As our Club is affiliated to the LTA we play competitive Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Doubles matches with other clubs in the Surrey leagues, both in the summer and winter. The league arrangements mean that we always have good matches and I’ve particularly enjoyed meeting and playing other tennis enthusiasts from local clubs. We have quite a few teams at our Club and so it is easy for those who want to play competitively to join one.
I came back to tennis three years ago, not having played it for some time. I was pretty rusty, but soon rediscovered my pleasure in the game. I found the members of the Club really encouraging – and now I am playing for one of the teams!
I’ve been playing tennis at all levels for many years, and now have got to a point where I can no longer run as fast as I used to! However, I still love my tennis and am really pleased that I can have great games during the social tennis sessions at the Downs. And of course, I can still come up and play at other times with fellow members.