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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

March 2021 Newsletter

Keeping you up to date with what's happening at your favourite local tennis club


Message from Owain

With everything heading in the right direction, I'm really pleased to confirm that St Columba's Tennis Club will be open for play again from Monday 29th March. I can't wait to get back on court, and I know I'm not the only one.

For the latest update from the LTA, please go follow this Link.

It's been a membership year like no other, which has been extremely challenging for all members. We're now approaching the new membership year and the Committee has been discussing the best way forward.

Last year, we committed to reflecting the 2020/21 season Club closures in the membership fees for the coming 2021/22 season. We've looked at what other Clubs are doing and understand that they are not making any concessions. We have considered not only what might be equitable for the membership, but also what can reasonably be implemented from an administrative point of view, with so many members joining at different times of the year.

So, for 2021/22, we have decided not to implement the usual increase in membership fees, which will remain at 2020/21 levels. We recognise that some members have been severely impacted by the events of the past year and would ask these members to contact June, who runs the membership. Any other members who feel that the above measures do not go far enough should also contact June.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the maintenance and improvement of the facilities, the Committee will also be committing to getting Courts 3 & 4 cleaned and repainted, and we will be investigating the addition of floodlights for these courts.

I sincerely hope that the Club will now be able to remain open for the whole season and look forward to seeing you all back on court.

Best wishes
Owain

... UPDATE 11th March below

Following feedback from one of our members, I just wanted to provide a little background to my comments in the recent March newsletter.

COVID has caused us all a massive change in the way we lead our daily lives, both as a Club and as individuals. We fully appreciate what a difficult time this has been.

We have been looking at how we can best come out of this and provide members with a great Club as we emerge from lockdown. We are investing heavily in improvements, from floodlights, to nets, repainting courts and other facility renovations.

In parallel, as a Club we look to manage finances prudently. We made the decision not to increase the membership in light of the challenges over the last year and initially did look to offer a rebate to members. Our revised approach is now a request; if as a full adult member you would like a rebate (in the form of a discount on this year's membership), we are happy to arrange this (please contact June to do so). If, however, you are happy to forego a rebate and invest in the Club, we will very gratefully put these funds towards improving the Club for the benefit of all members.

We are really looking forward to the return to play on the 29th March. We will be booking slots for social play on the Monday, so do look out our call to action on this.

Best wishes

Owain


Membership 2021/22

Invitations to renew your membership will be sent out to everyone via ClubSpark over the next few days.

As always, Adult members will be able to benefit from an 'Early Bird' membership offer, with a discount of £10 on full Adult membership for those members who renew before 1st April 2021 (i.e. £180 for the year). Please note that if you do not renew by this date, you will be sent a new invitation after 1st April to renew at the full rate.

You should be able to see all of the membership categories on ClubSpark. If you wish to transfer to a different category, or if you encounter any difficulties, please contact June (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Social Play

Just a reminder that social play sessions will be starting again from Monday 29th March at 6pm. Social play sessions will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm (or thereabouts) and on Saturdays from 1:30pm.


Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

David's Tip of the Month

It's been a long time since we were last on court and our fitness levels may not be what they were this time last year. Please listen to your body and take the time to warm up gently prior to stepping on court.

Once you do start to play, don't forget to knock up from the service line to start with, and then move back to the baseline to hit some longer balls. Finish off this warm up by practising some gentle serves.


Juniors' Easter Tennis Camps

David will be offering a Junior Coaching Programme over Easter from Tuesday 6th April. Coaching for 10 years and under will be from 10am to 12pm, while the session for those 11 years and over will run from 12pm to 2pm.

Please email David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.


Team Players

Team Players

If anyone is interested in playing competitive tennis, please make sure that Stephen has your details.

We will be fielding a men's team for the National League Middlesex and are considering a mixed team for the 2021 Middlesex Seniors League (Over 40s), if anyone is interested in playing.

On a more informal basis, we will also arrange some friendly matches with other Clubs locally.

Stephen can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Floodlight Tokens

Don't forget to buy some tokens for the floodlights!

For those members wishing to use the floodlights on Courts 1 and 2, tokens are available to buy from Nayan when he runs Club Sessions, David James (Club Coach) or any member of the Committee (Owain, Joe, Stephen, Andrew K, Andrew S and June).

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.)

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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