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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Small Website Update

Here at WTC we are constantly improving our club services and online profiles to improve the online journey our visitors experience. We have recently added 4 new pages which the committee feels our website lacks.  

We have: ‘Merchandise, Facilities, Meet the Coaching Team and Club Timetable‘..!

We hope by adding these new pages our visitors can find out more information about our club. However, if you feel like we have missed something or would like to find out more or would like to speak to a club member then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07948396618 or email us via wythalltennisclub@gmail.com

We regularly check our inboxes and always love to hear from you.

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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.