February Half Term 2020 at CTC

– During February half term, all Junior coaching sessions will run as normal and see our first Team Challenge Match Week of 2020 take place with players taking part in various skill challenges.
(Note: there will be no sessions on Saturday 15th February, the first Saturday of half term, as Head Coach Jon will be attending the Tennis Wales Coaches Conference all weekend.)

– There will be no Adult coaching sessions during this week, as we instead encourage players to take part in our first Adults Australian Open Team Challenge event on Wednesday 19th February from 7pm. New for 2020, we are launching a brand new Grand Slam Team Challenge series for our Adult section, where we will not only crown event winners but also add scores to a yearly leaderboard! At each event, players can enjoy some friendly competition with each other as we celebrate the first major tennis tournament of 2020. Players should register to play by writing their name on the entry list on the noticeboard inside the clubhouse, or by contacting Head Coach Jon directly. Entry fee: Member £2, Non-members £4.
Our Ladies Night (Monday), Men’s Night (Tuesday) and Saturday Mixed Social will all run as normal during this week, again where all players are invited along.

– Following the continued success of our Mini Tennis Camps through 2019, they will return for 3 days during half term on Monday 17th February, Wednesday 19th February and Friday 21st February. 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 also run a small tuck shop for treats at lunchtime 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.

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Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 12th February at 7pm

After a hugely successful 2019, it’s time for the Caerphilly Tennis Club Annual General Meeting as we look to carry on our success and growth in to 2020, the new 2020/21 season and new decade. This year’s A.G.M will take place in the clubhouse on Wednesday 12th February at 7pm.

All players (Adults plus Juniors with their parents) are invited to attend as we:
– Reflect on the historic year we enjoyed at CTC in 2019;
– Explore opportunities for you to get involved in volunteering at the Club, in a way which suit your skills, lifestyle and commitment;
– Help shape the future of the Club for both the upcoming 2020/21 season and beyond;
– Show your support for the Club and appreciation for our volunteers.

Again this year, we would like to introduce a few additional volunteer roles as we look to share the current workload, open up new opportunities, expand our offer and continue to build links in the community. If you have a specific skill set or interest you think could help, please attend.
Why volunteer? There are well documented physical and mental benefits to volunteering. We offer support and training. You can give back to the Club, our users, the game of tennis and the community where you live and work.

If you have any questions about our AGM or volunteering opportunities, contact Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for the latest Club news.

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Coaching Update – Christmas 2019/New Year 2020

The close of play yesterday (Saturday 14th December) at CTC sees the end of our coaching programme for 2019. It’s been another incredibly successful year for our weekly programme and we would like to thank our coaches and leaders for their efforts this past year as participation figures reach all time highs! We also want to thank all players and parents for their continued support in the last 12 months.
The on-court action isn’t over just yet though as we have our 4 Christmas events to get through this coming week. There are very few spaces left so click here for information and booking details for each event.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our players, their families, visitors, partners, supporters and wider Caerphilly community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will enjoy the break but can’t wait to see everyone back on-court at CTC from Monday 6th January 2020 as our weekly schedule restarts and we head towards the new 2020/21 season, where there are lots of exciting plans already in the works!

To celebrate the new decade, we are offering CTC members a special deal on our coaching programme – get all lessons in January and February for just £20! Simply pay up front when you attend your first lesson in the New Year.
If you’re not already a CTC member, visit our membership page for the latest prices and a list of all the benefits you get access to, on top of this fantastic deal! Simply print and complete a form then return it in January with payment to qualify for the above offer.

If you have any questions about our weekly schedule or the special 2020 coaching lesson offer for members, please contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for updates and the latest Club news.

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Christmas 2019 At CTC!

Christmas is always a busy time of year and it’s no different at CTC – we have the return of our Christmas raffle which has some fantastic prizes yet again this year, our personalised player calendar fundraiser is back for it’s 4th year as we raise funds for our Family initiatives in 2020, plus we have festive events for all as we close out an incredible 2019!

Adults Christmas Social, Wednesday 18th December, 7pm to 9pm.
Come and enjoy the final Mixed Social of 2019 with some set play but also fun team games. Open to all Adult players/members – from our newest Adult Improvers through Intermediates and Advanced as well as Social players. Nibbles and drinks will be served afterwards. Members – £2, Non-members – £4.

Tots Festive Fun, Thursday 19th December, 4:30pm to 5:15pm.
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 19th December, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Fun competitive evening of tennis to end the year, with singles and doubles play. Who will be crowned champion this year? Includes pizza! Members – £4, Non-members – £6.

Mini Tennis Christmas Party, Friday 20th December.
Annual Christmas party for all Mini Tennis players. Fun and games on court followed by chicken nuggets and chips in the clubhouse. Members – £4, Non-members – £6
***Update: we are running just 1 session, 5pm to 6:30pm.

Players who wish to attend their respective events should confirm to CTC Head Coach Jon (via email, phone/text, in person or through CTC social media) their intention to attend by Sunday 15th 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 encourage all players to wear festive clothing as well as decorating their tennis rackets!

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Family Quiz Night – Saturday 7th December 2019

CTC will be hosting a Family Quiz Night on Saturday 7th 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, including a Christmas themed round, 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, and see if you can be crowned winners! There is a £12 entry fee per team, which will help fund a safety alarm system for our new disabled toilet.
Following feedback from last year’s event we will be trialing a “chippie run”, set for half time of the quiz. Entrants will be required to select and pay for their order from a chosen local fish and chip shop when they arrive (please note: this is in addition to the entry fee and everyone will have a free choice from the menu on offer).

Spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis so book your table now by contacting CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk or 07891 640642. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for updates on this event and the latest news from the Club.

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International Men’s Day 2019 at CTC

To celebrate International Men’s Day 2019 on 19th November, we are hosting a free Men’s Night on Tuesday 19th November from 7:30pm.

The evening is open to all players; whether current Club players, those who have been away from the sport for a while or those completely new to the game, and will give you a chance to:

  • Meet Head Coach Jon as well as current Club users and other new players.
  • Have a go at a few drills and receive coaching tips so you can improve your game, no matter your experience.
  • Play lots of social matches (singles and doubles) plus compete in some fun team games.
  • Enjoy refreshments and more social time inside the clubhouse afterwards.

All equipment is provided. Players just need to dress in sportswear and trainers. It’s also advisable to bring a drink with you. And why not ask a mate to come and join you on-court for the night?

If you have any questions about this event or the Club in general, please contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for updates on this event and the latest Club news.

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October Half Term 2019 at CTC

– To kick off Ocotber half term, we will be hosting our annual Junior Halloween Party on Friday 25th October from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This spooktacular evening is open to all Junior players (6-18 years old) and will include lots of tennis action, Halloween games and food! Fancy dress is optional, but there will be a prize for the best costume. We are asking players/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.

– Our weekly schedule will run as normal during October half term. Junior coaching sessions will again take the form of a Red vs Blue Team Challenge Match Week, while Adult coaching sessions will continue to follow their specific programmes.

– After yet another summer holiday where we fully booked all 16 Mini Tennis Camps, they will return for 3 days during half term on Monday 28th October, Wednesday 30th October and Friday 1st 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 also run a small tuck shop for treats at lunchtime 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.

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CTCxJoma Kit Launch Event

We are excited to now be ready to reveal the brand new CTC Club kit in partnership with Joma and Total Teamwear Cardiff! There will be full ranges for Juniors, Mens and Ladies sections, all available to purchase on a brand new online shop! So join us on Sunday 6th October between 3pm and 5pm for the official launch of our new Club kit!

The team from Total Teamwear Cardiff will be on hand all afternoon for you to:
– See samples of the new Junior, Men’s and Ladies ranges.
– Try items on for size and fit.
– Answer any questions you may have about the online shop.
– Place your order there and then to be some of the first customers for our brand new kit!

Plus we’ll be running a fun drop-in Team Challenge for children, their families and adult players to enjoy. So pair up (with family or friends) and challenge other teams present to earn points. Then climb your way up the leaderboard and try to stay there until the end of the event to be crowned winners.
To enter, add your name to the signup sheet on the noticeboard inside the clubhouse, contact Head Coach Jonathan Morgan directly, or message our social media channels.

Both the kit launch and drop-in Team Challenge event are free to attend for both members and non-members who regularly play at the Club.

If you have any questions on the new CTCxJoma kit range or the launch event, then please contact our Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or email jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for all the latest news from the Club.

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New Summer Finale 2019 Celebration

To celebrate another incredible summer of tennis at CTC, we are hosting a brand new Summer Finale and are inviting everyone who has played tennis with us over the past 6 weeks to come and celebrate with us, their families and their friends! The first edition of this event will take place on Sunday 8th September, from 3pm to 5:30pm.

– The event will feature a new team quiz with integrated tennis challenges, as inspired by classic TV gameshow Bullseye. This will run from 3pm to 4:15pm. This will be suitable for all ages with questions on everything from TV to current affairs, sport to general knowledge, and the tennis challenges achievable for all ages from Reds to Adults.
– Following this, we will have some carnival games (like Splat The Rat, Soak The Coaches and Tin Can Alley) as well as other activities (like table tennis, volleyball and swingball) for everyone to enjoy! Please note that the carnival games will have small charges of 10p/20p/50p to play as part of our newest fundraising efforts.
– Throughout the whole event, we will be running a BBQ, with a new and expanded menu which includes chicken skewers, veg skewers and a new bacon cheeseburger! Our tuck shop will also be available, selling drinks, sweets, chocolate and ice tip tops.

We will be charging members £2 and non-members £3, and this includes free entry in to the quiz as well as free play on selected activities. This can be paid on the gate when you arrive or to a committee member/coach beforehand.

If you have any questions on the Summer Finale, then please contact our Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or email jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk. And remember to follow CTC on social media  (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) as we continue to celebrate another very successful summer of tennis and look forward to making this winter the biggest in recent memory!

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Summer Holidays 2019 at CTC

The summer holidays at CTC are set to include a host of tennis for both children and adults this year! So take a look below at the various activities that will be running all summer long to see how you can join us on-court at Tennis Wales’ Club of the Year!

– During the summer holidays, our weekly activities (coaching programme, Adult Socials, Family Fun Fridays and Family Skills & Fitness and Cardio Tennis) will continue to run as normal throughout the 6 weeks. Follow the links above for details on each.

– We will be running 16 Mini Tennis Camps during the holidays! Running 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 24th July, Friday 26th July
Week 2: Monday 29th July, Wednesday 31st July, Friday 2nd August
Week 3: Monday 5th August, Wednesday 7th August, Friday 9th August
Week 4: Monday 12thAugust, Wednesday 14th August, Friday 16th August
Week 5: Monday 19th August, Wednesday 21st August, Friday 23rd August
Week 6: Wednesday 28th August, Friday 30th 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 will also be running 3 Teen Masterclasses during the holidays. Running 12:30pm to 3:30pm they are a great addition for Teen players to continue to develop their techniques and tactical play in both singles and doubles. Sessions will include traditional coaching methods and matchplay alongside varied practices and with the ball machine, speed gun and video analysis. Players must dress suitably for the weather and bring sufficient drinks. Dates are as follows:
Week 2: Thursday 1st August
Week 4: Thursday 15th August
Week 6: Thursday 29th August (TBC)
Price per masterclass: CTC members £5, non-members £8. 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 Teen Masterclass Booking Terms and Conditions before booking.

To stay up to date with all of our summer holiday activities as well as general Club news ensure you interact with the CTC social media sites – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – and remember to use #CTC in any of your posts/photos.

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