About the Club

About us

Weoley Hill is a membership tennis club which is open to players of all ages and abilities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other belief and particularly encourages family membership. Membership is around 300 split fairly equally between adults and juniors.

We have a very active junior section, with a range of coaching and activities throughout the year organised by our LTA qualified club coaches, Chris Coley and Stacy Tichelly.

For details of how to join see the Membership section of the site.

Facilities

We have 4 tar macadam courts and two floodlit astro turf courts. Courts 1 & 2 are accessible to the disabled. The courts are open throughout the year and you do not have to book in advance to play, though matches, coaching and club sessions do take preference. For details of the social tennis arrangements and club access to courts 1 & 2 and 3 & 4. Courts 5 & 6 are accessed via the other courts. The lock code changing each year on the membership renewal date.

There is room for parking next to the courts at the Weoley Hill Village Hall.

We have a clubroom situated at the rear of the Village Hall, adjacent to the courts, with access to toilet and kitchen facilities. Though the clubroom itself is too small for social events, the club does run a number of social events during the year, including quiz nights at the nearby cricket club and meals out at local restaurants.

Visitors

Members may bring visitors to the courts. There is a maximum of 3 visitors per member on each visit. A visitor is permitted 3 visits per year, after which they must become a member. Visitor fees are adults (over age 18) £2.00 and juniors (under age 18) £1.00. It is the responsibility of the member introducing the visitors to pay the appropriate fees.

Club Sessions

Access to the courts is all year round. Listed below are the standard weekly club activities – see also Social Tennis.

  • Social Tennis ­ Tuesday morning, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.
  • Ladies Night ­ Tuesday evening from 6.00 pm.
  • Men’s Night ­ Monday and Wednesday evenings (by arrangement in winter) from 7.00 pm.
  • Social Tennis ­ Thursday evening (by arrangement in winter) from 6.00 pm.
  • Social Tennis ­ Saturday afternoon from 1.00 pm.
  • Junior Club – Friday, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

Competitions

The Club is affiliated to the Warwickshire LTA and has Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Doubles teams, which compete in local leagues.

The Club receives an allocation of Wimbledon Tickets, which are available to members through an annual ballot.

Our Annual Club Championship takes place during the early summer, with singles and doubles events for both adults and juniors, culminating in Finals Day in mid-July. This is a great occasion for all the family, with refreshments provided for sale and other attractions for children.

Juniors

The Club has a strong junior section with coaching available from LTA qualified coaches.

A Junior Club is run for children aged from 7 to 14 and all manner of activities are provided. The sessions coincide with the school terms, and take place outside on Friday evenings during the summer term for 1 hour from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. During the autumn and spring terms these take place in the Village Hall.

Children attending the Junior Club must be members of the Tennis Club, and there is a small nominal charge.

Chris Coley, the Club coach, runs a Holiday Club for a number of weeks during the summer holiday period, and also during the Easter holiday and some half term holidays. A wide range of activities is provided, with an outing each Thursday to places such as Drayton Manor Park or the Midlands Safari Park.

Chris coaches in several local Junior and Infant schools and, after children have received a number of taster sessions, those wishing to progress are invited to attend a Mini Tennis Academy at the YMCA Leisure Centre in Northfield (an official Mini Tennis Accredited Centre supported by Warwickshire LTA). This programme is specifically aimed at Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children, who are afterwards encouraged to join Weoley Hill Tennis Club.

Chris also currently organises a Weoley Hill Football Coaching Academy at the Club, using the Village Hall during the autumn and spring terms.