Social and competitive tennis is available for all playing standards
ocial Club nights give you the opportunity to play doubles tennis in a relaxed atmosphere.
Club Nights are every Tuesday and Thursday, throughout the year, from 7.00pm - An organiser is on hand to arrange play for each of these nights so that everyone gets an enjoyable game - you don't need to have a doubles partner to play
merican Tournaments are held on several Saturdays throughout the year and on other special days when we can find an excuse to run one!
The American Tournaments provide players with an opportunity to play mixed doubles tennis in a 'round robin' tournament. Partners are organised for you on the day and you play with a different partner for each mini set. Refreshments are available and it's a great way to have fun, socialise and compete, whatever your standard of play.
ox Leagues are a great way of playing competitive doubles at a level where you can compete and win... sometimes! They operate outside of the busy summer period and you will be placed in a mini-league of 4 players. You play a set with each of the other 3 players in your league. At the end of the 3 sets the top 2 players get promoted into the box above and the bottom 2 get relegated into the box below for the following month's matches! And so on...Our box league is very popular and you're guaranteed a good, competitive game.
ingles your thing? - then the Singles Ladder is a good way of practising and improving your game. Outside of the summer period, you can challenge any of the 3 players above you on the ladder to a best of 3 sets match (final set's a tie break!). If you win you swap places with them on the ladder. Of course, players below you can challenge you, too, so get your challenges in early!
If you wish to join the Box Leagues or Singles Ladder then get in touch with the organiser, Tony Morse, on 07740 432410
here are 2 senior tournament periods in the club calendar: the Open Singles and Handicapped Doubles tournaments in May and the Open Doubles and Over-50s Singles tournaments in September.
Open Singles and Handicapped Doubles - Play for the honour of being the club Singles champion - men's and women's comps - or take your chance in the draw in the Handicap Doubles Tournaments - Men's, Women's and Mixed competitions. The handicapping system is designed to even out differences in playing ability so everyone has a shot at winning. Both Open and Handicap tournaments are run on a knockout basis but in the Handicap tournaments there's a plate competition for first round losers.
Open Doubles and Over-50s Singles - You can enter the Open Doubles with the partner of your choice. It's a knockout tournament and there are competitions for Men, Women and Mixed. The over-50s single tournament is open to both men and women and the final takes place on Junior Finals Day.
Tournament entry details are sent to members via the club newsletter and by email.
2017 Tournament Dates can be found on the diary page
Our coach, Ben, provides coaching for senior players of all standards.
Take a look at the coaching page for more information and find out how to get involved
We encourage new people to join our tennis club. If you would like to invite a guest to play alongside you then please enter the name and address of the guest in the Visitors Book on the clubhouse notice board. Guests can play a maximum of 4 times in any calendar year and there is a small fee chargeable for each guest.
Booking a Court
Throughout the year, courts can usually be booked up until 10.00pm - booking sheets are provided on the notice board so you can organise your own tennis with other members. Tokens to operate the lights for a 30 minute period cost £2.00 and are available from David Farr, Pam Sykes and from behind the bar.
As we are an LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) affiliated club, we receive an allocation of Wimbledon tickets. Club members who register with the LTA as British Tennis Members (it's free!) can enter the club's ballot for a pair of tickets to watch the world's best play on the Wimbledon show courts.