Winter tennis for South Hants members

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.

Adult- £40
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!

2019 Summer opening and coaching

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.

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.

Spring Greens!

In case you needed your appetite for the grass court season whetting, here is a photo of our freshly cut courts! Don’t they look marvellous? Many thanks as always to our groundsman, Geoff Prince, for keeping them in such pristine condition – next time you see him, why not tell him how great they look, I’m sure he’d appreciate it 🙂

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

B Team report – Winter Mixed League

Division 4

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.

Men’s Doubles – Winter League

Division 6

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!

A Team report – Winter Mixed League

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.

Social Summer Montage

social-2015-montage 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.