FREE TENNIS FOR ALL TO ENJOY - SATURDAY & SUNDAY 20th & 21st JULY

We open our doors again to welcome everyone to come along to this year’s Big Tennis Weekend at Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club. From 10.00am till 4.00pm on Saturday 20th July and from 12.30pm till 4.30pm on Sunday 21st July, non-members are invited to join us for free tennis all day long.

Tennis is a wonderful, friendly sport to suit all ages and abilities. You don't need to have played before to enjoy your day at our Club. Come along and play as a family or join in and get a taste of our coaching programmes for Juniors and Adults of all ages and abilities. All free of charge and balls and racquets will be available too.

We have something organised through the day for all ages and abilities - check the links for full details. We recommend pre-registering to ensure your place on the programme - but if you’re not sure what you would like to do, just come along and have a chat with us and we’ll happily get you started.

And during the day we will have some very special membership deals on offer to tempt you to play more!

HOLIDAY CAMP PROGRAMME NOW ONLINE

We’re excited to announce the most comprehensive programme of Holiday Camps we have ever offered. There is something for everyone here, with the programme running from 9.00am until 3.00pm Monday to Friday from 22nd July until 23rd August. You can book your places online - but do it soon as they will quickly fill up! Under 10 camps run Monday to Wednesday, and Under 18 camps are on Thursdays and Fridays.

As well as our usual Tennis Camps, we are also introducing Activity Camps which will offer a wider range of sports and exercise as well as Arts and Crafts work, ideal for those who are keen on sports and activity but may not specialise in tennis. Full details and more information can be found at our website - shotleytennis.co.uk

Discounted membership to celebrate Wimbledon Championships

Now is a great time to sign up as a member of our Club and enjoy playing tennis after being inspired by the excitement of watching Wimbledon. We mark the start of the Championships by offering up to 50% discounts on membership for new members joining from 1st July. With most of the summer ahead of you, and the guarantee of all year round play thanks to our unique Air Dome indoor court, these deals represent a fantastic bargain.

And on top of the saving on membership, you also gain a 25% discount on coaching charges - and we have a programme (led by our Head Coach and current Northumberland Open Champion David Esther) that offers something for everyone from Tots at 3yrs to Beginner and Advanced Adult.

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY 28TH JUNE

Yes, it’s that time again. All welcome to join us for our monthly Quiz Night at the Tennis Club. We open at 8.00pm and you’ll have some ticklish questions to work on with your teammates until the main questions start flowing from 9.00pm. Just £2.00pp to enter and enjoy free food, and also flowing will be a full range of drinks at our well stocked bar.

Bring friends and family for a great night.

NEW COACHING PROGRAMME - JUNE to JULY 2019

Our new Coaching Programme for the 7 weeks from 4th June to 20th July is now online and available for booking. The basic programme covers a full range of sessions to suit all ages and abilities, from Tots to Senior Citizens, and presents great value for money as well as a wonderful opportunity to improve your skills whatever your experience.

Check out the details and book your course at http://shotleytennis.co.uk/coaching-1

Discounts of 25% available to Club members on all coaching sessions - but you don’t need to be a member to join a programme. All courses are led by our LTA Level 3+ Accredited Head Coach, David Esther.

Annual Summer BBQ - Saturday, 15th June

Join us at our Annual BBQ, always a highlight of the Club year. We’ll have a bouncy castle and soft play for the kids, table tennis, tennis, table football, boules, bowls, multi-sports play and karaoke for everyone. We open at 4.30pm and tickets are £8.00pp (£5.00 for U10’s) to include all your food - steak, sausage, burger, kebab and desserts. Please pre-book at tennisshotley@gmail.com or with David or Tony to ensure we cater for everyone.

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CAMPS - U11 & U18

With Spring Bank Holiday just around the corner, Head Coach David Esther has announced a new programme of Junior Camps for the holiday. U11 Camps will run for three days from 28th to 30th May, with a 1 day Camp for U18’s on 31st May.

At a cost of just £22.50 per day (with discount for members) or £60 for the 3-day package, the Camps offer a great opportunity for Juniors to hone their tennis skills over an extended session of play - and an inexpensive all-day respite for parents with kids to entertain!

The Camps are very popular and numbers limited to 20, so pre-register and book early to reserve a place. The Camps are open to members and non-members. Check out the Holiday Camps page on our website at http://shotleytennis.co.uk/holiday-coaching for full details and to register.

FREE TENNIS at NATURE VALLEY BIG TENNIS WEEKEND - 18th - 19th MAY

We open our doors again to welcome everyone to come along to this year’s Big Tennis Weekend at Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club. From 10.00am till 4.00pm on Saturday and from 12.30pm till 4.30pm on Sunday non-members are invited to join us for free tennis all day long.

Tennis is a wonderful, friendly sport to suit all ages and abilities. You don't need to have played before to enjoy your day at our Club. Come along and play as a family or join in and get a taste of our coaching programmes for Juniors and Adults of all ages and abilities. All free of charge and balls and rackets will be available too.

We have something organised through the day for all ages and abilities - check the links for full details. We recommend pre-registering to ensure your place on the programme - but if you’re not sure what you would like to do, just come along and have a chat with us and we’ll happily get you started.

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY 3RD MAY from 8.00pm

It’s Quiz Night again at the Tennis Club. A great night of questions - some easy, some not so easy… - and other tests to find the night’s top team. Join us for another super night to set the mind whirring and emotions stirring as you debate the possible answers with your teammates. All welcome to join us, doors open at 8.00pm with questions sheets immediately available to work on - other questions follow from 9.00pm. It’s just £2.00pp to enter including free food. Cash prizes for our winners!

Spring/Summer Coaching Programme announced

The new programme for the next half-term has been announced and can be found on the Coaching Programme page of the Club website. Book online at http://shotleytennis.co.uk/coaching-1 to secure your place on the programme - demand is growing all the time, even as the programme expands.

Our Head Coach (and reigning Northumberland Open Singles Champion) David Esther continues to broaden the range of sessions available, with a new Mini-Red session added to Tuesday’s programme following the roll-out of coaching to many local primary schools and several ‘off-programme’ development squads now running for our most promising Juniors.

The programme has something to offer all ages and abilities - from Tots on Saturday mornings to Cardio and Adult sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CONGRATULATIONS - NORTH EAST WINTER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2018-19

Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club came out ahead after an epic battle of exhilarating tennis against Boldon Tennis Club, securing a tight victory by just 2 games after drawing 4 sets all. The Final was played in great spirit, and could have gone either way, until Lisa Shaw and Sam Stokoe held on for a 6:4 win in the final set to add to the set won earlier by Lindsay Brown and David Esther. David and Sam took 2 sets in the first round. Congratulations to Boldon too for their superb tennis and a magnificent effort.

The North East Winter League is contested from October to April between 53 teams from Durham, Cleveland and Northumberland and to come out on top against the biggest and best clubs in the region is a fantastic achievement for our Club. Congratulations to our Captain Lisa, Lindsay, David and Sam for the amazing quality of their tennis, and congratulations and thanks also to those other Club members who played for the team through the winter - Silvia Coates, Connor Atess, Alex Kerr, Philip Kennedy and Ross Wilson. A great team effort!

What a great way to start a year which sees the Club fielding 28 teams across all ages and abilities in our local leagues, with strong chances of celebrating several Division-winning teams by the end of the summer.

ITF PRO-SERIES TENNIS AT SUNDERLAND

Sunderland Tennis Centre, Silksworth Lane, SR3 1PD is hosting a top quality tennis tournament next week, involving Men and Women players from across the world. Running from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th April, it’s a great chance to see some great tennis being played in the North East. Visitors are welcome to watch matches at all times - check with the venue for details.

QUIZ NIGHT - THIS FRIDAY, 29TH MARCH

A reminder our next Quiz Night is coming up at the end of this week - last Friday of the month as usual. Our guest Quizmaster Paul is all set to test your knowledge across the board from 8.00pm on Friday, 29th March. Just £2.00pp to take part and all welcome - bring family and friends for a lovely night and some great fun. Cash prizes for the winners, free food at half time.

EASTER HOLIDAY CAMPS - Now available for pre-booking

With Easter just around the corner, Head Coach David Esther has announced an extended programme of Junior Camps for the holiday. U11 Camps will run for three days in both weeks, from 8th to 10th April and 15th to 17th April, with 1 day Camps for U18’s on 11th April and 18th April.

At a cost of just £23 per day (with discount for members) or £62 for the 3-day package, the Camps offer a great opportunity for Juniors to hone their tennis skills over an extended session of play - and an inexpensive all-day respite for parents with kids to entertain!

The Camps are very popular and numbers limited to 20, so pre-register and book early to reserve a place. The Camps are open to members and non-members. Check out the Holiday Camps page on our website at http://shotleytennis.co.uk/holiday-coaching for full details and to register.

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY 29TH MARCH

A reminder our next Quiz Night is coming up at the end of this week - last Friday of the month as usual. Our guest Quizmaster Paul is all set to test your knowledge across the board from 8.00pm on Friday, 29th March. Just £2.00pp to take part and all welcome - bring family and friends for a lovely night and some great fun. Cash prizes for the winners, free food at half time.

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY from 8.00pm

It’s the last Friday of the month, it’s Quiz Night again. Join us for another super night of quiz questions to set the mind whirring and emotions stirring as you debate the possible answers with your teammates. All welcome to join us, doors open at 8.00pm with questions sheets immediately available to work on - other questions follow from 9.00pm. It’s just £2.00pp to enter including free food. Cash prizes for our winners!

NEW TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMPS - NOW BOOKABLE

The times and dates of our February half-term Holiday Camps have now been published and can be booked online. We are offering whole day (9.00am to 3.00pm) camps for U10’s on Thursday, 21st February and for U18’s on Friday, 22nd February. Each camp costs just £22 for the full day for non-members, with member discounts available.

The Camps are a great way to get some intensive tennis training while enjoying a relaxed day with friends - and give Mum and Dad a break too! There’s always the chance of some mulit-sports play too - table tennis, basketball, netball, etc. Boo now to ensure your place at http://shotleytennis.co.uk/holiday-coaching/

BURNS NIGHT SPECIAL QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY, 25th JANUARY

Join us for our Burns Night special quiz next Friday, 25th January. We’re not promising there will be Burns-related questions (it’s not that easy!) but there will be plenty of Burns fun - and haggis neeps and tatties for all to enjoy on the night. All this for just £2.00pp to include the food. Cash prizes for the winners, a fully-stocked bar and a good time assured for all. All welcome - hope to see you there. Doors open at 8.00pm, questions begin before 9.00pm.

New Coaching Programme launched for Jan - Feb 2019

Our new Coaching Programme for the 6-week half-term from 8th January to 16th February is now online to view and book at the Coaching Programme page on the Club website.

Sessions run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings and cover all ages and abilities from Tots Tennis through to Adult Advanced.

CardioTennis and Adult Beginner sessions run every Thursday. Junior sessions from mini red to Junior squad run on both Tuesdays and Saturdays, covering ages from 5 to 18 years.

Check out the website for full details and booking. All courses are delivered by the Club’s Head Coach David Esther, an LTA Accredited+ Level 3 coach with tremendous experience of coaching at all levels, and the sessions are very competitively priced.