Floodlit Plate Winners 2019

In March 2019 Wythall Tennis Club won the Stratford and District Winter League Doubles Floodlit Plate final. This was held at Littleton Tennis Club.

The achievement was even more impressive considering Tom Bick and Phil Todd were drawn away for all their qualifying matches. They beat Warwick Tennis Club, Shipston and Beckford.  In a close semi final Tom and Phil defeated Alcester.

The final was Wythall vs. David Lloyd Coventry. In the first set Wythall were in control until David Lloyd broke serve and took the set 6-4. Wythall levelled taking the second set 6-1. Wythall broke serve twice early in the final set to win the match and title 6-3.    

Charity American Tournament 2019

The committee chose The Gaucher Association in support of Grace Turner.

This year’s Charity Tournament was on Sunday 14th April 2019 and was in support of Grace Turner who has been a member of our club since she was 5yrs old. Recently, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Gaucher Disease, which is a rare genetic disorder with no cure. She will have ‘ERT’ enzyme replacement therapy for the rest of her life to control her symptoms.

The tournament had a great turn out, we had a total of 8 pairs which means all 4 of our courts were used. The weather was very cold, coats and hats were needed but the sun did eventually turn up for the finals. Our charity tournament is quite different to other tournaments we have. As it’s for charity every member can get involved to support the charity. We had a mixture of players from juniors/off-peak to full-time members, this also means we had a range of ages too (11-73yrs). The American tournament means each member gets to play more tennis throughout the day and gets to mix with members they may not know/played with before. An American Tournament consists of: £5 entry fee, playing 4 games with your partner, then 4 against, adding up your personal scores as you go along. Afterwards, the top 4 men and ladies play a semi-final and then a final. This all gets played on the same day.

In the final was Larissa and Kevin VS Alex and Harley. The final was very competitive with mother vs son and Head coach vs Club coach. There were some long battles and one or two saucepan shots. Due to time of day, only one set was played, Alex and Harley (Head coach and Son) won 6-2 however this score does not reflect the standard of play.

We raised our highest amount yet of £200. The donations came from the players and other members who wanted to support. A huge thankyou goes to Deborah, Bernadette and Jeanette who made some refreshments for the day. Also, to Sarah from the Gaucher Association who supported us with a fundraising pack.

Overall, the day was brilliant our chairman, Chris Maggs presented the prizes along with Grace who appreciated the support from the club and said she will be back to win some trophies soon, so watch out!!

Below are some photos from the day…

Tennis for Kids is Back with Club-Spark!

For just £25 your child will receive 6 high-quality lessons from our Head Coach, Alex Doffman. The lessons have been designed and developed by LTA ‘Tennis For Kids’ coaching experts. We are currently offering 2 courses for different age ranges which include children aged 4-7 and 8-11 yrs. Additionally, this package includes: a special Babolat Racket, Ball Set, and a personalised T-Shirt delivered right to your door.

If you would like more information please contact our Head Coach, Alex Doffman … to book a course please click this link.

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Coach: Alex Doffman
Tel: 07515356884
Email: alexdoffman@me.com

Presentation Afternoon🏆

On Sunday 3rd March 2019 WTC held its annual Presentation Afternoon to celebrate its members achievements within 2018.

We presented trophies and awards to those who have achieved success over the past year (2018) and after we all enjoyed a meal together. The event was for all members and their families to celebrate their successes together. Thanks goes to Deborah, Kevin and Chris for organising the day.

Congratulations to all the Winners and Runner-up’s of our in-house tournaments and to our juniors success.

Below are some pictures from the day:

2019 Newsletter

Chair of our club, Chris Maggs, has said a couple of words towards 2019…

Hello everyone,

We aim to be a friendly and inclusive club, encouraging people of all ages and levels of experience to have the opportunity to play and enjoy tennis. Whether you are a full member, a junior or someone who can only play occasionally, this is your club. Or perhaps you are looking at the possibility of joining. Be assured that you would be very welcome. You will be able to find plenty of opportunity to improve your game, keep fit and enjoy the experience.

Our club is situated within a beautiful private park run by the Wythall Community Association. This is a charitable trust which relies on a team of local volunteers. There is a small annual subscription of £10 to be a member of the WCA, enabling full use of the park. If you are not already a member then we can collect your subscription along with your Tennis Club membership fees and pass them on. If you are a member then we just need confirmation of your membership number to let the WCA know. You can extend your membership to include Wythall Community Club if you would like to. We have included details of the benefits and an application form in this pack so that you can decide if this suits you better. Payment for membership of the Community Club (which includes WCA membership) must be arranged directly with WCA, but we are happy to act as nominator and seconder of your application.

We were really pleased to have another of our courts laid with artificial grass last year. They are proving to be very good surfaces, allowing play to continue in wet weather. Thank you to all who voluntarily take care of the courts and the surrounding area with sweeping, weeding, moss control and litter picking. You are much appreciated. We encourage everyone to do their bit in and around the courts and clubhouse to keep our facilities in good shape.

Our coaching team of Alex Doffman and Kevin Turner continue to provide a wide range of options for all ages. We encourage juniors to participate in local competitions and have had some notable successes. Youngsters are invited to join with the adult players as they develop so that they gain experience and again this has proved beneficial in improving everyone’s game. There are opportunities for adult beginners, regular social tennis and competitions, as well as league teams for those wanting to represent the club. It truly is a club for all and we look forward to enjoying the sport with you this year.

Chris Maggs,
Chair

8U Mixed Winners

Wythall 8U Mixed Team won the LTA Autumn indoor league division 2. Their final match was against Tudor Grange who was also unbeaten. Our juniors took an early lead and controlled the match, although there were a few nervous moments. The final score was 8 -2.

Our squad were Olivia Hubbard, Mihir Patel, Alex Willett, James Tonks and James Astle. All five were a credit to the club on and off the court. Although after the match I never knew so few juniors celebrating their win could create so much noise on their way out of the David Lloyd complex.

The team were sponsored by Warren Tonks and Guy Willett who provided the team with club tennis shirts. On many occasions Warren has umpired which is a tremendous help.

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Boys 13U Winners

Wythall Boys13U Win Team Tennis event December 2018

On Sunday December 2nd Wythall 13U boy’s squad won the latest Team Tennis event. The tournament was hosted by Hall Green Tennis Club. Team Tennis is an LTA initiative for boys and girls aged between 11-14 yrs. The format gives the opportunity to experience competitive tennis in a relaxed atmosphere. Team Tennis events run throughout the year and all well organised by Cliff Allum.

Our squad of 4 were Charlie Spencer, Jacob Cheal, Tom Csincsi and Joshua Powell. Their opponents were Hall Green and Kings Heath. Both Charlie and Jacob were unbeaten throughout the event.

Fortunately, the weather was kind to us and everyone enjoyed the afternoon. The tennis was excellent and just as important, the sportsmanship/fair play was exemplary throughout the event.

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