Looking to play tennis with friends and family? Members of our club have four hard courts plus two grass courts in the summertime, all maintained to a high standard, on which to play tennis. With floodlights on all four hard courts, members are able to enjoy playing social tennis through the winter, even when it’s dark! Go to Club Info to find out about booking the floodlight courts and buying tokens for the lights as well as other useful facts to help you enjoy our facilities.
Scheduled events take priority for court use so please check the Calendar for details of club activities.
Social Club Tennis
For new and existing members, there are plenty of opportunities to play social tennis and meet people at the same time. Club sessions are open to all; just come along, mix in and play. Prospective members are very welcome and we even let you have three free taster sessions! Check out below our Weekly Schedule of club sessions and dates for tennis events for the current season.
Weekly Schedule of Club Activities
|Monday||10:00-11:30||Club Morning||Turn up & play-social doubles.|
A good way to start the week!
|Tuesday||18:30-20:30||Club Night||Turn up & play-social doubles.|
All are welcome!
|Wednesday||18.30-20.00||Improvers Course||Working on technical and tactical areas of tennis to enhance playing standard. Click Coaches for more information||Katie Brooks||£7 members
£10 non members
|Thursday||18:30-20:30||Club Night||Turn up & play-social doubles.|
All are welcome!
|Friday||9:30-11:00||Ladies Coaching & Play||6th Sept-13th Dec (not 25th Oct) |
Click Coaches for more info
|Saturday||10:00-11:45||Club Morning||Social doubles. 16 players-8 men, 8 ladies on a rota Contact Margaret to join!||Margaret Robins|
There are no limits on numbers, gender or standard, with a good spread of abilities (non team players through to A team players), so anyone who wants to join should find others of a similar standard. Rules are relatively simple, challenge anyone, take their place if you win; once challenged you have one month to play or forfeit. Default format will be best-of-three tie-break sets, but any format’s permissible, as long as both players agree.
Organiser: Stephen Jeffs firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Events for 2019
Sunday Social ‘Serve Off’ Sunday 7th April 2pm-4pm
To start the new season, all members are invited for drinks, nibbles and chat in the pavilion and to mix in and play some relaxed tennis. A great opportunity for prospective members to try our club!
Social Tennis Evenings
Tuesday 14th May Tuesday 4th June Tuesday 9th July (Top Spin Demo Tour) Tuesday 20th August (Official opening of new floodlights) 6.30pm-8.30pm
All members and prospective members are welcome to come down, mix in and play tennis. Enjoy drinks, nibbles and have a chat in our pop up gazebo.
These events require fine weather, so please go to News & Events to check if the event has been cancelled or contact the organisers.
Smith & Pinching Knockout Tournament
The Smith & Pinching knockout tournament is played over the summer. We have men’s and ladies singles, men’s, ladies and mixed doubles, including an over 60’s mixed doubles event and plate competitions for first round losers in the men’s doubles, mixed doubles and ladies doubles, as long as we have a large enough draw. If you need a partner we will pair you up with someone of a similar standard.
Over 60’s Mixed Doubles: enter as an individual-pairings will be decided by the event organiser with a view to achieving a good mix of abilities.
To enter: download the S&P Knockout Entry Form 2019 Last date for entries: 12th April
Organiser: Jenny Hall
Smith & Pinching Finals Day & Family Lunch
15th September 11am-5pm
The knockout tournament culminates in our end of year Finals Day in September which includes a superb buffet lunch. Come and watch the finals of all the summer knockout competitions and bring your racket as courts will be available for social play.
Davis Cup style Team Tournament
Sunday 19th May Sunday 18th August 1pm-5pm
A team event, where every game won counts for your team (similar to the City League). Four teams of 6 players, with each team deciding the pairs that will play men’s, ladies and mixed doubles in a round robin against the other 3 teams. Players will be seeded to ensure the teams are as even as possible. Shared tea midway through the afternoon. A good opportunity for club members to take part in team tennis.
Organiser: Chris Mitchell
Sunday 30th June 1pm–5pm Deadline for entries: 23rd June
Sunday 22nd September 1pm-5pm Deadline for entries: 15th September
The Waitrose and Challenge Cups are popular mixed doubles American style tournaments where players of various abilities have the chance to compete with a number of different partners in a round robin format. Shared tea midway through the afternoon. It is a great way of playing tennis with other members of the club.