Swansea Tennis & Squash Club

July Newsletter 2020

Hi all, hope you are all well and enjoying a little bit of sunshine. Its so good to see

so many playing tennis again at the club. Lots of news this month, so you may

need a bit of time to read through this one :-)

New Club Welfare Officer

Jen McAdie is the new Club Welfare Officer. Jen has been a member of the club for

several years, is captain of one of the ladies tennis teams, and also plays in the

tennis leagues. She has 2 children who also play, along with her husband Gair.

For any safeguarding queries, please contact Jen on 07811 254756 or



Due to the current situation, we are currently only allowing visitors to the club

who play as a guest of a member. The member is responsible for booking the

court and recording that a visitor is playing (which is how we track and trace),

and making the payment by bank transfer to the club’s account. The fee is the

lower of £5 per person per visit or £5 per hour per court (the latter is the cheaper

option if you invite 3 visitors to play doubles with you). Also please note the

number of visits is limited to 6 / year.

The ladies changing room toilet is open for use by all. Only one person allowed in

the clubhouse at a time, and please clean the area after use

Squash News Unfortunately we are still having to wait on hearing when squash will resume with Covid19 but its great to see so many of our squash members on the tennis courts.Chopper squash day
A great day was had by all on Sunday 26th of July at the Chopper Squad “no top spin’ tennis tournament. 14 squash and tennis members merrily joined together for a great afternoon of tennis and fun, followed by a Nigel Rees BBQ special (thanks Nigel). Thanks to all that attended.

 Special offer for all Squash Members

 Free Tennis tips session with the clubs Head Coach Tennis Coach David Williams
As a small reward for all the squash members who have continued with their club membership knowing the squash courts could be out of action for a little while. Head coach David Williams has designed a fun, up beat Tennis Tips session to help Squash players develop a better understanding of the techniques and tactics used in a sport where there are no walls. To book onto the free session please visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AceTennisCoaching/Coaching/Camps.
Tennis News
League Tennis
Both singles and doubles league tennis are up and runningThe first Singles Tennis Leagues are due to complete at the end of July. 18 people have been competing in 3 leagues. So far 20 individual matches have been played in July. Most matches have been completed in about 1 hour. The doubles games have just started and will run this month through until the end of August. You can see the leagues by following this link:http://stsc.mycourts.co.uk/We will be re- arranging the leagues at the end of this month and setting up new ones for August. We already have some new names to add. If anyone else wants to play in this friendly competition just let us know by 30th July please. Contact details are shown below.
Finally, we just want to emphasise that it doesn’t matter what standard you are or whether you are an adult or a junior member playing yellow ball – you can enter these leagues. New members in particular are welcome.
JEFF GLEAVE – 07706 083213 – jeffreygleave2007@tiscalico.uk
JON JENKINS – 07517 393538 – jonjenko66@gmail.comTuesday social tennis
Our social tennis session is held every Tuesday at 18.00. Come along to play but we also need some members to help steward the night, all welcome.

Cardio tennis
Watch this space, sessions to be arranged soon.

Summer Holidays Coaching Opportunities
Head Coach David Williams has devised a summer camp coaching programme that will run through August. We have camp sessions for all ages and abilities. To see a full list of all sessions available visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AceTennisCoaching/Coaching/Camps

Tennis coaching offer
Nigel Rees is currently offering your first private tennis lesson at just £12.50

About 90 of our 135 members have started playing again, along with 30 (out of 110 squash players). In addition, we have had 15 new members join through the new members special offer. If you have yet picked up your racquet, please come and join us soon. Contact Jenny  (members@swanseatennisandsquashclub.com) if you have any questions relating to renewing your membership

New members
We have 15 new members who we would like to welcome to the club. They are Cyndy Froyd, Edward Jones, Eleanor Evans, Emma Beer,Jeremy O’Brian, Jo Price,Karen Jones, Kathryn Harris, Lei Huang, Marc Lloyd Evans, Maurice Greenberg, Nicholas Hughes, Patrick Duwernell, Robert Pearson and Robert Young. In addition to this we have some new junior members. We hope you are all settling in well and look forward to seeing you on the courts.

Congratulations to Mimi Xu
What an incredible journey this talented youngster is on. Keep up the good work !

British National Champion and Welsh No.1 Mimi Xu has been selected by the LTA to join the National Tennis Academy at Loughborough University later this year. Let’s remember that Mimi’s success all started  at the club, in fact at one of our open days.

You can read more about this fantastic achievement and selection by the LTA  bit.ly/392qppS

Social news / Bar opening/ Coming events 
Bar re-opening
It is great to see the bar open again, presently we are only sipping on the terrace but we’ll be allowed back indoors soon… watch this space for info

Contact Us

Interested in joining Swansea Tennis & Squash Club? Call 01792 203931, email us at: members@swanseatennisandsquashclub.com, call in and ask the bar staff for more information or Contact Us.

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