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Enjoy - Develop - Compete

Enjoy - Develop - Compete

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Our Ethos & Philosophy

Our mission statement is to Enjoy-Develop-Compete. Regardless of what age or stage of player you are, as coaches we will strive to help you achieve your potential through our philosophy of Enjoy-Develop-Compete.

We treat all players with equal respect, with a growing programme of players, some players will require more connected time with our team in-order to reach their individual targets.

In order to excel at this difficult sport, i would encourage all players to be self-learners, practice as much as they can outside of squad and 1-2-1 lesson times and look to have regular match-play and learn from your match experiences. Head Coach Phil

Phil has been a Babolat ambassador for 10 years or more.

Babolat have produced some excellent frames over the past decade and a half. I have played with all the main frames ranging from the pure aero, pure drive to the pure strike’s. Currently I am using the pure aero 300 grams, 16/19 stringing pattern with rpm blast strung at 55lbs. 

Babolat’s bags and shoes and clothing have really improved year in year out. The SFX clay court shoe is great for performance and durability. 

If you are keen to demo any Babolat frame then let me know and this can be arranged with local retailer YC Sports in Cardiff, these guys are proper specialists in tennis.

Phil has been with ellesse  for just over two years now, moving from a year with adidas. Ellesse have been great to work with, the shipment of clothing is quick and the clothing itself is really high quality. 

I have recently teamed up with Hawthorne HCR for my IT software and Lloyd is sponsoring my Glamorgan Open tournament series for 2020 / 2021 seasons. If you need a website to be built or have computer problems then i can’t recommend Lloyd highly enough. 

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Radyr Opening Times and Upcoming Events

  • Radyr Tennis Club opening times - 06:00 - 00:00
  • Coming soon... Glamorgan Open 7 in August 2020

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