It was great to see the summer camps happening during August. All the spaces were sold out. Would you believe that one of the weeks coincided with the really intense heatwave and then there was a day which was completely rained off!
Are you under 18 and interested in tennis?
Do you have a youngster at home during lockdown?
Avondale Tennis Club is offering Junior membership at a cost of £44 covering the period until 31 March 2021.
Introduce a friend before 30 September 2020 and you will BOTH receive a FREE 45-minute private joint lesson with one of our Level IV tennis coaches.
Junior members may bring a visitor at £2/visit for under-18s (£4/visit for over-18s). Number of visits restricted to 10 per year for an under-18 visitor (5 per year for an over-18 visitor).
All the details about our holiday camps over the May half-term are now available, with booking details. You will find this under the Coaching tab.
“A fab picture of our wonderful Miss Hits girls,(see above) which was retweeted yesterday by the one and only Judy Murray! Thanks to Sarah Rutherford for doing an amazing job with the girls!” from Kathy
(This was originally posted on Facebook and got several great comments. Here’s one of them – “Amelia loves her Miss Hit Lessons & Sarah really is “The Best Teacher”)
Also in Junior News :
“Well done Team Avondale winning the Team challenge against Chatters and Manydown” from Jamie
“Half term camps have been great this week. Finished off with a fab Team Camp, in lovely October sunshine. Thanks to all players, parents, coaches and leaders!” from Kathy
A satisfied parent posted this message on Facebook about her two daughters :
“They are absolutely loving their week of tennis and fitness at Avondale and Fit Body In 6. Big thanks to Kathy Charles and team at both Avondale and FBI6 for such a great holiday camp.”
Good to hear it is such a success.
We have now added to the events we are running for Juniors during the school holidays. As described in an earlier post there are holiday camps throughout August. There will also be cluster tennis and tactical play sessions. For most of the activities, we ask you to register in advance. The exception is Mini Red on Wednesdays from 4:00 during August. Just turn up, Pay and Play.
Please remember that we are having a Teen Tennis event on Friday September 8th which is free and non-members will be welcome. Please spread the word amongst your friends and encourage them to come along. It won’t just be “normal” tennis games – there will be Cardio Tennis, Touch Tennis and other tennis related games and activities.
For all the details, please follow this link Summer courses 2017 to the Holiday Courses Page (on the Coaching menu).
Free Event for 13-16 year olds on Friday 8 September 4.30 to 6.30 pm.
Visit Avondale to experience Cardio Tennis, Touch Tennis and other tennis related games and activities.
For details see the Holiday Courses page.
Congratulations to Zana Fletcher and Jamie Cheetham for winning the 2016 AEGON British Tennis Awards from Hampshire & IoW LTA. Zana won the Volunteer of the Year award and Jamie is Coach of the Year.
The awards will be presented at the County Awards evening at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Friday 10th February. Please support Zana and Jamie by coming to this evening – tickets are available at the reduced price of £12 until 30th November using this link
If you do decide to attend, please let Paul Treacy know so that he can arrange for everyone from Avondale to sit together.
Please click here for full details about the activities on Monday evenings for Juniors. Remember : there is always normal play for Juniors on the Mondays but if you want to try any of the other activities such as cardio tennis, you can check when they are on.
Family Drills sessions are also run on Monday evenings from 7pm – 8pm
For details of Cardio Tennis classes please click here.
The AEGON British Tennis awards for Hampshire & IoW were presented at the County AGM on 3rd December and I am delighted to announce the following:-
Club of the Year for Hampshire & IoW: Avondale LTC
Coach of the Year for Hampshire & IoW: Kathy Charles
Congratulations to Kathy – well deserved.
Thank you to everyone who voted for Avondale and to everyone who helped to make the Club successful in 2015.
Our prize is on display in the trophy cabinet.