Every year TWC tennis aims to have 1 or 2 club exchanges, where we will either be travelling to a club or hosting a visiting club to TWC. We will promote each club exchange giving all tennis members the opportunity to take part. Keep an eye out on the news board, or in the weekly and monthly updates for upcoming exchanges.
The Gathering 2016
Previsional date October - details TBC.
In September 2015 we hosted members from Castleknock (Dublin) and The Windsor Club (Belfast) for the annual club exchange event called The Gathering.
On Friday we welcomed our visiting clubs with canapes and prosecco at an opening ceremony, followed by a sit down meal and dance in the restaurant area. Saturday morning, visiting players took an All England Club tour and museum visit, before coming to The Wimbledon Club for Sandwiches and then a 48 player mix in tournament. The sunny weather on the Saturday meant we were able to play on the grass courts and the use of the lakeroom and balcony created a great arena for this event. Saturday evening was a three course dinner, followed by a prize giving and live music.
Sunday was a quieter day with some relaxed social tennis, tea, coffee and cakes before Castleknock and The Windsor Club's departed.
We look forward to returning to Dublin for the 4th Gathering in 2016.
The trip to The Windsor Club, Belfast was a great success in early October. The balance between tennis and socail activities meant there was something for everyone to enjoy during the weekend. Friday and Saturday night saw everyone involved enjoying live music, home cooked food and great company. Saturday afternoon saw everyone involved in a mega mix in tournament with prizes being awarded for winners in their tennis standard mini tournament.
Sunday was a chance to take in the history of Belfast or to return to the tennis courts for more practice.
The Europa hotel was the ideal setting for the trip in the centre of Belfast city, providing a great retreat between activities, and a place to socialise into the early hours of the morning.
We look forward to hosting The Windsor Club, Belfast and Castleknock, Dublin in 2015.
If anyone is interested in more information regarding our club exchanges please email me on email@example.com