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					       HALTON MINI TENNIS CLUB NEWSLETTER
                SPRING TERM 2011
A belated “Welcome Back” to all our Mini Tennis members after the Christmas and
New Year break – it’s great to see so many of you back on the mini tennis court. As
you can see, there are lots of events planned for you over the next few months and
we hope you continue to have lots of fun both on and off the tennis court at Halton.

        MINI TENNIS OPEN FORUM & PRESENTATION
All parents of Mini Tennis players are invited to an Open Forum for your ideas and feedback,
followed by a talk given by Mike James, Director of Tennis, on helping you help your child get the
best out of their tennis.

We will be holding 2 sessions and they will take place in the Core Strength Gym Studio:-

Saturday 29 January          9.00-9.45am
Monday 31 January            4.40-4.45pm

If you would like to attend, please let Camilla know by email at camilla@everyball.net or by
phone on 0774 8596607




                Calendar of Mini & Junior Events 2011
Attached is the calendar of events for all Mini & Junior Events for 2011 – including matchplays, fun
sessions, holiday camps and the club championships, so you can plan your year.




                      Mini Red & Orange Matchplays
Well done to everyone who has played in the first red & orange matchplays this term. Remember
to check where you are on the leader board. The current leaders are Joshua Bright (Red) and
Nicholas Blagg (Orange). The next Red & Orange Matchplays are on Saturday 12 February
(Mini Orange) from 1pm and Sunday 13 February (Mini Red) from 2pm. Entry fee £5 (payable
on the day). To enter email Camilla on camilla@everyball.net. Entries to reach Camilla by
Thursday 10 February please
                               NEW!
            Starter Mini Red & Mini Orange Matchplays
We have introduced regular “Starter” matchplay practice sessions for our Mini Red & Mini Orange
players who have either not played any matches or have only played a few. The idea is to get you
playing points, learn how to score, and generally have a fun time putting into practice all you learn
at your mini tennis sessions

The first “Starter” Matchplay Practice is on Saturday 12 February from 1pm for Mini Orange and
Sunday 13 February from 2pm for Mini Red. Entry fee £5. To enter please email Camilla on
camilla@everyball.net – by Thursday 10 February if possible. I will give you a start time when all
the entries are in.
If you are not sure if you are ready to play a match, give Camilla a ring on 0774 8596607 – or
check with your mini tennis coach. We hope to see lots of you there + your mums and dads. You
do need to be a member of British Tennis – it is free of charge and very easy to do – just go to
www.lta.org.uk and click on Membership and follow the instructions.

                             Mini Red Fun Session
                          Saturday 12 February at 1pm
The next Fun Session is on Saturday 12 February from 1-3pm. 2 Hours of Tennis games and drills
 (along the lines of the popular Tennis camps) for Halton Mini Tennis Club members – suitable for
       everyone - £5 per session. Organiser – Camilla Hayward – to enter email Camilla at
                                       camilla@everyball.net.


                           Red & Orange Club Tours
Open to players from Halton and other clubs - £10 per tournament – the chance to play matches
                   against children from other clubs. Organiser – Sam Start
The next Red Club Tour is on Saturday 19 February at 1pm and the Orange Club Tour is on
                                 Sunday 20 February at 2pm
                       To enter email Sam at start_sl@yahoo.co.uk


                                 BIRTHDAY PARTIES
If you are stuck for ideas what to do for your Birthday Party – have a Mini Tennis Party at
Halton. You have one hour of fun tennis games in the Mini Zone followed by a scrumptious
birthday tea in the clubhouse provided by our catering team. For more details, you can
download a booking form from our website, www.haltontennis.co.uk or contact Sam on
0774 5034493.


Camilla Hayward
Halton Mini Tennis Club
January 2011

				
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