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Opening dates announced for Summer 2018!

South Hants Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to announce its courts will be opening for play on Saturday 28th April 2018. Come on down between 2pm and 5pm, to experience the joys of grass court tennis, right in the heart of Southampton!

Beautiful grass courts in summer

We will also be open on Sunday 29th April, again between 2pm and 5pm. Our club nights are Tuesday and Thursday, with regular Mix-In Sundays organised throughout the summer months. Members also receive a key, so they can play at the club any time that suits them.

Non-members and potential new members are encouraged to come along on these days, to see our great courts. Non-member fees are £5 per day, and this will be subtracted from your membership fees should you choose to join.

Important Dates for Summer 2016

Put the dates of these events in your calendar and please come along 🙂

Date Time Event
Saturday 16th April 10am Cleaning Day (help us prepare the club for opening)
Saturday 23rd April 2pm Opening Weekend
Sunday 24th April 2pm Opening Weekend
Sunday 22nd May 2pm Mix In – Early Summer
Sunday 3rd July 2pm Wimbledon Middle Sunday Mix In
Saturday 23rd July TBC Club Finals Day (Sunday 24th backup in case of wet weather)
Sunday 7th August 2pm Mix In – Late Summer

Friendly Fixtures 2015

Not long to go till the start of a new, sunny (hopefully!), summer season at South Hants!

I am currently in the process of organising some Friday evening friendly matches (both on home turf and away) with other local tennis clubs, as in the past this has provided a brilliant opportunity for anybody who wishes to get a bit more match-play in, but who may not be regularly playing for the Teams.

It also maximises those wonderfully light summer evenings, is a perfect way to unwind after a long week, and not to mention the superb post-tennis teas we’ve had in the past… 🙂

If you are interested in playing in any of the matches please have a read through the dates below and contact myself directly and I can pop your name down to play. Matches usually kick off around 6pm and we aim to get x2-3 mixed pairs. If it is an away match and I’m playing too then I am quite happy to do lifts.

  • Friday 8th May – Compton (Away)
  • Friday 5th June – Swaythling (Home)
  • Friday 10th July – Compton (Home)
  • Friday 24th July– Clergy (Home)
  • Tuesday 11th August – Swaythling (Away) (Swaythling can only offer a Tuesday)

Summer 2015 Fixtures

The fixtures for the summer season are listed below. Please let your team captain know your availability as soon as possible! If you haven’t played for a team recently or at all, please speak to one of the captains or committee members about taking part.

Usually fixtures do not move date, but sometimes weather causes postponements.

Apsley A

Division 1

  • 23rd May – Away – V.A. Hampshire Club C
  • 13th June – Home – Compton & Shawford A
  • 27th June – Home – Totton & Eling A
  • 11th July – Away – Warsash B
  • 1st August – Away – Swanmore B
  • 22nd August – Home – Littleton A
  • 5th September – Home – Winchester B
  • 19th September – Away – Lymington A

Apsley B

Division 3

  • 9th May – Home – Winchester C
  • 30th May – Home – V.A. Hampshire Club E
  • 27th June – Away – Swanmore C
  • 11th July – Home – Warsash C
  • 18th July – Home – Twyford
  • 8th August – Away – Bassett B
  • 15th August – Away – Compton & Shawford B
  • 12th September – Away – Lyndhurst

Hants Men’s

Division 5b

  • 2nd May – Away – Totton & Eling Mens B
  • 16th May – Away – Kingswood Mens
  • 6th June – Home – Wellow Mens A
  • 20th June – Home – Lyndhurst Mens

2014 opening day postponed 1 week

Unfortunately, due to the recent bad weather and the forecast bad weather this week, our groundsman has decided to postpone the opening of the courts until next weekend: Sat 3rd and Sun 4th May 2014.

Mon 28th: rain. Tue 29th: rain. Wed 30th: rain. Thu 1st: sunny rain. Fri 2nd: cloud.

Weather forecast for 28th April to 2nd May 2014

The courts will be open from 2pm on Saturday. We look forward to you joining us then!

Obviously the weather may change, so please keep up to date through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Club Tournament 2014

The Club Tournament finals will be held on the weekend of 19-20th July 2014.

You may notice that this is significantly earlier than previous seasons (normally September). This was decided at the AGM, to try encourage more people to take part.

There are two consequences of this:

  1. Tournament matches will have to start earlier than usual. Therefore we will be asking people to sign up to enter the tournament over the Opening Weekend and the following week, and announcing the draw soon after. Please sign up promptly if you wish to take part!
  2. It will be the first drawn player/team’s responsibility to ensure the match is organised and played on time. Please ensure this happens, so other players/teams are not waiting to play.

The club tournament is excellent fun and accessible for any standards. It is a chance to play good tennis in a friendly environment, and will give you a slightly different experience to a mix-in.


Obviously we hope that you intend to rejoin the club this year. It is the friendly and passionate personalities of all our members that make this such a fun club to be in!

Please remember that if you pay your membership fees by Opening Weekend (26th April 2014) and are a member of British Tennis, then you will be entered into our draw for the opportunity to buy Wimbledon tickets. This is an excellent opportunity to see tennis at one of the 4 grand slams, as Wimbledon’s own ballot closed in December, so you would otherwise have to pay for expensive package deals or queue overnight!

We would also like your help in promoting the club to new members. Included with this newsletter should be a flyer advertising the club. Would you be so kind as to pass this on to a friend, family member or colleague who might be interested in playing tennis, please?

The club will also be participating in the Great British Tennis Weekend by having an open mix-in on Sunday 29th June (middle Sunday of Wimbledon), so if you hear any of your friends talking about this event, encourage them to come to ours!

2014 Fees

 Adult  £104
 Senior (Over 65 on previous 31 Dec)   £61
 Off-Peak Adult (Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.30pm)   £61
 Junior (aged between 11 & 18 on previous 31 Dec)   £36
 Mini (aged 10 and under on previous 31 Dec)   £16
 Student (full-time education)   £61
 Non-Playing    £5
 Family (2 adults + 2 children-18yrs or less at same address)  £214
 Visitors each player per session (max 3 sessions, refund on joining)    £4

Summer 2014 Fixtures

The fixtures for the summer season are listed below. Please let your team captain know your availability as soon as possible! If you haven’t played for a team recently or at all, please speak to one of the captains or committee members about taking part.

On the whole fixtures do not move, but sometimes weather causes postponements. If this happens, please keep up to date via our website.

Apsley A

Premier Division

  • 10th May – Home – Winchester A
  • 14th June – Away – Winchester B
  • 28th June – Home – Hampshire Club B
  • 12th July – Away – Hampshire Club A
  • 26th July – Away – Riverside A
  • 9th August – Home – Thornden A
  • 16th August – Away – David Lloyd A
  • 6th September – Home – Warsash

Apsley B

Division 2

  • 10th May – Away – David Lloyd B
  • 31st May – Home – Thornden B
  • 14th June – Home – Warsash B
  • 12th July – Away – River Park
  • 26th July – Home – Glebian A
  • 2nd August – Away – Hampshire Club E
  • 30th August – Home – Totton & Eling A
  • 13th September – Away – Kingsgate

Hants Men’s

Division 6

  • 3rd May – Away – Kingsgate Mens B
  • 17th May – Home – Wellow Mens B
  • 7th June – Home – Thornden Mens C
  • 21st June – Home – Alverstoke Mens
  • 5th July – Away – Waterside Mens