Paddington Sports Club is unique in many ways, but not least that it offers a fantastic opportunity for tennis players of all ages and abilities to get involved in a friendly and family-orientated atmosphere. Whether it is a social game of doubles, intensive one to one coaching or a competitive singles match, our tennis section has something for everyone!
Registered with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), we are an Amateur Community Sports Club and proudly boast a playing tennis membership ranging from our youngest player aged four to our oldest competitors in their 70’s.
Located in the heart of Maida Vale, Paddington Sports Club provides an excellent tennis platform for our members. The Club boasts ten all-weather courts, seven surfaced in acrylic with five of those floodlit and three exceptional artificial clay surfaces which allows the continuation of play whatever the weather!
Our LTA qualified and accredited coaches are on hand to assist tennis development either through allotted group sessions like our adult and junior programme or individual one-to-one coaching lessons. All our coaches are experts in providing tailored and personalised information to help unleash your full potential.
With an ever-growing junior and fully subscribed adult tennis membership, the Club is proud of its status within the local community.
As of 1 August 2020, we are full and operating a waiting list for new members for our Tennis section and the full tennis membership waiting list has been closed for further notice.
Paddington Sports Club prides itself on being a Club for the members. Whether you are a hardened tennis veteran, or a newcomer to the sport, we will always provide an environment for you to thrive in.
Playing opportunities for adults at Paddington Sports Club are huge. From booking courts conveniently through the online booking system and attending social sessions, to representing the Club in external competitions, there is something for players of all abilities!
Tennis Club Nights
Social tennis is a popular feature as part of the tennis membership at Paddington Sports Club.
Held weekly on a Wednesday evening, Friday evening, and Sunday afternoon, Tennis Club Nights are overseen by the Club’s coaches. You do not have to hit a forehand like Roger Federer or Naomi Osaka to attend; all we ask is that you can serve and play a proper game of tennis.
New adult players are able to mix in with the regulars and enjoy doubles or singles play at Club Nights, in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Current social Club sessions are as follows:
· Thursday 10:00 – 12:00
· Friday 18:00 – 20:00
· Sunday 14:00 – 16:00
· Wednesday 18:00 – 20:00 ( only during the summer)
Paddington Sports Club enters adult and junior teams in various LTA accredited inter-club leagues and knockout competitions throughout the year. These include the Middlesex Winter League, Middlesex Summer League and Middlesex Cup. There is plenty of opportunity to become part of a Paddington Sports Club team.
With close links to Middlesex Tennis, we currently field two Men’s and two Ladies’ teams in the Middlesex Winter Floodlit League, along with four Men’s and three Ladies’ teams in the Middlesex Summer Leagues, and one Men’s and one Ladies’ team in the Middlesex Winter Cup. The Club also enters Men’s and Ladies’ teams into the Mixed Middlesex Cup.
Recent adult team successes include our Middlesex Mixed Doubles Cup victory in 2019 and the Ladies’ first team lifting the West Division 1 title in their 2019/2020 Middlesex Winter Floodlit League campaign.
Internal leagues for both singles and doubles are also available for members to play in a friendly and competitive environment.
Our club tournaments are a highlight on the Club calendar. Each year, the annual PSC Tennis Championships takes centre stage on court as our adult tennis enthusiasts compete in singles, doubles, and mixed events. The tournament is run over several weeks, starting in May, with Final’s Day in September.
The Club also runs a number of additional tournaments and sessions during the year, all of which are designed to be socially competitive but most importantly fun!
• American Doubles Tournament
• Christmas Tournament
• Tennis Prosecco Evening
Adult Tennis Programme
Whether you are aiming to be the next Wimbledon champion or wish to learn a new sport, Paddington Sports Club’s affordable tennis drop-in sessions are perfect for adults of all abilities.
Our team of highly-experienced and enthusiastic coaches can help everybody improve their tennis performance. All our coaches are experts in providing tailored and personalised information to help unleash your full potential and in the process take your game to the next level.
The Club’s drop-in classes take place throughout the week and we have a variety of sessions to choose from dependant on your level.
Kick-starters – For those who are learning or who have not played for a while
Beginners – For those who are playing tennis for the first time
Improvers – For those who are comfortable with the basics and want to develop an all-round game
Intermediate – For those who are looking to develop their tennis skills and can also enjoy a competitive game
Advanced – For those who are playing extremely competitive tennis and are able to master most elements of the game
Due to high demand for our Adult Tennis Programme classes, we have moved the booking process online so you can plan which classes you wish to attend and plan accordingly. Please see a quick step by step process here.
Junior Tennis Programme
We turn children into tennis players right before their parents’ eyes.
Have a child with a formidable backhand? Paddington Sports Club is at your service.
Our Junior Tennis Programme provides the perfect introduction to the sport for children aged 3.5 to 16.
The Club’s Junior Tennis Programme sessions are run throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, with pupils signing up on a termly basis. The Junior Programme helps players develop tennis fundamentals and passion for the game and allows them to progress in an inclusive and nurturing environment.
Alongside the Junior Tennis Programme, the Club’s Junior Performance Programme exists to help talented youngsters maximise their potential within the sport. Training is focused on the tactical and fitness elements of the game, with the aim to improve match sharpness and competitiveness. Players in the Junior Performance Programme must meet certain minimum criteria. Enrolment to the programme is by invitation only, with further information being available on request.
For all enquiries relating to the Junior Tennis Programme, please contact Marvin Preston (Programme Coordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tots Tennis – Tots is for children aged 3.5 – 5 years old. Tots tennis enables pupils to learn the basics and how to enjoy the sport through a number of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, movement and racquet and ball skills.
• Mini Tennis Red – Mini Red is for children aged 5 – 8 years old. The Mini Red level is for those who have previously played on small courts with short racquets and softballs. It is just like the real game as it provides children with an opportunity to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
• Mini Tennis Orange – Mini Orange is for children aged 8 – 9.5 years old. The Mini Orange level is a fantastic way for pupils to continue their progression from Mini Red. The orange level is played with shorter racquets, softer balls and the courts are bigger and wider compared to the red level. However, the courts are still smaller than full-size tennis courts and this will allow players to develop a rounded game while learning a range of techniques.
• Mini Tennis Green – Mini Green is for children aged
9.5 - 10.5 years old. The Mini Green level is a great way for players to continue their progression from Mini Orange. The green level is played on a full-size tennis court, with bigger racquets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. This is the next stage before moving onto full compression yellow balls on a full-sized court and enables pupils to develop and improve on all aspects of their game.
• Yellow Ball is for children aged 10.5/11 -14 years old – Using ‘adult’ balls. The yellow ball focuses on combining the basics of forehand, backhand, serve & volley into various match-play situations.
•Teenage groups for children aged 14 years old plus.
• Performance Group/ Pro Group nominated by coach.
Tennis Racket Re-Stringing
Great news if you need a restring. You can get it done quickly by your fellow member Sasha Troubatchev.
As a player, Sasha understands about stringing and strings. With his experience of competing regularly, he appreciates the subtle differences of what string or string combination can suit varying styles of play.
Sasha has many years of experience stringing his own and fellow members’ rackets and will ensure you will be on your A-game when you take to the court.