We are pleased to announce a further link-up with Premier Tennis for current South Hants members to offer low-cost winter tennis, based at Southampton Sports Centre.
Winter play for South Hants members will start on 1st October 2019 until 31st March 2020.
Child- £20 (18 years of age and younger)
Family- £80 (2 adults + 2 children, 18 years of age and below, and living at same address)
Three courts will be available for mix-in sessions. Timings will be every Tuesday & Thursday 6pm- 9pm and every Sunday 9am-11am.
An access code for the courts during these times will be given to members, after payment of the Winter Fee.
Floodlights included in membership fee.
Members need to provide their own tennis balls.
SHLTC members will also have 50% off court hire (£3 instead of £6/hour), for outside of mix-in use, via a special code for use on the booking website.
We really hope South Hants members will take-up this excellent, low-cost opportunity to continue to play tennis as a club through the winter months, in-place of having to book elsewhere.
The first mix-in will take place on Tuesday October 1st from 6pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Our courts will open on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 2-5pm. Please feel welcome and have a go on our lush courts for free on this opening weekend. All abilities are welcome. This will be repeated on Sunday 28th April.
From this season, as well as access to our four grass courts, options to play for our mixed and men’s teams, membership will bring you access to the variety of coaching offered by Premier Tennis. Go to our coaching page for more information on this.
We look forward to welcoming you in April and throughout the summer.
Put the dates of these events in your calendar and please come along 🙂
|Saturday 16th April
||Cleaning Day (help us prepare the club for opening)
|Saturday 23rd April
|Sunday 24th April
|Sunday 22nd May
||Mix In – Early Summer
|Sunday 3rd July
||Wimbledon Middle Sunday Mix In
|Saturday 23rd July
||Club Finals Day (Sunday 24th backup in case of wet weather)
|Sunday 7th August
||Mix In – Late Summer
We’ve had a good opening first season in the new Mixed League and have thoroughly enjoyed the format. All our matches have been friendly and enjoyable, played in the usual mixture of rain, hail, wind and sun. In this division we played each team twice, which seems to have made it more intriguing and quite competitive for the second match! Also the ‘championship tie-break’ decider has been quite nailbiting at times! Fortunately, we seem to have secured enough points to move up a division next year, as with one match remaining we have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1.
Many thanks to everyone who has played in the team.
All matches played away as usual and while it was the winter league the first two matches in October felt warmer than the summer !
- Romsey and Abbey :- Lost 5 to 4 very close and hot
- Knightwood :- Won 7 to 2
- Totton and Eling :- Drew 4.5 to 4.5
- Thornden :- Won 5.5 to 3.5
- Wellow :- Won 5 to 4 what a win !
- Bassett :- w/o
A big thank you to the 9 players of many nationalities who supported the club , what colourful conversations! ( Italian, Polish, Mexican, Spanish, Dutch and a resident Scot )
Summary – won 3, drew 1, lost 1, w/o 1
This should mean promotion to Div 5 as runners up!
We took part in the top division this year, and we played a total of six games.
We had a very good start with two wins and a draw but then we lost two matches and finished with a draw against David Lloyd.
We were very lucky with the weather (although very cold at times) and my thanks to all who played, the standard is getting more difficult as more teams join the mixed leagues, so we have done well to maintain a mid-table position.
SHLTC have had a busy summer of social events beginning with a triathlon event which included open day tennis, rounders and a pub quiz. We then went to the cricket to watch our local Hampshire team in an entertaining T20 match. This summer also saw the return of the friendly matches with late summer evenings of tennis complete with delicious baked goods! We will say goodbye to the summer with an “International night” where you bring food from your local area, your signature dish or just a dish of your choice. We will also be having Christmas get together and will be emailing details soon, hope to see you there.
Following on from previous successful family coaching courses, we will again be running 6 week course to give children and their parents an introduction to tennis in a fun and friendly environment. The sessions will be lead by qualified coach David Macnab.
The course will begin on Sunday 17th May 2014, and will last for 6 weeks. Each session will start at 11am and last for 1 hour.
The cost is £2.00 per adult and £1 per child under 16, per session, which we think is an absolute bargain for an hour’s coaching. Please tell your friends and colleagues about this excellent way to have fun with their family while encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
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)