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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

July 2021 Newsletter

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


Message from Owain

Message from Owain

It's great to see the Club back in action, with so many members joining social play and booking the courts at other times. We're seeing good use of the courts and plenty of faces, both familiar and new, which is what it's all about!

I'd like to extend a special welcome to all the new members to the Club. It's great to have you join; we'd love to hear your thoughts on the Club so far and would welcome any suggestions you might have as to how we can improve the experience!

We now have more than 120 members, with a healthy spread across adult, student and junior members. We're particularly pleased to see the number of junior members is growing and want to do all we can to build on this. We would like to add a new member to the Committee to be the voice of the junior members, so if anyone would like to volunteer for this role, please do let me know.

For those of you who have recently joined and may not be aware, there are a couple of WhatsApp groups which are used for social play, to let members know who else is planning to join a session and what time they plan to be there. If you would like to be added to the main group or the ladies' group. please let us know (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Finally, we're glad to see that restrictions are starting to lift, however please do remain mindful of the safety of fellow members. For the latest update from the LTA, please go follow this link.

Best wishes
Owain


Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

David's Update

It has been great to get back to coaching in the Spring after the lockdown. We have a whole programme of coaching with something to suit everyone, so do contact me if you're interested.


Coaching for all ages and abilities...

The new Tennis Xpress course for adult beginners continues on Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm. New attendees are always welcome.

Adults' group coaching for all standards is available on Tuesdays at 6:15pm, Thursdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 12:30pm (team/club standard) and 1:30pm (beginners and improvers).

The LTA Youth Starter courses continue on Tuesdays at 4:15pm for 4 - 7 year olds.

There is coaching on Saturday mornings on a weekly basis for all junior standards throughout the year.

There are also tennis camps on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer from 13th July to 27th August for Juniors. Camps for U11 Juniors run from 10am to 12pm and for 11+ Juniors from 12pm to 2pm.

Coaching is available for members and non-members. For more details of all of these courses, please see the Club website (www.stcolumbastennis.co.uk) 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.


Juniors Social

Calling all Juniors

Following a very successful session for our 11+ Juniors, David and Debbie James will be running our second Junior Social on Saturday 24th July from 5pm to 6:30pm.

This session will be open to U11 Juniors and 11+ Juniors, with an afternoon of social tennis and light coaching, fortified by wrapped snacks and lollies.

For more information and to book a place, please contact David (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Ladies's Social Play

Ladies's Social Play

In addition to the regular social play sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm (ish) and Saturdays from 1:30pm, we've added a regular slot for ladies.

These sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We'd love more ladies to attend these and to get a couple of courts going every Thursday night.

If you are interested in joining us, there is a WhatsApp group so you can see who else is able to attend on the day. Please let June know if you would like to be added to this.


Maintenance on Court 4

Maintenance on Court 4

We have put a couple of small wheelie bins on Court 4, together with a number of brushes. We're mindful that the adjacent trees drop leaves and branches onto the court, which can hinder the bounce of the balls.

So if you're playing on Court 4, please do take the time to brush it before you play and then deposit the leaves/debris in one of the bins. Many thanks.


Club Championship

Club Championship

Matches Commence

Well done to all those who have participated in the Championship matches so far.

Many Doubles and Ladies singles have already been played, together with all men’s singles first round matches, so we now have all 8 men’s quarter finalists.

Given recent postponements because of rain please contact Stephen if you need an extension to a play by date.

Many thanks to Stephen for all the work he has put into getting the Club Championships off the ground this year. It's a time-consuming job and much appreciated!


Team Matches

The Men’s team and Senior (over 40s) Mixed Doubles team both play in competitive leagues.

This is the first season we have entered the Seniors league and are pleased to be able to report our first win of four matches played. We've come up again some friendly teams, who also offer the potential for future friendly matches too.

The Men’s team have a current record of played 5 won 2 having started the season playing against some strong teams in away fixtures. The Men are now looking forward to a number of home matches.

Once again, huge thanks to Stephen, who has worked extremely hard to ensure the Club is able to turn out enough players for both the Men's and Mixed Doubles teams.


Floodlight Tokens

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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