Summer is on its way and what better way of enjoying the sunshine than keeping fit and meeting new friends? Whitchurch Tennis Club has it all
Tennis legend, Arthur Ashe once said:
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is more important than the outcome.”
At Whitchurch Tennis Club, this is what we believe in too.
Nestled between St. Francis Road and Heol-y-Forlan, our club has been at its present venue for over a century and prides itself not only on its sporting prowess but also on our friendliness.
Over 150 local children benefited last year from our extensive coaching programme, offered on our 7 all-weather courts during evenings and weekends. The programmes offer tennis for children of all ages, including students, juniors, minis and tots. They don’t have to have had any experience to join in either – local primary and secondary schools such as Whitchurch Primary, Coryton Primary, Melin Gruffydd Primary and Hawthorn Primary, as well as Whitchurch High School and Cathays High School also have access to our facilities during the daytime. The High Schools use our courts for their matches versus other schools as well as pre-match training.
Our full-time coach Melissa Davies is on hand to ensure that pupils are safe and cared for at the club and it is her encouragement that has meant that our junior members have participated very successfully in grade 4/5 tournaments, mini-red and mini-orange tournaments as part of the Tennis Wales circuit. Ten of our youngsters have also been involved in Aegon team events.
Meanwhile, the club house and its kitchen is a welcome sanctuary for parents, sheltering from the sometimes inclement British weather with a cup of tea or coffee or they can sun themselves on our patio, sipping something ice cold while cheering on the home team.
We also run summer and autumn club tournaments in both singles, doubles and mixed doubles; handicapped tournaments and regular American tournaments, when all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in. These events are followed by delicious food such as barbeques or chilli pots or strawberries and cream around the Wimbledon fortnight, prepared by our own volunteers.
Our competitive fees for all classes of membership make us excellent value for money. We even offer family memberships where parents can play or not, while their little ones chase a ball around a court under qualified supervision. If you would like to try before you join, come down one evening.
Our amenities, including a fully licensed bar and kitchen, lounge area and committee room, men’s, ladies’ and disabled facilities, have welcomed local community groups such as Cylch Meithrin and the St. Francis Road’s Neighbourhood Watch.
Wimbledon starts on the 2nd July 2018, traditionally a time when lots of people dust off their racquets from the loft and venture onto the tennis court. Why not this year, get it out early and come and join in at Whitchurch Tennis Club? Our facilities are second to none and we are proud of our 100 year plus history, offering a family-friendly face in our local community.
10% off any membership – Quote ‘LivingMags’ when calling
Year round coaching programme Range of memberships for adults and juniors
A safe, family-friendly environment
Social events and room hire
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