Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join?
Anyone is eligible to join, we encourage you to also join our parent organisation, the CSSC. We will arrange this simple process for you.
Where is the Club?
The Club plays at the St.Paul's School Sports Ground, Barnes, London SW13 9JT.
How to get there?
The club can be reached by car via the B350 (Lonsdale Road) just south west of its junction with the A306 at Castelnau. Turn right into St.Paul's School Sports Ground. For SatNavs use SW13 9JT. Free car parking available
The 533 bus (between Hammersmith and Castelnau), 209 (between Mortlake and Castelnau) and 419 (between Putney Heath and Richmond) stop at the top of Lonsdale Road (continue down Lonsdale Road and then turn right into St.Paul's School Sports Ground).
By Train and Tube
The club is a 25 minute walk from Barnes Bridge station, turning right into The Terrace and continuing into Lonsdale Road.
It is also 25 minutes from Hammersmith tube station walking along Hammersmith Bridge Road, the bridge itself, Castelnau and turning right into Lonsdale Road.
What courts and facilities do you have?
The Club has 6 all-weather carpet courts available all year round, Club members can play on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 until 5 as well as Wednesday afternons in summer.
Do you offer coaching?
Yes. We run free group coaching sessions on Sundays (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) throughout the year.
Can non-members turn up and play without being guests?
Unfortunately no - only by prior arrangement. Guests of members can play 6 times per year for a fee of £10 per day
Is it easy to get a game, if I don’t know anyone?
Yes, we are a friendly bunch! If you enjoy playing doubles, members can just come along and mix in. All standards are welcome. If you want to play singles, we run summer and winter ladders in which you can play other members of a similar standard. Group coaching is another great opportunity to meet people and arrange games.
Can I play competitive matches?
Yes, there are many opportunities to play competitively. The Club enters Men’s and Women's’ teams in the Surrey League competitions. Club tournaments are held twice a year.
A singles ladder enables members to play with players of a similar standard.
Why join CSSC?
When you join the tennis club, we encourage you to join the Civil Service Sports Council. CSSC is our parent body and helps to fund us as well as providing Wimbledon tickets. It also organises hundreds of events, activities and special offers every year to help members get active and try out new hobbies or activities at discounted rates. If you work, or have worked, in the public sector, you are elgible to join directly but, if not, we can provide a 'buddy' to enable you to do so.
Visit www.cssc.co.uk for more information.