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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

It's great to see so many people back on court, and particularly some of our new members. Membership has now reached 90 members, including 30 Junior members, which is especially good news.

Our social tennis sessions would normally be a good way to meet fellow members, and hopefully we will be able to reinstate these properly soon. In the meantime, if the opportunity presents itself, please do take the time to introduce yourself (in a socially distanced way!) if you come across an unfamiliar face.

I would also encourage those who are new to St Columba's to join the Club WhatsApp group. This will help you to keep in touch with your fellow members and also to join the Saturday afternoon doubles organised by members (the current equivalent of social tennis), if you wish. Please email June (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to be added to the WhatsApp group.

Best wishes

Owain

Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

David's Tip of the Month

Try to anticipate what your opponent is going to do with the ball. You can do this by watching the shape of the stroke and how their racquet turns. This will allow you time to get into position early before you hit the ball.

Need a little brush up on your skills?

Group Coaching Returns, Individual Coaching Available

David is now able to offer coaching to up to 5 people at a time, within the latest LTA guidelines,. David's full programme of coaching can be found on the Club website, www.stcolumbastennis.co.uk, under Tennis/Coaching.

If you would like to join one of David's regular/pay and play sessions, you will need to book, so please call David to arrange this.

David also has some additional coaching slots, if you would like to arrange some coaching to help you get back in the swing of things. This may be particularly useful if you have just joined the club and are feeling a little rusty. David is well known for doing wonders for both your tennis strokes and your confidence on court, all at very reasonable rates.

David's mobile number is 07548 659883 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Juniors' Summer Coaching Programme

Limited Spaces - Book Early to Avoid Disappointment!

Coaching is available throughout the summer on the dates shown below and will be subject to the current government guidelines.

Please note that all places must be pre-booked by completing the attached form (Junior Coaching Form Summer Camps) and emailing this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, as spaces are very limited. All coaching will adhere to social distancing rules. The Clubhouse is closed except in the event of emergency, so we ask that Juniors please come ready to play, with hand sanitiser, drink, snack and any essentials (sunhat, raincoats, etc).

Coaching will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, running from Tuesday 14th July until Friday 28th August as follows:

10:00am - 12;00pm - Camp for U11 Juniors (aged 10 years and under);.

12:30pm - 2:30pm - Camp for Juniors aged 11 years and over.

Each 2 hour camp will cost £18 per member, £20 per non-member per session.

Please contact David James via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space on these camps


Court Booking

Court Booking

Are you having to wait for a free court?

We have mentioned before that we are considering the introduction of a booking system for the courts. Courts would be booked via ClubSpark.

It would be useful to understand how often members come to the Club and have to wait for a free court. If this happens to you, it would be helpful if you could email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when this happens, so that we can monitor the situation.


LTA Guidelines

Return to Managed Play - Updated Guidelines (Published 1 July 2020)

The LTA Guidelines have been updated recently. Please keep yourself up to date with the latest guidelines by pasting the following link into your browser:

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf


2020 Subscriptions

For those of you who would like to renew your membership now for the 2020/21 season, the club fees for this year are as follows:

Full/New Adult Member £190.00
New Adult Members plus 5 group lessons £240.00
Buddy Member (access to courts to play with Junior Member) £35.00
Student Member (18+, in full-time education) £76.00
Junior with Full/New Adult Member, ages 11-17 £27.00
Junior without Full Adult Member, ages 11-17 £43.00
Junior with Full/New Adult Member, ages under 11 No fee
Junior without Full Adult Member, ages under 11 £27.00

For more details, please see the membership page of the club website or contact June (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any membership queries.

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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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