Play

We run a number of club sessions each week:-

●  Club sessions are inclusive and are a great way for new members to integrate with the club.

●  Whenever possible club sessions are held outside in which case there is no charge for members to attend.

●  In poor weather or poor/no light club sessions are held inside, in which case the cost is £5 for members.

 

The current weekly schedule of social sessions is:-

Day Club Session Info
Monday 10am-1pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Novice, Club Intermediate and Club Intermediate Plus members.
Tuesday 6pm to 8:30pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Intermediate members and above.
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Novice, Club Intermediate and Club Intermediate Plus members.
Thursday 6pm-8:30pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Intermediate Plus members and above.
Friday 7pm-8pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Beginner and Club Novice members.
Saturday None
Sunday 10am-12pm
Mixed club session targeted for Club Intermediate members and above.

 

Our self-rating guide:-

Rating Description
Club Beginner (Green) Someone who has never played before and is learning to acquire basic tennis skills and co-ordination.
Club Novice (Orange) A player in the early stages of basic tennis skills development, who is developing simple tennis coordination. The player has developed some basic tennis-specific skills in hitting an oncoming ball regularly and whilst rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved, the player is starting to play a game and hold their own with a player of similar ability.
Club Intermediate (Black) The player is reasonably competent in all shots and able to sustain a rally. The player is able to use tactics in their play, judge / control where the ball is going and hold their own in a game. This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, although not yet comfortable with all strokes, lacking some control over depth, direction and power.
Club Intermediate Plus (Blue) This player has fairly dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both groundstrokes and on moderate shots. Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. This player can play at the net, has improved court coverage, reasonable shot control and can maintain a short rally. They are developing teamwork in doubles play and have a reasonably reliable serve.
Club Advanced (Purple) This is a player with dependable strokes, confident in many aspects of their game, aggressive on court and they can rally consistently with good depth and pace. They have a reliable technique, can control shots in all areas of the court and is tactically astute. They can use power, have a variety of shots and can handle pace. They have sound movement and can vary their game plan according to their opponents. They have a strong serve, hitting first services with power, can bring variety to their second serve and in doubles play bring a particular skills set to the partnership.
Club Advanced Plus (Red) This player has very good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. They can regularly hit winners; force errors off short balls and can put away volleys and smashes. They have a variety of serves to rely on, seldom double fault and have a good knowledge of the game. They have high levels of mobility to the ball and around the court, and have strokes that are real weapons. They can dominate and end tactical rallies with the use of power and spin from all areas of the court.
  Skills Vs Ability: Its important to recognise that having the skill does not necessarily mean a player has the ability to win matches and that factor can also have an impact on a players rating e.g. it might upgrade a Purple member to Red for this reason.