Open Day 2015 Report
Open Day 2015
What a day! Gloomy weather & the local street fair couldn't stop a staggering total of 80 children and adults joining in with some part of the day. Whether you came for part or the whole day we thank you for your enthusiasm & energy.
Tots & Mini Red
A brilliant start to the day, 14 youngsters were given a taste for the sport. Through catching and co-ordination games they developed an understanding for the game. Click here for more information on our mini red lessons.
Thanks for everyone who gave Cardio tennis a go (special thanks to Jim & Wayne who joined in with flip flops!) it was a mixed group from young Deya & older brother Seb to our grown-ups Jim, Wayne & Jacqueline. Nevertheless, they all worked hard and it was great fun! Hope to see you on a Tuesday at 6.30pm! More info available here.
Mini Orange & Green
16 children developed their tennis skills through fun practices & games. It was great to see so many children on court and enjoying themselves. Many thanks to Evgeny who helped Mark with this session. Our Mini Tennis info is available here.
Adult beginners came together and learnt the basics to scoring, approaching & playing at the net and competing. There was some great quality on show (some very good beginners!) Tennis Xpress will begin on Mondays, 6.30pm - 8pm for 6 weeks, starting 29th June. The class is limited to 8 places so be quick to confirm your place. We have an intermediate class also starting on a Thursday for those of you who can play but are still looking to improve.
5 teens played some great tennis with Mark in the afternoon. They all showed great signs of improvement & most importantly all seemed to enjoy their time on court! Click here for information on our Teens Lessons.
I'm struggling to find words to describe this year’s competition. Two children from each of the schools we coach in (Bishops Cleeve, Grangefield, St. John's & Woodmancote) were invited to compete in our annual tournament. The matches were competitive with some very tense long rallies.
It was planned to be a split singles tournament but due to additional time, each child was able to play everyone. (This did cause some problems with the maths at the end!) The tournament concluded with a doubles round robin tournament.
Rumblings amongst players started about which school would be victorious. Both players & spectators knew it was going to be close. I finally compiled all the scores together and after triple checking them, announced that Archie Mahoney & James Platt from Bishop’s Cleeve Primary School had won the Tournament. As you can see below it was a very close tournament. Archie & James both lost matches but they always managed to pick up points which turned out to be crucial. All competitors deserve huge praise as the quality of tennis was so high and the etiquette on & off the court was brilliant to see.
I hope everyone enjoyed their time at our open day. I would like to thank my family for their help throughout the day, Evgeny, who took time out of his Sunday to come and help us & the sports centre for allowing us to take over the place for the day! I hope we have inspired many of you, young and old to get on court this summer!
Raffle Winner: Nicky Witcomb
Fastest Servers: Child: Sam Austin & Adult: James Molloy