We offer a vibrant and friendly atmosphere that ensures everyone has opportunities to play tennis and enjoy their time in the club.
Our extensive facilities make us one of the leading LTA registered venues in the South West.
Players can enjoy different playing surfaces in the club throughout the year (many of our courts are floodlit) including the ability to play in our Indoor Centre.
Our coaching team can help develop new players to help integrate them into the club and get them playing with players of a similar standard as well as arranging contact with established players when ready.
Every Thursday and Saturday the club runs group sessions where members are welcome to join in and meet other members while enjoying one and half hours of doubles tennis.
In addition we run fun events and competitive opportunities for those wishing to join in as well as our annual Club Championships.
The Torbay Open is also an annual event, held in August since 1879 where we welcome players from all over the country to compete in a week long Regional Tour Grade 3 competition. This continue to be one of the largest competitions in the LTA calendar.
Our clubhouse is well equipped and provides a lovely place to have a drink after a game of tennis as well as hosting many of our social evenings, quiz and curry nights as well as birthday parties and corporate events such as our annual Open Day.
The Club Manager and Head Coach, Steve Maslen is on hand to help all members enjoy tennis at the club and to ensure our staff and coaching team provide services to the highest standard.
Torquay Tennis Club is steeped in history and many of our members have been with us for a long period of years, witnessing many changes to the grounds and courts over time.
Our clubhouse displays photographs showing some of this history but our members are best at providing their own recollections over a friendly chat after a game of tennis.
The club has had the pleasure of some very famous tennis players gracing the courts including Judy, Andy and Jamie Murray, Tim Henman, Sue Barker, Valda Lake, Sarah Gomer, David Lloyd, Lucy Ahl and Mike Sangster to name just a few.
We are a not for profit company limited by guarantee as well as being a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).
Our Committee who are all Directors of the club and are in place to help ensure the club runs smoothly in line with our Articles of Association and Club Rules. The Committee hold voluntary positions to help ensure the club is financially sustainable and that its grounds and facilities continue to provide members and visitors with a positive playing experience and that they and our staff are safe while doing so.
CHAIRMAN:- Andy Pelling
HON. SECRETARY:- Kirstin Neilson-Hunter
HON. TREASURER:- Andrew Barr
MATCH SECRETARY:- Maureen Sowerby
MEN’S CAPTAIN:– Steve Maslen
LADIES’ CAPTAIN:- Maureen Sowerby
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER:- Tracy Brown
WELFARE OFFICER – Anne Tucker
GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:- Dermot Gibson, Mark Pearsall, Cliff Parrott
Monday to Thursday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 10am – 7.00pm
Saturdays 10.00am – 5.00pm
( For functions we open until late)
Sundays 10.00am – 4.00pm
The modern state of the art club house is a sheer delight. It offers a fully licensed bar, changing rooms and toilets, office facilities and an extremely impressive 30 metre patio with glass balcony. The club regularly organises social events for both adults and juniors, birthday parties, curry and quiz evenings and is also available for function hire. Please contact Steve Maslen, Club Manager, on 01803 209500.
The club is extremely proud to offer 5 artificial clay courts which opened in April 2010. These all-weather courts play exactly like the real thing, giving a slower bounce, sliding opportunities and are extremely soft on the feet making them a popular choice all year round.
Our 4 artificial grass courts are adjacent to the clubhouse and are a focal point of the club. The courts play much like a real grass court and are fast with a lower bounce making them a popular choice with many of our members and our performance players.
Our Indoor facility allows tennis to be played no matter what the weather – the courts can be booked through our online booking system – simply click the following link.
What a bonus!!! These 2 mini tennis courts provide hours of entertainment for our little players. A chance to learn the game in a smaller, safe and colourful environment is fantastic. The Mini Tennis Red court size is the starting point for all our top juniors and follows the LTA Mini Tennis structure.