2018: In Review
2018 has been a brilliant year for the club. Expanding our club programme has been fantastic and we are proud of our accomplishments this year.
We would like to thank all Players, Parents, Grandparents & Volunteers for their hard work on and off court.
Tennis without Tom
The year started with head coach Tom Jacobsen away in Australia gaining some valuable coaching experience as well as a Tan! James & Mark stepped in brilliantly during a very cold winter.
Tom returned in February and was pleased to see the club was enthusiastic as ever about tennis.
Membership was growing and many players began to benefit from the unlimited membership by attending multiple lesson in a week.
Winter stayed for March but didn’t dampen our spirits as we played on through cold snowy conditions.
Girl, Set, Match.
Easter Arrived and we ran our first girls only Camp. tennis in the uk does not have a great female participation. We’re pleased that our club has above average amount of female players with approximately 40% of All our junior players being females. A figure we’re still keen to increase in 2019.
April ended with our first Quiz Night. A very competitive but great fun was had by all organisers and players. It’s in the plans for this year!
The summer term kicked off greatly as we added an extra day to the schedule - Wednesday. Adult players took benefit of a second lesson lead by James.
In addition we also added a Friday evening, offering a Teens lesson and a performance lesson for our Orange & Green players. Both became very popular and will return when Tom is back off his winter holiday later in January.
Our programme increased in June as we added a new coach to the team, Sophie! Her Ace it! Class proved popular and she helped increase our female participation.
For the third year in a row we took a group of players to watch the semifinals of the WTA Birmingham classic. The day was a great success as we witnessed some exciting and inspiring tennis.
Our Open day is always a highlight and this years event was no exception. As always we offered free lessons and activities for our local community. Past and present players were welcome as well as new players.
It also featured our annual school’s tournament where Woodmancote retained the trophy for the third straight year.
Summer Camps Get Creative
in the summer we ran 5 weeks of camps for our junior players and for the first time offered teens camps. A highlight was the creative week where players got to paint with tennis balls and design t-shirts.
The summer flew by and children were back in school before we knew it. Adding a new school, Temple Guiting was a great success along with other classes.
This year we have also trained 5 juniors to be Tennis leaders. Evie, eve, scarlet, Alex and Oliver have shown great enthusiasm throughout their assistance and leadership.
As we approached Christmas we believed the club deserved a good send off so we organised a tenpin bowling party for our players and their family and friends. It was a fantastic event and something we will look to do again this year.
Finally we would like to wish everyone a happy new year and look forward to seeing you on court soon.
(Lessons Return 5th Jan)