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Willand Tennis news on our Facebook page

posted 27 Jun 2017, 05:13 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 05:14 ]

All out latest news is now kept up to date on our Facebook page.

Please like and share to stay up to date with all our latest news and events

Willand Tennis club update and coaching changes

posted 27 Jun 2017, 05:06 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 05:07 ]

Dear All, 


 Our club coach, Charlie Lee, is leaving Willand Tennis Club at the end of the month for pastures new. I hope you can join me in wishing Charlie the very very best for the future and thank him for his hard work and coaching efforts over the last 18 months. 

 

From July we are very excited to welcome Nigel Little as our new coach! Nigel brings to the club and mid Devon a wealth of experience both as a player and a coach. He himself has been a tennis coach (with the LTA)  for 10years, in and around the Berkshire area. He’s already had a big impact at the club both socially (local fun tournaments) and playing for the Willand TC teams.

 

Therefore from the month of July Nigel will take over from all of Charlie’s coaching on a Tuesdays..  We will be in touch with the Friday evening adults and juniors in due course with the intention of offering another option to a Tuesday. If you have any concerns or would like to speak to Nigel about any of this his number is 07951 140974 or give me a call on 07722118703.

 

We hope that by the start of September we will have everything in place so please be patient and support us as we have a relatively new committee. Adult membership have already increase this year and hope to continue actively/heavily advertising the club during July and August in order to generate more interest in tennis; especially with new/past Junior members and adult who used to play.

 

Lastly we are still using Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Willandtennisclub/) as our primary means of advertising the club but we are looking to distribute leaflets in and around Willand/Cullompton during the holidays.. As always please like and share our facebook page for up to date information.

 

 

Some confirmed dates which will go onto Facebook soon

1.      The great British tennis weekend on July 22nd/23rd which Willand Tennis Club is participating in.  (advertised by the LTA)

2.      Junior end of season competition and doubles on Tuesday 25th July from 6pm

3.      Junior and adult finals day on Sunday 10th September from 1pm

4.      Half Way house social and presentation evening on Saturday 7th October @ 7.30pm

 

Unconfirmed dates as TBA; please keep an eye on Facebook!

Summer camps are being planned and Nigel will provide more details asap.

Welcome & taster fun sessions at the end of August or early Sept or before the Autumn season begins.

Adult and Junior social tournament.

 

 

Thanks again, Please give me a call or email directly back if you would like to see some changes or have any concerns.

Let me know if you would like to be removed from the mailing list.

Willand Tennis Club key dates

posted 31 Aug 2016, 13:01 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 31 Aug 2016, 13:02 ]

1. Finals day 10th September 2016. Open to ALL Juniors on the day!
2. Adult and Junior tournament 1st October 2016.

Junior Autumn/Winter Coaching

posted 31 Aug 2016, 12:58 by Willand Tennis

Junior coaching starts back on Tuesday 6th September 2016; Please see the coaching section for more details.
Application forms are available by clicking on here also or Email willandtennis@gmail.com or call Paul Nelson on 0188433684 for more details.

Coaching update; Now Thurdays and Fridays

posted 15 Mar 2016, 06:35 by Willand Tennis

Folks,

A few things to update you on before the start of the new tennis season.

Firstly a warm welcome to our new coach, Charlie Lee, who officially starts at Willand Tennis Club this Friday (26th Feb 2016) as a full time LTA level 3 licensed coach. It’s great that with all the support we’ve had over the last few years, (from all our parents and juniors),  that this has allowed the club to appoint (and attract) a full time coach.  Charlie is very highly regarded; bringing with him all the experience from Tennis coaching in and around the Taunton & Somerset area.

An update on Junior night
Despite Charlie being a full time coach he still has some commitments to honour; meaning that Tuesday nights are currently unavailable.  As it stands the Willand Tennis Club committee have therefore moved Junior night for the remaining Winter season sessions (March) from Tuesday to Friday (keeping within the same group & start times).  However, some great news, following on after Easter (7th April) I can confirm that the committee has agreed to have junior coaching on a Thursday evening as well. These sessions are likely to be earlier on a Thursday (than Friday); so this will help those who prefer Tennis earlier; as well as those members who currently can’t do Friday’s.

Adult coaching and additional Junior coaching
Charlie is planning beginner and adult coaching, including cardio tennis, I ask that you please take advantage of these opportunities as his rates are currently very reasonable. He is available for one to one coaching or small groups so please get in touch with Charlie directly (07341826633).   Please note that tennis players are unlikely to reach LTA competition standard (and significantly improving your rating), with just group coaching alone!

Willand AGM
A chance for your voice to be heard.  It’s at the club on Monday 29th February at 7.30pm! 

 
Lastly a word on me
I’m still playing well even though I’ll be out of action for about 6-9months at some point for a hip operation.   I’m hoping to be able to play in more matches this year so I’m looking forward to taking some of our older Juniors to more competitions.  Maybe playing with me??  

Once again thanks for all your continued support..

Best Regards,

Paul Nelson on behalf of the Willand Tennis Committee

Key dates for the 2015/16 season

posted 8 May 2015, 08:14 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 03:38 ]

All closed tournaments are FREE for junior coached members UNLESS stated otherwise..
Bookings done on a first come basis, spaces will be limited on some of the tournaments.
  • Thursday 7th May - 7.30pm - wimbledon ticket draw
  • Sunday 14th June @ 10am CLOSED Junior tournament for under 16s (Proposed).
  • Saturday 27th June - adults and Juniors tournament staring @ 1pm (older Juniors usually 12+).
  • Saturday 4th July OPEN Junior tournament home @ 2pm including Tiverton juniors. (additional £5 fee)
  • Tuesday 21st July -  Junior coaching breaks for the Summer
  • Tuesday 28th July - Willand CLOSED Uffculme cup @ 6pm (older Juniors usually 12+)
  • August summer camps (dates: TBA)
  • August week day CLOSED Junior tournament for under 16s (dates: TBA)
  • Tuesday 8th September - Junior coaching restarts for Autumn/Winter season
  • Sunday 13th September - OPEN Junior tournament away @ Tiverton. (additional £5 fee)
  • Saturday 19th September - junior finals day/afternoon? (Top 4 in each age group)
Junior finals day will consist of 3 or 4 age categories with the TOP 4 juniors from each age group competing in an initial round robin format.
Finals day selection is based on performance from the other tournaments. One or Two juniors from each category will be offered a wild card entry based on performance and behavour during the coached sessions.
 
 

NEW ADULT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT 2015/16

posted 8 May 2015, 07:54 by Willand Tennis

This season we are offering a discount to welcome NEW adult members.
Membership for new members is NOW £50 for the 2015/16 season.
Please see contacts page for further details or attend one of our clubnights. 
 

Junior Autumn Coaching begins Tuesday 9th September 2014

posted 29 Jul 2014, 04:26 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 29 Jul 2014, 04:27 ]

The Junior Autumn/Winter coaching program starts again on Tuesday 9th September 2014.
Email willandtennis@gmail.com or contact/text Paul Nelson on 01884 33684 / 07722118703 for further details or to book a place on the program.

Alternatively download the bookings form by clicking here and post  

Dates for summer 2014 Tennis Camps

posted 29 Jul 2014, 04:23 by Willand Tennis

Fun tennis at Willand TC from 9.30am till 12noon on the following dates:
@15/8/14
@22/8/14 (Free for Coached Juniors on this date only)

Cost £7.5 members and £10 for non members!
Please contact or text Paul Nelson on 07722118703
email: willandtennis@gmail.com

Junior Summer Coaching begins Tuesday 1st April

posted 18 Mar 2014, 05:11 by Willand Tennis   [ updated 18 Mar 2014, 05:16 ]

The Junior Spring/Summer coaching program starts again on Tuesday April 1st 2014.
Email willandtennis@gmail.com or contact Paul Nelson on 01884 33684 / 07722118703 for further details or to book a place on the program.

Alternatively download the bookings form by clicking here and post  


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