Booking a Tennis Court
The Club has ten superb grass courts, three synthetic grass and four artificial clay courts. The four artificial clay and 3 synthetic grass offer year-round all-weather play and are all floodlit for evening play. Tournaments, team practice sessions and social play are organised by the club, offering a range of play to suit all tastes and ages.
Members are welcome at the regular and lively social tennis sessions on evenings and weekends which are suited to a range of abilities.
For more competitive tastes, the club also enters a large number of mens’, ladies’, mixed, junior and veterans’ teams in local and national competitions.
TENNIS COACHING PROGRAMME
Avenue singles box league
Welcome to the new Avenue singles box leagues, aimed at encouraging some fun, competitive tennis for both men and women.
The first set of leagues, based on rough ability, are included below and consist of 30 players split into five groups of six.
The first league will run from June 12 to July 31, after which the top two players will gain promotion, the bottom two will be relegated and the middle players will stay put.
Players will play each other once each, so five matches in total. They can be organized in any order but please organize them as early as possible to account for injuries and bad weather.
The default match format will be two or three normal sets with a tie-break at 6-6. However, to make things as flexible as possible and if both players agree, matches can be two normal sets followed by a third set consisting of a long tie-break up to 10. Alternatively players may also agree a shorter set format – first to four – best of three sets should they wish.
Winning players will receive three points and losing players can pick up one point if they win a set.
Most players have been included in the group email and What’s App group so please contact your opponent individually to arrange matches. Those not included will be given their opponents details directly and their details will be given to other players.
New players will join future leagues to either replace existing players or add to the league structure with future leagues running with five, six or seven players.
Hopefully we will run two further leagues this year – between August and mid September and mid September and Oct 31. If successful we will start the leagues earlier next year in April.
Group 1: Dougie Galley. Paul Mifsud. Lee Keeping. Paul Whittenham. Martyn Lawrenson. John Wright
Dougie Galley bt Lee Keeping 6-4 7-5
Dougie Galley bt Martyn Lawrenson 6-2 6-4
Group 2: Ian Holt. Neil Crawford. Phil Broad. Phil Tusler. Geoff Tarvin. Richard Marston
Richard Marston bt Phil Tusler 6-2 6-3
Group 3: George Knight. Andy Perkins. Sam Coles. Dennis Greenwood. Matt Hotchkiss. David Spink
David Spink bt George Knight 6-1 6-4
Group 4: Anthony Spencer. Robert Haines. Stephen Chatfield. Richard Mead. Mike Smith. Harry Harrison
Anthony Spencer bt Robert Haines 7-5 7-5
Anthony Spencer bt Richard Mead 6-2 6-2
Group 5: Leane Stevenson. Nicolette Lock. Sam Strauss. Imogen Karas. Edwina Acason. Sarah Long
Leane Stevenson bt Sam Strauss 6-3 6-0
Sarah Long bt Sam Strauss 7-6 6-7 6-1
WEEKLY SOCIAL TENNIS PROGRAM
Currently on hold
Please click here to look at the latest tennis bye-laws (which are also available on the club notice board) for details of court availablity, rules for members etc.
Tennis Match Fixtures 2020
Tennis Leagues Matches are currently on hold
For results, leagues, contacts etc. please see here ==> http://www.portsmouthlta.info
SENIORS TOURNAMENT 2020
The Avenue 2020 Seniors Tournament has been postphoned to June 2021