Welcome to Groombridge Tennis Club

Introduction

Groombridge Tennis Club is a friendly family oriented tennis club set in beautiful countryside. Founded in 2000 the club has three tarmacadam all weather courts and a brand new artificial clay court. Our clubhouse has a club room, toilet and changing facilities and a kitchen. We are an LTA registered venue and have an excellent LTA level 3 coach-George Ross. We have club sessions on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings for adults, plus a weekly ladies morning on a Wednesday.

During the summer months we field two teams in the Horam League, run a full club tournament and a handicapped tournament.  We run various mix ins and have a vibrant social scene.

 

Our Committee is dedicated to running the club for the benefit of its members.  Please contact them on any issue:

2019/20 Committee

President - Robert Katzaros - chairman@groombridgetennisclub.org.uk

Secretary - Claire Rand -

groombridgetennisclubsecretary@gmail.com

Membership Sec. - Sam Phillips - membership@groombridgetennisclub.org.uk

Junior Organisers - Sam Phillips and Becky Allan - juniors@groombridgetennisclub.org.uk

Welfare Officer  -  Sam Phillips -

welfare@groombridgetennisclub.org.uk

Treasurer - David Rose

David Hankey

Steven James

Ingrid Katzaros

Debbie Robson

Penny Savage

Lee Savage

Philip Sumner

 

Recent News Article

GROOMBRIDGE TENNIS CLUB GROWS FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 

Groombridge Tennis Club are very proud to announce the addition of a brand new artificial clay court, complimenting the existing 3 macadam courts.

The clay court brings many benefits to the club; a surface which is very kind to our bodies, placing less strain and reduced impact on joints and backs and lowering the overall risk of injury. Perhaps the earliest benefit which we have found is that it is playable in all but extremely icy conditions, when the other three courts would normally be too wet and or slippery.

Additionally, we no longer need to close the club to members when matches/coaching is taking place on three courts, as previously.

The clay court is proving very popular with all ages, with many members finding it preferable to the “old courts”! The good old coin toss has even been brought into play to settle court choice discrepancies in match play.

Maintenance has so far been straightforward – one of our slight worries when considering this surface was that it would be onerous; not the case at all.  Sweeping the court and cleaning the lines really doesn’t take any great effort or time…..

We were extremely fortunate and grateful to secure grants from Sport England, Wealden District Council, Withyham Parish Council and the Gatwick Community Trust covering almost half of the costs; the remainder coming from our own funds built up through subscriptions and fundraising efforts over the years.

Showcasing the clay court as part of a promotional flyer in a recent membership drive has also helped to secure a very pleasing number of new members – just as well we have a fourth court to cater for us all!

How to find us

The Tanyard Corseley Road Groombridge East Sussex TN3 9PP

 
 

Groombridge Tennis Club

The Tanyard
Corseley Road
Groombridge
East Sussex
TN3 9PP

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