Senior

Tennis

Social and competitive tennis is available for all playing standards

S ocial Club nights give you the opportunity to play doubles tennis in a relaxed atmosphere.
Club Nights are every Tuesday and Thursday, throughout the year, from 7.00pm - An organiser is on hand to arrange play for each of these nights so that everyone gets an enjoyable game - you don't need to have a doubles partner to play
A merican Tournaments are held on several Saturdays throughout the year and on other special days when we can find an excuse to run one!
The American Tournaments provide players with an opportunity to play mixed doubles tennis in a 'round robin' tournament. Partners are organised for you on the day and you play with a different partner for each mini set. Refreshments are available and it's a great way to have fun, socialise and compete, whatever your standard of play.
B ox Leagues are a great way of playing competitive doubles at a level where you can compete and win... sometimes! They operate outside of the busy summer period and you will be placed in a mini-league of 4 players. You play a set with each of the other 3 players in your league. At the end of the 3 sets the top 2 players get promoted into the box above and the bottom 2 get relegated into the box below for the following month's matches! And so on...Our box league is very popular and you're guaranteed a good, competitive game.
Click to download Box League rules
S ingles your thing? - then the Singles Ladder is a good way of practising and improving your game. Outside of the summer period, you can challenge any of the 3 players above you on the ladder to a best of 3 sets match (final set's a tie break!). If you win you swap places with them on the ladder. Of course, players below you can challenge you, too, so get your challenges in early!


Click to download Singles Ladder rules

If you wish to join the Box Leagues or Singles Ladder then get in touch with the organiser, Tony Morse, on 07740 432410

Annual Tournaments

T here are 2 senior tournament periods in the club calendar: the Open Singles and Handicapped Doubles tournaments in May and the Open Doubles and Over-50s Singles tournaments in September.
Open Singles and Handicapped Doubles - Play for the honour of being the club Singles champion - men's and women's comps - or take your chance in the draw in the Handicap Doubles Tournaments - Men's, Women's and Mixed competitions. The handicapping system is designed to even out differences in playing ability so everyone has a shot at winning. Both Open and Handicap tournaments are run on a knockout basis but in the Handicap tournaments there's a plate competition for first round losers.
Open Doubles and Over-50s Singles - You can enter the Open Doubles with the partner of your choice. It's a knockout tournament and there are competitions for Men, Women and Mixed. The over-50s single tournament is open to both men and women and the final takes place on Junior Finals Day.
Tournament entry details are sent to members via the club newsletter and by email.
2017 Tournament Dates can be found on the diary page

Coaching

Our coach, Ben, provides coaching for senior players of all standards. Take a look at the coaching page for more information and find out how to get involved

Booking a Court

Throughout the year, courts can usually be booked up until 10.00pm - booking sheets are provided on the notice board so you can organise your own tennis with other members. Tokens to operate the lights for a 30 minute period cost £2.00 and are available from David Farr, Pam Sykes and from behind the bar.

Wimbledon Ballot

As we are an LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) affiliated club, we receive an allocation of Wimbledon tickets. Club members who register with the LTA as British Tennis Members (it's free!) can enter the club's ballot for a pair of tickets to watch the world's best play on the Wimbledon show courts.

Team Tennis

W e have 5 Men's teams and 3 Women's teams in the North East Cheshire League. This is the league in which we play all of our competitive summer tennis matches. Each team consists of 6 players.
Team Matches are played on most Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from April until the end of July. Your support is always welcome and there will usually be one court available for general play.
From October onwards opportunities to play competitive team tennis continues through to the end of March. We have 4 teams in the East Cheshire Winter League (2 men and 2 women per team).
A team is entered into the Acton Cup, which is a knock-out competition amongst the NECTL clubs and the tournament runs throughout the season. The format of this includes, for each round of the competition, five matches: a men’s doubles, a women’s doubles, a men’s singles, a women's singles and a mixed doubles match.
Women's team practices take place on Monday evenings and Men's team practices are on Sunday mornings. If you're interested in getting involved in playing for a team you should contact one of the Men’s or Women's Team Captains for further information.

Match Fixtures

NECL Fixtures 2018

Winter League 2017/18