Aberdare Tennis Club
The Aberdare Tennis Club was formed in 1989 when Malcolm Evans and Elfed Bowen, (two former members of the old Aberdare Town Tennis Club), decided to try to reintroduce club tennis to the Aberdare area.
In the late fifties and sixties, there were two flourishing tennis clubs in existence in the Aberdare area. Both had teams in the first division of the Welsh League. Aberaman Tennis Club was first to fold with many of its best players transferring to Aberdare Town Tennis Club, a private club where there were three lawn and two hard courts. This Club eventually shut down in the early seventies. And therefore there was no tennis club in the area until the present Aberdare Tennis Club was formed in 1989. The club is based on public tennis courts at Aberdare Park.
Today, Aberdare Tennis Club is attracting and retaining members. The numbers are far greater that in other valley clubs. And the club has come a long way since it’s modest beginnings and is set for a successful future.
The three weekly social tennis sessions provide all members the chance to play some tennis and meet other members. One of these sessions is adults only. Another session is junior only. The third is a mixed session, which happens each weekend.
James, the club’s LTA qualified coach holds regular sessions and is also available for one to one coaching sessions.
For those wanting a competitive tennis, a junior and senior league/ladder is run throughout the season. And weather permitting some knockout competitions are also held. One team is entered into the Aegon County Tennis League as well as the Cymru Kitchens Winter Doubles League.
Aberdare Tennis Club offers a range of membership options.
There are a number of social events held throughout the year.