March 2024

March 2024 Newsletter 

AGM was held on 11th March.  Minutes will be posted separately. 

James Foley is welcomed onto the Management as Club Secretary. 

Tennis - Summer Box Leagues have commenced this month - Thank you to J Jenkins for the organisation.

Congratulations to Mimi Xu on her recent wins in the U18 Lexus Junior National Singles and Doubles Championships.

Squash - This season's team matches will finish in April. Details on promotion and the play-off for the winner of the premier league will be posted next month. 

Good news on the squash coaching front. Cameron White has now joined the team, headed by Jenny Burrows, with Tom Rosser. We have entered a team in a new junior league to be played once a month on Saturday afternoons over the next few months. Cam will be working with our budding team players to get them match-ready! 

For further details, contact Jenny at

Noah Allnatt has been selected to play in the  Welsh U15 Home internationals. and later in Porto with the Welsh squad. 

Varsity - further details regarding the road closures will be forwarded as soon as received. 

Forthcoming Events 

April 14th -  Volunteers Day

April 24th - All Day Varsity 

May 4th / 6th - Senior Open tennis tournament.

May 10th - Wine-tasting evening  Tickets are still available behind the bar. 

Note regarding the recent news reports as sent to members by email. 

STSC has recently updated its lease of the land, and this will last for another 94 years. This lease encompasses the clubhouse, squash courts, changing facilities, and all tennis courts (one through nine), including those across the council car park.

It's no secret that Swansea University has shown interest in acquiring courts seven, eight, and nine to alleviate their car parking constraints. Despite their ambitions and a published masterplan hinting at potential developments, such as an Indoor Cricket Centre and a new King George V Fields Changing Pavilion, no formal plans affecting our club have been communicated to us.

Currently, courts seven, eight, and nine are not in playable condition. However, the board and committee are dedicated to restoring these courts to the high standards our club is known for. This restoration may take up to two years, reflecting the substantial financial investment involved. We are actively seeking quotes for resurfacing the courts, and we have received two proposals around the £100k mark to date.

There is no ongoing negotiation or agreement between STSC and Swansea University concerning these tennis courts. In the event of future discussions, rest assured that we will inform and consult all members. Our stance remains firm: any potential agreement would require the provision of three new tennis courts to compensate for any loss, ensuring the club's interests and facilities are not just maintained but enhanced.

Regarding the Life Science Development, Swansea University plans to construct a new Life Sciences Building at the site entrance from Sketty Lane. This development, located on the existing Pavilion's site next to Sketty Lane (A4216), will not impact STSC. To this end, we have received assurances from Project Officer Tom Gronow.

Our board remains in ongoing dialogue with Swansea University, Swansea Council, and other stakeholders to stay abreast of any developments that could impact STSC. Our aim is to negotiate the best possible outcomes for our members, safeguarding the club's future. We enjoy strong relationships with both the University and the Council and will continue to keep our members fully informed every step of the way.