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Return to play

Take it gently, warm up properly and stretch afterwards.  We've all had a break from tennis and don't want anyone to now break from tennis!

All outdoor recreational tennis can resume from 29th March, including singles and doubles social play (subject to the rule of 6 or 2 households), 1:1 coaching and formally organised activity for groups, including all group coaching.  Up to 12 adults and 15 children per group for coaching will be allowed.   Local league matches will also be starting again from 1st May.  See below for more information about club night.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser whenever you play as we cannot guarantee that one will be provided.


BOOKINGS FOR SUMMER TERM COACHING ARE OPEN.   There are still a few spaces left.

NEW TOTS  SESSION - due to high demand we have opened a second Tots session (age 3-6yrs) on Thursdays 4.15-5.00pm.

NEW PRE-SCHOOL TOTS SESSION - age 3-4 at the grass courts, Fridays 1.45-2.30pm


Thanks to funding from the Co-op we are pleased to announce that we are able to offer this amazing deal to 8 lucky adult beginners - just £20 for 6 x 1.5hr lessons.  Tennis Xpress is an LTA programme designed to be fun, teach you to serve, rally and score.  This is open to non-members, with the hope of helping our community to get active, have fun and learn a new sport as well as meet new people.

The current Tennis Xpress course is sold out but don't worry, we will be running 2 more.  Dates and times will be announced soon.

See our Holiday Camp and Coaching pages for details of all coaching and how to book.



Will resume for members only from 7th April until 17th May.   Following government and LTA guidelines we need to run this on a more formal basis until the next level of restrictions is lifted.  So members will need to book in via the club WhatsApp group before attending.  Records of attendance will be kept for 21 days.  No more than 4 people per court and no waiting for a court or socialising before or after play.  Places will be on a first come first served basis following receipt of a WhatsApp message from the Club Secretary the Sunday before club night.

Please be aware that Club Night is only permitted as it currently falls under "organised club activity" which is why no socialising will be permitted before 17th May.  If social activity is observed then Club Night will be deemed an illegal gathering as it will then fall under the 2 household / rule of 6 category.

After 17th May we hope it will return to a drop-in session where non-members will be welcome too and we can all begin to relax a little, even if in a socially distanced way!

You can read about organised club activity and see all the latest advice from the LTA for players, venues and coaches here  LTA Covid advice.

The Sports Centre's latest information can be seen here.


QR code

Anyone entering the Sports Centre site is now required to scan the NHS Covid-19 QR code.  Please download the app in preparation.  QR codes are located around the site, inside and outside.  This applies to all adults age 18 and over and includes social play, coaching, club night, coaches, visiting teams and parent spectators.   Children taking part in coaching do not need to be scanned in as the coach keeps a record of participants.  If you don't have the app or your phone please see a member of staff at the Sports Centre who will take your name and number.  These details are kept for 21 days only.  You will need to wear a mask when going inside the Sports Centre building.


Memberships for 2021 -2022 are now available on our membership page

We are a small friendly club, based at Cottenham Sports Centre, behind the Village College.  They have floodlit, all-weather courts so we can play all year.  A full range of professional coaching is available throughout the year during term time for all ages 3 to 70+ and all abilities.  We also run holiday camps to keep the kids busy and active.  There is a competitive men's team playing in the Cambridgeshire leagues and we now have ladies and mixed doubles teams up and running too. We are always looking for more players in all teams, no need to be Wimbledon standard! Why not come along one Wednesday to social/club night (7.30-9.30pm) and get a feel for the club.  If you were playing at the grass courts during the summer of 2020 we hope you will continue playing and maybe even join the club!

Contact [email protected] for further information.

Club Hours:

This is when members can play for free and don't need to book:

Wednesdays: 4:00 - 10.00 pm

Thursdays:  4:00 - 7:00 pm (matches take priority)

Saturdays:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Club Night / Social Tennis:

These are social tennis sessions for age 16+, just turn up, no need to book, no charge.  These run all year apart from over the Christmas period.  A club member will be there to provide balls and organise games of doubles.  This is a great way to meet people and find others who play at your level.

Wednesdays: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Other ways to play tennis locally - for members and non-members

PAY & PLAY - Anyone, member or non-member, can book a court at Cottenham Sports Centre.  Full price is £6.50 an hour, students £5 and juniors £4.  Tennis Club members pay just £2.50 an hour outside club hours.  See their website for prices, times and how to book: cottenhamsportscentre.co.uk

PLAY FOR FREE at the grass courts on the Rec - Anyone, member or non-member, can play for FREE at the grass courts at Cottenham Recreation Ground from May-August.  Bookings for members and non-members alike are free and must be made on this website on the  "Court Bookings" page.  You will be given the code to the courts with your booking.  Note: the grass courts are run by Cottenham Parish Council and all queries should be directed to them by email: [email protected] or phone: 07503 328401.  PLEASE NOTE THE GRASS COURTS WILL RE-OPEN ON 1ST MAY 2021.

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