Court 3 converted to artificial grass

In 2017 Wythall Tennis Club were awarded a grant of £17,970 by the New Homes Bonus Community Grant scheme. The grant allowed us to convert court 3 to artificial grass. By laying an artificial surface on court 3 the club will extend junior coaching and tennis for the community over winter months. Chairman, Chris Maggs and Treasurer, Karin Vale presented our application to the panel supported by Councillor, Sue Baxter. Our thanks goes to Sue, as she was on hand throughout our application to offer advice whenever it was necessary.

On May 12th 2018, Councillor Sue Baxter officially opened court 3. The artificial grass extends playing time, including community and junior sessions during the winter therefore providing tennis throughout the year. This will cater for the growing interest in the sport which has been engineered by the club policies over the years. We already have a thriving junior section so the additional artificial grass surface will extend coaching over the whole year instead of being limited to March until October. This new surface on court 3 allows junior/adult coaching and Pay & Play sessions to extend over the winter months even in wet or frosty conditions. Additionally, for those dark winter evenings court 3 is already floodlit so matches can commence all year round.

Thanks to all members and their families for attending the official opening of court 3.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day, if you would like to see more please visit our gallery page.

 

Wythall’s GBTW Event

WTC held their Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW) event on Sunday 13th May 2018. We had a brilliant day and lots of interest in our tennis club. We had lots of different and exciting sessions running throughout the day. We had sessions from Mini Red to Junior’s to Adult coaching.

Thanks goes to the committee for organising the day.

 

You can see more pictures of this event on our Facebook page via GBTW album

R2W Tournament 2018

Wythall held their annual R2W over the weekend of May 12th and 13th

Before I summarise the tournaments I want mention two juniors making their debut at this level, Nishani Sacitharan and Ben Brewster, both played really well. Although they did not feature in the latter part of their events Nishani and Ben showed real character throughout the afternoon. Well done and no doubt you will both benefit from the experience.

R2W Girls:

Six girls entered who were Mia Enright, Nithusha Sacitharan, Isobel Goodchild, Isabelle Talliss, Boo Vale and Nishani Sacitharan. The standard of match play was impressive throughout the tournament with many closely contested matches. The final was between Mia and Boo. The view was whoever broke serve first would be favourite as both girls make very few errors. This proved correct, Mia broke and although Boo fought hard Mia retained the advantage to take the title. Both girls now play league tennis for the ladies team.

Girls R2W 2018

R2W Boys:

Five boys entered the event; these were Thomas Csincsi, Charlie Spencer, Ben Brewster, Alfie Newbold and Jacob Cheal. As in the girls tournament the standard of play remained at the highest level. Charlie and Alfie in particular showed why they have been invited to become intermediates at such a young age. The final though was between by Jacob and Thomas. Jacob broke in the 2nd game and remained in command despite Tom’s efforts so retaining his title he won in 2017.

Boys R2W 2018

Our finalists now represent Wythall on the weekend of July 14th – 15th and everyone at the club wishes them well.

All of our juniors have at sometime have been part of our junior tennis academy and if anyone is interested in their child joining us details are on the coaching page.

Thanks again to Malcolm Fletcher for running the tournaments. I know juniors and parents alike appreciate the time he gives to make these events a success.

 

Men’s Winter League

Wythall celebrated their 3rd successive winter league promotion. They were division 5 champions in the Stratford and District Winter league.

Out of a possible 56 points Wythall scored 51 points, in doing so only lost one match. Tom Bick was again captain, as he was for the previous promotions. The winter league is a long campaign as there are 14 matches between September and April. The season was a real challenge for all clubs due to the awful weather.

The squad was Tom Bick, Luke Maggs, Rob Turner, Oliver Howarth, Phil Todd, Jack Suttle, James MacKinlay, Chris Elks, Ryan Dougan, Sam Cheal and Alex Doffman.

Div 5 winners

Great British Tennis Weekend

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Try tennis for free!.. Sunday 13th May between 10am-2pm is our Great British Tennis Weekend Event.. Sessions will be run to suit the whole family, from Mini Red to Adults. Rackets and balls will be provided, so whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there is great fun to be had.

 

Reserve your place here..

 

 

🎾 Game, Set, & Match! #WythallTennis #GBTW #GetInvolved 🎾

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Congrats to our Members! 🏆

We had a amazing presentation afternoon. Thanks for all who attended. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up!

Also our younger tennis players collected a trophy, because last year Wythall 12U Boys & Girls were champions of their respective AEGON leagues. Thanks goes to Dean Spencer who donated the funds to purchase some trophy’s for these very talented young tennis players.

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Presentation Afternoon
12U Boys & Girls AEGON League
12U Boys & Girls AEGON League

Presentation Afternoon

This years presentation afternoon will be on 25th February at 3pm within the clubhouse.

We will be presenting trophies and awards to those who have achieved success over the past year and then having a meal together. This is an event for all associated with the Club so please come along and support even if you have not been a winner this year.

Below is a reminder of the winners and runners up from 2017..

2017 Tournaments results

Alex Doffman New Head Coach

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In January Alex Doffman was appointed head coach at Wythall Tennis Club. It is a full circle for Alex as he started playing tennis at Wythall, having a hit with his granddad Les Hobbs.

Alex completed his Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology, and is now a qualified Level 3 Tennis Coach. Alex recently moved back to the Midlands after spending time in Cambridgeshire, where he was head coach at several clubs.

He is looking forward to returning to Wythall in his new role, and plans to spend his time sharing his passion and enthusiasm for tennis to children and adults of all abilities.

2018 Tournaments have begun..

TOURNAMENT DATES 2018:

Charity American               Sunday                                  18th March

American                              Sunday                                  22nd April

American                              Sunday                                  20th May

Kevin Turner Shield           Sunday                                  24th June

Alan White Shield               Sunday                                  22nd July

American                              Sunday                                  19th August

American                              Sunday                                  23rd September

American                              Sunday                                  21st October

FINAL DATES:

Winter Tournament          Saturday                               10th March

En Tout CAS                         Saturday                               21st April

Main Tournament              Sat – Sun                               8th –9th September

Pedvin                                   Saturday                               20th October

 

All sign up sheets will be in the club house.

Wythall Mini Red

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Wythall 8U mini red team finished 2nd in the indoor Warwickshire tournament which was an indoor league played in October and November 2017.

It was an impressive result as Wythall fielded the youngest team with the average only age being 7 yrs. For all of the squad this was their first experience of an external event. There were excellent wins over Tudor Grange, Beechcroft and West Warwicks. Their only defeat was against eventual champions Henley. Even then a number of matches were very close.

The squad were Nirujah Shenthuran, Matthew Powell, Zachary Christoforou, James Tonks and Alex Willett. The team captain was Warren Tonks who did a splendid job.