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Tennis Club Open Day: Saturday 24 June, 1-4pm

Posted on: June 17th, 2017 by admin

Spread the word – next Saturday 24 June, Newcastle Tennis Club will hold its Open Day from 1pm to 4pm! Tell your friends and family that it’s the perfect opportunity for non-members of any age (literally from toddler to senior citizens) to try out the great game of tennis, sample some coaching from Club coach Sam Clegg and maybe even have some traditional strawberries and cream! For those who have never been members before, there are “on the day” introductory membership offers, at 75% of normal annual membership rates. Just wear trainers – we’ll have some spare tennis racquets for anyone who doesn’t have their own. See you there!tennis open day flyer 2017

Open Day success in the sun

Posted on: July 11th, 2015 by admin

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The sun shone, the strawberries and cream went down a treat and the crowds turned out for Newcastle’s own version of Wimbledon – Saturday’s tennis club Open Day.
With professional tennis coaches Sam Clegg and Jane McIlwrath offering lessons on court and seasoned players available to guide prospective new members, large numbers of junior and senior players were soon taking advantage of the opportunity to try out the sport for free.
In total, around one hundred people assembled, in glorious weather conditions, over the course of the afternoon to sample the game for themselves during Wimbledon fortnight. Lots of new members, of all ages, joined the Tennis Club on the day, taking advantage of a special introductory membership offer (£45 – adults, £22.50 – children, £105 families) which is available until end of Saturday 11th July (tel Rachel on 07591 762061 for details).
Many thanks to all the junior and senior members who volunteered to help out on the day and to Tesco Newcastle for their generous donation of seasonal strawberries and cream.

Tennis Club Open Day this Saturday

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by admin
tennis open day flyerThe sound of racquet on ball, cheers of the crowd and cries of “it was on the line!” can only mean one thing.
No, not that Wimbledon fortnight has returned, but that Newcastle Tennis Club is staging its annual Open Day, a chance for non-members to try out the sport.
This Saturday 4 July 1-5pm, the Club, situated on the Bryansford Road, is throwing open its courts and clubhouse for locals and visitors to sample the game.
Club coaches Sam Clegg and Jane McIlWrath will be on hand to offer free tennis lessons for players of all ages, while other courts will be available for short doubles games to give non-members or prospective members a chance to try out the game.
The Club will also be offering new members a discounted membership rate should they want to join the club for year-round access to the four, high-quality tennis courts nestling in the beautiful surroundings of Castle Park.
“Tennis is the perfect game for all ages and standards of player and is a great sport for both social and competitive play,” says Patrick Corrigan, one of the Club’s committee members.
“Newcastle Tennis Club is committed to providing access to top-notch tennis courts to people in the Newcastle area. Our Open Day is a great opportunity for children and adults alike to try out the sport, find out what the club has to offer and discover just how easy it is to pick up a racquet and have fun on court.
“For those who want to return to a sport of their youth or take it up for the first time, this Saturday afternoon is the perfect time to get some free instruction from professional tennis coaches and chat to existing members about all that the club offers. We have players aged from four to eighty-four, those who play competitively in local leagues and those who just like to play with family or friends.
“We are lucky that Newcastle Tennis Club has perhaps the most beautiful setting of any in Ireland, with views of the Mournes, yet still easily accessible by foot or car to anyone in the local area. The Club is also committed to ensuring that our courts are accessible to anyone who wants to play the sport. We try to keep our membership fees low and we will have a special discounted membership offers for juniors, seniors and families available to new members at the Open Day, so there’s no excuse for not getting involved. Last year’s Open Day was great fun and we look forward to welcoming more new players this year.”

Crowds enjoy Newcastle Tennis Open Day

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by admin

Over one hundred people attended the hugely successful Open Day at Newcastle Tennis Club on Saturday.

With the weather defying the forecasts and the sun beating down on the Bryansford Road courts, large numbers arrived to give tennis a try and sample some free coaching made available on the day by professionals Sam Clegg and Jane McIwrath.

While both juniors and seniors hit balls like aspiring Wimbledon champions, the spectators lined up courtside to watch the action and enjoy refreshments, including seasonal strawberries and cream.

Coaches helped young beginners master the basics of racquet grip and striking the ball, while adults were able to learn more about doubles tactics and forehand spin.

Some forty new players – of all ages – took out club membership on the day, taking advantage of a special promotional rate available on Open Day and available until this Saturday.

Tennis Club chairperson, Jim Drayne, said:

“This might well have been Newcastle’s most successful Open Day ever. We are delighted that so many people came along and have decided to join the club – this bodes well for the future of tennis in the town. We want to thank everyone who joined us for the event, as well as all of the Club volunteers who helped to make the day such a success.

“Newcastle is fortunate to have such a fantastic tennis facility. The Club is keen that as many people as possible have the chance to enjoy the courts and the great sport of tennis.

“We are indebted to Down District Council for their financial support for the Day and for the development of tennis more generally in the area. And thanks too to Tesco for the strawberries and cream – just perfect for Wimbledon fortnight!

“If anyone missed the Open Day, it’s still not too late to join – just contact me or any other club member and we will get you signed up quicker than a Djokovic serve!”

Tennis Club Open Day – Saturday 5 July

Posted on: June 29th, 2014 by admin

With Wimbledon fortnight well under way, Newcastle Tennis Club is to hold an Open Day to allow people to give tennis a try for free.

The Open Day, to be held on Saturday 5th July from 1pm to 5pm, is an opportunity to try out the Newcastle tennis courts and to find out about the benefits of Club membership.

Anyone who comes to Newcastle Tennis Club will be able to get involved in informal tennis sessions and coaching, all completely free. Racquets and tennis balls will be provided so anyone and everyone can get involved whether they have never tried tennis before, want to get back into the game, or are a regular player.

Jim Drayne, Newcastle Tennis Club Chairman, said:

“Tennis is a perfect sport for all ages and the Club has regular players from young primary school age, right up to those in advanced retirement.

“Newcastle Tennis Club is fortunate to have four top-quality all-weather and floodlit courts all set against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne Mountains. The Open Day is our invitation to more people in the local community to come and try out the facilities and to make tennis a part of your life.

“So whether, you are young, old or somewhere in between and whether you are a complete novice or want to re-start your tennis career, you will be made equally welcome at the Open Day.

“Tennis coaches and existing club members will be on hand to show you the ropes or to help improve your technique, while we will have special sessions for children of all ages. Everyone who shows up is guaranteed a turn on the courts – just remember to wear your trainers!”

The Bryansford Road Club has four courts, plus a Pavilion with a club room and facilities for visiting teams. The Club competes in the Belfast & District Leagues at Junior and Senior levels, while there are regular club play doubles sessions on Monday evening for all members. In addition, members are able to book a court for free any day of the year.

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