Press Release – Try Tennis for Free

7th May 2015

Local Tennis Club opens its doors for the weekend as part of National Initiative

Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club, are pleased to announce their participation in the “Great British Tennis Weekend”. This national initiative, co-ordinated by the Lawn Tennis Association, is aimed at families, children and adults to promote the sport and offer a chance for everyone to pick up a racquet and play.

Over the course of the weekend of 16th and 17th May, the club will be laying on many different free activities including junior and adult coaching sessions plus mini tennis – specifically aimed at the 3-10 year olds. Coaching sessions will be run by the clubs’ team of professional coaches, including the award-winng Christian Allen.

Chairman of the club, Ian Gunn, said: “This event is an excellent chance for anyone of any standard to come and visit the club and see what we have to offer. We welcome players of all ages to come and give it a try – even if you are a complete novice.”

Christian Allen said: “We have recently launched cardio-tennis sessions at the club to promote better fitness – this has had strong interest in our lady members. Coupled with the strong performance of our teams in the local leagues, our club is going from strength to strength.”

To sign up for sessions on the Great British Tennis Weekend, people should visit:

Schedule of Activities:

Saturday 16th May


09.30                Mini Tennis


10.30                Junior Coaching


11.30                Adult Coaching


12.15                Adult Coaching


14.00                Cardio Tennis


14.30                Free Play


15.15                Free Play


Sunday 17th May


13.00                Mini Tennis and Family Hit


13.45                Family Hit


14.00                Junior Coaching


14.30                Free Play


15.00                Adult Coaching


15.15                Free Play



Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club:

Established in 1919 and with around 150 adult and 100 junior members using five Astroturf courts the Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club is a thriving local sports facility. With four floodlit courts, the club and courts can be found on Brockley Grove at the junction with Roundwood Avenue located next the Hutton and Shenfield Union Church.

The club caters for various standards, from those interested in serious match play to those happy with just social tennis. The club aims to promote an environment in which everyone enjoys their tennis at a fantastic location.

The club participates in many leagues catering for different levels of play, with Ladies, Mens, Mixed and Veterans matches throughout the year. Also club tournaments are very popular plus social tennis during the day and in the evening.

For juniors, aged 4 to 18, there are a range of activities. Junior coaching takes place every weekday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday mornings from 9am to 12noon and players are graded based on age and standard. Also, there are fantastic camps that run during the school holidays.

All the courts are kept to a very high standard (two courts being relaid in the Summer 2014) with good facilities, balls and training equipment.

Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club
Brockley Grove
CM13 2NA