About Us

The Club has four all-weather courts situated at the Sports Association Sports Ground, Rylands Way, Wootton Bassett, SN4 8AY. Click here for directions to the courts.

All four courts are floodlit so tennis can be played all through the winter. Club Members have use of the facilities of the Sports Association (bar, changing rooms etc.) but we also have our own pavilion next to the courts.

Fun Tennis

We have a full programme of tennis throughout the year, catering for all standards. There are two evening Club Sessions for social tennis on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year, a number of fun tournaments at weekends and bank holidays, closed championships during June and twice a year we hire the indoor courts at the Delta Centre in Swindon for a social event.

League Tennis

The club is a long-standing member the Swindon and District League and during the summer season we compete three evenings a week with Mixed, Ladies’ and Men’s teams. We enter teams at all levels to give all members the opportunity of competitive tennis. Juniors also have the opportunity to play in the National Junior Club League. In addition, we enter teams in the local Mixed Winter League.

Coaching

We have our own professional coach, Alistair Ward, who is LTA licensed as a CCA Level 4 Performance coach. Shaun Smith is a licensed LTA Level 3 coach and works with Ali to provide a full programme of coaching from Mini Tennis to Adult individual and group lessons. Any youngsters interested in tennis can come to Saturday Club without booking. See Junior Tennis for more details. Ali can be contacted on 07737 592 057.

Clubmark

We have Tennis Clubmark accreditation, which means that our policies, procedures and practice meet the high standards demanded by Clubmark.

Health and Safety

When playing tennis at our club, we would really appreciate your cooperation in following a few simple safety rules, designed to protect both yourself & other players;

1. Please do not leave sports bags between net posts where others can trip over them. Leave them at the back fencing, between courts please.

2. Make sure your tennis shoes have adequate tread left to provide grip, especially in damp conditions.

3. If courts begin to be affected by ice or snow, you are advised to stop play.

4. If courts begin to get slippery due to moss growth, then please report it to a Coach or committee member. (We do treat the courts approximately every 2 years to prevent moss growth)

5. If the courts are strewn with leaves, worms or vegetation, please sweep them before you start play – a broom will be available in ‘the shed’.

6. Do not cross behind a court whilst tennis is ‘in play’ – wait to get the attention of the players and have them call you across, between their play.

7. Do not smash the ball without adequate aim / control – tennis is not a contact sport!

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