Pay and play comes to Thameside


We can now announce that it is possible to book our courts under the Lawn Tennis Association’s LTA Rally scheme.
We play at St.Paul’s school in Barnes on six excellent all-weather carpet courts in a peaceful and pleasant environment by the river Thames.
Just click here and change the day to a Saturday and the time to between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
During the present COVID emergency you will receive a Google invitation on which you must click ‘Yes’ to declare that you are COVID-free before midday on the Friday before you wish to play.

If you are interested in joining you can do so directly at:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ThamesideTennis/Membership/Join

Thank you

Hammersmith Bridge is now open! Come on over and play tennis

After eleven months of total closure Hammersmith Bridge is now open to walkers and cyclists. If you have been considering trying out our excellent all-weather carpet courts in the peaceful and pleasant surroundings of St.Paul’s school in Barnes but were stuck on the wrong side of the Thames now’s the time to come on over and try us out.

Just let us know by emailing thamesidetennis.membership@gmail.com so that we can send you a Google invitation and you can come us a guest, have a look round and hit a few balls.
If you are ready to join now sign up at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ThamesideTennis/Membership/Join

SheRallies event at Thameside this Saturday


We would like to let you know about a special event that we are holding on Saturday 17th. July at 11 a.m.  Sophie Cockell, L.T.A. coach, consultant and author will hold a workshop, which is free, for women and girls over 12 years of age as part of the SheRallies initiative. SheRallies was designed by Judy Murray to close the gender gap in tennis by giving club members the skills and ideas to deliver starter training and fun competition to girls and women.
You can read more about SheRallies at http://sherallies.com/

If you would like to take part please email
thamesidetennis.membership@gmail.com

There is still a significant gender gap in terms of players and coaches at all levels of the game. By rallying together, we can create opportunities in tennis from the grassroots up. Whether you’re an existing tennis coach, teacher, parent, student, youth worker, brownie leader or an enthusiastic club member, I have designed 4 courses as part of She Rallies, supported by The LTA, which will give you the skills and ideas to deliver starter training and fun competition to girls and women in your community. If we rally together – pun intended – we will make a difference.

Judy Murray

CSSC Annual Tennis Championships 23-25th. July

The Civil Service Sports Council will hold its annual tennis championships on the grass courts of Home Park Lawn Tennis Club, Romney Lock Road, Windsor SL4 6HX from Friday 23rd. to Sunday 25th. July.
Both open and veterans’ competitions for

  • Men’s & Ladies singles
  • Men’s & Ladies Doubles and
  • Mixed Doubles
    will be held on a round-robin basis. Registration is at 10.15 a.m. and play starts at 11.

Please click here and login to pay for entry or contact Gul Rashid on csscannualtennis@hotmail.co.uk for more information
You must be a member of CSSC to take part, if you are not already you can join here.

Tennis Clinic – no.22 – footwork and movement

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

The ready-position, the split-step, big strides, small adjustments: footwork is so important in tennis and you don’t need a ball to practice!

Please click on the graphic to watch the video.

From IntoSport

Tennis Clinic – no.21 – the long follow-through

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Not just for show – following through on your ground shots will improve your accuracy and control.

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.20 – relax and hit the ball hard

tennis-cliniclightredlineThameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Relaxation and firmness might not seem to go together but if you can combine the two you will improve both the power and accuracy of your shots

From Feel Tennis Instruction

The social season kicks off at Thameside!

Thameside Tennis held a successful American tournament and tea last Saturday. It was very encouraging to see a large turn-out at our first event since lockdown and new and old members mixing and meeting each other due to the ‘speed-dating’ tennis format. The club plans to hold more such occasions, as well as team matches, other tournaments and open days, in the near future.

If you would like to join in the fun you can join up at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ThamesideTennis/Membership/Join

Tennis Clinic – no 19 – how to handle the high ball

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

This week: the coaching book says to play the ball when it’s between your knee and waist but what if your opponent gives you a high-bouncing ball at the baseline?

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.18 – never be late

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Get that forehand out in front! How to stop being late on those deep balls.

From Feel Tennis Instruction