Whether you are an experienced player looking for a friendly club experience, a "rusty racquet" wishing to return to the sport or a complete beginner, our club has something for you!
To showcase our new and modern facilities, we are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 21st April. The morning will focus on opportunities for Junior players from 5 to 16, and the afternoon adults. Our fantastic coaching team will be offering some free coaching sessions, including the brand new fun way to keep fit with a tennis racquet, cardio tennis. You can also try out the courts by playing a few games with your friends, or adults can play some social sets with our friendly and welcoming existing members.
Secure your place by signing up online. If you enjoy yourself you will definitely want to take advantage of our amazing value membership so don't forget to bring your cheque book to secure some special one-day only deals on coaching.
Friday 23rd February: last date to opt-in to the club's Wimbledon ballot. See details below.
Wednesday 28th February: last date to play second round matches in the Winter Handicap and Plate Doubles tournaments.
Sunday 4th March: American Social at 1:30pm, followed by our AGM with cheese & wine at 4pm. Please do consider running for a place on the committee to help the club continue to thrive and be a great place for our members to play tennis.
Sunday 11th March: last date to play matches in the current round of the Singles Box League.
Later on in the year we will be hosting our annual Wimbledon tickets ballot. To qualify for a chance to buy tickets for this year's Championships at the AELTC, you need to login to the LTA members area and select the Wimbledon Ballot option. Even if you did this last year you must do it again this year to qualify. Juniors aged 11 and over are also eligible but each one must be opted-in individually. Not an LTA member? As a member of an affiliated venue you can join for free. The LTA make the paid-for option far more prominent than the free one so make sure you select "Lite Membership" [sic].
It is a busy time of year so here are a few important upcoming dates and events for your diary:
Sunday 17th December: last date to play matches in the current round of the Singles Box League.
Saturday 30th December: American Social at 1pm. Look out for the sign up sheet in the club house.
Sunday 31st December: last date to play first round matches in the Winter Handicap and Plate Doubles tournaments.
Also, opt-in for the Wimbledon tickets ballot is also now open! To qualify for a chance to buy tickets for next year's Championships at the AELTC you need to login to the LTA members area and select the Wimbledon Ballot option. Even if you did this last year you must do it again this year to qualify. Juniors over 8 are also eligible but each one must be opted-in individually. Not an LTA member? As a member of an affiliated venue you can join for free. The LTA make the paid-for option far more prominent than the free one so make sure you select "Lite Membership" [sic].
Summer might be over but the tennis doesn't stop! Drills & Skills is a new course for adults to develop your talents and unwind after another one of those crazy Mondays. Starting on Monday 16th October for 8 weeks, sessions run 8:15-9:15pm, directly after cardio tennis. The price is just £80 for members so sign up online today!
The evenings may be drawing in but that doesn't stop Wednesday evening social tennis! The club provides free floodlighting for social sessions and this Wednesday (11th Oct) we are running a fun and social tournament followed by drinks and nibbles.
The format is Fast4 Davis Cup – players will be divided into two teams who will then play each other over multiple rounds of singles and doubles. Team Captains will be chosen at 7pm but don't worry about being late – turn up whenever you can and you can join the next round!
We had a lovely day for Finals Day with some fantastic weather to match the high quality tennis. In the Ladies Singles, Nicky defeated defending champion, Louise. This year's Men's Champion is Arunan who beat Alex 6-4 6-2 in a very competitive match.
Then in the Ladies Doubles, Lizanne and Nicky were victorious over Handan and Liz 6-1, 6-4.
Finally the afternoon was brought to a close with victory for Warren and Glynne in the Mixed Doubles.
We hope everyone who participated enjoyed their matches and don't forget to sign up in the club house for the Winter Competitions!
Saturday (2nd September) is our annual Finals Day event and barbecue. The first match is the Ladies Singles final at 10am and the barbecue will be running all afternoon. Barbecue is £5 or a contribution to the buffet and BYO drinks.
Volunteers to umpire matches also welcome!
Also... Cardio Tennis returns on Monday @ 7.15! You now book in advance to receive a small discount per session. Free trial for newcomers and non-members welcome.