March 2018 Newsletter

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A Word from your Chairman……

I think we have all had enough of the cold wet winter and are looking forward to playing more tennis in warmer, drier conditions. Well done to all the hardy members who have braved the mix-ins, coaching and cardio sessions throughout the last few months.

The Committee has been working hard to organise various events and competitions, details of which can be found below.

We look forward to seeing you all on Court soon!

Amanda James

07808 474523

[email protected]


Coaching Programme

By now many of you would have heard that Gary Waughman, our Head Coach, has re branded and gone into partnership with Premier Tennis.

The move is a positive one for both himself and the Club.

As well as the on court expertise that Gary brings to the courts he now can offer our members a simple booking and payment online system that will allow him more time to help the committee drive the club forward and create playing opportunities for more people in the area.

For more details please contact Gary at [email protected]

Update for Mix-in sessions, in-house competitions and friendly matches.

CCTC Mix-ins 

Every Monday and Friday night, from 7-9pm, CCTC have a Mix-in session. All adult members are welcome, regardless of ability or fitness! For advanced members these sessions are free and for basic members there is a £5 fee payable on the night.

During these sessions, a member of the committee, or designated member of the club, will set the courts out ready for the mix-in, provide tennis balls and organise the mix-in games.  These games are played in a friendly environment.  

Starting on the 2nd of April, CCTC will be providing a free coaching clinic during the

Monday night Mix-in, and will continue on the first Monday of every month. The clinic will be run by Gary Waughman from 7-9pm and will be played as a mix-in session, with Gary organising the games and providing hands-on coaching for team games. (£5 fee for basic members)

This is a great opportunity to improve your game in a friendly and fun environment, and provides fantastic value for our advanced members. If you would like to take part, or upgrade your basic member package to an advanced member so you can join in the mix-in sessions for free, then please contact me at [email protected]

Members Mix-in sessions

Every Sunday morning from 10-12pm, there is an open session run by the members. Arranged via a WhatsApp group, which you can be added to, where members can contact each other to arrange a friendly match or a group mix-in session. 

The CCTC committee have also invited other local tennis clubs to join the Friday night and Sunday sessions, and CCTC have been invited to play at their courts too. An email will be sent out to confirm future dates and you will also be notified via WhatsApp and Facebook group pages.

For this month, we have asked Twyford tennis club to join us on Friday the 30th of March for the mix-in from 7-9 pm.

Ladder Competitions 

During, May-June-July-August-September, CCTC will be running various ladder competitions. There will be ladder for women, men (singles) and a mixed doubles ladder (a playing partner will be chosen for you).

Outside the courts, on a notice board, there will be a list of the members registered to play in these ladder competitions and members will be able to contact the other members to arrange their own matches. There will be a finals day in October, when the final of each ladder competition will be played. More information on the ladder competitions will be sent to you later this month. 

Also, despite being a fairly new club, the committee is committed to organising friendly matches with other clubs, but this will depend on the number of members who want to play in them. 

Members can contact Mike at [email protected] or on 07976 720630 to find out more information about the ladder competitions, join the WhatsApp group and the friendly matches with other clubs. 

Great British Tennis Weekend – Sunday 6 May 2018

Keep an eye out on the website for details of this event. We are offering FREE tennis coaching sessions, mix-ins and competitions to both Members and Non-Members. Spaces are limited so if you are interested register your booking quickly. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to come and join in this family day out.

In addition to the tennis, there will be a bouncy castle, BBQ and refreshments.

We are looking for volunteers to give up 1hr of their time to join a rota of helpers to ensure the event runs smoothly. If you are willing to help, please contact Amanda James on 07808 474523 or at [email protected]

Dates For your Diary

Sunday 6 May 2018 - Great British Tennis Weekend 

Sunday 14 October 2018 – CCTC Finals Day

Wednesday 17 October 2018 – CCTC Annual General Meeting