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?

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.

Walking Tennis

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.

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.

The Avenue Coaching Timetable

Upcoming Tennis Events

April 2024
The Avenue Tennis
Apr 21 2024
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Club Mix-In

Grass Courts (Summer Only)
Apr 21 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

League Matches

Grass Courts (Summer Only)
Apr 22 2024
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Club Mix-In

Grass Courts (Summer Only)
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Latest Tennis News

Singles Ladder League has now restarted

The avenue singles ladder league has now restarted and is now being run by Martyn Lawrenson. A big thank you to Phil Tusler for getting this going...

Tennis League update

It’s been a dark and dreary few weeks – so great to see dry and bright weather on the horizon and the opening of the grass courts imminent. Perhaps...

Avenue Singles League Ladder Update & Latest Positions

It can be a tough time of year to play singles matches – with dark evenings and cold, rainy days. So well done to all those people who have braved...

Avenue Singles League Ladder Update & Latest Positions

Nearly 50 players have now signed up for the new Avenue singles league ladder – but those who haven’t played a match yet have less than two weeks do...

Avenue Tennis League – Update & Latest Positions

Avenue men’s singles champion James Rosenthal is the latest to join the club’s new league ladder (latest positions below). He is joined by other...

New Avenue League Ladder

Thirty seven players have signed up initially for the new Avenue league ladder. Replacing the previous box leagues and set out in a rough initial...
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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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