Club news and events
Quiz Night at The Pavilion: On Saturday 21 October at 7:30pm. There is a notice in the clubhouse for members who wish to take part in the quiz night. You can sign up with a table of 6 or we can find a table for you to join nearer the time. Just £7 per person including food. 15 Jul
Inviting The Paddock for tea: We have invited the residents and staff of The Paddock, the retirement flats behind the tennis club, for tea in our clubhouse on Sunday 3 September at 4pm. They invited us to their Open Day in June, so we are reciprocating. 15 Jul
Additional club session: There will be an additional club session on Monday 28 Aug, starting at 2:30pm. 15 Jul
Skills & Drills session: will take place during the first hour of club session from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 2 September. Tim Brennan will host this drop-in session which is open to all club members of club standard and is free of charge. 14 Aug
Annual club tournament
The draw for our annual tournament is on this website here>>. Do play your games as soon as possible. Cost just £2 per entry with a max of £5, money to Joe. Finals weekend is 16 and 17 September. 24 May
Trial of new system for busy weekend club sessions:
As the club sessions are now so popular, we have introduced a 7 game rule at busy times. This means:
When all the courts are in use and there are 8 or more people waiting, we’ll change to just playing 7 games. In exceptional circumstances a committee member may use their judgement to introduce it earlier.
The rule applies both to people about to go onto court AND sets currently in play. So if you are on court when the change is applied and you are already over 7 games, it means your set ends.
The 7 game rule carries on until the numbers of people waiting reduces and a committee member rescinds the rule - at which point we revert to normal sets. 13 Jun
Facebook page: The club now has its own Facebook page. You can access it from the foot of the homepage of this website (click on the F logo). We have already uploaded some cool videos and we look forward to our members contributing to the site. 25 Apr
Suggestion box: There is now a suggestion box in the Clubhouse for use by club members. 22 Feb
Adult play on Sunday mornings: Up until now, our agreement with the North Bank Estate has restricted the use of the courts on Sunday mornings to juniors playing against other juniors or family members, and the booking system accepts bookings only from members in those groups, up to 14 days in advance. Although the estate prefers that juniors have priority for play on Sunday mornings, they have now agreed to allow adults to take advantage of the remaining available courts that are not being used by juniors. So the club rules will be amended with immediate effect to allow the use of the courts on Sunday mornings by adult members if not previously booked for use by juniors. The booking system has been modified to allow adult members to book courts on a Sunday morning from the preceding Thursday (i.e. 3 days in advance). Adult members should see a new black button at the top right of the booking sheet which says 'View as Member'. To make a booking on a Sunday morning, the view must be changed using this button to 'View as Sunday Adult'. In this view, one booking of up to 90 minutes can be made on a Sunday morning up to 3 days in advance. The view button needs to be reset to 'View as Member' to make bookings at all other times. Family and Junior members should see no change in the booking system, which will continue to allow them to book on Sunday mornings up to 14 days in advance. 28 Jan
Weekend 16/17 September: Club Tournament Finals
Saturday 21 October: Quiz night at The Pavillion, Albert Road Recreation Ground.