All three courts are reserved for social tennis on Sunday mornings from 09h00 to 13h00 and again on Wednesday afternoons from 16h00 onwards. This is one of the highlights of the Club and gives members the opportunity to play friendly sets with other players of a similar ability.
On social days it is deliberately informal with players taking it in turns to play and with no fixing of partners and opponents in advance. Latecomers do not have preference over those already waiting for a game even though those waiting may have played already. (At the moment we are using a blackboard where you can chalk your name in a block, with other names, or on its own if vacant, to indicate your intention to play.)
All matches on social days should be doubles and may be men’s, ladies’, or mixed or any other combination. Matches consist of one set with the winners being the first to six games. If the score reaches 5-5 then a single final game should be played.
On Sundays, regular social players take it in turns to make the tea and provide simple refreshments such as cake, sandwiches and fruit. A “Tea Duty” roster is drawn up every few months and e-mailed to those lucky volunteers and pinned on the notice-board at the Club.
Standard of Play