SOCIAL TENNIS INFORMATION
These sessions are a great opportunity to meet other members and enjoy some doubles play without the need to have arranged someone to play with in advance. Just turn up and join in on any of the following sessions:
10 am – 1 pm Tuesday Courts 2 & 3
Thursday Courts 2, 3 & 4
Sunday Courts 2 & 3
1.30 pm – 4 pm Saturday Courts 2, 3, 4 & 5
Potential new members can attend any Social Tennis session (1 free trial).
For weekend, and evening sessions (when running), please do report to the Bar. Our staff will point you in the right direction and introduce you to members, where possible, prior to you going onto court. During weekday daytime sessions the Bar is not open. Hot drinks can be bought via the machine in the Bar area.
All members are requested to supply their own tennis balls. These are available to purchase from the Bar. We also sell good condition used balls for a nominal amount.
The usual form is to play a game of doubles – roughly in order of arrival and then mixing in with other games as they finish, giving priority to new arrivals.
Please use your judgement regarding any members waiting and consider ‘sudden death’ at deuce or a shorter set.
Safety is of high importance and players should not deliberately aim the ball at others, retrieve a ball or walk onto another court during play. This could result in injury from a ball or player. Please wait until the point is over to ask the players on the adjacent court to return the ball.
Players should be respectful to one another at all times. This means being courteous, patient and offering encouragement, especially to players who may be new to the session or who are not as skilled at the game.
Only call the lines on your side of the net and let your opponent hear the decision. Call clearly and firmly and respect the line calls of your opponent. If in doubt play the point again!!!
We have introduced a WhatsApp group for Social Tennis. Please ask to be added by emailing or texting your request to
Your name and mobile number are both required.