We are a welcoming, friendly and competitive club located at the Sports Club on the London Road, Shipston on Stour. We have two Tiger Turf courts, both of which are floodlit, and a small practice/warm-up court. We want all our members to enjoy their tennis whatever their standard and ambitions.
There are several club nights each week for men’s, ladies’ and mixed play and we enter a number of teams in the local leagues. We also organise social events throughout the year.
If you are interested in joining, please contact us – we look forward to hitting with you on the court!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30pm
Ladies’ social mornings: Monday and Friday 9:30-11:00am
Club nights are for social mixed tennis doubles. Both courts are booked from 6:30pm and play must stop by 10:00pm. There is an additional club night on Wednesdays during the summer months. Tuesday night is the most popular with an average of around 8 players in winter and 12 or more in the summer.
We play mixed doubles matches with the first pair to get 4 games winning. If there are members waiting then players rotate to minimise waiting time. We do not play winners automatically stay on.
The floodlights are free of charge to members after dark. Please note if you accidentally turn off the floodlights they may take up to 20 minutes to come back on!
All balls in clubhouse can be used for social tennis and balls are left in the club following Men’s and Ladies’ league matches. Please put old balls that are not reusable in the recycling ball box.
If you use the practice court/wall for warming up, please lock after use.
If you require keys for either the clubhouse or the floodlights then contact the Chairman – email@example.com or 07540 124336. There is a £5 charge for each key.
We like to encourage new members to come to club nights so please make them welcome and let them know how club nights work. Non-members are also encouraged to come down and have a go! They can do this 3 times for free and then we ask that they join and pay membership.
Don’t forget to lock all doors and court entry gate when the last player leaves.
You can join our club via the website (www.shipstontennis.co.uk) which will take you to the ClubSpark membership page. Registering with ClubSpark (the LTA club management site) by entering your email address and providing a password will allow you to book courts at the club. Alternatively, contact our Membership Secretary, Janet Connor on 07884 318220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you register as a new member with the club, you will be asked for a British Tennis number. You do not need this to register, but joining British tennis via the LTA website is free and has additional benefits such as entry to the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot.
So join our Club, register with ClubSpark and join British Tennis for access to all benefits.
As well as access to the courts, membership brings other benefits:
- Members can join in at club nights – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for seniors plus family time on Sundays. We also have an additional ladies’ club mornings on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am.
- Members aged 9 and over can enter the draw to purchase Wimbledon tickets allocated to the club by the LTA.
- Members can enter club tournaments and competitions as well as represent the club in friendly and league matches.
- Members automatically become members of Shipston Sports Club and can use the bar facilities.
- Floodlights for evening play are included in membership fee.
CLUB POLICIES AND RULES
COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018
Chairman John Beaumont
Vice Chair Fiona Pettitt
Treasurer Helen Patrick
Secretary Victoria Noyes
Coach Jose Perdomo
A Team Captain Olly Kemp
B Team Captain John Beaumont
Ladies Captain Angela Holmes
Web Manager Olly Kemp
Tournament Officer Kate Allen
Welfare/Safeguarding Officer Louise Appleton
Membership Secretary Janet Connor
Fundraising co coordinator Anna Louca
Bill Cheney and Lin Holcombe are also committee members.