Almondsbury and Bradley Stoke TC win Club of the Year

Almondsbury and Bradley Stoke TC are the worthy winners of the Club of the Year Award. They have had a block buster year including;

  • refurbishing the Clubhouse mostly carried out by club volunteers
  • 14 teams competing in Avon Tennis Leagues, with ABSTC II sweeping the board in their division
  • Highly successful junior teams with many juniors in the Avon Performance Squads
  • Successful box league for all members with busy club nights
  • Brilliant Christmas dinner with quiz attended by members, partners, parents, coaches
  • Four ladies taking their LTA Level1 in order to develop the girls side of the sport

"It's been quite a year," said one nominee. "The Coaching team offered tennis wellness sessions to a local garden centre and in return they donated plants for the space in front of the clubhouse, which was then planted up by volunteers."

Just one of the ways that shows the community spirit and the care everyone has for the club.

Due to an increasing number of people now working from home, Coaches now offer daytime sessions for adults to squeeze in to their hybrid work day. As part of Open Court, Mental health tennis has recently started too.

The club prides themselves on their friendliness and opportunities to play. Whatever level, you'll find it easy to get to play lots of matches at ABSTC. The box league means that everyone can play singles matches with players of their own level.

Plus Sunday 'Tea and Tennis' is a great starter for many people. It's an all ability friendly doubles where we stop for cake and chat. (Count us in). Club nights are always fully booked, but there is high standard tennis for league players, and with 14 teams (and more in the national leagues) most keen players get a least a few games each year.

"It's lovely to see the way that the best players mix in with the others, and our club weekend away is another great opportunity for everyone to mix in - and play other sports or crazy games. Recently we've started junior fun sessions (run by parents) to give juniors even more chance to play and have fun."

Congratulations to ABSTC. What a year and plenty of great ideas for other clubs to adopt too.