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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:

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Latest News from the Club

Message from Owain

I hope you and your families are all keeping well during this strange and difficult period.

Understandably, coronavirus has required us all to keep off the courts, so the new tennis season has got off to a poor start. While we did manage to squeeze in the Team Challenge event last month, the other events we had planned over April and May will have to wait for a little while.
Normally at this time of year we would be looking forward to the Wimbledon ballot, however we heard yesterday that unfortunately the Wimbledon Championship has been cancelled this year due to safety concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus.

Thank you to those members who have already renewed their memberships for the 2020/21 season. As you may already be aware, we will apply a proportional discount to your renewal fees at the start of the 2021/22 season, based on the amount of time that is missed this year due to the coronavirus restrictions.

We appreciate that not everybody will wish to renew their membership at this stage. If you would prefer to freeze your membership, this is another option. Please contact June to let her know if this is your preferred option.

As you may well have a little time on your hands, we thought you might enjoy a quick quiz to test your tennis trivia knowledge.

Best wishes
Owain

March Madness

Team Challenge Tournament - Sunday 15th March

Thanks to everybody who joined in with the Team Challenge event on Sunday 15th March and to David for organising this event. We managed to play a few rounds before rain sadly stopped play. Congratulations to the red team, led by Penny, who were declared the winners.

Team Challenge Tournament

As you can see, our spirits were not dampened by the weather!"


Coach's Corner - Tip of the Month

Coach's Corner - Tip of the Month

tennis coach

With play currently suspended, this is an excellent opportunity to strengthen those muscles which can be susceptible to injury.

For those of you who have a tendency to suffer from tennis elbow, you might like to try these exercises during the lull in play.

Please note that, if you are in any doubt, you should seek medical advice before doing these exercises, to avoid further injury.

St Columba's Tennis Club does not accept any liability for any injuries caused by doing these exercises.


Tennis Trivia

Something to get those brain cells working...

  1. In what year was the first Wimbledon Championship held?
  2. Name the four Grand Slam tournaments held each year? Bonus point if you can get these in the right order!
  3. Name the current top British seeded male and female players.
  4. In which two years did Tim Henman reach his highest ranking in the world rankings and what was his highest position?
  5. Who 'sang' Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)?
  6. Who is currrently the highest female player in the world rankings?
  7. What bears the inscription 'The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Tennis Championship'? Why might this be contentious for modern day tennis?
  8. Which company launched the first carbon fibre tennis racquet in 1980?
  9. What is a Golden Slam and who is the only player to have acheived one in a single season?
  10. In 2002, which former player married James Bond actor George Lazenby?
  11. Whose tennis racket was sold for £20,000 at auction in London in 1997?
  12. What is the minimum number of points required to win a tennis tie-break?
  13. How high is a tennis court net in the centre?
  14. What was the name of the electronic ‘eye’ used at Wimbledon?
  15. Which is the heaviest, a golf ball, a tennis ball or a squash ball?
Answers can be found on The Club section of the web-site (www.stcolumbastennis.co.uk).

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
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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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