Playing

Play takes place all year round. The table below shows the main scheduled activities on our courts throughout the year. Apart from these times, and events such as tournaments, the courts are available for general play. If there's a court free you and your visitors can play! Please see the membership page for more details on visitor fees.

If you're planning ahead you can see when courts will be busy, and how many courts, with this list of times and dates of matches and coaching until September. 

Club social tennis

We meet at 6pm on Monday nights while daylight allows (April to September), and 10am on Sundays too. Everyone is welcome to come down and join in. Just show up on the day!

If you want to double check if anyone else is thinking of heading down on a Sunday, contact the club secretary to join the Sunday WhatsApp group, or drop me a text and I can tell you if it's on week by week.

Midweek mixed doubles

There is an email that goes out every Friday to arrange fours to play during the day the following week. Please email sec@bamfordtennis.org.uk if you would like to join this list.

Club Tournament

You can compete for our impressive and historic club trophies again in the coming season. We will be hosting tournaments for mixed doubles as well as ladies’ and men’s singles and doubles, using a weighted scoring system. This means every player, regardless of standard, is in with a chance of winning. All adults and competent juniors are eligible to enter free of charge.

And this year we’re introducing a new format. We’re splitting the tournament into three one-day tournaments, spaced throughout the season. Dates are as follows:

 

  • Sunday 12 May: Mixed doubles club tournament (read about how the event went here)
  • Sunday 7 July: Singles club tournament (Please let sec@bamfordtennis.org.uk know by Sunday 23rd June if you would like to enter the singles tournament)
  • Sunday 15 September: Doubles club tournament

We will ask for entries for each tournament a few weeks ahead of the event. The tournament organiser will arrange the draw. Then, all on a single day, the qualifying rounds will be played ahead of the final and the crowning of our 2019 champion(s)!

We’ll encourage players to bring a picnic, and the events will be combined with a junior event where possible. Watch out for your invitation to take part as the dates come around…

Teams

We enter ladies, mens and mixed teams in the Sheffield and District LTA Leagues during the summer. In the winter we usually enter a team in a floodlit midweek mixed league and a Saturday mixed league.

Team captains are always looking for new talent. If you are interested in playing for a team please get in touch with the club secretary who can point you towards the appropriate captain sec@bamfordtennis.org.uk

Coaching

We offer coaching for juniors, adults and individuals. Please see the coaching page for more details.

Club fitness training

Run by club members for club members, come down and join in some circuit training sessions at the courts. The first one will be 10-11am on Saturday 6th April 2019 and the plan is to rerun it every month. The cost is £2 and all proceeds to go to the club. Come down and kick-start your fitness ahead of the coming season, all standards are welcome - the exercises can be adjusted to suit different levels of fitness. No rackets needed, just trainers.

Please contact sec@bamfordtennis.org.uk if you have any questions.

Court usage

The table below shows the main activities on our courts throughout the year. If you're planning ahead you can check exactly when courts will be busy, and how many courts, with this list of times and dates of matches and coaching until September. Apart from these times, and events such as tournaments, the courts are available for general play. Adults have preference over juniors after 6:30pm.

Monday Evening Summer mixed social club tennis from 6pm, all welcome
Tuesday Evening Midweek mixed league matches on 2 courts some weeks, May to August, 6pm
Wednesday   Courts available for play
Thursday Evening Ladies league matches on 3 courts some weeks May to July, and just 2 courts July to September, all 6pm
Friday After school Junior coaching after school, see coaching page for details
Saturday Morning Club fitness training at 10am, once a month
Saturday Afternoon Mens league matches on 3 courts some weeks April to July, and just 2 courts July to September, 2-630pm approx. Winter mixed league matches on 2 courts some weeks October to February, 1-4pm approx
Sunday Morning Mixed social club tennis from 10am, all welcome