Social Tennis

Last updated 04 Apr 2022.

Social tennis sessions on Saturdays and Sundays will return in Michaelmas 2022.

Social tennis is a vibrant community of people who just love to play – but without the competitive element. There are a whole host of benefits of becoming a social tennis member!

Social tennis sessions are run throughout the year. During term time, we offer group coaching at beginner and intermediate levels at weekends by Performance Team Players. Beginner sessions will run on Saturdays and Intermediate sessions on Sundays starting on October 15. On both days, sessions will run 10am-11am and 11am-12pm so you can choose a time slot that best suits you. All sessions will be held at our club at Fenners, Gresham Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EP. We are incredibly lucky to have the input of Blues players for these sessions; they are a great opportunity to get tips and work on specific areas of your game.

The first 2 weeks of social tennis sessions will be a ‘try before you buy’, meaning you do not need to have bought a social tennis membership before attending. However, from Saturday 29th October, all those attending will need to have bought a social tennis membership.

You will also be able to use the University Courts to play at your own leisure with other CULTC members. Courts are free to use anytime – you can easily book courts online. The grass courts are available at selected periods in the summer holidays.

As a member, you will also get the chance buy Club stash, high quality tennis clothing provided by our sponsor PlayBrave. You may be able to enter the Wimbledon ticket ballot – tickets are usually incredibly difficult to come by in the public ballot, and there is a much higher chance of you getting them with us. Finally, various social events will be organised throughout the year with members who share similar interests.

Here’s a preview of what each session focussed on for Michaelmas 2022:

  • 15/16 October – Footwork, grip and stances
  • 22/23 October – Groundstroke technique and ball placement
  • 29/30 October – Volleys and doubles
  • 5/6 Nov – Serve and return
  • 12/13 Nov – CARDIO TENNIS
  • 19/20 Nov – Singles point play
  • 26/27 Nov – Doubles point play

Find out how to join the social membership here.