Hundreds of primary school children aged five to eight years old are set to take part in the Newport Schools Tennis Roadshow this week, as part of a campaign to get more children playing tennis in the city.

Codi Pac

In a brand-new series of Codi Pac, TV presenter Geraint Hardy leaves his passport at home and roams Wales to discover nooks and crannies that are well worth a visit.

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Geraint Thomas MBE officially unveiled the newly named Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in Newport on Sunday, in a surprise visit following the first stage of the Tour of Britain which ended in the city centre.

The Wombats Newport Centre

Landmark UK Tour announced - they will play Newport Centre on Monday 28 January 2019! 

On Sale - Thursday, 30th August @ 9.00am

Tour of Britain Newport Live

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Newport City Council and Newport Live are delighted to announce that Geraint Thomas MBE has accepted our invitation to rename the city’s Wales National Velodrome in his honour.


Panto auditions to find the young company for SLEEPING BEAUTY will take place at The Riverfront on Sunday 30th September between 10am – 2pm with registration at 9.30am (last registration will be at 11am).

All talented youngsters welcome!         

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School Sports Survey Sports Development

Over 9,000 pupils in Newport voice their opinions on primary and secondary school sport and extracurricular activities.

Geraint Richards, former Head of GB Wheelchair Tennis and coach to Alfie Hewitt, Gordon Reid and other top players will be delivering a 3 hour workshop for activators and coaches to develop skills and knowledge on wheelchair tennis activity.

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This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to Wheelchair Tennis
  • The basics – grips; pushing grips and pushing technique; mobility patterns, shot production – forehand, backhand (slice and reverse), serve
  • Drills
  • Inclusive Sessions and Differentiation

This course is for Tennis Coaches and Tennis Activators only but is bookable via The course is completely Free and is run by Tennis Wales

Tens of thousands of people joined in the fun in Big Splash 2018 and were entertained with over 100 Street Theatre performances from top-class performing companies from across the UK and beyond. The city centre was filled with colour and sound on Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July as the city was transformed into one large outdoor stage, with surprising, intriguing and wonderful live music and pop-up street theatre.

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