May Half Term 2019 at CTC

Our Mini Tennis Camps will return for 2 days during May half term on Wednesday 29th May and Friday 31st May. Running from 10am to 3pm they are a perfect way to keep your 6 to 14 year old entertained during the school holidays. Each camp includes plenty of tennis (coaching, games and matches) as well as other sports/activities to keep children active, learning new skills and enjoying time with friends old and new.

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.

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.

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Tennis For Kids Back At CTC For 2019

CTC are once again a part of the LTA’s Tennis For Kids programme for 2019! Having run 7 courses over the past 2 years, we have helped introduce 69 children to tennis many of whom continue to

This fantastic product from the LTA gives children aged 4 to 11 years old a perfect start to tennis. For just £25 (+£4.99 P&P), they get: 6 hours of lessons with a qualified and accredited coach, a custom Babolat racket, 3 tennis balls and a personalised t-shirt, which is exceptional value for money! Plus all those who join 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.

  • Our first course of 2019 will run over two afternoons during May half term (12:30pm-3:30pm on Tuesday 28th May and Thursday 30th May). Click here to book your child’s place now.
  • More courses for the summer holidays and later in the year will be added in due course with links appearing here.

 

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Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019

CTC are once again involved in the LTA’s Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends for 2019 and we have planned a bumper weekend of tennis this year on the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May! So read below and see how you can come and try tennis for free at Tennis Wales’ Club of the Year 2018!

Starting on the Saturday morning we will be offering 3 free Mini Tennis taster sessions for new Junior players to experience a coaching session at the Club. Our award winning Head Coach Jonathan Morgan will run the sessions as follows:
~ 10am-10:45am: Mini Red (6-8 years old)
~ 11am-11:45am: Mini Orange (8-10 years old)
~ 12pm-12:45pm: Mini Green (10-12 years old)
Children need to dress appropriately for sporting activity and the weather, while it is encouraged they also bring a drink. Whilst your child is enjoying their free taster session, parents and siblings are welcome to take to the courts and enjoy a game of tennis themselves! All tennis equipment (rackets, balls and coaching aids) for the taster sessions as well as family free play will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

During the Saturday afternoon, we will be running a range of free on-court activities, from 3pm to 6pm. These include our traditional open day favourites like the ball machine and target zone, plus some new skill stations and the return of beat the coach! All activities are suitable for players of all ages and abilities, so whether you’re attending with your family or friends come and enjoy the festivities as well as a BBQ and refreshments.

Finally, we will wrap up the weekend with a 2 hour free play session at the Club following the Caerphilly 2k and 10k races. Once you’ve finished supporting family and friends during the race and taking in the stalls and on-site activities, head over to CTC and play some tennis. All equipment will be provided for children and adults to enjoy a game of tennis, whether you decide to play for fun or make things more competitive!

Over the whole weekend, there will be plenty of chances to find out more about what we offer (whether it’s coaching lessons, social sessions, Family Fun Fridays, special events or our popular school holiday camps). There will also be special offers on our coaching programme and membership for new and returning players. Plus, we will be running a raffle with some great tennis and general prizes!

It is advisable that you book your place at the free Mini Tennis taster sessions on the Saturday morning, which you can do here. You can also book on to the other events by following these links – Saturday afternoon / Sunday morning – to save you time when you arrive at CTC. If you don’t pre-book our volunteers will ask you to register when you visit.


Interact with our social media platforms for updates in the buildup to, during and after the weekend, CTC are on  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you have any you have any questions regarding any of the festivities, then please contact CTC Head Coach Jonathan Morgan on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk.

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Easter Holidays 2019 at CTC

Our Mini Tennis Camps will return for 4 days during the Easter Holidays on Monday 15th April, Wednesday 17th April, Wednesday 24th April and Friday 26th April. Running from 10am to 3pm they are a perfect way to keep your 6 to 14 year old entertained during the school holidays. Each camp includes plenty of tennis (coaching, games and matches) as well as other sports/activities to keep children active, learning new skills and enjoying time with friends old and new.

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.

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.

  • As for our weekly coaching schedule and Adult Social nights, they will run as normal during the first week (Monday 15th April to Saturday 20th April).
  • During the second week (Monday 22nd April to Saturday 27th April), there will be no coaching groups but we will be hosting special Team Challenge events for Juniors on Tuesday 23rd April, Wednesday 24th April and Thursday 25th April. *Details will appear here in due course*.
  • Family Fun Fridays and Family Skills & Fitness session will run as normal in both weeks (on Friday 19th April and Friday 26th April).
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New 2019/20 Season Launch Event

To launch the new 2019/20 season at CTC we are hosting a free afternoon of tennis on Sunday 7th April from 2pm to 5pm. This is open to current Junior and Adult members and their families, as well as any new prospective players who want to explore how you can play tennis with us in the year ahead.

During the afternoon, you will be able to:
– Enjoy some free tennis with family and friends (all equipment is provided).
– Meet our committee and coaches who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Club or our activities.
– Sign up to membership for the new 2019/20 season and get £5 off if you sign up at this event! (Prices have been frozen for the upcoming season so this is a great chance to renew/join, save some money and gain access to the benefits straight away.)
– Register as British Tennis Lite Members which is free for all CTC members, or even upgrade to Team Membership (a committee member will be on hand to help).

If you have any questions on the new season launch event, membership or the Club in general 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) ahead of the new season to stay up to date with the latest news, take part in competitions/giveaways and interact with other Club users.

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International Women’s Day 2019 at CTC

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 on 8th March, we are hosting a free Ladies Night on Monday 11th March 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 include:

  • A chance to meet Head Coach Jon as well as current Club users and other new players.
  • Work through 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 end with some fun team games.
  • Refreshments and more social time inside the clubhouse afterwards.

All equipment is provided. Players just need to dress comfortably and wear trainers. It’s also advisable to bring a drink with you. And why not ask a friend to join you on-court for the evening?

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.

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Family Tennis At CTC For 2019/20 Season!

We are very excited to confirm the return of CTC’s original Family Fun Friday initiative and innovative Family Skills & Fitness session on Friday 15th March, following their winter breaks! This is one of our flagship initiatives which continues to grow and develop, and no doubt played a part in us being named Tennis Wales Club of the Year 2018!

From Friday 15th March, you can get on-court with your family and friends to enjoy up to 3 hours of tennis every week at Family Fun Fridays between 4pm and 7pm.
Non-members can use our fantastic facilities for just 50p per person, while members can enjoy playing for free as part of their membership. We also offer free use of equipment (rackets and balls) and Head Coach Jon is always on hand to give beginners a few pointers as well as advise on our coaching programmes and answer any questions you may have.

After a brilliant launch last year, our Family Skills & Fitness session will also return this season, running every Friday at 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
This session is split into two halves – the first concentrates on developing general sporting and tennis specific skills through various activities, while the second consists of Cardio Tennis style drills for you to build up a sweat and burn lots of calories on-court. All activities will have varying levels of difficulty and adaptations to cater for all ages, abilities and experiences. This session costs CTC members just £1 each and non-members £2.

Getting on-court with your family is not just a a fantastic way for new people to get started with tennis at the Club, but also allows current players 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 via free British Tennis Membership, vote at the AGM and join our committees.

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Quorn Family Tennis Cup 2019 Red Ball Event

*This event has been rescheduled to Sunday 14th April, 3pm to 5pm.*

After a successful first event last year, CTC have again teamed up with the LTA and their partners Quorn to be a part of the Quorn Family Tennis Cup 2019! Our red ball event will take place on Sunday 24th March, 3pm to 5pm.

Designed to be a fun, informal competition, children under 10 (born 01/09/2008 or later) will partner an adult family member (born 31/08/2000 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 this year’s 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 22nd March. Entries via CTC social media also accepted.

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Annual General Meeting – Monday 4th March at 7:30pm

With the new 2019/20 season just around the corner, it is time for the Caerphilly Tennis Club Annual General Meeting. This year’s A.G.M will take place in the clubhouse on Monday 4th March at 7:30pm.

All players (and parents) are welcome to attend, whether wanting to be involved, get information or show their support. We are always looking for new people to join our volunteer workforce, whether regularly or occasionally at special events/projects, to further progress the Club both on and off court. We would like some help with a few existing roles plus we hope to introduce some new ones for the new season. Click here to see what roles we are looking for help with and whether you have the necessary skills/experiences.

A few benefits of volunteering include:
– Roles can be shaped to suit your skill set and availability to volunteer. Any time you can give helps spread the load between all of our volunteers.
– Give back to the Club and its members, the game of tennis and the local community where you play, live and work.
– CPD opportunities and support available for your role, where skills and experiences could be transferred to your professional life.
– Help shape the Club both on and off court with your ideas.
– Well documented physical and mental benefits for volunteers.

So if you think your skills, experiences, ideas and energy can support the continued growth of CTC please attend the evening. If you would like to get involved but cannot attend, please contact Head Coach Jon.

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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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