A well-attended open day heralded the start of a new season at Barry Tennis Club, with established and prospective members and young and not-so-young players enjoying a variety of on court activities and off court refreshments.

Mini-tennis courts were set-up for youngsters to try out games specially devised to develop a taste for the sport and learn skills appropriate to their age and stage of development, while, for the grown-ups, there was a ball machine to challenge their reflexes as well as a fun tournament in which over 40 players competed late into the afternoon. The weather favoured the club, too, with rain showers holding off until the final of the tournament was almost decided (this didn't deter the hardy players, though, who battled through the elements).

The clubhouse was a hive of activity and the club was delighted to welcome many newcomers with enquiries about activities and membership.

While last year, the club celebrated its centenary year, and applauded its past achievements, this year was all about looking to the future and planning for successes yet to come.

The club caters for all ages and abilities, and whether individuals want to meet new people, get a bit more mobile, enjoy a sporting activity with their children, or get into one of the teams, the club has something for everyone.

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