Saturday was a great day at the club with the Tennis Mixed Singles Handicap finals taking place.
Firstly, Head Coach Rhys Morgan was against Coach Billy Barclay in the Main Draw final. The handicap system meant Rhys had to give Billy an 8 point head start in each set. Both players played some excellent tennis in the match with Rhys eventually coming out on top in 3 sets 21-12 9-21 21-11.
The second match was the Consolation Draw final which was contested between Aaron Trott and Oskar Gregory. Both players had excellent wins in their respective semi-finals to reach this stage of the competition. Oskar proved to be too strong for Aaron in the final winning in straight sets 21-8 21-13. This was a great achievement for Oskar – who was the youngest player in the draw.
A big shout out to Chair Umpire Tom Griffiths who did an excellent job umpiring the matches. Also a huge thanks to all of the spectators who came along to watch the matches.
Please click on the links below for the results from this years competition:
Mackintosh LTC – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament 2016 – Draw
Mackintosh LTC – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament 2016 – Consolation Draw
Please see below important dates to put in your diary for 2016
Monday 22nd February – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament starts
Saturday 19th March – Mixed Singles Handicap Tournament Final
Saturday 26th March – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 2nd April – Tennis Club Open Day
Monday 6th June – Junior & Adults Tennis Club Championships starts
Saturday 6th August – Junior & Adults Tennis Club Championships Finals Day
Saturday 24th September – Tennis Club Presentation Evening
Saturday 29th October – Children’s & Adults Halloween Party
Saturday 17th December – Children’s & Adults Christmas Party
2016 Tennis Camps Dates
February Half Term
Monday 15th – Friday 19th February
Week 1 – Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April
Week 2 – Monday 4th – Friday 8th April
May Half Term
Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June
Week 1 – Monday 25th – Friday 29th July
Week 2 – Monday 1st – Friday 5th August
Week 3 – Monday 8th – Friday 12th August
Week 4 – Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August
Please keep an eye out for other events that will be running throughout the year
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
For a full list of all the draws and results please follow the link below: http://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=4B6D6EAE-A0DC-4856-B1CC-913524692F32
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.
Entries are now being taken for the Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club, Club Championships 2015.
Over the last few years there has been an excellent number of entries for the Club Championships after a number of years without a club tournament.
The Adults event will start from Monday 20th July with the Finals Day taking place on Saturday 15th August. The Junior event will run from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August.
If you would like to enter please download and print an entry form from below and return with payment to Rhys Morgan before the entry closing date.
Mackintosh LTC – Club Championships 2015
Mackintosh LTC – Junior Club Championships 2015
There was an excellent turnout of 14 children and their parents for the Quorn Family Tennis Cup on Sunday 3rd May. All of the players had a great time playing with some fantastic matches taking place throughout the competition.
The competition started with a round robin format with doubles teams playing against all of the other pairs within their group. The winner of each group and best 2nd place pair all progressed to the Semi-Finals. In the first Semi-final Lewis and Mark were up against Merlin and Rio – in an excellent match Lewis and Mark came through to book their place in the final. In the second Semi-final Tilly and Mark played Rocco and Becky – in a nail-biting match Rocco and Becky won on a sudden death point 10-9 to reach the final. With lots of people watching there were some amazing rallies in the final – Rocco and Becky both played really well to win 10-6 in the final.
After all of the matches had finished all of the children were presented with a certificate. Lewis and Mark won some grips and a drawstring bag for finishing runners-up. Rocco and Becky won some grips and a tennis cap, plus an invitation to go and play at one of the British Tennis Summer Grass Court events, where they will play some of the other winners from across the UK and get the chance to watch some professional tennis.
There was a busy schedule of half term tennis activities with coaches Rhys, Emma and Billy running tennis camps for 53 different children of all ages and abilities. The children enjoyed taking part in a range of fun games and activities whilst learning and improving their tennis.
There will be 2 weeks of tennis camps running over the Easter holidays
Week 1 – Monday 30th March – Thursday 2nd April
Week 2 – Tuesday 7th April – Friday 10th April
Mini Red (4-8 years) – 10-11am
All Day (8 years +) – 11am-4pm
Please contact Rhys Morgan if you would like further information or to book a place
Our Shrove Tuesday frying pan tennis competition turned out to be a big success with 12 players taking part.
All players had loads of fun, and there were some unbelievable points played considering players were using frying pans.
The final was contested by Alex and Tom with both players proving they were worthy finalists with an amazing display of powerful baseline rallies and net play skills. In a close match Alex eventually came out on top winning 10-8 to become the 2015 Mackintosh Frying Pan Tennis champion.
Following the tennis all players enjoyed some delicious pancakes in the clubhouse to round off a great evening.
Calling all Juniors aged 14 and under!
On Saturday May 3rd & Saturday May 10th we are hosting a Road to Wimbledon competition at the club for all yellow ball players aged 14 and under (players must be aged 14 or under on 31st August to be eligible to enter). This is a fantastic opportunity for players to gain experience at playing competitive tennis, with each player guaranteed a minimum of 3 matches.
The competition will start at 2pm on both the 3rd & 10th and players must be available to play on both dates. Entries cost £5 per player. Entries close on Saturday 26th April – No late entries will be accepted.
The winner of the competition will go on to represent the club at the South Wales finals, with the winner from the South Wales finals invited to play at Wimbledon.
If you would like to enter or for more information please contact Rhys Morgan on 07929 264165.
Look forward to receiving your entries.