Club serves up special centenary celebrations
9:01am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
THE Barry Tennis Club is going down memory lane by inviting past players and members to a special celebration evening to mark its centenary year.
Individuals are invited to bring along any memorabilia from their time at the club - such as photographs, press cuttings or just special memories to add to the club’s growing historical archive.
The clubhouse event on Saturday, September 14, starts at 7.30pm and includes a buffet and entertainment. It is the latest in a busy period of centenary year celebrations. Earlier this year the club honoured David Davies, Olympic medallist and former young tennis ace at the club, with the title of honorary member.
The club’s centenary programme of events has been sponsored by local coffee and ice cream cafe Cadwalader.
For further details about the Barry club please call 01446 735303 or 02920 514023, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club’s website at www.barrytennis.co.uk
Commenting on its centenary season celebrations, club chairman Harry Emery said: “We are a club with a great tradition - and a great future. Here’s to another 100 years of tennis at Barry Tennis Club.”
The Barry club is affiliated to Tennis Wales, the national governing Bbody for tennis in Wales, which is part of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The club is run by volunteers and is funded by membership fees, which are kept as low as possible, with any profits reinvested back into club activities and its facilities.
The club is part of Barry Athletic Club at Paget Road, Barry Island, and members can enjoy year-round tennis with its four all weather courts.
The coaching programme is suitable for all abilities, and features both classes and individual coaching by a professional coach to help improve an individual's game.
As part of its commitment to encouraging new, young talent, the club offers a range of coaching programmes for young players from five years upwards with the club’s professional LTA licensed coach.
The club has a ladies' and men’s team competing in the Courtstall Summer Doubles Leagues as well as two junior teams in the 14 and under league and eight and under mixed league. Veterans tennis is available most weekday mornings for those who are retired or semi-retired.
The club has, in recent years, enjoyed national success, with its men’s team picking up the national Wales’ title and other teams winning regional prizes, as well as nurturing some of Wales’ top young talent, and encouraging more people to have a go at tennis.
Members can use the club’s own pavilion with lounge, kitchen, changing rooms, toilets, and showers. It offers good viewing facilities of activities on courts. Members also have free use of tennis balls. There is also ample free car parking.