All are welcome to come along to the Club on Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th May for a packed day of tennis activity - free for everyone. On Saturday we open at 10.00am and you can test yourself against our ball machine, join in mini, junior, adult or cardio coaching, join a Rusty Racquets group or just enjoy some free play with friends and family. On Sunday we open at 12.30pm and offer free play for you, friends and family until 4.30pm.

We recommend you pre-register to make sure you can take part in the events that interest you. And on the day we have some great deals on offer - cheap membership packages for individuals and families, free 6-week adult and ladies-only coaching programmes, kids coaching and holiday camps. 

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY, 27th APRIL from 8.00pm

Yes, it's that time of the month again with our Quiz Night on Friday, 27th April open to members and non-members alike. Come along from 8.00pm (questions start at 9.00pm) for a fun night of challenges to the mind, body and soul. This month's questions are set by Joan Dilley so expect something a little different - but no less challenging!

Cost is just £2.00pp to include food, and cash prizes for the winners. And the bar is open all night so all boxes are ticked. Hope to see you there.

Easter Holiday Coaching Programme - all-day sessions for Juniors

Our holiday camps run every week of the holidays at Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club. Every Wednesday for under 10's and every Friday for 10 - 18's at a cost of just £20 for the day. 

We welcome all levels and abilities and guarantee that every child leaves having learnt new skills and always with a smile on their face. The days are packed with games, drills, tennis technique, match preparation, fun tournaments, trick shots and team games. All this and also a chance to improve your LTA rating if you wish to do so.

On our courses we offer early drop off and late collection so you can plan your day around your work! Check out the Holiday Coaching page at our website for full details and online booking.

QUIZ NIGHT - Good Friday 30th March - 8.00pm

Yes, another month, another great quiz. Join us from 8.00pm for our Quiz Night - a fascinating mixture of general knowledge and specific questions with a few fun challenges thrown in to make sure everyone is involved. And our fully stocked bar to enjoy too. Just £2.00pp to include food, and cash prizes for our winners. Bring family. Bring friends. Enjoy! All welcome.

LIVE MUSIC - Saturday 10th March at the Tennis Club

Come along to the Tennis Club on Benfield Close this Saturday 10th March for a great night of live music. PEEL STREET are a superb live band, performing a fantastic range of classic rock and pop songs from the past 50 years. Doors open at 8.00pm, and entry is just £4.00pp. As well as the live music we have a fully stocked bar including real ale, beers, ciders and a range of wines, and a music quiz to challenge the mind. 

125th Anniversary Meal - Saturday, 24th March

2018 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Club's foundation in 1893, and we are planning a number of events and activities to celebrate the occasion. The first of these will be a Celebration Meal to be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday, 24th March (7.00pm for 7.30pm). We are hoping many former members will be able to join us to mark such a notable achievement - if you would like to come, please email to reserve your places. The price is £18.00pp to include a 3 course meal and welcome drinks. The menu options (vegetarian option also) are:

Cream of vegetable soup & crusty roll
Creamy Stilton mushrooms on croute

Sweet hot plum roast ham
Tuna fish lasagne
Braised lamb shank with a mint & red current Jus

Apple Eve’s pudding & custard
Triple Chocolate fudge cake & cream
Fresh fruit Salad



It's a BURNS NIGHT special quiz to kick off the new year, with some Burns related topics and games amongst the challenges being set by our master QuizMaster, Bryn. Come along from 8.00pm for a great night - and bring family and friends along to enjoy it too. Suitable for all ages - and of course, our bar will be open too. Haggis, neeps and tatties free to enjoy during the evening as well.  Just £2.00 pp to enter.

LTA President visits us on Wednesday, 8th November

We are looking forward to welcoming Martin Corrie, President of the LTA, to the Club next Wednesday, 8th November. He will take the opportunity to see our new Air Dome, the first and only indoor tennis court in County Durham, at a time when the LTA is launching a new, 10 year strategy to invest £125 million in new indoor courts and external floodlighting across the UK. 

His timetable sees him at the Club from around 4.00pm till 6.00pm, and members are invited to come along and meet him, have a chat about tennis, our Club, and whatever else over refreshments. We are also hoping to tempt him onto court to try out the Dome for himself!


We're delighted to have been selected as the Club of the Year for Derwentside at last weeks Active Durham Sports & Physical Activity Awards ceremony at the Empire Theatre. We now go on to the Durham-wide finals in late January. This award recognises the dramatic changes that have taken place at the Club over the past two years, with substantial investment from a range of supportive organisations allowing us to transform our Club into a site and facilities that are of benefit to the whole community without losing our central purpose as a tennis club.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has helped the Club through this process of refurbishment and renewal. We're looking forward to an exciting future!

LIVE MUSIC - FRONT STREET performing live at the Club SATURDAY, 11th NOVEMBER

Apologies - the earlier Event listing showed the wrong date. The gig is on Saturday, 11th November.

Another great night of Live Music coming up at the Club with Front Street playing a great range of classic covers together with their own music. Don't miss this chance to enjoy one of our top local bands in the great atmosphere of the Tennis Club. Doors open at 8.00pm. Tickets are just £5.00 and can be booked in advance at Music quiz, raffle and real ale all added to the mix for a memorable night!

FREE TENNIS COACHING - Ladies Only (Monday), Over 35's Mixed (Thursday)

A reminder that our free 6 week courses started last week, but it's not too late to join in. Every Monday at 7.00pm for Ladies Only, and every Thursday at 7.00pm for Over 35's (Ladies and Men). As spaces are now limited, please book your place in advance by email to And do come along early on Thursday to join our fun CardioTennis session at 6.00pm - a great warm-up for the coaching and great exercise too! Just £4.00pp.

FREE TENNIS COACHING - Ladies-Only and Over 35's

We have a new course of 6 free coaching sessions beginning next week. The courses will run for 6 consecutive weeks and will all take place in our magnificent new Air Dome - which will guarantee they take place and will always be held in dry, calm and comfortable conditions.

On Mondays from 7.00 till 8.00pm we are holding free Ladies Only sessions, beginning 9th October.

On Thursdays from 7.00 till 8.00pm we are holding free Over 35's sessions, beginning 12th October.

And before the Thursday sessions there will be a 1 hour Cardio Tennis session for all who would like to combine some fun tennis with great exercise - Just £4.00 per session.

All are welcome to take part - the courses will suit beginners and intermediate players who want to brush up their skills and shake the rust off their racquets. Racquets can be provided if you don't have one - all you need to bring is suitable footwear (trainers).


A reminder that TONIGHT is Quiz Night (Friday, 29th September) with the usual mix of challenges - mental, physical and.........

8.00pm start, free pizza too. Just £2.00pp to be involved, and cash prizes for the winners. Questions start from 9.00pm, but plenty else to answer before then! Don't be late!!


A reminder that Quiz Night returns next Friday, 29th September with the usual mix of challenges - mental, physical and...

Join us from 8.00pm for a great night, with free pizza too. Just £2.00pp to be involved, and cash prizes for the winners. Questions start from 9.00pm, but plenty else to answer before then! Don't be late!!


We have a great Music Night lined up for tonight, Saturday, 16th September, featuring two of the leading lights on the UK folk scene Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson. Regularly featuring at festivals and concerts across the UK and Europe they will bring a unique blend of talents to the Club.

Jessica Lawson sings and accompanies herself on autoharp and acoustic guitar. Her original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana as she sings stories about the sea, love, loss, war, and a few ‘fallen’ women.

Jessica is fast building a reputation on the folk scene and has performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, supporting Eddi Reader and Dave Rotherary, as well as appearing on bills alongside Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson.

She will be accompanied by singer-songwriter. Phil Simpson and our own Pete Dilley.


Table Tennis is now back at the Club, every Tuesday from 5.00pm for Juniors and 6.30pm for adults. Pl;ayers of all standards and experience are invited to come along and get fit while enjoying a great sport. 

We've switched to Tuesdays to connect with the tennis programme, so the first Table Tennis coaching sessions will alternate age groups with our Tennis Programme. 

Mini tennis players (Under 10's) tennis coaching will start at 5.00pm, and they are then welcome to join the Table Tennis from 6.00pm. Junior tennis players (U 12 to U16) will have Table Tennis coaching on offer from 5.00pm.

Adult play will then start from 6.30pm until close. Don't be shy - come along and have a great time!