10 international standard grass courts
7 'all weather' floodlit courts including artificial clay and synthetic grass
From the complete beginner to the more experienced player, at The Avenue there’s something for everyone of all ages and abilities
With Social play, mix-in, match practice, team tennis & coaching we have a wide variety of options for you to choose from
Welcome to Havant’s ‘best kept secret’ – The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club.
If you would like to play tennis on the best grass courts on the south coast, or on our superb all-weather outdoor courts, then come along and try us out.
Like playing on grass?
For many people it’s the best way to enjoy tennis in the summer. We have 10 fantastic grass courts for member’s to play, but if sometimes you just want to watch, you can do so from the comfort of the clubhouse balcony.
Prefer hard courts or just want to play all-year round?
Not a problem, as we have 7 all weather outdoor courts and you have a choice of surfaces. There are 4 synthetic clay courts and 3 artificial grass courts to choose from.
Competitions & Tournaments
Want competitive play?
We enter men’s, women’s, juniors and veterans teams in local and national competitions.
If you want to learn more about playing team tennis you can contact the men’s or ladies captain here:
In the summer we host top quality tournaments including the International Seniors and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) County Cup events, with the recent addition of a Touchtennis competition.
We are proud to have been recognised as the ‘Seniors Tennis GB club of the year’ in 2017 and to have won the County ‘Tournament of the year’ for the same event in 2019.
The club also holds its own tournaments – is yours the next name on our Champions List?
New Avenue League Ladder
We invite you to enter the new Avenue singles league ladder.
Replacing the previous box leagues and set out initially in a rough order of ability, players can rise up the ladder by challenging higher ranked players (up to five places above them) and winning the match, in which case they move immediately above them in the rankings. If they lose, then both players simply stay where they are.
Players – men and women – may play as often or as little as possible depending on their circumstances, hopefully offering more flexibility to everyone. Play will start on Monday September 19 and continue indefinitely.
Players who are challenged should make every effort to accept the challenge as early as they can, unless hampered by injury, work or other commitments. Players who don’t play during a three-month period will drop three places in the ladder.
Players can join or leave the ladder at any time with any new players slotted in at an appropriate step of the ladder.
The default match format will be best of three normal sets with a tie-break at 6-6. However, to make things as flexible as possible and if both players agree, matches can be two normal sets followed by a third set consisting of a long tie-break up to 10. Alternatively players may also agree a shorter set format – first to four – best of three sets should they wish.
Players who took part in the last box league have been automatically entered but anyone interested in joining can simply contact Martyn Lawrenson, contact details below.
Winners are responsible for sending out results to the above as soon as possible after each match.
Want to play tennis and make a few friends?
We have social tennis sessions for all abilities in the mornings, evenings and weekends – come along and join us. View Tennis Schedule
Club Mix In Sessions for Members
Tuesday Mix in session 1 5.00-8.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Thursday Ladies Mix in 9.30-11am All year round – hard courts
Thursday Mix in session 1 4.30-8.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Friday Mix in session 1 09.00-11.30pm All year round – hard courts
Saturday Mix in session 1 1.00 – 4.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Sunday Mix in session 1 1.00 – 4.30pm Alternate Sundays Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Please note: To join mix – in play on the grass courts you must be a Combined, U25 Combined or Full Tennis member.
Friday Walking Tennis 9-11am Clay court 14
What is Walking Tennis?
Love tennis but looking for a gentler pace of play? Walking Tennis is safe, fun and inclusive and a fantastic way to stay active!
It’s a game that’s open to anyone – whether you’re a lifelong tennis player, a complete beginner, returning from injury or just need a bit more time to get into the swing of things, you can give the game a go in a supportive setting.
You can play tennis at any age and Walking Tennis offers an easy way to keep your body and mind active – while also enjoying the social side of being part of a tennis community.
No need to book, Just turn up, balls provided.
Want to improve your tennis?
Our award-winning coaching is provided by The Avenue Tennis – who offer a programme for players of ALL ages, from tots to veterans, and abilities.
Our Head Coach Ashley Neaves was named UK Coach of the Year by the LTA in 2018. Ashley is supported by a passionate, professional team of LTA accredited coaches.
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Please contact us to find out more about what the club has to offer and our membership packages, visits to the club are welcomed by appointment please call the club office to make an appointment.
023 9248 2750
The Avenue LTS&FC, Southleigh Rd, Havant, PO9 2RS
Office Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 08:30am - 12:30pm