Tennis

10 international standard grass courts

Tennis

7 'all weather' floodlit courts including artificial clay and synthetic grass

Tennis

From the complete beginner to the more experienced player, at The Avenue there’s something for everyone of all ages and abilities

Tennis

With Social play, mix-in, match practice, team tennis & coaching we have a wide variety of options for you to choose from

Tennis

Introduction

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.

Our Facilities

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.

The Avenue Tennis

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:

James Rosenthal

jamrosen@googlemail.com

07896 093376

Anna Newman

anna_newman@ymail.com

07919 488447

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.

For further information contact:

Martyn Lawrenson

mlawrensonhome@hotmail.com

07851 105847

Social Tennis

Want to play tennis and make a few friends?

Club social mix-in sessions are held on a Tuesday and Thursday, every Saturday and alternate Sunday afternoons from 1.00 p.m. Mixed doubles are played and are organised by Club Members. Come along and join us and enjoy a friendly game of tennis! No need to book just turn up. View Tennis Schedule

Club Mix In Sessions for Members

Tuesday Mix in: 4.30 – 8.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Thursday Ladies Mix in: 9.30-11am All year round – hard courts
Thursday Mix in: 4.30 – 8.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Friday Mix in: 09.00 -11.30pm All year round – hard courts
Saturday Mix in: 1.00 – 4.30pm Summer – grass courts. Winter – hard courts
Sunday Mix in: 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.

Junior Mix In

We are delighted to announce that ‘The Avenue’ have secured a grant from the National Lottery/Sport England fund specifically for junior mix in and we have some fun ideas in store coming to you soon, such as a parent/child session and girls only sessions. Watch this space…

Despite the grant, the bulk of our sessions are run by volunteer supervisors, mostly parents, and we are grateful to them all for stepping up. It soon became apparent that we may need a little guidance in how to manage such numbers and so we have had our own ‘supervisor session’ delivered by Head Coach Ashley which was a great opportunity to get on court and learn the basics of managing a fun and safe session. We’ll see if you can tell any difference on court!

Junior mix in is for juniors aged 8 years and older who want to practice outside of their lesson time. Sessions run from 2-3.30pm fortnightly on Sundays.

There is no charge for club members, non-club members can join in with a guest fee payable of £2/session and can come a maximum of 3 times a year as per club rules.

If you haven’t done so already and would like to join the parents WhatsApp group which is used for most communication around the junior mix in sessions then please contact the office.

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Tennis Coaching

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.

LTA Youth Recognised Venue

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In summer 2024 the club attained LTA Youth Recognised Venue status, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to promoting tennis among young players. LTA Youth represents a groundbreaking initiative designed to make tennis accessible and enjoyable for children of all ages, genders, abilities, disabilities, and backgrounds. It stands as the first-ever national curriculum for tennis, drawing upon leading expertise and insights from both athlete development principles and feedback from parents and players alike.

The Avenue is committed to collaborating closely with the LTA to maximize opportunities and extend our reach within the local community. Through our ongoing efforts, we aim to provide even more avenues for individuals and families to engage with tennis and all the benefits it brings.

To learn more about our team, programmes or how you and your family can become involved, please call or email Ashley.

Join us in igniting a passion for tennis and nurturing the next generation of players at The Avenue.

The Avenue Coaching Timetable

Upcoming Tennis Events

July 2024
Jul 16 2024
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Club Mix-In

Grass Courts (Summer Only)
Jul 17 2024
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Match Practice

Grass Courts (Summer Only)
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Guidance playing on grass courts

The following guidance should be read by all tennis players.

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

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