Downend & Frenchay Tennis Club News

Downend & Frenchay Tennis Club Xmas Party

DFTC 2021 Xmas Party! What a wonderful way to celebrate our DFTC, with our first post restrictions event. With over 50 tickets sold there was a buzz of excitement as time drew near. The Cricket Club had put up a splendid tree and filled the whole clubhouse with decorations, with finishing touches added by Lesley and Wanda. The festive barman was wearing a dashing Xmas suit of red and white, offering help and advice and good cheer throughout the evening. Everyone was very welcoming, the booze flowed, and Wanda and Lesley sold raffle tickets, jokes and laughter were the loudest sounds in the room.

The caterers, Richard and Kerry, invited guests that ‘dinner was served’. The food was exceptional – tasty, authentic, different textures of India. The queue gave people an opportunity to chat to people they hadn’t spoken to earlier, with many returning for seconds and even thirds. The party continued with the raffle draw, votes of thanks, and then the dancing began…. all genres catered for. The party was joyful, like everyone was just so relieved they could have a great night, without Covid restrictions.

Our juniors were able to enjoy a final week of the term with Christmas festivities, fun coaching groups, competitions, prizes, ending with ten pin bowling at the Hollywood Bowl.

Thoughts from a Tennis Coach

Being a coach at DFTC is a fantastic, fulfilling job with one of the best aspects being that you get to work with players of all ages and abilities from our tots to our over 50’s to our county performance squads. This means that every day is different and exciting. The atmosphere at the club is always very welcoming which allows players from all backgrounds and of all abilities to thrive in a friendly environment.

Another highlight at DFTC is working within a professional and friendly team of coaches who are always incredibly supportive and accommodating. Tennis is a great game and if you are new to the game or have played for years the club has something for everyone.

Josh Wraith (level 3 coach)

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