SOCIAL & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
For our gentlemen players there are numerous opportunities for both doubles and singles competitive play, as well as many social groups to join.
Sunday Adult Advanced Beginner group with David Collins, at 1-2.30pm, for those with room for improvement
Men’s singles evening is on Mondays from 6pm onwards on the floodlit courts.
Men’s Match Play is held on a Saturday at 4.30-6pm and 6-7.30pm indoors in the winter, and 4.30-6pm outside in summer.
Men’s team practice takes place on Thursdays from 7.30-9pm, indoors and outside. This is invitational and is run by the Men’s Captain.
Men’s Club morning on Thursdays at 10am.
For men who are of team standard, ‘Play Caddy’ is used to arrange games on weekday evenings and weekends.
For details of all of these sessions please contact the Racquets Coordinator.at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for men’s competitive tennis are numerous. We run progressive singles and doubles box leagues throughout the year, with each session lasting a few months. New entrants can join at the beginning of any session. The club will endeavour to find partners for anyone who needs one. Winners of each box move up, losers move down.
In addition, throughout the winter there is a Men’s knock out singles and doubles tournament, competing for the Mike Dawe and the Jack Reardon Cups.
As with the ladies, come the spring the Club Championships start with events for all standards, in our Handicap and Open Tournaments, with Seniors categories in both.
For those who simply want to play social men’s tennis, there are a number of groups that play at various times each week and who welcome new additions. Sunday mornings finds all courts taken by 8.30am with at least 3 of these groups, and then the bar full of coffee drinkers at 10.30, with the added temptation of the breakfast buffet to resist. New members can be put in touch with the organisers of these groups.
THE HUB OF THE CLUB’S TENNIS SCENE
Mixed Social & Team Tennis
Mixed Social Tennis
Mixed tennis forms the hub of the Club’s tennis scene. Club afternoon on Saturdays and Club evening on Tuesdays are open to all and are organised by a member. A charge of £4 is made in the winter months for the indoor courts.
In addition, the mixed box leagues run throughout the year. In the winter months mixed pairs compete over 3 rounds for the Crellin Cup, and in the summer for the Hansford cup. As with the Men’s and Ladies leagues, new entrants can join at the beginning of a round.
There is also a winter mixed knock-out tournament, the Ayers Cup, and the Baker Cup which is a handicap competition with matches played over 21 games.
Ladies: St George’s boasts some 27 teams playing in different leagues, midweek and weekend, local, county, seniors and open, giving an opportunity for players of every standard to represent the club. We also play friendly matches, and golf/tennis and bridge/tennis matches. All these teams have a captain, and are overseen by the Ladies Captain, who holds the position for 1 year.
Men’s: St George’s runs 17 men’s teams competing in different leagues, both open and senior, with opportunities for players of all standards, to represent the club. As with the ladies, all teams have a captain and are overseen by the men’s captain, who holds the position for a year.
Mixed: St George’s runs 5 mixed teams in the summer season competing the the Surrey and Chaucer Leagues.
St George’s teams compete each year in mixed triangular tournaments against Hurlingham and Roehampton clubs, and also Oxshott and Walton clubs. These are fun, social, occasions for all standards of player.
We also play in a series of Senior Men’s triangular matches against Queen’s and Roehampton throughout the summer.