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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Quorn Family Cup Red Ball Event

CTC have teamed up with the LTA and their partners Quorn to be a part of the Quorn Family Tennis Cup for the first time in 2018! Our red ball event will take place on Saturday 21st April between 3pm and 5pm.

Designed to be a fun, informal competition, children under 10 (born 01/09/2007 or later) will partner an adult family member (born 31/08/1999 or earlier) in matches played on a Mini Red court with red balls and smaller rackets. There will be a small entry fee of: members £2, non-members £3 (per person). This event will ideal for children new to competitive play as well as parents who want to show support and play tennis themselves.

We have received our event pack from the LTA which includes prizes and giveaways. And on top of that, the winners of our event 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!

If you would like to take part in the inaugural Quorn Family Tennis Cup at CTC, please contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk no later than 7pm on Friday 20th April 2018. Entries via CTC social media also accepted.

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Tennis For Kids Returns To CTC

CTC are excited to agin be involved in the LTA’s Tennis For Kids programme for 2018! Having taken part in 2017 for the first time (where we ran 3 full courses and had over half of these children continue tennis with us) we are looking forward to an even bigger and better year this time around!

After two very successful years, this grass roots initiative has evolved and now allows any child aged 4 to 11 years old who is new to tennis access 6 weeks of coaching for just £25. This fee also includes a custom Babolat racket, 3 tennis balls and a personalised t-shirt, which is exceptional value for money. Plus all those who join one of our courses will get access to a special membership offer for them and their immediate family to continue their tennis with us beyond the 6 week programme.

The national campaign launches this coming Thursday (5th April) but click here and enter your details to be the first to know when Tennis for Kids sign up opens, giving you the chance to secure a place for your child on one of our exciting courses at Caerphilly Tennis Club!

Head Coach Jon again was successfully accepted to be part of the project and attended a special training day with over 60 other coaches as delivered by the TFK team and special guest Annabel Croft!

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Family Tennis At CTC For 2018/19 Season!

With the new season set to get underway on Sunday 1st April 2018, we are very excited to confirm the return of CTC’s original Family Fun Friday initiative and announce the addition of a new Family Skills & Fitness session to our family offering!

From Friday 20th April, you can get on-court at CTC with your family to enjoy up to 3 hours of tennis and take part in our new, innovative coaching session! We have plenty of equipment (rackets and balls) for all ages available to use at no extra charge.

If you want to come down to try tennis, rally with or even compete against your family then our original Family Fun Fridays playing time is for you. Starting 20th April, non-members can play between 4pm and 7pm for just 50p per person, while members can enjoy 3 hours of play for free as part of their membership.

New for the 2018/19 season is our Family Skills & Fitness session, which will run from 5:30pm to 6:30pm every Friday starting 20th April. Here, parents and their children will be led through various activities to develop general sporting and tennis specific skills as well as Cardio Tennis style drills to help you burn lots of calories! All activities will have varying levels of difficulty and adaptations to cater for all ages, abilities and experiences. This new session will cost CTC members just £1 each and non-members £2 (and this includes the 50p fee for playing time at FFF for that evening!).

Getting on-court with your family is not just a a fantastic way for new players to get started with tennis at the Club, but also allows current to get an extra bit of playing time if they wish to. If you enjoy playing with your family so much, we offer a Family Fun Friday Annual Pass as a membership package. This is £10 per individual or £15 per duo and enables free play at Family Fun Fridays as well as the discount on our Family Skills & Fitness session! With this membership, you can also enter the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot, vote at the AGM and volunteer on our committee. To access all other member benefits, you will have to upgrade to full membership.

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