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St Columba's Tennis

Long established if relatively unknown, St Columba's Tennis Club is located between Carbery Avenue and the North Circular.

If you follow the pathway between numbers 30 and 32 Carbery Avenue, you will find our little clubhouse, along with four hard courts and, if your timing is right, some members ready to welcome you to the club.​

If you're looking for a new club and are considering St Columba's, please join us as a guest at Social Play (from 2:00pm) on a Saturday afternoon, so that you can meet and play with existing members, and get a feel for the club.

For more information:

Visit our website Membership Form

Membership runs from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Latest News from the Club


Message from Owain

Message from Owain

It's been a busy month for the Club! Highlights include the Finals of the Club Championships, which took place on 12th September, cheered on by a wider group of members. We've also welcomed a number of new members to the Club, who we will look forward to joining us on court.

This coming Saturday, 25th September, we will be holding the Club AGM preceded by an American Tournament. The AGM is an opportunity for every Club member to have their say, so please do join us. It will be preceded by an American Tournament, so the AGM is likely to start around 5:00 pm.

The AGM provides us with an opportunity to review the last 12 months and to start to plan for the next 12. Membership has now reached a really healthy level and with it come opportunities to improve the Club offering.

The Club is run by volunteers who step up to look after anything from maintenance to membership. We currently have a committee of eight members and are looking for a few more volunteers to join us, specifically in relation to:

Junior Membership - A member to provide a voice on the committee for our Junior members;
Web-site - We need a member whose willing to take responsibility for our website, www.stcolumbastennis.co.uk;
Clubhouse Management - We'd love to make our Clubhouse more welcoming and functional and would welcome a new Committee member to spearhead this.

I do hope you will join us next weekend and look forward to seeing many of our members at the Club. If you are unable to join us but would like to express your opinion, please do get in contact (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Best wishes

Owain



Club Championship Round Up

Results of the Finals

Over the summer, Club members have been taking part in the Club Championships. The Finals of the Men's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Men's Singles took place last Sunday, watched by about 30 Club members. The Mixed Doubles was played a couple of week's previously, while Ladies' Singles was played as a round robin.

Thanks to all those who took part. Our congratulations go to all of the finalists and, of course, to the ultimate winners:

Sarala Joshi

Sarala Joshi

Winner, Ladies' Singles
Mark Stratton

Mark Stratton

Winner, Men's Singles
Carole Seale & Ian Clark

Carole Seale & Ian Clark

(Ian Clark unable to join us)
Winners, Mixed Doubles
Fiona Hamilton-Fairley & Caroline Williams

Fiona Hamilton-Fairley & Caroline Williams

Winners, Ladies' Doubles
Robert Ingram &  Mihail Savenco

Robert Ingram & Mihail Savenco

Winners, Men's Doubles
Thanks to Stephen Wiliams

Thanks to Stephen Wiliams

for organising the Club Championships



Coaching programme for Autumn

David offers a full programme of group tennis lessons for Adult and Junior members, for beginners through to team standard.

Adult:

Tuesdays  
6:15pm - 7:15pm Coaching for club/team standard players
7:15pm - 8:15pm    Tennis Xpress for beginners/'rusty racquets

Thursdays  
10:30am - 11:30am   Morning coaching session (open to all)

Saturdays  
12:30pm - 1:30pm   Coaching for team/advance standard players
1:30pm - 2:30pm     Coaching for beginners/'rusty racquets'

Junior:

Saturdays  
9:00 - 9:45am   Mini tennis - red/red rally LTA Blue Youth (circa 4-6 years) 
9:45 - 10:30am   Mini tennis - orange/green LTA Red Youth (circa 6-8 years)
10:30 - 11:15am   11 years and over
11:15 - 12:00pm   Teen squad (13+)

Coaching is available for members and non-members. For more details of all of these courses, please see the Club website or contact David. Please email David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.


Use of Floodlights for Social Play

As the nights start to draw in, we're going to need to use the floodlights for social play.

Please can you remember to bring £1 per hour with you, or a floodlight token which other members can reimburse you for.

Tokens are available to buy from David James (Club Coach) or any member of the Committee (Owain, Joe, Stephen, Andrew K, Andrew S and June).



Floodlight Tokens

Tokens for the floodlights are available to buy from Committee members; there is often at least one committee member at the social play sessions, so do ask!

The lights take a couple of minutes to warm up, with each token providing an hour of light in total. Please note that play must end by 9:00pm, to respect our neighbours. The lights switch off automatically at 9:00pm, regardless of any credit from your tokens. Unfortunately we are unable to refund members for any loss of credit.

(Don't forget to book your court via the ClubSpark Booker app and remember to keep a note of who you play with, as required by Track and Trace.)

For the latest advice from the LTA re: COVID-19 Visit the LTA website

Adult Classes

Saturday adult group coaching
12:30pm to 1:30pm £9 per session for members (£10 for non-members).

Thursday adult group coaching
10:30am – 11:30am - £9 per session for members (£10 for non-members).

Private lessons for adults and juniors are available by arrangement - £22 per lesson - 45mins

Junior Classes

Junior classes are on Saturday mornings -

08:30 – 09:15 Mini tennis red/orange
09:15 – 10:00 Mini tennis green
10:00 – 10:45 Intermediate/advanced

£84 members (£94 non-members) for a 12 week term

Please contact David or just turn up if you are interested in joining these sessions.

David James - 07548-659883
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Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising is a great way of adding to club funds and it's completely free! All you need to do is to follow the link below, press the 'Support this cause' button and then go through the easyfundraising web-site whenever you're shopping on-line. You can add it to your browser, so it automatically pops up when you're shopping with a retailer who support easyfundraising.

With funds being spent on the new floodlights, this is a great way for raising funds for the club - follow this link: St Columba's Easyfundraising.

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