Winscombe ready for new season

AN exciting day of events and demonstrations for all the family is being staged by Winscombe Tennis Club on Saturday to officially launch their new season.

AN exciting day of events and demonstrations for all the family is being staged by Winscombe Tennis Club on Saturday to officially launch their new season.

With admission free to visitors, the aim is to give people the chance to see the club, which boasts a superb location and some of the best facilities in the area , have a game, meet the professional coaches and members, and watch international players stage a series of exhibition matches.

There will also be Wilson tennis equipment to try out and buy, plus refreshments throughout the event, which starts at midday. The exhibition match is due to begin at 1pm, followed by three hours of coaching activities.

As well as regular club daytime and evening sessions throughout the week, with food on the first Friday evening of each month, a programme of social events is being organised.


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The club, which has six floodlit courts, is playing host to the North Somerset League open men’s and ladies’ tournaments next month. Three teams play in the winter league and seven in the summer, and men’s captain Chris Greenwood said that with five of them achieving promotion in 2010, they were facing a series of new opportunities and challenges.

“We are looking to bring in new blood to the teams either from improving juniors or new members,” he added. Practice sessions had been going on for a month on Monday evenings for the men and Tuesdays for the ladies, with advice from excellent coaches from Cheddar-based DC Tennis.

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Special three-day coaching courses open to both junior members and non-members are being organised during the Easter holidays from Wednesday April 13-15, with another fun course in August, while regular junior and adult “rusty rackets” sessions continue every Thursday evening.

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