All members are encouraged to join in our regular club sessions, some of which operate on a ‘turn up and play’ basis, for others, sign up is required to ensure a good experience for all. Balls are provided so you just need to bring your racquet. (To be added to the Godalming Tennis Group (GTG) WhatsApp, contact Maria via WhatsApp on 07583 036956).
Monday Evening (Beginners & Intermediates) with free coaching to start: 19.30 – 22:00 - SIGN UP HERE
Tuesday Evening (Intermediate-Advanced & Advanced Doubles): 19.30 – 21.30 - SIGN UP HERE
Wednesday Morning (Beginners & Intermediate – with coach): 10.00 – 12:00 - no sign up needed, just turn up - contact Mike P via GTG WhatsApp group
Wednesday Evening ( by invitation only – with coach): 20.15 – 22.00 - Contact James
Thursday Evening (Intermediate-Advanced & Advanced Singles – with coach): 20.30 – 22.00 - Contact James
Friday Evening (Social session - Intermediates to Advanced): 19:30 - 22:00 - SIGN UP HERE
Saturday Morning (Beginners Doubles): 9.00-10.30am; (Intermediate upwards) 10.30 – 12.15 - Now turn up and play - no sign up required.
N.B: Below is a useful self-assessment guide to standards of play.
If you need guidance on whether you are ready to attend a particular session then please contact our coach James Ambler. Check out our ENJOY YOUR TENNIS MORE page for tips on warming up well and on court etiquette.
New Player: Has no or limited tennis experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
Beginner Player: Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play. Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
Beginner-Intermediate Player: Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Needs work on depth and variety.
Intermediate Player: Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play and has improved court coverage.
Intermediate-Advanced Player: Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. May be starting to master the use of power and spins (though tends to over-hit difficult shots). Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
Advanced Player: Starting to master the use of power and spins; can handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve.
We are always looking at the format and frequency of these sessions, so your feedback is most welcome.
Please email us on [email protected] with any queries or suggestions.