Ilminster Tennis Section

Ilminster Tennis Club is situated in the old Somerset market town of Ilminster. A friendly and sociable environment awaits you at Ilminster Tennis Club where all ages and abilities are catered for.

 

The club has all year round coaching, tournaments and competes in local Tennis Leagues on three all weather floodlit courts.

Whether you are looking for team tennis, social play or wanting to brush up your skills with some coaching, rest assured that Ilminster Tennis Club is the club for you.

 

New members are always welcome to join our growing tennis club in Somerset.

Facilities

Members are not required to pre-book tennis courts. However, it is suggested that members refer to the league match 'home' fixtures lists in the tennis pavilion , review the calender on the club website or prior to arranging a tennis game during the months of May, June, July and the 1st week of August.

Guests may be introduced by a Member up to a maximum of 3 times in a year after which time they must apply for membership before being further admitted.

To help you familiarise yourself with the Club and its facilities we would be delighted to arrange for a member of the Committee to show you around and also to introduce you to other members of the Club.

New members may collect their membership card from the bar in the main Clubhouse.

Members may bring guests 3 times during the year at a fee of £3.50 per guest, payable at the bar in the main Clubhouse or the money may be put into the Visitor's box in the tennis pavilion. We can also offer for non members a pay and play tennis booking option ( limited availability ) for £6 per court , per hour.

Floodlight light tokens may be obtained from behind the bar in the main Clubhouse.  Each token costs £2.00 and lasts 30 minutes

Balls are provided for members.  Balls for Club Play are in the rack just inside the door of the pavilion.  

 

Balls located in the large bucket can be used for serving practice.

Information about events, such as quiz nights, can be found on board going up the stairs to the bar.  Events, unless otherwise noted, are open to all club members.
 

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Court Rules

Glass bottles are not permitted on the tennis courts.  You can bring a drink from the main Clubhouse and enjoy it in the pavilion or on the benches located directly outside the pavilion.

Chewing gum is not permitted on the tennis courts, in the pavilion or in surrounding area.

Appropriate tennis shoes only are permitted on the tennis courts.

Please do not walk behind a court while the ball is in play.

Please be considerate of the Club's residential neighbours. 

The club’s floodlights must be switched off by 10.30 pm, this is to comply with the  regulations set by the local council.
 

Teams & Competitions

Ilminster Tennis Club enters 8 teams in the local Yeovil and District League which runs from May to July.

 

We enter 3 ladies, 2 mixed and 3 mens teams so there is always scope for everyone to be involved in competitive tennis around the area at your level of play.

Ilminster also run interal club championships during the summer season where you can play against members of the club in the Singles , Doubles and Mixed Doubles 

How To Get Involved

Whether new or existing players both will be well looked after with a friendly reception. When applying for your membership if you have played before please make use aware and we will help you get on board and integrated into teams & competitions.

For new players it is recommended that you spend at least two or three sessions with a coach to learn the basic skills. 

To help you familiarise yourself with the Club and its facilities we would be delighted to arrange for a member of the Committee to show you around and also to introduce you to other members of the Club.

Ilminster Tennis Coach -  Luke Andrews

Ilminster Tennis Club are delighted to announce Luke Andrews as the new head coach.

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Andrews is a level 4 qualified coach specializing in mini tennis, adult tennis, and a solid coach across the board. Luke has 16 years coaching experience and has worked in Hampshire, London, Somerset, and Australia.

Luke Andrews  joins Ilminster Tennis Club who have some of the best facilities in the local area for club tennis. Ilminster has three tennis hard courts with floodlights. The club works with the Bowling Club and have created a catchment area for new , young & old tennis players to come and enjoy competitive or social tennis .

Luke is heading up a new team of coaches for Ilminster Tennis Club, we are also going to welcoming Luke Marshall shortly as well to the team who will be focusing on or children’s tennis program which they will both be working on.

Luke will be setting up the coaching programs for the coming months with big plans to introduce new tennis sessions. Ilminster are planning the current series of tennis program over the next few months: If you wish to register interest for these programs please contact Luke details below.

 

Coaching Plans Available :

Private Tennis Coaching / Lessons  - Available Now - Contact Luke on latennis@hotmail.com or 07437404242

Junior Kids Summer Tennis Camps - Planning To Start July / August  - Contact Luke on latennis@hotmail.com or 07437404242​

Adult Group Coaching  - TBC Start Date - Contact Luke on latennis@hotmail.com or 07437404242​

Cardio Tennis - July / August  - Contact Luke on latennis@hotmail.com or 07437404242​

Adult Coaching Weekly Group Sessions - September - December - Contact Luke on latennis@hotmail.com or 07437404242​

If you would like more information or would like to sign up for these sessions or wish to have lessons please contact Luke on the above email address or phone number 

Online Booking System

Ilminster Tennis have an online table booking system for all court bookings  .

 

Please sign up or log into the website to request and access the account . You can the book a court for up to 2 hours at present. If you require more time than this please specify in the notes section and create another booking for additional time  . This then will be reviewed and confirmed with the booking by email. 

Membership

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* For any NEW Members there is a £5 joining fee that applies for either membership. 
 

Address: 

Ilminster Bowling & Tennis Club

Shudrick Lane,

Ilminster,

Somerset,

TA19 0BN

Tel: 01460 52268

 

Bar Opening Hours From 26th October 2020:

Mon: 9.30 am - 10.15 am , 1.30 pm - 3 pm , 6 pm - 9 pm  

Tues:9.30 am - 10.15 am , 1.30 pm - 3 pm , 6 pm - 9 pm  

Wed: 11.00 - 15:00  / 18:00 - Close

Thu: 11:00 - 15:00  / 18:00 - Close

Fri: 11:00 - Close

Sat: 11:00 - Close

Sun: 11:00 - Close

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