During the May Half Term we will be running a LTA Youth Matchplay day at Mackintosh LTC for players aged 6-14 on Friday 4th June.
Playing matches and competition is a vital part of learning to play the game. Competition can help to motivate players and provides a purpose for coaching. In addition, it helps to teach players key life lessons such as learning to win and lose, never giving up, fair play and sportsmanship, plus lots more.
Based on the success of last years event we will be running another Mini Red Family Quorn Tennis Cup event this year. This event is open to all Mini members at the club born 1 September 2005 or later (10 years & under) playing with an adult family member* born 31 August 1997 or earlier (18+). Entry to the event will cost £5 per pair.
*adult family member – parent, carer, guardian, step parent, co-parent, uncle, auntie, sibling or grandparent.
Last year this event was loads of fun for everyone. The children loved playing with their parents & it was a great introduction for many to start enjoying playing matches. I would recommend this event to any Mini players keen to start playing matches. There will also be great deals on the day for the parents, including membership discounts & adults coaching discounts.
The winners from the Mackintosh Family Quorn Tennis Cup will earn the opportunity of a day at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA grass court major event in May or June. Last year Mackintosh winners Rocco and Becky had an amazing experience playing at Surbiton and watching some of the professionals play.
Please contact Rhys or Emma if you would like to enter. We will be asking as many of you as possible to enter over the next few weeks.
This years Road to Wimbledon competition will take place from Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May. This event is a must for all Junior players aged 14 and under on 31st August 2016. This year we will be running a Boys event and for the first time ever a Girls event. Entry costs £5 per player – with all players guaranteed at least 2 matches. Players will play against other Mackintosh players in a friendly, relaxed enviornament. The winners and runners-up from the Mackintosh event will get the opportunity to play in the South Wales County Finals, with the winners from the County Finals getting the opportunity to go to play at Wimbledon.
If you would like to enter, please download and print the entry form below & return with payment to Rhys Morgan (Head Coach)
From Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August we held our annual Junior Club Championships. Despite a number of players being away on holidays for the Championships there were some excellent matches. Unfortunately some poor weather meant we had to cancel the 16&U Girls Singles, however we are planning to run this event in the next few weeks.
The winners and runners-up from the Junior Championships were as follows:
8&U Singles (Mini Red):
Winner – Rocco Lenney Runner-up – Ben Aseeley
9&U Singles (Mini Orange):
Winner – Rocco Lenney Runner-up – Beatrice Ryland
10&U Singles (Mini Green):
Winner – Lauren Young Runner-up – Luc Evans
12&U Boys Singles:
Winner – Seth Ryland Runner-up – Dan Kim
14&U Boys Singles:
Winner – Ben Voss Runner-up – Simeon Goringe
18&U Boys Singles:
Winner – Ieuan Burridge-Bryant Runner-up – Ben Voss
A huge well done to all of the players who entered – it was great to see such fantastic behaviour and sportsmanship on show. We hope you all had an enjoyable experience and are looking forward to playing in your next competition.