Social Tennis

Mixed sessions

There are two mixed sex club sessions run weekly. Both sessions are open to all full members with no restriction on ability. Non-members may play for a guest-fee of £3 as long as they have not played on more than two previous occasions. The first of the mixed sessions runs on Saturday afternoons from around 2pm, and the second runs on Mondays from 6pm. There are no costs for attending these mixed sessions and balls are provided by the club. The only exception to the 'no cost' rule is that when the clocks are on Greenwich Mean Time the club will ask for £1 on Monday evenings to cover the costs of the floodlights.

Single sex sessions

A men's session runs every Sunday morning from 10am. This session becomes a match practice session throughout April in preparation for the upcoming season, although all members are still encouraged to attend. The Sunday morning session is open to all full members and is free of cost.

Ladies match practice is held on Sunday afternoons.

Vets' session

On Thursday afternoons a veterans' session takes place from around 1:30pm. This is a relaxed session and there is no minimum age, but most of those who play (and/or chat and drink tea!) have retired.

Some of the 2009 mens team out for a curry


Below is a timetable giving the usual availability of courts throughout the week. Please note that not all of these sessions (e.g. Coaching courses) run every week but, as club sessions, when they do run they are given priority over all play (except matches) for their allocated courts. Whenever possible matches are arranged around club sessions although in the summer matches take place on most evenings between Tuesday and Fridays as well as Saturday and Sunday evenings.

At least one court should remain free during the majority of these matches and members (adult only) are welcome use this court while matches are in progress. All free slots are marked 'available to book'. Booking can be carried out by simply noting a name, a time, and the number of courts required on the whiteboard in the clubhouse. All members should feel free to use this facility. Bookings during the morning and afternoon are not restricted to time slots and can be made on and ad hoc basis. Bookings in the evening should be made from either 6-7:45 or 7:45-9:30. Regulations for play are posted alongside the whiteboard in the clubhouse and give details of order of precedence.

 Day of Week   Morning (10-2)  Afternoon (2-6)  Evening (6 - 9:30)
 Monday Available to book Available to book Mixed social session
 Tuesday Available to book Junior session Mens Match Practice
 Wednesday Available to book 4-5: Junior Red/Green coaching 6-7: Adult coaching
5-6: Junior Orange/11+ coaching 7-8: Team coaching
 Thursday Available to book / Vets (1:30 -) Vets (-3:30) / Juniors (4-6) Available to book
 Friday Available to book Available to book Set fours
 Saturday Junior session Mixed social session Available to book
 Sunday Matches / Men's sessions Matches / Ladies' session / Family social session Available to book