Playing

Court usage

The table below gives a general idea of the different events happening at the courts over the course of an average week.

For exact details in any specific week, check the calendar on the booking page on our website which will confirm when and which courts are booked for which activities.

Don't forget, you still need to book a court whenever you play, and you can do this on the booking page.

This table is accurate at October 2021. Times and activities will change as the seasons change.

DAY TIME EVENT
Mondays to Thursdays Courts available all day  
Fridays Afternoons and evening Coaching for juniors
Saturdays Morning, 2 courts

1-5pm, 2 courts
Adult coaching

Mixed doubles league matches
Sundays 10-11.30am, 2 courts Mixed club social tennis, open to all members

 

Mixed club social drop-in sessions

Three mixed club social tennis sessions happen each week:

  • 10am on Sundays, all welcome all year round
  • Mondays, 6-8pm, for confident players while daylight allows, usually April to September
  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm, for beginners and improvers while daylight allows, usually April to September

This is a good way to meet other club members. We rotate partners amongst the players who are there at any session. Stay for as long or short as suits you.

Club social WhatsApp group

There is a WhatsApp group you can join to find out if others are going down to the next social drop-in session.

You can also use this group to arrange social play with other club members at a time to suit you.

Email [email protected] if you would like to join this group.

Ladies midweek doubles

There is a WhatsApp group where a game or two of doubles is organised week by week. Email [email protected] if you would like to join.

Club tournaments

Every year we run a club tournament to compete for the beautiful trophies across five categories - men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles. This year, 2021, we ran this as series of knock-out rounds over the summer culminating in a Finals' Day in mid-September. Details of future tournaments are circulated to all members, all of whom are invited to enter.

Tennis for juniors

With so many juniors coming on through the club we want to support them to play socially and competitively with the club.

Older juniors, to gain match practice, are welcome to come down to mixed club social sessions and join in with mixed doubles with our adult members.

Also, look out for a one day tournament later in the year.

League match tennis 2021

If you are interested to join please email [email protected] who will put you in touch with the captains.

Depending on the time of year we usually have three teams playing – ladies, mens and mixed – in
the Sheffield and District League.

New squad players are always welcome, so please get in touch, even if you are not sure about your
current level of tennis. Some of our players are amazing but we don't all need to be amazing to take
part - which is just as well for most of us... You don't have to commit to playing in every match; being
available for just one or two can be a great help.

We are keen to include as many players as we can so if you have never played in team matches this might give you an idea of what to expect.

  • You need to be able to serve fairly consistently and make a few returns
  • Matches are sometimes at Home, down at our club, and otherwise Away at our opponents' clubs, in and around Sheffield. Full list of the other clubs in the league here.
  • The team comprises 2 mixed pairs and will play 2 rubbers, i.e. 2 sets against each opposing pair. The match will generally last about two to two and a half hours
  • Normally the home team provides tea and biscuits at the end of the match but this has varied because of Covid
  • The match fees are £3 per player

Our aim is to play some fun competitive tennis and if we manage to win a few matches all the better!

Using the floodlights

It is possible to play tennis in the evenings on Court 1 under the floodlights. The floodlights are turned on and off in the clubhouse. If you want to use the floodlights, please email the secretary for instructions of how to access the clubhouse and operate the lights. (It's simple!)