End-of-season and winter plans

Due to the pandemic, we opened late this year on the 30th May, following the guidance issued by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). We saw a rise in our membership, as tennis became an even more attractive sport as being one of the first to re-open. New and on-going members were able to get out on our grass and enjoy the fun of the game whilst reaping the physical and mental health benefits. We would like to thank all of our members for abiding so readily and cheerily by the safety regulations put in place and for putting on a great show of tennis throughout the season.

We closed our grass courts on 20th September and the committee and groundsman have already begun work on improvements. We are working on increasing the drainage of the courts and improving the overall quality in preparation for their re-opening in April 2021.

Over the winter South Hants members do have a place they can call home. Members are playing at the Southampton Sports Centre courts, for a small additional fee, gaining exclusive access to courts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings with discounted prices for bookings throughout the rest of-the-week.

Tennis is a great sport, which should be accessible to anyone who wants to play. If you have any questions about joining our friendly club, please do get in touch.

Doubles play now available at South Hants

In line with LTA guidelines we are now allowing doubles play between different households alongside singles play. Play is still for members only at this stage.

We are sticking with two courts only as to give as much space as possible between players. Please see the rest of our guidelines in club documents.

There is also singles coaching available for members, see our coaching page.

If you would like to become a member and play some grass-court tennis please just get in touch!

Limited opening of the club from 30th May

After consultations through the committee, members and with the LTA, we are pleased to announce a limited opening of South Hants Lawn Tennis Club from Saturday 30th May.

Play will be open for members only, and in a limited format, during this initial phase of opening and in strict adherence to the guidelines as set by the LTA for playing tennis, coaching and as us as a venue, details of which can be found in the links below.

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players—covid-19.pdf

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-coaches—covid-19.pdf

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-venues—covid-19.pdf

If you would like to become a member of our club please go to our “Join” page for more details or get in touch via e-mail, southhantsltc@gmail.com, or through our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SouthHantsLTC/ .

We are pleased to be in a position to offer tennis to our members again and hope to be able to open more widely when allowed and safe to do so.

Covid-19 impact on club opening

Our club will not be opening during this national emergency.

During these challenging and unprecedented times the Committee will continue to liaise and review the situation. All decisions made through this period will be in compliance with national rules and LTA guidelines.

When the situation changes we will update accordingly, and hopefully, we will be able to resume playing the game we all enjoy.

Thank you for your continued support and all the very best to everyone.

2020 Summer opening announced

It has been one wet winter!  We are looking forward to getting back on the turf to hit some tennis balls.

Our courts are due to open on Saturday 25th April 2020 from 2-5pm. Please feel welcome and come and have a go on our lush courts for FREE on this opening weekend. All abilities are welcome. This will be repeated on Sunday 26th 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.

There will also be the added offer of an enhanced membership for both access to our grass courts on Northlands Road during the summer and the hard courts at Southampton Sports Centre throughout the year.

We look forward to welcoming you in April and throughout the summer.

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.

Fees:
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