Playing

If and how we can play tennis involving several household groups, for example social or team tennis, is dependent on the latest LTA covid-19 guidance. As and when there are changes to these guidelines we will let our membership know.

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.

This table is accurate for early Summer 2021. Times and activities will change as the seasons change.

DAY TIME EVENT
Mondays 6pm, all courts Mixed club social tennis, open to all
Tuesdays 6pm, some weeks, 3 courts Mixed doubles league matches
Wednesdays Courts free all day  
Thursdays 6pm, some weeks, 3 courts Ladies’ doubles league matches
Fridays 3.15-7pm, 3 courts Tots and junior coaching
Saturdays 9.30-10.30am, 2 courts
10.30-11.30am, 2 courts
11.30-12.30am, 2 courts
2pm, some weeks, 3 courts
Cardio Tennis, book online
Rusty Rackets adults’ coaching
Rusty Rackets adults’ coaching
Mens' doubles league matches
Sundays 10-11.30am, 3 courts Mixed club social tennis, open to all

 

Mixed club social nights

We are re-starting our mixed club social tennis sessions, twice a week. Everyone is welcome to come down and join in. Just show up on the day.

  • 6pm on Monday nights while daylight allows, usually April to September
  • 10am on Sundays

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.

Our members play at a range of standards and we try to arrange it so everyone can play the standard of tennis they enjoy. Obviously, however, this depends on who attends each session.

Club tournaments

This year we're running the standard five categories - men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles - as series of knock-out rounds over the summer culminating in a Finals' Day on Sunday September 12th. All current members are invited to enter. Read full details here.

Singles ladder

This is work in progress too. We will circulate details soon.

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 social sessions on Sunday mornings or Monday evenings and join in with mixed doubles with our adult members.

We’re also planning some match play for our older juniors for this summer. We’ll be in touch with the juniors once plans are in place.

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.

SDLTA are running temporary leagues similar to the leagues that took place last year, in a 2 couple format. We have entered teams in the Mens', Womens' and Mixed Leagues.

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
  • You will need to bring your own refreshments, normally the home team provides tea and biscuits at the end of the match but I think, because of Covid, this won't happen
  • 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!)