American Social Mixed Doubles Tournament

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Thameside Tennis is holding a Social Mixed American Doubles Tournament this
Sunday June 24th 2pm – 4pm.
All standards are welcome. This is a friendly competition where partners rotate and play five games in each round.
Please sign the sheet in the hut or reply to me if you are playing:


Thameside Tennis Club (CSLTC)


Westway Sports Centre schools tennis festival and auction for Grenfell charity

The anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire coincides with West London sports centre Westway’s annual schools’ tennis festival which sees over 1,500 children from schools in the local area come together for a day of free, fun tennis activities.
Everyone Active, the operator of the centre, is launching an online charity auction to raise money for the British Red Cross’s London Fire Relief Fund. Every penny raised will go directly towards people left injured, bereaved or homeless by the Grenfell disaster.

Click on the image below to see how you can get involved.


Tennis Clinic – strike three

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the  Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will 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 a couple of drills to help find that elusive quarry: consistency:

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – second time out

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the  Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will 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.

On our first admission into the stroke clinic our forehand receives treatment:

From Feel Tennis Instruction



Entries and payment must be received by midday on Saturday 26th. May.  The entry fee is £4 per event or £10 for 3 events.  (If you enter 4 events, the cost is £14.) Please indicate if you wish to be entered into the Plate should you lose your opening match (entries into the Plate are free).
Finals day is Saturday 21st. July.
How to enter:
1. Click on ‘Online Entry Form’ link below, fill it in and click ‘Send’ or 
click on ‘Printable entry form’, print and complete it and leave it in the tournament envelope on the board in the hut (Please do not leave cash).
(For doubles – please note that both you and your partner must submit entry forms)
2.  Pay by online transfer or cheque to CSLTC.  If payment is not received by the due date, your entry may not be included in the draw.
(The draw will be sent out by email, put up in the hut and posted on this blog)
  1. Eligibility – Entrants must be annual members with paid-up subscriptions.
  2. Availability on Finals Day – Players unavailable to participate on finals day must scratch at match point in the semi-finals.
  3. Deadlines
    a) Deadlines will be set based upon the number of competitors in the different tournaments.
    b) All competitors should make contact with their opponents as soon as possible to fix dates for matches by the due date.
    c) If a match is not expected to be played by the due date for whatever reason, competitors should contact the tournament organiser
    d) Players must scratch if injured or unable to play matches by deadlines. The organiser may grant an extension due to bad weather or short-term injury or sickness.  Any extension will normally be of no more than one week (or to the end of the next week-end if an extension is granted mid-week).
    e) If a match cannot be played by the deadline or extended deadline, the player(s) to scratch will be the person(s) who were unavailable to play. If there is a dispute, the Tournament Committee will have the final decision.
  4. Changes of Doubles partners – If a partner withdraws, another partner can only be substituted if no matches in that specific event have been played by the partnership.
  5. ‘T’ bookings – may be made for all matches subject to existing club rules re court usage. Please note that there may well be a restriction on the number of T-bookings at any one time especially during times for mixing-in (2-5pm).
  6. Match format– All matches shall be the best of three sets. The first two sets will be tie break sets to 7 points (2 points clear from 6 points each) with the third set being a long set.
  7. Tournament format – All tournaments are knockout, with a plate tournament for those who lose in the first round. Depending how many entries we receive in each tournament, the organiser may amend the format, e.g. to a round robin for tournaments with low entries.
  8. Playing mid-week – it should be possible to get these tournaments played at week-ends. Playing mid-week is only permitted if both competitors/ teams agree.
  9. Court Surface – All matches should be played on grass. If the grass courts are unavailable then matches can be played on the astro if all parties agree.

Open Day – Saturday May 12th.

COME TO OUR OPEN DAY between 2 and 4 and:Open Day


  • Find out more about the club.
  • Join-in a free group coaching session.
  • See the facilities available.
  • Talk to us about why we play here.
  • Just come along in your kit and bring a racquet.
  • £20 discount on our adult subscription if you join on the day

Our friendly club has excellent grass, astroturf and acrylic courts, welcomes all standards and ages, and is open to people from the local community as well as the public sector.

Our ground has a car park, is close to the 190 and E3 bus stops, and is only a short walk (over the footbridge) from Barnes Bridge BR station. at Kings House Sports Ground Dukes Meadow Riverside Drive W4 2SH

If you would like more information before, about, or after the Open Day do email: , visit or phone Annette Mathers on 07967 376083

Tennis Clinic – a new series

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallOur new tennis year has started and we have some new members so today the Thameside tennis blog goes back to basics at the beginning of our series of posts to try to help you to improve your game. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Let’s start with practice:

From Feel Tennis Instruction