CLUB PLAY SESSIONS
The club operates "adult" Club Play sessions that are completely free to members and provide an excellent opportunity to just turn up and play some tennis with others in a relaxed and friendly environment. The sessions attract players of a variety of playing strengths and are open to all adults who've progressed beyond beginner level, as well as juniors who've reached a suitable standard*. Non-members are also welcome to attend, and they can attend one session completely free of charge - just come along and try us out! Anyone wishing to attend more than one session without becoming a member can do so by paying a guest fee of £5 per session (this amount must be paid on-line in advance of attendance).
You don't need to come with anyone else, you can just come along and try your hand as part of a variety of team-ups against a variety of opponents. Someone from the club's management committee will be on-hand to welcome you and organise the sessions to create the most competitive matches. Plus you don't even need to bring any tennis balls as the club provides the balls for these sessions; in fact you can even come along if you don't have a racquet as the club has a few spare racquets that can be lent out!
The club sessions are held all year round (tennis is not just for summer!) and a WhatsApp group is used to organise things - to request to be added to the group you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your mobile number, stating that you consent to your number being added to this group. This approach enables members to know whether or not the session will be on and whether it's worth waiting around for others to arrive.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to pandemic restrictions all attendees must register their attendance in advance of sessions via the WhatsApp group. The matches to be played are determined and communicated in advance of each session (i.e. doubles pairings, opponents and court numbers for typically 3 shortened matches each) helping players to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times. Don't worry though, it's still fun! And the more structured approach has actually proved popular with members, making close competitive matches easier to organise.
Club Play sessions are currently running at 10.00am on Sundays
Sunday Club Play starts at 10am through the winter months, however on frosty days the time will be delayed to 11am to give a little longer for the day to warm up (delay notified by WhatsApp - see above). To keep up to date with the current start time please request to join the WhatsApp group (details above).
* The club coach will decide when a junior is ready to attend the adult Club Play sessions