One of the main shared activities of the club are the social tennis sessions which take place each week, based on friendly doubles games with alternating partners.
There are open mixed social tennis sessions on –
- Saturday afternoon – 1300-1700
- Tuesday morning – 0900-1200
- Thursday evening – 1800-2000
There is a ladies session on Tuesday evening – 1800-2100,
And a men’s session on Wednesday evening – 1900-2100
All of these operate on a turn up and play basis, with doubles pairs made up, and altered, across the session to give everyone a chance to play. However, in the winter when only courts 3 & 4 are floodlit then players should book into the evening sessions by contacting one of the organisers in advance. The winter sessions start in October and continue through to the spring. The people to contact are –
- Tuesday evening ladies tennis – Jane Fry – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday evening men’s tennis – Cliff Allum – email@example.com
- Thursday evening social tennis – Liz Greaves – firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a men’s team tennis session on Monday evenings 1930-2100, organised by Cliff Allum – email@example.com
American Doubles Tournaments
The club organises occasional ‘American Doubles’ tournaments. These usually run on a Sunday morning or afternoon and are based on mixed, men’s or ladies doubles, with partners altering every 10 minutes or so.
All can enter, so watch out for notices of future tournaments on the website or the noticeboard at the courts, and contact the organisers.
Winter Mixed League
The club organises a league competition for mixed pairs. Anyone can enter and partners are allocated on a random basis. The league is divided into groups of 4 or 5 pairs who play each other over a couple of months, then there is promotion and relegation between the groups before another set of matches for each group. Anyone can enter, but with it being winter matches have to be played at weekends or (by arrangement) on Friday evenings – or during the day for those who can make it then. On weekday evenings the floodlit courts are in use for the Social Tennis sessions above.
If you want to enter contact Andy Carter, who is running the league, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Text him on 07813 006817.
Annual Club Championship
An Annual Club Championship is run every year during the early summer, with singles and doubles events for both adults and juniors. All can enter the championship, which is run on a knockout basis culminating in a Finals Day in mid-July, when the finals of each competition are held, and the trophies awarded. This is a great occasion for all the family, with refreshments provided for sale and other attractions for children.
To enter the club championship contact the organiser – Liz Greaves – email@example.com – following the announcement of the timetable on the website and the courts noticeboard. Players will be allocated to pairs for the doubles competitions on a random basis.