Like all the other outdoor tennis clubs around the country the Avenue Tennis Club will be re-opening their gates for Tennis on Monday 29th March.  Tennis manager, Barry Ramsden said he is really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onto the Avenue Tennis Club courts.  He is very keen to point out that the tennis club has a month’s free membership offer available for anyone who wants to give tennis a go and wants to get an insight into the club before joining – please contact Barry at the club 01278 782758 or 07749 878581 for details.

LTA Qualified coaches provide coaching throughout the week for all ages and abilities.  Membership of the club allows you access to play on any of the 8 floodlit courts (4 Astra turfed and 4 Tarmacadan), together with access to a fantastic clubhouse with a well-stocked bar, wi-fi and superb changing facilities for all; details of all the other benefits of joining the club can be found on the website www,avenuetennis.com.

The club are also participating in the LTA initiative to get more people back into or just get them onto a tennis court and have allocated some court times for non- members to come and have a go – more details can be obtained from the LTA website – https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/rally or contact the Barry at the club.

Barry is really pleased to confirm that Performance Plus Sports (PPS -www.performanceplussport.co.uk) have committed to sponsor another free 6 week tennis coaching course as below.  The club would like to thank PPS for their continued support and partnership in providing tennis for all. Please contact Barry to book a place on the course.

  • Monday 12th April, from 5 till 6pm for all 7 to 9 year olds,

The club will continue to provide the “LTA Youth Start” programme initiative, which replaces Tennis for Kids, which has been run very successfully at the club for several years now.  New courses have been organised as follows:

  • Monday, 12th April, from 4 to 4:45pm for all beginners aged 6 to 7.
  • Monday, 12th April, from 6 to 7pm for girls only 9/10 years old.
  • Friday, 23rd April, from 6 till 7pm for all beginners aged 9 to 11 years old.

These can only be accessed and booked by visiting the LTA website https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/lta-youth/start .  As with the Tennis for Kids, the kids will receive a new tennis racket, balls and a branded t shirt for the cost of £29.99 plus £5 P&P.  Any problems getting onto the LTA website please contact the club and we can help.

A new course will also be run for Adult beginners and “rusty” rackets wanting to get back into tennis or to take up tennis for the first time, where they can have some fun and exercise, whilst meeting some new people from the town and surrounding area.  The 6 week course will run on Wednesday evenings, 7 – 8:30pm, from 28th April; please contact Barry to book your place.

There are a variety of other courses held at the club throughout the week and weekend or you can have individual lessons; see club website for details.

The club organises social and competitive tennis throughout the week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, together with a variety of subsidised coaching sessions for juniors and adults.  We have ladies and men’s teams that compete in the North Somerset Tennis Leagues.

Outside of tennis, the club runs several other social events, such as, B-B-Q’s, Wednesday evening suppers and a variety of other lunches and events.  There are 2 bridge clubs run during the week (contact details on the website) and Music with Mummy runs most mornings throughout the week – contact details sarah.musicwithmummy@gmail.com

Avenue Coach, Vinny Duddy said he is really looking forward to getting back on court for some competition, exercise and coaching but more than that, just to be back at the Avenue Tennis Club with friends, family and other players.

He said I cannot believe how much I have missed working with the kids and adults from a coaching point of view.  I have always hated not being able to play sport because of injury but this was really different and made me think how much I enjoy just being around like minded people who wat to play sport and have fun through sport.  Talking about the club he said, we are very lucky in Burnham on Sea to have such fabulous facilities and was keen point out that the club, and its members, are always keen to invite new members/players to the club, of any standard and age.

Avenue Tennis Club – more than just a tennis club – www.avenuetennis.com