Tennis Events

Calendar of Events (2021)

Monday 29th March 2021 – Penzance Tennis Club singles, doubles play and tennis coaching to resume. Café/Bar remain closed, access to welfare facilities to be advised by LTA

Monday 17th May 2021 – Penzance ‘Road To Wimbledon’ Tournament (boys)

Friday 21st May 2021 – Penzance Road to Wimbledon Tournament (girls)

Sunday 25th – Saturday 31st July 2021 – Penzance Senior Open Tournament (no President’s Reception this year due to Covid 19)

Sunday 15th – Friday 20th August 2021 – Penzance Junior and Adult Open

To be decided – Penzance Open Vets Tournament (normally held in April each year)

In addition, other dates across the county:

Sunday 11th July 2021 – Road to Wimbledon County Finals at Perran Tennis, Perranporth

Sunday 5th September 2021 – Morton Nance and Holman Cup at Heron, Newquay

Sunday 12th September 2021 – Booth Cup at Redruth

Sunday 19th September 2021 – St Agnes Open Vets Tournament (to be confirmed)

Entry for Penzance 71st Open Tournament now open – click here for entry form

NEW – summer doubles ladder – sign up now!

NEW – summer doubles ladder! Sign up now!

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Team League Competition we’re considering running a Summer Doubles League for members. The league would run for 12 weeks and follow a similar format to our popular Winter Singles League. You will be scheduled an opponent every week and you will move up or down the ladder depending upon your results. It will be open to all adult members so men’s pairs, mixed pairs and women’s pairs will be playing against each other. It will cost £10 per player (i.e £20 per pair). You can only enter once.

If this is something you would be interested in please email We will only run this event if we have enough interest from the members. The deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 21st June.

This will be great fun so sign up ASAP and let Ian know before Sunday!

Open Tournament 2020 cancelled!

Open Tournament 2020 Cancelled!

‘Unfortunately following LTA instructions we have cancelled the 2020 LTA Grade 3 Penzance Open Tournament scheduled Sat 26th July to Sat 1st August.


At present the courts are open and doubles play is possible. The Clubhouse remains closed but we are hoping to open up a washroom very soon, and looking at further opening as and when following Government and LTA advice as time progresses. Please continue to look at our website and social media for the latest news.

We are currently able to accept new members and full details are on our website.

We have summarised some additional membership categories below

‘Out of County’ – £90 per annum reduced monthly pro rata from
‘Holiday membership – £11 per person per week – maximum 2 weeks
Court hire (per hour) – £8
Visitor fee (per day) – £5 maximum 5 visits per year

We are planning on making the 2021 Tournament bigger and better than ever and look forward to seeing you at that if not before!’

COVID-19, Clubhouse and Courts Closed

To all Members
Following the Government’s announcement and unequivocal instruction (Monday 23 March) it is with heavy heart that I have to inform you that Penzance Tennis Club Courts and Clubhouse are closed forthwith.

Please do not attend the club at all until advised otherwise.

Meanwhile for any queries we will attempt to maintain the club email account 

Keep yourselves and family safe during this unprecedented time.

Trevor Newborn, Chair Penzance Tennis Club

COVID 19 – Message from our Chairman

Since the Government’s statement on Monday 16th March, we have reviewed the Clubs activities, and are following Government and LTA guidelines and advice.

First Service Cafe will severely restrict its operations with immediate effect. It will remain open for the present but only for Teas, Coffees, Soft Drinks and light refreshments.

The bar will be closed this Wed/Thurs/Fri evenings18th – 20th March. After which openings will be further reviewed.

Coaching will continue for the present time but all Tournaments and large gatherings for the time being are suspended.

Previously planned social events are all postponed and will not take place, we hope to re-schedule them. These are The Race Night 4 April, the Quiz Night 18 April and the Spring Fayre 2 May.  However, the 50/50 Club will still start on 1 April with all entries to be at the tennis club by 31 March, and maybe YOU will be the first winner.  If you want to enter and can’t get to the tennis club, you can mail your cheque to the club, or contact Tricia Smith on 01736 367087, or email

The Clubhouse and courts will remain open, with cleaning and maintenance enhanced as per advice provided each day.

It is currently the intention to keep the clubhouse and courts open for as long as possible, however this could change at any time. We may have to close the clubhouse completely, but hopefully the courts will remain useable for the duration, but even that may change

The situation will be monitored regularly in view of changing circumstances. We hope to reopen fully in due course but that could be many months away.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Regards, Trevor Newborn, Chair Penzance Tennis Club.

CANCELLED! Vets Open Tournament 22nd March

Sunday 22nd March 2020 10am start

Entry Fee £6.00 per player – Prizes for all sections

Combined ages of partners 80 yrs any time in 2020 (neither less than 35)
Combined ages of partners 110 yrs any time in 2020 (neither less than 50)

Players must be prepared to play on both court surfaces

First Service Cafe will be serving food & drinks all day.

ENTRIES CLOSE Friday 13th March

Please ask if partner wanted. Entry limited to one category only.

Return the form below to Club Office, Penzance Tennis Club, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE

Tel: 01736 367627, Email:

If you have to make any changes before the event starts, please contact the referee, Di Hillage on 01736 365390 or by email to

Click here to download the entry form.

Mini Tennis for all!

Team Tennis Training!

STARTS Tuesday 11th February 7-8:30pm

These sessions are for players that would like to play in one of the summer teams or advanced players looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game.

Week 1 Matchplay

Week 2 Matchplay

Week 3 Winning The Cross Court Battle 

Week 4 The Intercepting Volley

Week 5 Scramble Volley

Week 6 The Serve 

Week 7 The Return 

Week 8 Doubles Tournament 

£5 per session or £24 for all 8 sessions

If you have any questions please speak to Ian Vidgen on 07582669511 or email

Hat-trick for Holly at Club Championships

The club championships took place over the last two weeks with the finals taking place on Saturday 28th September and Thursday 3rd October. There were five events starting with a full day of play on Sunday 22nd September for the mixed doubles. This is always a popular event with a large entry and four groups played everyone in their table (7 games) and the winners of each group then played the semi finals. The rest of the events were played out throughout the week. Some play was hampered by heavy rain including the finals day which meant that the final event, the mixed doubles, had to be played on Thursday 3rd October. Despite more heavy rain on that day everyone played on despite getting soaked!

It was a great week and spectators were treated to some superb tennis throughout the tournament and despite the inclement weather on both finals days the tennis was thrilling to watch with some fantastic rallies.

Well done to everyone who took part with a particular well done to Holly Drew for her hat-trick!

The results:

Men’s Singles

Cladio Domizi beat Dave Forrest 6-1, 6-4

Ladies Singles

Holly Drew beat Zoe Body 6-2, 6-1

Ladies Doubles

Holly Drew and Sarah Arnold beat Helena Luke and Jackie Rice 6-0, 6-0

Men’s Doubles

Dave Forrest and Sam Newborn beat Claudio Domizi and Ross Jasper 6-2, 7-6

Mixed Doubles

Holly Drew and Sam Newborn beat Dave Forrest and Jackie Rice 6-2, 7-6

Penwith School Games

On Thursday 26th September Schools from all over Penwith came to Penzance Tennis Club to play in the School Games Masters Tournament. The standard was very high and great sportsmanship was shown throughout the tournament.

Alverton Primary School won Gold, St Mary’s Church Of England School won Silver and St Uny Primary School won Bronze.

A big thank you to all the schools that participated and made it such a wonderful day. 

Rusty Rackets American Doubles Tournament Tour!

Fun friendly doubles competition for players learning the game.

Tournament dates:

Thursday 3rd October 7-9pm

Tuesday 8th October 10-12 noon

Friday 18th October 10-12 noon

Monday 4th Nov 7-9pm

Tuesday 19th Nov 7-9pm

Thursday 28th Nov 10-12 noon

Monday 9th Dec 7-9pm

Thursday 19th Dec 7-9pm

Friday 20th Dec 10-12 noon

Members £6, Non-members £7 per tournament

You get given a variety of partners and will play different opponents throughout the competition.

The player who wins the most games overall will be the winner.

No need to book just come along and enjoy the competition.

For more information please contact Ian Vidgen on or 07582669511