Weston Tennis Club Achieves Clubmark
After many months of preparation and hard work by its Committee and coaching staff Weston Tennis Club has recently been awarded Tennis Clubmark, the LTA's club accreditation scheme. This means that the LTA approves and supports the comprehensive tennis programme that the club delivers on court and recognises that it adheres to best practice around safeguarding junior and adult members/users. This is a huge achievement and means that Weston is one of a small number of clubs in the area to be accredited.
Christmas Meal - Friday 6th December 2013
We are planning a Christmas meal for Friday 6th December at Nick's Bar, 26 Knightstone Road, WsM starting at 7.30pm. There will be a 3 course meal +tea/coffee/mints, a fun awards ceremony and entertainment. The cost will be only £14.95 per person. There is a notice and a list displayed in the club house. There are already quite a few names on the list. We hope that you will be able to attend. Please pay for your ticket(s) as soon as possible. You can then make your food choices from the menu and collect your ticket(s). Food choices need to be made by 15th November. Payment should be made to either Ingrid or Maya Maxwell. Should you have any queries I am sure that they will be pleased to assist.
Men's Singles Box League
Jamie Allen has set up a singles' box league for those male members keen to play regular singles matches. There are three divisions each containing 7 players and they are displayed on the notice board in the club house. The deadline for all matches to be played is 31st January 2014. The players finishing in the bottom two places in Divisions 1 and 2 will be relegated and the players finishing in the top two places in Divisions 2 and 3 will be promoted. Please note that matches should not be played during the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday club sessions! Should you have any queries, or if you are interested and you have not already been included please contact Jamie Allen.
FAMILY FUN DAY - Sunday 18th August 2013, 11am
We are holding a Fun Day on Sunday 18th August starting at 11.00am. There will be a friendly mixed doubles tournament organised and supervised by Jamie Allen with a prize for the winners. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments. The tournament is for adults and those junior members who are permitted to play with adults at club sessions.
There is a notice in the club house with a sign up sheet. The cost will be £5 per person and £2.50 for juniors under 16. Please state if vegetarian.
Clive and Ingrid Maxwell have volunteered to do the BBQ and catering. However, if you are able to help by contributing salads and cakes this will be much appreciated. Please can you let either Ingrid or me know what you can contribute.
I hope that you will be able to support the event.
Please pay your entry fees by Sunday 11th August.
Summer League - How our teams did!
Congratulations to our Men's A and C teams who both finished as champions of their divisions in the North Somerset League this year. Jamie Allen's A Team won Division 2 and Danny Gillson's C team won Division 7. Unfortunately the B team finished bottom of Division 2 and the D team were relegated from Division 8. The Ladies' A team finished mid-table in Division 6 and he B team were second last in Division 7.
As well as the NSTL summer league we also had a men’s team in area Division 1 of the Aegon National League. Jamie Allen, Mike Greedy, Lewis Taylor and Lluis Rubio won 3 of their 4 fixtures and they hope to have gained promotion to the regional division for next season.
FREE Open Day - Sunday 30th June 2013
Play for FREE anytime on Sunday 30th June 2013 from 11am to 2pm. All ages and standards including beginners welcome - junior and adults, fun and games with the LTA qualified coach, there will be also be a free prize draw to win a free coaching session. There will be free strawberries & cream on offer and also a small glass of Pimms! There will also be a speed gun (which measures your serve) and a ball machine! Rackets and other refreshments provided.
Intersport - Tony Pryce Tennis Racket Play and Test Event
Tony Pryce will be at the club from 10.30am this Sunday, 23rd June. You will have the opportunity to try out new rackets, test the latest technology, compare the difference and enjoy the fun! Ex-demo rackets will be on sale up to 50% off, plus get an extra discount and freebies if you purchase a racket on the day!
FREE National Mini-Tennis
We are hosting a FREE National Mini-Tennis event designed for 5 to 10 year olds between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 16th June. Any youngster wanting to give mini-tennis a try can come and meet Head Coach, Jamie, and have some fun! NATIONAL MINI TENNIS WEEK 2013
Quiz & Curry Night Report
Maya Maxwell kindly wrote another report on the Quiz & Curry Night held at the end of May. This can be viewed here.
Open Day Report
Maya Maxwell kindly wrote a report on the Open Day held in April. This has now been added to the website and can be viewed here. Please note that all future press releases / articles will be shown on the same link. westontennis.net/pressreleases
FREE Open Day - April
Play for FREE anytime on Sunday 14th April 2013 from 11am to 2pm. All ages and standards including beginners welcome - junior and adults, fun and games with the LTA qualified coaches, there will be also be a free prize draw to win a free coaching session, rackets and refreshments provided. Also Intersport's Tony Pryce will be there with a range of the latest tennis rackets for members to try out.
FREE British Tennis Membership
Many of our members have already signed up as British Tennis Members. However, there are quite a few who have not yet done so. If you are not yet a British Tennis Member please join without delay! Membership is FREE if you elect to take only the core package. Benefits include: eligibility to apply for Wimbledon tickets from our Club’s allocation; an AEGON British Tennis Rating, which is essential to compete and allows you to track your progress; monthly e-newsletter and access to Members’ Only area of website to help track and manage your tennis; ticket discounts on a number of international events, other exclusive offers on tennis products, and exclusive advice to help your game. The easiest way to join is online at https://www.lta.org.uk/Members/Join/
We are always keen to recruit new members. Please remember, for every new member you recruit you will receive a credit of £10 per adult, £15 per family or £2 per junior off your following year’s membership fee. For more details please contact Bob Wilson. As an extra incentive, if you manage to introduce five new members in one year you will receive a £25 cinema voucher!
National Club League
Jamie Allen has entered a men’s team in this year’s National Club League. We expect to field a strong team and it should help to raise the profile of the club. The fixtures start in April and our home matches, which include both singles and doubles, will take place on Sunday afternoons. Details will be publicised nearer the time and Jamie and the team will welcome your support.
Avon & Wiltshire YouTube Channel
Avon & Wiltshire LTA have launched a new Youtube Channel. The channel is in its early stages but will be adding videos from across the two counties. Coming soon will be interviews with players, parents, coaches, volunteers, competition organisers, tennis leaders and many more. They will also be adding regular features from around the clubs, as well as videos from our sanctioned tournaments, school to club links, coach education courses, roadshows to name a few. http://www.youtube.com/user/AvonWiltshireLTA/featured.
We will be holding 2 open days this year, on Sunday 14th April 2013 and Sunday 30th June 2013. We would like as many people as possible to help and make these a success to enable the club to attract new members and take the club forward. Please let anyone on the committee know if you can help so our efforts can be co-ordinated.
FREE Open Day - July
Play for FREE anytime on Sunday 15th July 2012 from 11am to 2pm. All ages and standards including beginners welcome - junior and adults, fun and games with the LTA qualified coaches, there will be also be a free prize draw to win a free coaching session, rackets and refreshments provided. Also Intersport's Tony Pryce will be there with a range of the latest tennis rackets for members to try out.
We will be holding 2 open days this year, on Sunday 25th March 2012 and Sunday 15th July 2012. We would like as many people as possible to help and make these a success to enable the club to attract new members and take the club forward. Please let anyone on the committee know if you can help so our efforts can be co-ordinated.
August Summer Camp 2011
Our LTA qualified coach Jamie Allen will be taking youngsters through a variety of tennis skills. Lots of fun and games with match play and competition. The coach will also focus on other sports such as football, Swedish handball and more. This is open to juniors aged 6+. Dates: Monday 22nd August, Tuesday 23rd August & Wednesday 24th August 2011. 9am to 1pm.
The club is pleased to announce that Mercedes-Benz of Weston-super-Mare have agreed to give generous financial support to our juniors. This means that juniors can receive individual coaching at subsidised rates.
Second Open Day 2011
A second Open Day is planned for Sunday 26th June 2011 (11am to 2pm) so come along for a free game. Adults and juniors of all standards, including beginners are invited. Our Club Coach, Jamie Allen, and committee members will be present to give advice on memberships, individual/group coaching sessions and mini tennis.
Open Day 2011
An Open Day is planned for Sunday 27th March 2011 (11am to 2pm) so come along for a free game. Adults and juniors of all standards, including beginners are invited. Our Club Coach, Jamie Allen, and committee members will be present to give advice on memberships, individual/group coaching sessions and mini tennis.
Club Tournament - 2010 Results
An Open Day is planned for Sunday 27th June 2010 (10am to 4pm) so come along for a free game. Adults and juniors of all standards, including beginners are invited. Racquets and balls will be available. Our Club Coach, Michael Rakosi, and committee members will be present to give advice on memberships, individual/group coaching sessions and mini tennis.
Club Tournament Deadline
Please note that the deadline for entering the club tournament is 31st May 2010. All the details and lists are on the notice board in the clubhouse. We need a lot more entries, please, to make the tournament a success!
An Open Day is planned for Sunday 16th May 2010 (10am to 4pm) so come along for a free game. On hand will be the club coach and committee members to give you advice on becoming a member and subscriptions to suit you. A selection of raquets and balls will also be available to try out!
North Somerset Tennis League Fixtures for Summer 2010 are now available.
The Club is eligible to apply for Wimbledon tickets. If you're interested and you're a British Tennis member then let Bob Wilson know.
Working Weekend - This has been set for the 27th March 2010. Please come and help.2009 Open Days - 29/03/2009
We plan to hold Open Days on Sunday 10th May 2009 and Sunday 28th June 2009 when we hope to attract new members.
New Junior Coaching Programme coming soon! - 01/03/2009
We are introducing a new Junior Coaching Programme from 20 April 2009. The programme will cater for juniors from ages 5 to 16. For more details please refer to the coaching page of the website.
Courts and floodlights refurbishments are now complete! - 20/11/08
All five courts have been resurfaced and new floodlights have been installed.
Open Days - 01/04/08
We plan to hold Open Days on Saturday 26th April 2008 and Sunday 29th June 2008 where we hope to attract new members. The dates of other events for this year will have to be determined when we know precisely when the work to resurface the courts and replace the floodlights will be carried out.
Important club dates have now been highlighted on the websites calendar. Hover your mouse's cursor over the particular highlighted date to view more information about that date. These will be updated on a monthly basis.