October Newsletter


New members
American Doubles Tournaments
Competitive Doubles coaching
St Ann’s Tennis WhatsApp group. 
Court cancellations
Disability Tennis

New Members: A warm welcome to the dozens of new members who have joined St Ann’s Tennis in recent weeks. You are invited to take part in our weekly Sunday Club sessions, a fun way to meet other members. Find out more here

Also, please take a moment to read our booking rules. Members are not allowed to book courts for non-members: a member has to be present. Your membership does not entitle you to book courts for your friends. St Ann’s Tennis charges members a £3 guest fees for visitors. A guest fee will apply whenever a visitor (non-members) plays on a court booked by a member.  The £3 guest fee is charged per player, per hour. All bookings between St Ann’s Tennis members remain free of charge. 

We are often asked if the courts are open in winter. Yes! St Ann’s Tennis is a year-round operation, with a full coaching schedule running year round. Here is our latest Adults Coaching schedule, and our latest Juniors Coaching schedule

St Ann’s Tennis is planning to run a full schedule of tennis tournaments on Saturday afternoons in the coming months. Following our recent Mixed event, we have two exciting American Tournaments coming up, one for men and one for women. See details and sign up links below. We take requests! So if you have any specific wishes to play certain formats, then get in touch.

Men’s Doubles: American Tournament
Saturday 13 November 2021, 2pm, courts 1-4
Standard: intermediate, and advanced intermediate. Pairs assigned randomly and then switched after every set. 16 players, duration: 3hrs. £10 entry. Advance registration required. Open to members and visitors. Find booking link here

Women’s Doubles: American Tournament
Saturday 20 November 2021, 2pm, courts 1-4
Standard: intermediate/improver. Pairs assigned randomly and then switched after every set. 16 players. Duration: 3hrs. £10 entry. Advance registration required. Open to members and visitors. Find booking link here

Team St Ann’s
For those interested in competitive tennis, representing St Ann’s Tennis, we will offer a range of competitions and events leading up to the 2022 Parks League season next Spring. We are encouraged by the number of women players who have expressed an interest. With potentially two teams entered for next summer, that would require us to register a full squad of 12+ men and 12+ women. Since all team activity is focused on doubles (men’s, women’s and mixed) we strongly recommend the new Scott Tawse doubles coaching course, details below.(We love’s Scott’s supportive, no-apologising, positive-affirmation doubles philosophy)

Competitive Doubles coaching with Scott Tawse
Scott is hosting a seven week competitive doubles coaching course at St Ann’s Tennis, 1-2pm every Sunday from October 31st. This is a course for intermediate players interested in improving their doubles skills. Scott is a successful doubles player with several Parks League and Park Cup winners medals. Nobody understands the ins and outs of competitive parks tennis better than him. Standard: intermediate. £70 for 7wk course. There will be an End Of Term tournament for participants. Advance booking please, Click here

St Ann’s Tennis WhatsApp group
You may have noticed that we recently closed our club WhatsApp group (“St Ann’s Tennis – General”), and then started a new group for members only. Unfortunately, the old group had been compromised and we have had problems with spam and outages. Please use the new members WhatsApp group responsibly. It is kindly asked that all posts include only the following tennis-related activity:

  • Club news, updates and tournament details
  • Weekend court cancellations only
  • Tennis-related questions (you can also email admin@stannstennis.co.uk)
  • Game/match requests (all arrangements by direct private messaging please)
  • Members who would like to join should contact Claire Anderson

Court cancellations: Autumn/Winter 2021
Thank you for posting your court cancellations on these pages during the summer. As a result, many courts were made available for other club members to use.
During this autumn/winter, club members are asked to post their Saturdays & Sundays cancellations only on these pages. Club members are still asked to cancel courts on the ClubSpark booking system as normal. Many thanks.

Disability Tennis
St Ann’s Tennis hosts a weekly disability tennis group in co-operation with the Grace Eyre foundation. Adult Disabilty tennis classes take place on Friday’s 12-1pm and should contact Head Coach Jimmy Smith coaching@stannstennis.co.uk to book a trial class.We have spaces available for more people who would benefit from this group.

There is now a defibrillator installed at the Garden Cafe. This is available in the event of emergencies during cafe  hours.

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– St Ann’s Tennis