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!

ACTIVE DURHAM CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

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 tennisshotley@gmail.com. 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 tennisshotley@gmail.com. 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).

QUIZ NIGHT - TONIGHT, FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER from 8.00pm

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!!

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER from 8.00pm

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!!

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT AT 8.00pm at the TENNIS CLUB

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 CLUB IS BACK - TUESDAYS FROM 5.00pm

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!

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - September 2017

We’re running our Club Championships again this year, with many thanks to Ross Wilson for organising them for us. The matches will be played through September, with Finals Day scheduled for the weekend of October 7/8. There will be competitions for Men’s and Ladies Singles, Men’s and Ladies Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and a Family Doubles Handicap challenge too. The Entry Form is on the Noticeboard in the Club, or you can enter by emailing Ross at Ross_wilson123@hotmail.co.uk You can enter the Doubles competitions with a partner or individually (to be matched with a partner). We’re hoping for a bumper entry and strong competition this year so please put your names down as soon as possible – deadline for entries is Sunday, 3rd September.

MUSIC NIGHT - Saturday, 16th September - Jess Lawson with Phil Simpson, with Peter Dilley

We have a great Music Night lined up on 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

QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY, 28th JULY

Back again, it's Quiz Night this Friday. We open at 8.00pm, with the first questions from 9.00pm - a great evening of mental and physical challenges to test every member of the family. Just £2pp to enter, and food included. Cash prizes for our winning teams.

Bring friends and family for a great night - and the bar is open too!

Free Tennis Coaching for Over 35's - Thursdays from 7.00 - 8.00pm (10 week programme from 18th May)

There was a great turnout for our first session last week, and we're hoping for even more at future sessions. This is a 10 week programme based around the LTA's Tennis Express programme, and is suitable for everyone, whether you have played before or never played. Free racquet hire is available if needed - all you need to bring is a pair of trainers. And we are boosting the number of coaches to ensure everyone gets the right level of attention. No need to pre-book.

 

FREE COACHING FOR OVER 35's - THURSDAYS 7.00 - 8.00pm

Our Free Coaching Programme for Over 35's starts this Thursday, 18th May - all are welcome, members and non-members. We can provide racquets and balls, you just need a pair of trainers and the energy and enthusiasm to give tennis a go. It doesn't matter whether you've played before or not - the course will cover everything. Most of all, it will make sure you have fun...and hopefully get bitten by the tennis bug!

If you want a warm-up before the session, our Cardio Tennis sessions are also starting up again, on Thursdays from 6.00 - 7.00pm. A great way to get that heart pumping and those muscles working. 

FREE COACHING FOR OVER 35's

Starting on Thursday, 18th May we are offering free coaching for Over 35's. This will be a 10 week programme and is suitable for everyone - whether you have played before or have never played before. All you need is to be willing to give it a try. The course is financed by a grant programme to encourage adults to give tennis a try and in the process get more exercise and  improve your health and fitness.

We will provide racquets and balls - you just need a pair of trainers and you're away!

It would help our planning if you could let us know you're coming - tel 07493 032229 - but don't worry if you can't. Just turn up and join in!!

OPEN DAY

OPEN DAY

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • 10:00am  4:00pm

  • Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club
  • Benfield Close, Consett, England, DH8 0RH 
  • We're throwing our doors open to welcome everyone to come along and see what a fantastic club we have. We will be offering free tennis, free table tennis, free coaching, free use of racquets, bats and balls - and free tea and coffee.

We'll have great Membership Offers available on the day, and would love to talk to you about how you and your family could get the most out of the great facilities we have to offer. As well as tennis every day for members, we offer pay and play to visitors and have a full coaching programme for all ages from Tots at 2yrs to adult. 

Then we have our Table Tennis Club, every Thursday evening from 6.00pm till 9.00pm. 

Beyond racquet sports, we also have Walking Football for the over 50's on Thursday afternoons, Salsa classes on Saturday afternoons, BuggyFit classes every Monday and Thursday morning and Pilates classes on Friday mornings.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 13th May. To guarantee your free-of-charge place in our organised coaching programme on the day, please register in advance at:

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/SearchResults?location=dh8%200rh

WALKING FOOTBALL - Starts Thursday, 20th April at 2.30pm

Another new venture for the Club, aimed exclusively at the Over 50's and offering a great opportunity to blow away the cobwebs and relive your glory days on the pitch - but at a much more gentle tempo. Walking football has been featured heavily on TV and is storming the country - and we're delighted to be introducing it to Consett.

Everyone is welcome to join in - as long as you're over 50! It will be friendly relaxed and sociable, with tea, coffee and a bar available too. Just bring trainers - we provide the rest. Full details are:

When: Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Age Group: Over 50's

·      Have fun, keep fit, make friends

·      Friendly, casual exercise for all

·      Tea, coffee, bar available

·      First session free of charge (then just £2.00/session) 

For more details contact: Bill on 07770 940793 or email tennisshotley@gmail.com