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:
Tuesday, 10 am – 1 pm, Courts 2 & 3
Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm, Courts 2, 3 & 4
Friday, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Courts 2 & 3
Saturday, 1.30 – 4 pm, Courts 2, 3, 4 & 5
Sunday Courts, 10 am – 12.30pm Courts 2, 3 & 4
Potential new members can attend any Social Tennis session (1 free trial).
The club has a WhatsApp group for Social tennis. For example, you can check on there if anyone is going – if the weather looks damp. Message Malcolm Simmonds – malcolm (at) malcolmsimmonds.com or 07899 907045 and he’ll be pleased to add you.
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!!!