Drop in club doubles sessions on
- Tuesday evenings 7:30-10pm
- Sunday afternoons 1-4 pm
where varying levels of players mix in – and usually retire to the bar afterwards.
Coach led sessions on Wednesday evenings for beginners and improvers as well as stronger players.
Lots of scope to arrange other games or sessions of doubles or singles; players are very welcoming and court availability is good.
If you are interested, feel free to contact us or pop down on a Tuesday evening or Sunday afternoon club session to get a feel for the club, with no obligation to join. Non- members can visit a maximum of three times before they need to decide whether to join or not.
The club holds several friendly American Doubles Tournaments during the year, primarily during Bank Holidays in a round robin format with prizes for the winners. All tennis members (excluding beginners) are eligible to play and visitors are also welcome to participate for a nominal fee.
Summer Club Tournament
The club holds an annual tournament, which is played from around the 1st of June each year and runs for six weeks, with the finals weekend being in Mid-July. The draw entry forms are put up during April & May. Categories are: Juniors (Girls & Boys), Star Juniors, Ladies’ & Men’s Singles & Doubles, Mixed Doubles and over 40 Veteran’s Doubles and Singles.
On finals weekend a BBQ is held and all members of the club are welcome to cheer on the finalists.
The club holds an annual Winter Doubles Handicap tournament which is held in a round robin format. We mirror the rules of the ATP Finals where the winner and runner up of each group progresses to the knockout stages. Handicaps are given for return or serve and can be plus or minus points. There is also only one point on deuce so a weaker pair does not have to win two points should deuce be reached. This ensures that people are on an equal footing and allows a mixture of partnerships to take part. E.g. Parent and Star Junior could be playing a Mixed Doubles pairing.
Singles Box League
Head Coach Grant Fellows ( 07740 194200) runs four or five connected box leagues for members, offering a space to play regular, competitive singles against well-matched players from the club.