Welcome to Cardiff University Tennis Club
Updated for Academic Year 19/20
AU's Club of the Year 2018!
Cardiff University Tennis Club is the third largest sports club in the university with nearly 200 members, consisting of 6 men’s and ladies' competitive teams, a huge social tennis league, and of course some amazing nights out in the SU!
Players of any ability are welcome, whether you're an experienced player or have never picked up a racket before! If you want to have a hit there are plenty of like-minded people looking to play. Our social league which runs every Wednesday 12-5pm is a great opportunity to have a hit, casual or competitive. We provide tennis balls throughout the year and also have a limited number of rackets to lend out as well. This is run by our Social League Manager, who will find you an opponent and record match results onto an online spreadsheet updated weekly. At our Annual General Meeting at the end of the year there are prizes for those at the top of the league!
In addition to this, we have a session from 4-6pm on a Sunday evening, the perfect way to end the weekend! Feel free to come along with your friends for a hit! If there is interest then some of the committee members (many of whom are qualified coaches) will run some fun group games.
All this takes place at our associate tennis club, Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club, which is located in the centre of Cardiff by the Castle, just a 5 minute walk from the Student's Union. The club has 11 courts of mixed surfaces – 4 acrylic, 4 hard court and 3 brand new artificial clay courts! The clubhouse has a bar and serves hot food, as well as offering stringing services and cheap rackets.
***TEAM TRIALS - SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2019 at CARDIFF LAWN TENNIS CLUB (North Road CF10)***
Women's TEAM Trials - 13:00-15:00
Men's TEAM Trials - 15:00-18:00
Cardiff Uni is becoming a recognised high perfomance Tennis University - building credibility year by year. Our team ethos is for inclusion of team players through squad training sessions and refreshed weekly team allocations. Our fixtures take place on Wednesday at House of Sport nextdoor to premier league side Cardiff City's stadium. We have had some great success over the last year with promotions from the men's teams and solid performances from the ladies'. We hope to continue the success into the 2018/19 season with high league finishes and promotions. There will be opportunities to do coaching courses and coach other members of the society too.
- Come and be a part of our team and we will prove that tennis is no longer an individual sport.
Men's Squad (20 members)
– Men's 1st team: promoted last season, in a record high league: Premier South A - Standard = national level players
– Men's 2nd team: also promoted last season, in a record high league: Western 2A - Standard = higher level county players
– Men's 3rd team: In a competitive league with more local teams: Western 3B - Standard = county players
– Men's 4th team: New Addition - In a competitive league with more local teams: Western 3B - Standard = Higher club players
Women's Squad (20 members)
– Women's 1st team: Western 1A - Standard = higher level county players
– Women's 2nd team: continuing in the same league as last season: Western 2B - Standard = county players
– Women's 3rd team: new addition, joining the same league: Western 2B - Standard = higher level, experienced social players
Development squad (16 members)
– Tier 1: This group will recieve weekly coaching from team players with the aim to promote them into a team position throughout the year
– Tier 2: This group will recieve weekly coaching from team players with the aim to improve individuals from a social standard to a more competitive match play ability.
Monday: 18:00-21:00 Men's and women's match day squad training (Heath Park Courts)
Tuesday: 20:00-21:00 Men's and women's match day squad training (House of Sport)
Wednesday: 10:00-18:00 Men's and Women's matches (House of Sport 1st/2nd teams, Heath Park Courts 3rd Team)
Thursday: 18:00-19:15 Tier 1 Development Squad training, 19:15-20:30 Tier 2 Development Squad training
Friday: Open hitting session for all team members (Heath Courts) 17:00-20:00
Saturday: PM (TBC) Coached Men's 1/2 Team Training (House of Sport)
Sunday: 6:00-7:30pm Men's 3/4 Team Training, 7:30-9:00pm Coached Women's Team Training (House of Sport)
***FIRST SOCIAL - TENNIS WHITES - Gassy Jacks - WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER***
EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP DEAL - THE TAF
Wednesday night socials define sports societies at Cardiff and the Tennis club know how to do it right. We have had so much success over the past years and last year we had an incredible 110 people turn up to our first 'tennis whites' social at our home of Gassy Jacks. Throughout the year we journey through the weird and wonderful in terms of wardrobe and hold plenty of non-alcoholic events and socials as well. This year we are going to improve things even more for our 200 members and a new twist to our bi-weekly socials, on top of wacky fancy dress we will be hosting a series of games and activities to help everyone's night along in the traditional way.
- We want to attract even more social members to the club. Try us, you won't regret it.
With our new exclusive sponsorship deal with The Taf this year, we also get drinks deals and QUEUE JUMP to the SU on Wednesday nights! These are not to be missed.
The socials are also a great place to find new hitting partners and meet new friends! By the end of the year you will have a fully accomplished fancy dress wardrobe (provided you haven’t lost it somewhere on the night out) and plenty of £2.50 burgers and £2 pints!
Between 12-2pm on a Wednesday afternoon the club offers beginner and intermediate tennis lessons, each guaranteed to have a maximum of 8 players. These lessons are run by John Williams, the head coach of Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club and one of the most talented coaches in the country, winning the prestigious Welsh Coach of the Year award as well as coaching several national standard players and numerous county and regional players as well. These lessons are available to purchase on the CUTC website from the Sunday evening before the coming Wednesday for just £1! Considering the standard of coaching available and the massive improvement often shown over the year by people who attend regularly, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
CUTC is run by an elected committee of 13 members (7 General, 7 Captains) who ensure the club runs smoothly and handle things such as socials, finance and court bookings. This year's committee members are listed at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about joining the club or just about life as a Cardiff uni student in general then feel free to give any one of us a message on facebook or email the President Dom Pearson at PearsonDR1@cardiff.ac.uk! We look forward to meeting you all in september!
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