Tennis

Club members can play all year round, whatever your age or ability, on one of our 21 international tournament standard courts.

Choose your surface from American Clay, Omni-Pro or porous acrylic outdoors to cushioned acrylic indoors (and American Clay indoors in the winter months). With our planned programme of club days and tournaments you'll never be without a partner for a game.

 

We offer a combination of individual and group coaching. There is a team of over 15 coaches who offer individual coaching for all ages and abilities. All tennis coaches are LTA licensed. There is also a comprehensive tennis timetable for both juniors and adults which caters for children from 4 years of age upwards and is relevant to the ability levels throughout all age groups. We also run a host of tournaments and social events throughout the year. The adult coaching programme offers courses, one off sessions, pay and play sessions as well as free club mix-in sessions.

 

Each new member will benefit from an induction with one of our tennis coaches to establish your current ability. The West Hants Colour Grading System is a simple measurement of approximate playing standard. It follows snooker ball colours from their lowest to highest points value: red, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black, the criteria for each colour is described in the table here. Get the most from the West Hants Tennis Programme with the following coaching, compeitive and social play for your colour grade.

 

 

High Performance Centre

In October 2004 the West Hants Club was awarded the status of being one of the LTA's High Performance Centres (HPC). Working in conjunction with the LTA's two academies at Loughborough and Bath, the high performance centres of which there are currently 6 nationwide, will be at the forefront of the drive throughout British tennis to produce more and better players.

 

In order to achieve HPC status the club had to meet the following criteria:

 

  • That there are a minimum of 20 players of national standard registered in the clubs HPC programme.
  • The club is committed to providing quality training and tournament programmes for the players invited to access the HPC.
  • The club has the coaching staff and facilities to deliver these training and tournament programmes.
  • The club subsidises the high performance centre with an equivalent level of funding to that which the LTA commits to the programme.

 

 

Court Surfaces

  • 4 Artificial Grass Courts
  • 1 Porous Macadam (Hard-courts)
  • 10 American Clay (2 under bubble in Winter)
  • 2 Outdoor Acrylic (Under bubble in Winter)
  • 4 Indoor Acrylic (Hard-courts)

Bookings

Indoor Courts can be booked in advance at a cost of £5 during October through to April and £2 during May through to September for an indoor court. Court bookings are free all year for an outdoor court. You can also turn up without a prior booking and if the courts are not pre-booked they are available free of charge on a first come first serve basis up to half an hour before the booking session starts. Courts can be booked 2 weeks in advance.

Courses/Leagues

Courses are available for all ages and standards and run on a 12 week term basis. Group coaching courses range from mini tennis tots, for pre school children, up to junior gold and performance squads for the better juniors. For adults there are courses for those who have just started the game through to squads for club standard players who play regularly. Leagues are available for those who wish to gain extra match practice. There are internal ladders and box leagues, and the club also enters teams into external doubles and mixed doubles leagues.

Teams

West Hants is represented in leagues and competitions including National Club League teams for seniors and juniors, Veterans inter-club knockout competitions, and men's/ladies/mixed and veterans' doubles in the local county leagues (winter and summer). There are also a number of friendly fixtures hosted throughout the year.