TENNIS

INTRODUCING TENNIS AT

EDGBASTON PRIORY CLUB

Whether you are a nervous novice, a rusty returner or a keen competitor, Tennis at Edgbaston Priory Club is the place for you.

Our 32 tennis courts are outstanding, maintained by our award-winning groundsteam, and include grass, clay and hard courts (eight indoors) together with all-weather clay and grass courts and a Rebo practice wall.

We can teach you to play from scratch in six weeks or help you get back into the game. We’ll also develop your matchplay skills and help you build a network of members so you can begin playing matches.

Our social tennis sessions, leagues and club tournaments are perfect for new and experienced players to enjoy regular matches, improve and meet new people.

Our teams enjoy a successful track record at local, regional and national level and we’re always on the lookout for new team members with the motivation to bring home the trophies! 

We offer courses and one-to-one coaching for all ages and abilities, delivered on our world-class courts, including eight indoor courts. 

SOCIAL SCENE

Off the court, there’s a thriving events calendar, from friendly tournaments such as the Wimbledon Tournament, raising funds for St Mary’s Hospice through to our Club Championships and social evenings such as the Tennis summer party and the annual Tennis Awards night.  Take a look at our Tennis Events Calendar for more information.

TENNIS EVENTS GALLERY

MEET OUR COACHES

The Club employs three full-time tennis professionals, and has many self-employed tennis coaches who provide private individual coaching. All our coaches are LTA qualified, licenced, DBS checked and first aid trained.

For more details about our coaches visit our website or contact Leyla Ogan, our Racquets Manager who will be able to put you in touch with a coach that suits your needs.

TENNIS SUB-COMMITTEE

The Tennis Sub-committee comprises a group of six members elected to represent the tennis-playing membership of the club. The role of the sub Committee is to work with the Head of Racquets, Leyla Ogan, other relevant staff and the Board to promote the development, participation and success of tennis activities within the club and to ensure members of all levels and age groups get the best experience possible from their membership.

The specific areas of responsibility are:  Ed Chapman – Chairperson; Mary Osborn – Vice-Chairperson (communication); Jack McArdle – Teams; Sam Sinha – Club tennis & events; planning; Natasha Camenon – Box Leagues & other intra Club leagues; Emma Fitch – New Members & Events; Jack Lee – co-opted member for specific projects.

SOCIAL TENNIS

These sessions are free to all Tennis and Racquets members who can sustain a rally and understand the basic rules of tennis – a great way to meet and play with Members of similar ability.

Sessions take place:

Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday 6pm onwards

Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet at the Pavilion in the summer or the Indoor Tennis Centre in the winter. A coach or a member of the Tennis Sub- Committee will introduce you to other Members to play doubles with during the session.

LEAGUES & TEAMS

There are over 80 teams representing the Club in local, regional and national leagues and the Club has a successful track record at all levels. Team trials usually take place in February and March and team practice is organised by the captains. If you are new to the Club and interested in registering for team trials please contact Leyla Ogan leyla.ogan@edgbastonpriory.com

CLUB TOURNAMENTS

The Club holds a variety of friendly tournaments throughout the year open to Members of all abilities.  These include Captains’ Day which marks the start of the summer tennis season and coincides with the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot, Wimbledon Finals Day followed by lunch and live broadcast of the Men’s Final and the Memorial Tournament the final event of the summer. 

 

All Members are invited to take part in the annual Club Championships, a prestigious event, with the winners’ names celebrated on our Honours boards.

PERFORMANCE

We provide world class training to aspiring young tennis players, in world class facilities.

Our programme works across a wide age range of players. Juniors from age six can join the programme and players from 11 to 16 follow a development pathway with the aim by the age of 16 to be eligible to join the LTA Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE).

Between the ages of 16 to 18 players can pursue the scholarship route to either British or American universities, or transfer onto the men’s and women’s professional circuit.

All programmes are bespoke to each player, depending on the athlete’s current requirements, goals and ambitions.

WHO TO ASK

If you have any queries about Tennis at Edgbaston Priory Club please contact our Racquets Manager, Leyla Ogan at leyla.ogan@edgbastonpriory.com