Social Tennis

Last updated 27 March 2023.

Social tennis sessions on Saturdays and Sundays are back for Lent 2023.

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 members can play throughout the year. During Michaelmas and Lent, we also 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. 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 in Michaelmas is a ‘try before you buy’, meaning you do not need to have bought a social tennis membership before attending. However, from the second weekend onward, 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. Hard courts are free to use anytime – you can easily book courts online.

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 Lent 2023:

  • 28/29 January – Racket control
  • 4/5 February – Forehand technique
  • 11/12 February – Backhand technique
  • 18/19 February – Slice and volleys
  • 25/26 February – Serve
  • 4/5 March – Doubles
  • 11/12 March – Point play

Find out how to join the social membership here.