Playing

A number of club sessions are run weekly for all types of tennis. They are open to players of all standards, but complete beginners may wish to consider having some coaching first.

At all other times, members can come and play as they wish.

One or two of our four courts are used for coaching at various times in the week, but the other courts are available.

Weekly schedule

Saturday

  • 9-10am – Adult coaching for beginners and intermediate level – prebook via jlawestennis@hotmail.co.uk
  • 10am-11am – junior beginners and improvers (primary school age)
  • 11am-midday – junior intermediates and beginners (secondary school age)
  • Contact Chris Penny on 01305 835131 for enquiries about the junior sessions or just come along – the first session is free! Wear trainers, all other equipment provided. If the weather is bad in the morning the session will be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the day
  • 1.30–4.30 pm – mixed doubles C matches (two courts 1 Nov – 28 Feb)

Sunday

  • 10am-midday (Members Club Session)
  • 1.30–4.30 pm – mixed doubles A/B matches (two courts 1 Nov – 28 Feb)

Monday

  • 9am-midday (Members Club Session) – two courts bookable from 9-10am
  • 6-10pm – mixed doubles matches for A and B teams (two courts 1 May-31 July)

Tuesday

  • 10am-midday (Members Club Session)
  • 8-10pm – doubles session (16 pre-arranged players using all four courts). Contact Paul Webb to check if any availability

Wednesday

  • 6-7.30pm – Curry Night (once a month – usually the third Wednesday in the month)
  • Team practice 6.30-8.30pm (September-April). Please contact Val Sewry – val.sewry@gmail.com

Thursday

  • 9-10.30am – women’s beginners/improvers led by Julien Lawes – £7.50 pay and play
  • 7-10pm – doubles session (open session – just turn up)

Friday

  • 10am-midday (Members Club Session)
  • 6.15-10pm – men’s and women’s doubles matches (two courts, 1 May – 31 July)

Non-members must be signed in and a visitor’s fee paid before playing.

Courts

Courts may be booked by adult and full junior members by writing your name on the booking board in the clubhouse. Please check the diary sheets for match fixtures (usually on two courts) as matches take priority over other sessions.

Club sessions are free to members, but small charges are made to cover the cost of balls and floodlights (when needed).

Floodlights are available on all four courts and can be used until 10pm each day. The cost is £4 per hour per court and tokens (£1 each) may be bought from the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or Treasurer. Email paul@webb240.plus.com or geoff.marion@btinternet.com or telephone 07952532605.

All four courts were re-surfaced and re-painted in 2013 and were repainted in 2017 and 2018.

Practice wall

The club installed a high quality practice wall in 2013 and this is available to use at the rear of court 4 (when vacant!) to all members and paying guests.

Mini and Junior members

Mini tennis members may only play in Saturday coaching sessions and weekday squads. To play at other times you must be a full Junior member. You may upgrade at any time by paying the appropriate extra amount.

Visitors

Members may invite guests to play on the courts, provided that a £3 guest fee for adults and £2 for juniors is paid to the Chairman or Treasurer or placed in the box in the Clubhouse (max five times per year). Please pay and sign the visitors’ book in the clubhouse before playing.

What to wear

Please protect our courts by wearing suitable tennis footwear. Members and their guests should wear suitable tennis/sports attire.