Message from our Chairman – COVID 19

To all members of Penzance Tennis Club

Playing Tennis during Lockdown

“LTA UPDATE* (11/05/20)
The below provides an update following the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday 10 May:

Return to Restricted Play

Following further clarifications we have received from Government, tennis activity in England will be able to take place outdoors from Wednesday 13th May with singles play only (you can play singles against one other who may be from another household), other than where players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.

We are finalising full guidance for players, coaches and venues and aim to share this as soon as possible.”

From 12/05/20 the court booking system is available for members booking. However please note Courts 1-4 will not be available Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 8-9am for essential court maintenance, sweeping, etc., for your safety. Please do not access these courts during this time. In addition Junior priority between 4-6pm Monday to Friday is

Access to the tennis courts is via Penlee Park, and through the gate to courts 1 to 4. If the gate is locked, the code for the padlock is available to members via email.

The Clubhouse remains completely closed.

Meanwhile I’m sure we all are elated to see the courts back in action, following strict Government and LTA guidelines of course!

Trevor Newborn

Chair, Penzance Tennis Club


Virtual tennis during Lock Down!

Thank you to everyone who took part in this fantastic video! Thank you also to our brilliant Head Coach Ian Vidgen for keeping us all entertained with his many videos over the last 8 weeks and for compiling this one.

Penzance Tennis Club is situated in beautiful parkland a short stroll from the town. The south-facing terrace overlooks 4 artificial grass floodlit courts, 3 macadam and one mini court. All courts have floodlights.

We have a coaching team tennis programme to meet the needs of all.

The First Service Café has not only once again won Cornwall Council’s Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety (CHEFS) Gold Award, but in January 2014 we were also awarded the Platinum Award. This is only given to those establishments that have consistently kept up the very high standard for safe and healthy food for at least 3 years. Click on our 360 virtual tour on the First Service Cafe tab (at the bottom) to take a look around the clubhouse and cafe!

CHEFS logo

Mel Jones, Club President Mel Jones, Club President

We need to resurface our four astroturf tennis courts within the next 5 to 6 years, and we receive no grants from the LTA. All maintenance has to be self funded. Hundreds of happy people play tennis at all levels at our wonderful, welcoming tennis club, and we want to encourage everyone to enjoy this sport, have fun, make friends and enjoy life to the full.

Please DONATE HERE at our Total Giving Page. We have raised just over £7,300 to-date.

NEW for 2020 – join our 50/50 Club!

* Please note that due to the COVID 19 pandemic the 50/50 club start date will be postponed with a new date to be announced in due course.

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