Welcome to Southbourne Tennis Club

Our Club successfully provides social and competitive tennis for all ages and abilities. We are a well-established and progressive club in Bournemouth with over 450 Adult , Junior and Mini Tennis members. We are winners of Dorset LTA Club of the year, have a very friendly and vibrant atmosphere , and have amongst our members some of the best players in Dorset.

Do You Want To Try Out Tennis?

Would you like a backhand like Emma Raducanu or a serve like Daniil Medvedev?

Why not come along to one of our club sessions for free and try out your tennis skills along with our regular players.

We offer sessions for a range of abilities from complete beginners to established team players.

There are dedicated sessions for mini tennis (under 10s) and juniors (10-18 years).

We also have a thriving disability programme to enable everyone to play tennis.

There is also the opportunity for one-to-one or group coaching from Dave Sanger our Head Coach.

We are a friendly club and would encourage everyone wishing to take up or return to tennis after a break to come along and give Southbourne Tennis Club a try.

Pickleball has arrived at Southbourne Tennis Club

Granted you may never have heard of this unusually named game, but we think it is a perfect complement to tennis at STC. Pickleball is hugely popular in America and is now increasing in popularity here in the UK

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton. It is easy to learn, fast-paced and extremely fun to play.

1) It is played on a ¼ size court.

2) It uses solid paddle bats and a perforated polymer ball.

3) The net is slightly taller than a standard mini-tennis net.

STC has now purchased all the equipment necessary to play Pickleball and has painted a Pickleball court onto the Mini-Tennis area behind the club-house. All members are welcome to use the Pickleball court which can be booked on Club Spark (as per all other courts). The bats and balls are kept in the clubhouse for all to use.

A short guide on the rules to Pickleball can be found in the attached pdf which has also been placed on the entrance to the Mini-tennis / Pickleball court.

Please see the following short video produced by the BBC about how Pickleball is ‘taking-off’ in the UK.

Pickleball could be coming to a park or gym near you – BBC News

Pickleball Basic Rules

Adult members
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You have access to 6 all weather courts with flood lights.

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