Welcome to Winchcombe Tennis Club

Introduction

Welcome to Winchcombe Tennis Club.

We are community based club, open to everyone, old or young, who wants to play tennis. We offer social play, return to tennis, tournaments, league matches and coaching.

We hope you will be able to find out more about the club on this website, but if you have a particular query,  please email us at winchcombetennis@gmail.com.  

 

Coronovirus Update

Further to the Government advice to stay at home if at all possible, the Club has reluctantly decided to close the courts for the timebeing.  We are waiting for clarification from the LTA and may change our position if their recommendation is to keep courts such as ours open for use. 

We very much hope that you understand our decision, which was not taken lightly. We hope to be open again soon and will keep you informed. 

 

New Coaching Courses and Social Times! 

There is a whole range of new junior tennis coaching courses starting this week in Winchcombe. Courses are filling up fast.

All welcome - beginners to experts. Try a session and see how it goes.

  • Mini Red (5 -8) session starting 26/2:
  • Mini Orange (9-11) session starting 26/2
  • Junior coaching (11+) starting 26/2
  • Indoor mini red starting (5-8) 29/2
  • Indoor orange starting (9-11) 29/2
  • Indoor junior coaching starting (11+) 29/2


There is also an Ladies Team Coaching program on Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm starting on 2nd March.

Simon is running an adult camp on Tuesday 7th April from 9am to 12 noon. Sign up for 3 hours of technical coaching from the expert!

Courses can be booked at the following website:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/SimonFiliatraultCoaching

In addition Liam is running an open adult coaching session on Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm. To find out more information get in touch with him on 07521 127940.

Open social sessions are currently running at the following times (weather permitting!) - email us if you would like to be added to the Whatsapp Group at winchcombetennis@gmail.com . 

Wednesday 7pm to 9pm
Friday 10am to Noon
Sunday 10am to Noon

AGM Report Feb 2020

Great to see so many of you at the AGM  - we had a lot to celebrate over the past year:

  • LTA Community Club of the Year for the South and South West
  • New Floodlights and Toilets
  • New members, especially juniors
  • Success in the leagues (well done to the Ladies A team on gaining promotion)
  • Two mixed teams in the Glos Winter Leagues
  • Growing coaching classes (thanks Simon!)
  • Helping Winchcombe School become the Glos LTA School of the Year
  • A successful LTA Safeguarding Audit
  • A healthy bank balance!

This year we are planning to paint the courts and add a new ladies C team to the summer leagues (please get in touch with our ladies captain Val Udale at valerie@udale.org.uk if you are interested in playing - all levels welcome).


We will announce the new calendar for social play, matches, coaching and tournaments 2020 shortly.

Please help to spread the word about the club - we want to build up club numbers among both juniors, adults and veterans.

Just a reminder that courts are available for use whenever they are shown as free on the booking sheet (please remember to book). This includes school hours.

 

Sponsors for Schools Outreach 
We are looking for sponsors to help build our schools outreach program. We have £1,000 already committed - we would like to raise this to £2,000 if we can. Please get in touch if you can help in any way either personally or through work via winchcombetennis@gmail.com

Safeguarding 

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Welfare Officer - Anne Clarke.  If you have any questions with regard to Safeguarding please get in touch with her either by email at anneclark57@hotmail.com  or call her on 07951 847 690.

Details of our Safeguarding and Diversity policies can be found in the Policies section of this website. This provides details of how our policy works and what actions members should take if they have any safeguarding issues. 

 

Fundraising

We have enrolled in an easy and cost-free way to raise funds for the Club. If you sign up at the link below then every time you make an online purchase at over 4,000 retailers (including John Lewis, Amazon etc), then the Club gets a donation of between 1% and 4%.  Please sign up below and help the Club. 

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/winchcombetennis/

      

Adult Social Sessions:

Adult social sessions are running every Sunday morning from 10am to 12noon and Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm. All welcome – come and try a session. 

NEW SOCIAL SESSION FRIDAY MORNINGS 10.00 to 12.00.

Our Whatsapp WTC Social group is a good way to find out about social play.  You can also use it to find out whether other members would like a hit. If you would like to be added to the Whatsapp group just email us at winchcombetennis@gmail.com.

 

Restringing

If you need to get your racquet restrung, please give Merlyn a call on 01242 602 997. He lives on Winchcombe and offers an excellent service. 

 

Warner's Budgens Sponsorship

The Club is very pleased to be working with Warner's Budgens who have kindly agreed to provide sponsorship with a focus on junior development, particularly in local schools. Our coach will be introducing juniors to tennis in primary and secondary schools.  We hope to get many more Winchcombe Juniors involved in the sport. 

The Club is very grateful to Warner's Budgens for their support. 

 

Court Booking

Members can now book courts using this website or using the Clubspark Booking App. 

We must always remember that we are guests of the school. We are keen to get off to a good start to what we hope will be a long and happy relationship! We therefore encourage all members to follow a few simple rules:

  • It is essential that you book the courts before use
  • Please look after the facilities.  

Please leave the courts in a tidy and secure state

We expect there will be some teething problems so please bear with us when these crop up. We will do our best to sort out issues as quickly as possible. All feedback will be gratefully received.

 

Keep up to date on our Facebook site

 


Memberships are now available!

Courts are now open for members to use! Please use the booking page for availability. 

How to find us

Winchcombe School Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL54 5LB

 
 

Winchcombe Tennis Club

Winchcombe School
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Gloucestershire
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