Club News

Floodlight Replacement – Reminder

August 29th, 2021|

The current halogen based floodlights will be replaced with energy efficient LED lights during the weeks starting Monday 23rd and Tuesday 31st August. This will save the club money for both energy and maintenance costs.

During this period there will be inevitable disruption to the availability of courts during the day.

We expect to be able to keep 3 courts available during the daytime (with club sessions and group coaching sessions having priority) and with all courts being open in the evenings and the intermediate weekend.

The courts will be worked on 1-3 one week and 4-6 the other week. The flood lights will not be available in the evenings or the intermediate weekend on the courts that are being worked on first.

We apologise for the disruption and request that you are flexible and patient with us during this period. We are sure that the benefits for the members will be worth the upheaval.

Best wishes

David on behalf of the Committee

Southbourne Junior Open Tournament

August 10th, 2021|

The annual LTA Junior Tournament hosted by the club will take place From Sunday 15th August to Saturday 21st August.

Unfortunately, the club session on Monday 15th August 10:00 – 12:00 will have to be cancelled. We apologise for this inconvenience. No other club sessions should be affected.

The club booking pages will be updated daily to release as many courts as possible for general club play.

Members are more than welcome to come and watch the tennis during the week as there will be nationally ranked players taking part in the tournament.

Finals day will be on Saturday 21st and members are very welcome to come along to watch the tennis. Refreshments will be available.

Best wishes


Chairman on behalf of Zoltan

Tennis Charity Day

August 2nd, 2021|

Bright Ideas for Tennis Charity Day!

At Southbourne Tennis Club
Saturday 7th August 12.45pm – 5pm 2021

Southbourne Tennis Club Open Day ran by Bright Ideas for Tennis Charity. We will have Danny Sapsford (reached Wimbledon 3rd Round in 1999) and Lucy Shuker Professional Wheelchair Tennis Player running coaching sessions all day. Also there will be a chance to watch them in action when they perform in an exhibition match at 4pm. There will be set times during the day for players to turn up to have a group coaching session.

12.45 – 1.30pm Mini/Junior Tennis Coaching Session max 27
1.30 – 2.30pm Adult Social Coaching Session max 18
2.30 – 3.30pm Adult/Junior Team Players Coaching Session max 12
3.30 – 4.00pm Serve Speed Gun
4.00 – 5.00pm Exhibition Match
5.00pm BBQ TBC

There will be refreshments all day and a BBQ from 5pm (at a small extra cost)

Come along and support. Please book yourself onto the Charity Coaching Session by visiting then go to 7th August. Sessions cost £6.50 all money going toward Disability & Impairment Tennis and will be done on a first come first served basis.

Contact David Sanger – Head Coach 07812676761 or

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