MORPETH TENNIS CLUB

ABOUT US

Morpeth Tennis Club is a vibrant club that plays on six floodlit artificial grass courts, situated in the grounds of Longhirst Hall, to the north of Morpeth, Northumberland.


The tennis club has access to a clubhouse which it shares with Morpeth Hockey Club and Morpeth Cricket Club. The clubhouse is well equipped with spacious bar area, showers, changing rooms and a meeting room, and has recently been refurbished to make it even more welcoming.


All levels of play are catered for at Morpeth Tennis Club, from those who are new to the game or are coming back after a long hiatus, to regulars who enjoy group sessions aimed at maximising the enjoyment and mix of partners in doubles tennis, and team players who are looking to hone their competitive skills in readiness for matches against other clubs in the wider area.


We also have a lively junior section, with group coaching sessions put on through much of the year by coaches who aim to harness the youthful enthusiasm of the children so that they have as much fun as possible while learning the rudiments of the game and building up their expertise.


Contact us at: tennismorpeth@gmail.com


MEMBERSHIP

If you have not yet joined the club, there are several options that you can choose from. Membership is based on a calendar that runs from 1st April to 31st March, but we also offer flexible pro rata membership for new senior

members.

Each member, apart from a non-playing social member, can book a court on the Court Booking page of the Morpeth Tennis Club website, and can gain access to the courts with a key, which they can obtain from the club in exchange for a small deposit.

Benefits of membership are:

- eligibility for Wimbledon ballot

- free British Tennis Membership

- opportunity to play for club teams

- the knowledge that you are supporting your local community sports club

- free & priority court booking

- key to access the courts (deposit required)

- can invite visitors up to three times (per visitor) per year

Your fees contribute to the annual registration fee and insurances, consumable equipment (balls and kit), marketing costs, routine maintenance and facilities development.

COACHING

Coaching activities at the club are driven by our club coach Mariana Warwick. Mariana is a level-3-qualified LTA acredited coach she is supported by level 2 and level 1 coaching assistants. Throughout the week we have adult coaching opportunites:

  • Tennis Xpress - 6 week course aimed at beginners

  • Group coaching - for intermediate and experienced players

  • CardioTennis - tennis themed high-energy workout session

Mariana is also available for 1-2-1 coaching.

For further details please see the coaching section of our website.

SOCIAL TENNIS

Members can join one of our weekly friendly social session and meet and socialise with other memebrs. These take place on Mondays 6-8pm and Saturdays 2-5pm. In addition, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm, we have our SuperVets social sessions.

Throughout the season we also run social tennis tournaments and aim to have social events in the clubhouse (for example, BBQs & band night).

TEAM TENNIS

We enter an array of Men's, Women's and Veterans (over 45) teams in local leagues in both the summer and winter, and we’re always looking for new players to come in and boost the competition for places.

During the summer season, starting in April, we kick off our matches in the Dunlop Northumberland & Durham League. These consist of three home matches and three away matches between teams of six players, with the final league position determining promotions and relegations.

The weekly match practice sessions continue throughout the year and offers members a chance of competitive tennis.

JUNIOR TENNIS

We have a vibrant junior section and coaching programme:

  • Saturdays 9:30am-11:30am junior coaching (5-14years old)

  • Mondays 4:30pm-6pm junior performance squads (10+ years old)

  • Fridays 5-6pm coach-led junior social tennis (free to attend)

In addition to our weekly programme of activities we also run regular holiday camps. For further details please see the junior tennis section of our website.

CLUB COMPETITIONS

The main tournament is the Club Championship, which consists of a variety of singles and doubles events. Some of these events are ‘open’, with conventional scoring, and some have handicapping applied, so that stronger teams start each game with a deficit. Preliminary rounds for each event are played over several weeks in the summer. The culmination is Finals Day (or Finals Weekend), which takes place towards the end of the summer, where the finals of all of the events take place, hopefully in front of a large crowd of supporters.

Periodically, the club puts on a tournament, which any member can enter. A typical format is for the whole event to be played on a Saturday or Sunday as a doubles competition, either with a fixed partner or with different partners, with round robin matches starting off proceedings, so that everyone gets at least a few games before the numbers are whittled down.


WEEKLY TIMETABLE

Regular group sessions and coaching activities are shown here.

Throughout the season more will be added so please check our main website for details of these.

Club Sponsors

Why not sponsor our club and reach out to over 100 senior members and 50 junior members and their families from the local area?

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