Christmas shopping to do? Or need to wrap a load of presents that you don’t want the children to see? Then book them in to our new Christmas Tennis Camps! Each camp will include tennis drills, fun games, challenges and matches, all with prizes up for grabs!
CTC members £5, non-members £7 (per camp). Spaces are limited so book in advance to guarantee your child a place. Contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. Bookings also accepted via CTC social media.

Note: There will be no Teen sessions on 17/12/2018 or 18/12/2018 but players are welcome to play at 6:30pm-7:30pm as final practice ahead of Tinsel Tournament on 20/12/2018. Members £-, Non-members £2.

Adults Christmas Social, Wednesday 19th December, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
A themed mixed social served with nibbles and drinks afterwards. Members – £2, Non-members – £4.

Tots Festive Fun, Thursday 20th December, during normal session.
Annual festive games session for children and parents to enjoy. Will include tennis and party games and served with squash and biscuits. Members – £3, Non-members – £4.

Teens Tinsel Tournament, Thursday 20th December, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Fun competitive evening of tennis to end 2018, with singles and doubles play. Includes pizza! Members £4, Non-members – £6.

Mini Tennis Christmas Party, Friday 21st December, 5pm to 7pm.
Our annual Christmas party for all Mini Tennis players. Fun and games on court, followed by burger and chips in the clubhouse. Members – £4, Non-members – £6

All players should confirm to CTC Head Coach Jon (via email, phone/text, in person or through CTC social media) their intention to attend their respective events by Sunday 16th December at the latest. This is to ensure we know how many to cater for in terms of food, presents and planned activities. And of course, we would encourage all players to wear festive clothing!

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Family Quiz Night – Saturday 1st December 2018

CTC will be hosting a Family Quiz Night on Saturday 1st December from 6pm to 8:30pm for players and their families. The quiz will feature questions for all ages and will be on various subjects so you can test your knowledge against our quizmaster and others!

We have spaces for 10 teams to enter, with each team consisting of 4-6 players. If you can’t get 4-6 people together to make a complete team then join forces with other players/families or let us find you a team on the night! The night will include complimentary hot drinks and nibbles, a prize for our winning quiz team as well as the launch of our Christmas raffle. The entry fee is £3 for children and £5 for adults, with this covering event costs and any surplus going to our fund for projects around our grounds.

Spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis so book your place now by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or 07891 640642. And as always, stay up to date by interacting with the CTC social media channels.

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October Half Term 2018 at CTC

– We will be hosting our annual Junior Halloween Party on Friday 26th October from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The spooktacular evening is open to all Junior players (6-18 years old) and there will be lots of tennis action, some Halloween games and food on offer! Fancy dress is optional, but there will be a prize for best costume. We are asking players and their parents to donate 6 themed cupcakes, with the best homemade entry winning a prize. These will be served alongside hot dogs and sweets for all attendees. Event fee: CTC members £4, non-members £6. Places are limited and allocated on first come first served basis. Contact Head Coach Jon to add your child to the event register.

– After our 15 Mini Tennis Camps sold out during the summer holidays, they will return for 3 days during half term on Monday 29th October, Wednesday 31st October and Friday 2nd November. Running from 10am to 3pm, they are a perfect blend of tennis coaching, games and matchplay as well as other sports/activities for 6 to 14 year olds. Players should dress appropriately for the weather and must bring food and drink for the day. We have a small tuck shop for treats too.
Price per camp: CTC members £7, non-members £9. Payment via cash or cheque (made payable to Caerphilly Tennis Club). Spaces are limited and so advise you book in advance to guarantee your child a place. This can be done by printing, completing and handing in the booking form, by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or at jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or via the CTC social media platforms. Please read the CTC Mini Tennis Camp Booking Terms and Conditions before booking.

– As always, our weekly coaching schedule will continue as will our Adult Social nights during the week.

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Summer Holidays 2018 at CTC

CTC are excited to reveal that our summer holidays will see the continuation of our weekly schedule of coaching, adult social nights and Junior Matchplay and Family Fun Fridays! It will also include 15 Mini Tennis Camps plus 3 Teen Masterclasses!

– Our 15 Mini Tennis Camps run 10am to 3pm each day and are the perfect blend of tennis coaching, games and matchplay as well as other sports/activities for 6 to 14 year olds. Players need to dress appropriately for the weather (rain coat if wet or suncream and hat if hot) and must bring food and plentiful drinks for the day. We have a small tuck shop for treats too. Dates are as follows:
Week 1:  Wednesday 25th July, Friday 27th July
Week 2:  Monday 30th July, Wednesday 1st August, Friday 3rd August
Week 3:  Monday 6th August, Wednesday 8th August, Friday 10th August
Week 4:
  Monday 13th August, Wednesday 15th August, Friday 17th August
Week 5:  Wednesday 22nd August, Friday 24th August
Week 6:  Wednesday 29th August, Friday 31st August.
Price per camp: CTC members £7, non-members £9. Payment via cash or cheque (made payable to Caerphilly Tennis Club). Spaces are limited and so advise you book in advance to guarantee your child a place. This can be done by printing, completing and handing in the booking form, by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or at jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or via the CTC social media platforms. Please read and agree to CTC Mini Tennis Camp Booking Terms and Conditions before booking.

– We are also hosting 3 Teen Masterclasses, which are a 3 hour workshop for our Teen players to continue developing their game for singles and doubles. They include traditional coaching methods and point play alongside varied practices with our ball machine, speed gun and video analysis. Dates as follows, 1pm to 4pm:
Week 2:  Thursday 2nd August
Week 3:  Thursday 9th August
Week 4:  Thursday 16th August
Price per session: CTC members £5, non-members £7. Spaces are limited and so advise you book in advance to guarantee your child a place. This can be done by printing, completing and handing in the booking form, by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or at jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or via the CTC social media platforms. Please read and agree to CTC Teen Masterclass Booking Terms and Conditions before booking.

To stay up to date with all of our summer holiday activities and general Club news ensure you interact with the #CTC social media sites – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Wimbledon Open Day 2018 – Sunday 1st July

CTC are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual Wimbledon open day on Sunday 1st July 2018, from 11am to 4pm. So celebrate Wimbledon and take advantage of this perfect chance to experience tennis with us at CTC!

Our front 3 courts will have lots of on-court activities for children and adults to try, including our ball machine, target zone, fastest serve speed gun and all new skill stations! The 3 back courts will be open for free play between family and friends, whether on our 4 mini red courts or 2 full courts. Inside our renovated clubhouse you will be able to find out more about what we offer at the Club whether it’s coaching lessons, matchplay and social sessions, Family Fun Fridays, special events or our popular summer holiday camps (which you will be able to book onto on the day!).
Refreshments, including traditional strawberries and cream, will be available all day with a BBQ also being held on our patio. Attendees will need to sign in at our welcome desk, but you are able to book your place online here ahead of the event.

In the buildup to the event we will be holding a raffle to further raise funds for the Club. We have secured some fantastic prizes like a signed Judy Murray autobiography (Knowing The Score: My Family And Our Tennis Story) as well as offering a family membership package! Tickets are available to purchase (£1 per strip) from Monday 11th June right through to Saturday 14th July, with the winners being drawn on Sunday 15th July.

During the Wimbledon fortnight, CTC are also offering up to 33% off all membership packages for new or returning players! This offer is available between 01/07/2018 and 15/07/2018 with forms being available in our clubhouse as well as online.

Finally, we are again running a social media competition where you could win a family tennis package! Simply send your tennis themed photos to the CTC Facebook, Twitter or Instagram sites for your chance to win. Entries open 3pm on Sunday 10th June and close at 11am on Sunday 15th July. Full competition terms and conditions available here.

If you have any questions regarding the open day, membership offer or social media competition then please contact CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk.

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French Open Team Competition – Sunday 10th June

CTC are excited to launch our new Grand Slam Team Competitions, starting as we celebrate the French Open on Sunday 10th June from 3pm to 5pm!

Open to all Juniors, their parents and Adult players this fun, nonstop action, team competition is inspired by Judy Murray’s own format as used when she visited CTC in October 2017. Teams aim to score the most points through a series of skill based challenges and fun doubles matches with added twists! There will be prizes for the winning team and outstanding players. Families and non-playing players are welcome to support the event where we will also be showing the Men’s French Open final on TV in the clubhouse plus serving refreshments throughout the afternoon.
Entry fee: Members £2, Non-Members £4. Contact Head Coach Jon by 11am on Friday 8th June to enter. Playing places are limited due to the format, so will be awarded on first come first served basis.

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May Half Term 2018 at CTC

Following a sold-out Easter holidays at CTC, we are excited to reveal that we will be hosting 2 Mini Tennis camps during May Half Term plus our Teens Masterclass will return! And as always, our weekly coaching schedule will continue as normal throughout the half term week.

– The Mini Tennis Camps will run on Wednesday 30th May and Friday 1st June from 10am to 3pm each day. They are a perfect blend of tennis, friends and fun along with other sports/activities for 6 to 14 year olds. Players should dress appropriately for the weather and must bring food and drink for the day. We have a small tuck shop for treats too.
Price per camp: CTC members £7, non-members £9.

– Also, we will be hosting a Teens Masterclass on Thursday 31st May at 1pm to 4pm. This additional session includes traditional coaching methods and point play alongside varied practices with our ball machine, speed gun and video analysis. Price per session: CTC members £5, non-members £7.

Spaces are limited for both our Mini Tennis Camps and Teen Masterclass so advise you book in advance to guarantee your child a place. This can be done by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or at jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or via the CTC social media platforms. Payment for both activities to be made with cash or cheque (made payable to Caerphilly Tennis Club). Please read and agree to the CTC Mini Tennis Camp Booking Terms and ConditionsCTC Teen Masterclass Booking Terms and Conditions before booking.

To stay up to date with all of our half term activites, coaching and general Club news ensure you interact with the #CTC social media sites – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day – Saturday 12th May

CTC are once again involved in the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekends (GBTW) for 2018, as we are host an open day on Saturday 12th May, from 3pm to 6pm.

There will be plenty of on-court activities for children and adults alike, such as our ball machine, target zone, fastest serve and some new skill stations! Plus there will be courts available to play on for free if you want to play some points against family and friends.
As well as playing, you can find out more about what we offer whether it’s coaching lessons, matchplay and social sessions, Family Fun Fridays, special events or our popular school holiday camps! There will also be offers on our coaching programme and membership for new players. Refreshments will be available from our tuck shop alongside burgers and hot dogs from our BBQ. There will also be a raffle held on the day.

You can pre-book your place here, which will save you time and allow you to play even more tennis when you attend! And remember to interact with our social media platforms for updates in the buildup to, during and after the event, we are on  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you have any you have any questions then please contact CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk.

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