Newtown Tennis Club Clwb Tenis y Drenewydd

Chairman's Message for 2018.

Hello to all at Newtown Tennis Club. So far in 2018 the weather has not been at its kindest for playing tennis, however, I am aware that many have already been testing the courts out this year with regular meetings on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. To anyone thinking of going along please don’t feel afraid that you won’t be able to join in, everyone is welcome at these open sessions, teams are mixed around depending on who is there so you could be partnering our best players - or if your unlucky - me!

With the new season coming up fast we have already started to plan the juniors tennis coaching to be run by Martin Ellacott and Chris Nevill. They have some bold and exciting ideas to bring your tennis abilities to a higher level. Coaching starts on Wednesday April 11th at 5:00pm. They aim to have an adult group coaching session after the juniors, more information about this  once they have finalised the program.

We have five teams in the Montgomeryshire Tennis leagues again this year. One ladies, two mens, and two mixed. I know that we have many tennis players who are more than able to play in a league match so if there is anyone who would like to play please contact me and I shall put you in touch with the team captains.

We are organising a few tennis events this year,:

1. A mix & match fun day on Sunday 25th March. This is as much for families as it is for individuals. We hope to be able to have a small tournament, with some food and a chance to introduce one another at the start of the tennis season.

2. We shall be hosting the Montgomeryshire Mens and Ladies doubles tournaments  on April 22nd. These amazing knockout tournaments arranged by Chris Nevill regularly have tennis players from throughout the county playing for up to SIX hours almost non stop. While exhausting they are always  great fun. Details for entries will be posted around the club house and the club Facebook page .No date has yet been set but we shall also host the Montgomeryshire Mixed knockout towards the end of the season. This is a great tournament for families to enter, father & daughter, mum & son. It does make you appreciate how much your children have come on at coaching.

Before the season starts can I thank in advance everyone who helps to make the club run. Those who cut the grass, those who keep cleaning the pavillion, those who take the registers at junior coaching. Could I ask all parents bringing children to the junior events, if you can help in any way please come forward. The same people are there every week taking the registers, we do need help so please, if you can help,  let us know.

Finally a great big THANK YOU to Chris Hartland for developing the new tennis club website. We haven’t been very active with the website for the past few years, I have had a few comments passed to me about it being out of date now we have a new amazing wesite.

To everyone I hope you enjoy playing tennis this year and hope to see you at the courts

Peter Mitchison

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