#CTC #Quarantennis Videos

During this period where there are no tennis activities at CTC due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be posting regular videos to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). These are designed to keep players engaged in the Club, connected with other players and inspired to still pick up a racket and get some practice in, as well as providing some light hearted fun and release for everyone. These videos (daily skills, #TekkersTuesday and #FamilyFunFriday) will compliment our other social media features (Friday Filler and Suggestion Sundays) we have lined up during the coming weeks.

We would love to see you have a go at the various skills, challenges and games we share, so film your attempts and share them online. Make sure you tag our social media channels (@CaerphillyLTC) and use the special hashtags #CTC #Quarantennis. We will be rewarding those who get involved regularly, come up with creative and new twists or bring a smile to our face with spot prizes.

Video 007 (28/03/2020) – Claw Catcher
Video 006 (27/03/2020) – #FamilyFunFridays Rally Around The House
Video 005 (26/03/2020) – Balance Compass Points Touch
Video 004 (25/03/2020) – Fast Feet Figure 8
Video 003 (24/03/2020) #TekkersTuesday – Edgie-Uppies
Video 002 (23/03/2020) – Tap Ups / Body Bouncer
Video 001 (22/03/2020) – Water Bottle Challenge

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Coronavirus Update – Suspension Of All Tennis at CTC

Update: 21/03/2020
We have taken the decision to cancel all 4 Mini Tennis Camps set to take place during the Easter Holidays. Parents have been emailed this morning with notice as well as details for those who have prepaid for their spaces.
Alongside this we have also cancelled all planned events until Sunday 19th April, which includes our New 2020/21 Season Launch, our Quorn Family Tennis Cup under 10 event, Adult Aussie Open Team Challenge and a Volunteer Day.
Tennis Wales have also confirmed the cancellation of the Caerphilly Schools Year 3/4 and Year 5 tennis competitions, scheduled for the last 2 weeks of April, which we host at CTC.


The Caerphilly Tennis Club committee along with our Head Coach Jonathan Morgan have decided to suspend all tennis activity at the Club for the foreseeable future in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This includes Junior and Adult coaching lessons, Adult Social sessions, FamilyFunFridays and Family Skills&Fitness as well as all upcoming events. A decision on our Easter Holiday activities will be made on Sunday 22nd March. This follows fresh advice from the LTA, Government and other official bodies.

This is a decision that we have not taken lightly as we know many players, young and old, have enjoyed staying active, getting fresh air and socialising in the past week as the pandemic has escalated. But we feel it is now in the best interests of not only our coaches, volunteers and players but also their families and the wider community.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation and seek further guidance from all official bodies and keep all of our players/parents/guardians updated via email, text and social media. Updates will also be posted here.

During this time, we encourage you all to still pick up a racket, watch highlights online, read tennis books and stay in touch with us and fellow players. We will be posting challenges, discussions and more on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) so please get involved and share them with family and friends.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding in these unprecedented times, and are grateful for your continued support.

It will be a tough few weeks/months for the Club as well as our self-employed coaches but we will be back as soon as possible.

Stay safe and see you all at CTC again soon.

Useful Links:

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Quorn Family Tennis Cup 2020 Red Ball Event

CTC have again teamed up with the LTA and their partners Quorn to be a part of the Quorn Family Tennis Cup for the third successive year! Our red ball (under 10s) event will take place on Sunday 5th April, 3pm to 5pm.

This fun, informal competition will see children (aged under 10) partner an adult family member (aged over 18) and compete in timed matches on a Mini Red court with red balls and smaller rackets. Earn points every match and the pair with the highest total will be crowned our winners. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, with the winners being invited to a Festival Day at one of the LTA grass court events in June! There will be a small entry fee of: members £1, non-members £2 (per person).

If you would like to take part in this year’s Quorn Family Tennis Cup please contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk no later than 7pm on Friday 3rd April. Entries also accepted via CTC social media channels.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Easter Holidays 2020 at CTC

– During the Easter Holidays, we will be running a condensed schedule of coaching as detailed here. All Juniors will take part in the second Team Challenge Match Week which will be point/match based, while we will also extend this initiative to all Adult groups for the first time! Our recently returned Family Nights, made up of Family Fun Fridays and our Family Skills & Fitness session, will run as normal on both Fridays during the holiday.

– Following another week of fully booked Mini Tennis Camps during February half term, they will return for 4 days during the 2 week holiday on Monday 6th April, Wednesday 8th April, Wednesday 15th April and Friday 17th April. 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.

– Finally, after some rain delays, we have rearranged our Adults Australian Open Team Challenge event for Wednesday 15th April at 7pm. New for 2020, we are launching a 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.

– The committee also plan to host a Volunteer day to tidy up the Club and complete some odd jobs ahead of the new season. More information will be displayed on the new Volunteer/Fundraiser board inside the clubhouse.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

New 2020/21 Season Launch Event

To launch the new 2019/20 season at CTC we are hosting a free afternoon of tennis on Sunday 29th March from 2pm to 5pm. This is open to current Junior and Adult members and their families, as well as any new prospective players of all ages, abilities/experiences who want to explore how you can play tennis at 2x Tennis Wales Club of the Year in 2020!

During the afternoon you will be able to:

  • Get on-court and enjoy a free game of tennis with your family, friends and other Club users. We have rackets and balls available for you to use so there’s no excuse not to get on-court as we begin the new 2020/21 season!
  • Plus attendees can take part in a drop-in Team Challenge with plenty of prizes up for grabs! Simply find a partner (could be a parent, sibling or friend) and challenge other participants to mini matches (singles and doubles) to earn points. Play as many or as few matches as you want, with all points counting to your score. Then, come the end of the event, the team with the most points overall will be crowned winners.
  • You’ll also be able to meet our coaches and volunteer committee, while taking a look at our amazing facilities both on the court and inside our clubhouse. There will be plenty of information for new players to get started at the Club, with weekly sessions available for Tots through to Adults, or existing players to add extra tennis to your week. Head Coach Jon will have some fantastic programme offers for various sections on the day!
  • Sign up to 2020/21 membership and save at least £5 per package, get your welcome pack and register as an LTA Lite Member for free!
  • And current players will be able to influence the result of our Coin Wars fundraiser one last time as it comes to an end at this event. Which team will be victorious and which player will win the free membership for the new season?
  • We also hope to have Joma and Total Teamwear Cardiff on hand to do another sizing session for our brand new CTCxJoma kit!

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) for updates from the Club each and every day on our coaching programme, special events, news and more!

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Family Tennis Is Back At CTC For Sport Relief 2020!

As the nights begin to get lighter, the weather improves and the new tennis season is right around the corner, our Family Tennis initiatives are set to return to CTC on Friday 13th March! And both our Family Fun Fridays and Family Skills & Fitness session on this night will be special events as we will be using them to raise money for Sport Relief, which falls on the same night! Family Tennis For Sport Relief

  • Family Fun Fridays (FFF) is CTC’s original initiative to encourage families to get on-court together and enjoy up to 3 hours of tennis every week, between 4pm and 7pm!
    Non-members can use our fantastic courts for just 50p per person, while members play 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 or have a chat about how you can more tennis with us.
  • On Friday 13th March, FFF will be free to all although we would ask all players to make a donation to Sport Relief at our collection point inside the clubhouse or directly to Head Coach Jonathan Morgan.

  • And our innovative Family Skills & Fitness (FS&F) session is back for it’s third year, 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. All activities will have varying levels of difficulty and adaptations to cater for all ages, abilities and experiences. It costs members just £1 each and non-members £2 each.
  • On Friday 13th March, our Family Skills & Fitness session will be a special Family Team Challenge as we raise funds for Sport Relief. Here you can team up with a family member (whether it’s parent and child, couple, siblings or any other combination within your family) and earn points through a series of FS&F inspired activities and games. There will be certificates for all, prizes for our winners and giveaways during the hour. Again, this will be free although players will be encouraged to make a donation to Sport Relief.

If you enjoy playing tennis 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.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

International Women’s Day 2020 at CTC

Following the success of our International Women’s Day event last year, we are doing it all again for 2020 with a free Ladies Nigh on Monday 9th March from 7pm at CTC – Tennis Wales Club of the Year 2018 and 2019!

The evening is open to all players; current Adult players from coaching groups and social nights, those who haven’t played tennis in a while (whether that’s months or years) but want to get back in the swing of things, or those completely new to the game and are looking for a new hobby that is proven to be great for your fitness and general wellbeing. This free event will include:

  • A chance to meet our award winning Head Coach Jonathan Morgan, connect with other players plus have a look around our incredible facilities both on and off court!
  • Get personalised coaching tips from Head Coach Jon during some drills so you can improve your game, no matter your ability/experience.
  • Then put those skills into action in our Girl Set Match Team Challenge as we name our Queens of the Court! This will include social doubles play and fun team games.
  • After all the action on-court, enjoy refreshments and social time inside the clubhouse as well as find out how you can play more tennis at CTC in 2020!

We will provide all equipment (rackets, balls and coaching aids) so you jut need to wear comfy clothes and trainers. It’s also a good idea to bring a drink. And why not invite a family member, friend or colleague to join you for what will be a fun evening on-court?

If you’d like to attend, please contact Head Coach Jon on 07891 640642 or jonathanmorgan@caerphillytennis.co.uk before 1pm on Sunday 8th March, just so  he can manage numbers and plan appropriately. Alternatively, get in touch with us via the CTC social media channels.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in News | Leave a comment