Sunday Mini Tennis
With the sucess of Saturdays and the teams we will offer a Sunday afernoon to compliment a Saturday morning. David will run these sessions starting with tots and red, expanding hopefully to 2 reds and an orange session.
Saturday Squad Sift
Saturday 16th Sept 2-3pm. For all players wanting to join the squads David & Jonathan will put you through your paces for an hour. At the end of the session we will be able to group you on ability, age & friendships. We are aiming for 12 players per squad so if theres 30 turn up we will have 3 groups start from the following week 2-3, 3-4, 4-5pm. Questions text or call Jonathan 07970 167234
Summer Aegon Success
The red and orange team won and so did the 12's and 14's. A masssive well done to all players. The effort is starting to pay off!!!
Summer Camps 2017
Monday 24th July is week 1. Camps will run for 6 weeks. 10-2pm with a free 9am drop off.
Junior Leaders Course Saturday 8th April
We are looking for the next generation of tennis coaches so we are running a free Tennis Leaders course for all squad players aged 13 years and above. The course will include modules: Introduction to tennis, Volunteering at you tennis venue, Leading a practise session, Helping at a competition. Leaders will get a free hoodie as well as the course and will be expected to volunteer at mini tennis sessions, GBTW, competitions and any other areas they identify on the course. The skills surrounding leadership is valued highly by both employers & universities, communication and organising being key. You'll be able to do your level 1 at 16 and later a level 2. Level 2 is where you can become part of the paid team of coaches, leading sessions and working in schools by yourself.
Blaydon Tennis Club Membership
Is due for this season (April 2017-March 2018) see www.blaydontennisclub.org.uk If you were a member last year you should get an email from clubspark inviting you to pay. If you play at the club you need to join. The only exception is new players to coaching - they can attend a term of coaching before making their mind up. If they do a second term then they need to join.
Great British Tennis Weekend
The GBTW will run on May 13th & 14th May and 22nd & 23rd July and is the clubs open weekend. Membership & coaching discounts will be available on the day to new players. Spread the word via your social media accounts or pick up a flyer from the clubhouse.
Road To Wimbledon
Is a competition for 14&U players who have a rating between 10.2 & 6.2. The winner will go to the county championships and the winner of that plays at Wimbledon. About 5 years ago Kyle Upton from Blaydon played at Wimbledon. There will be a girls and boys competition on Saturday 3rd June from 9am until late afternoon - depending upon entries. Players form other clubs are encouraged to enter if their club isnt running one. Well done Jake, good luck at the finals in Sunderland.
Quorn Family Challenge
Is a fun competition aimed at getting a little player and a big player on a doubles court. Under 11 have a seperate competition to over 11. More details in the clubhouse or try Ian.
Tennis Express for Adults
Is aimed at adults and older teens who want to learn tennis. They have either never played before or have played but years ago. The coach will lead you through the game starting with how to hold the handle, shot basics, tactics and scoring points........and this is all in session 1. We will use low compression balls to make it easier to learn and introduce harder balls as you progress. We provide everything just bring a drink and wear suitable trainers & clothing. Once i get 10 players signed up we will start the course. It'll run on Saturdays 11-12.30pm and cost £7 per session paid in advance for a block of 6-10 weeks. To register text or call Jonathan 07970167234 with your 'name' and state 'tennis xpress'.....or if you have any questions.
We are running a girls tennis squad on Tuesdays 5.30-7pm for any and all girls aged 10 and over. Text Jonathan if you fancy coming along for a free go.
Tots Tennis 3-5yrs
We have a great 9 & under 'bubble' of kids coming through at the moment. There's a lot of them and they are really good but we need more 3 & 4 year olds to come in at the bottom as the 4 & 5 year olds have moved up. Spread the word, text a friend, in fact come along for a free go simply text Ian 'Free Tots' and the 'players name' 07852 898799. Find Tots tennis as a course for days and times.
We run tennis clubs in the following schools on mornings 7.50-8.50 & afternoons 3.30-4.30pm:
MONDAY Parochial am St Marys pm
TUESDAY Fellside am Fellside pm
WEDNESDAY Parochial am Parochial pm
THURSDAY St Philip Neri am (TBC) Whitemere pm
FRIDAY Kells Lane pm Ryton Juniors & Infants pm