Thongsbridge Tennis & Fitness Club has a thriving younger generation of players at various stages of their tennis journey. Whether following development or performance pathways, each child is immersed in a positive environment where, not only do they learn the skills to enjoy the game, they also start to build skills that will benefit them throughout life.
The junior members are supported by an enthusiastic junior committee, a team of players, parents and coaches who are continually looking for ways to raise funds to support the more practical elements of Club life. Through raffles, Mini Tennis tombola, tuck shops and junior summer socials, the committee has been able to contribute to such improvements as the re-painting of the mini courts, the installation of outdoor seating areas, a mini bus to transport the kids to a wide range of LTA tournaments and so much more.
In addition to raising funds to support efforts within the Club, the junior committee has successfully raised an impressive amount for its adopted charity, The Starlight Children’s Foundation. This national children’s charity is dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. A clothing bank, now situated on site at the Club, enables the committee to raise funds to support the incredible work of this charity.
Our new minibus was launched on the 5th October 2019 and is pictured above with the logos of the sponsors of our vehicle.
A highlight of the year for the junior committee and its young members is its annual Junior Awards Presentation evening, where the efforts of these young players are recognised and celebrated.
“The junior committee support the coaches and the coaching programme in a way that helps our club achieve another level of enjoyment and success.” Nick Fitzpatrick