| We are delighted to report that the Club’s application to the LTA’s Grow the Game Fund has been successful.
This is a vital component of the overall funding package to resurface courts 8a and 8b and erect an Air Hall structure. Once completed the new playing surface should hopefully be laid in late September/October meaning that these courts will be out of use for a few months.
We are sure that the wait will be worthwhile and are excited at the prospect of two pristine new courts which will be covered for six months of the year.
Work on the air hall is continuing & you may be aware that we are now adding a Padel court.
Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club prides itself on being able to offer its members and guests a variety of court surfaces to play on. In total we have 4 different surfaces.
The club has Two Indoor Courts.
Courts 1 and 2
Indoors and Greenset laid on a rubber mat for extra comfort. Greenset is commonly used both on the ATP and WTA tours worldwide.
Playing characteristics are a medium to fast pace with a medium height bounce.
Indoor Courts are available to book either by the hour, or on a block booking basis.
Block bookings are for a 17 or 18 week period, January – April, May – August & September – December.
Block booking costs are as follows for current session, 28th August – 31st December
|Mon – Fri 9 am – 6 pm (in 1 hour Sessions)||£172.00||£240.00|
|Mon – Fri 6-10:30 pm, (1.5 hour sessions)||£380.00||£492.00|
|Sat & Sun 9 am – 6 pm (1 hour sessions)||£220.00||£304.00|
|Sat & Sun 6 – 10:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions)||£268.00||£364.00|
Light tokens & booking stamps can be purchased from the bar
Light tokens (30 minutes) – £6 SCTC Members; £8 non-members
Booking sheets are in the reception area, outside the gym – current block bookings & court availability can be checked here.
If you are interested in a block booking, call Chris Cook on 0121 355 0917. Most evening time slots are already block booked, but there is a waiting list if there is not a time to suit you.Download Indoor Court Rules
The club features 10 well maintained outdoor courts, 7 astro-turf courts and 3 hard courts, 9 of which are floodlit.
Courts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9
DOE Olympus. This surface is recognised as the best synthetic carpet court available and is the chosen surface of Tim Henman for the court at his home. The surface is laid and sand is in filled to keep the carpet ballast and then a rubber granule is spread on the top to improve playing characteristics. Unlike regular carpet courts the sand is never visible therefore you don’t get the slippyness that most sand filled courts have. The playing speed is medium to fast depending on the weather and with a medium to low bounce. This surface is playable all year round. Also 4 of the 5 of these courts are floodlit.
Courts 8a and 8b are currently under construction. See above.
Courts 10, 11 and 12
Tarmac macadam surface. This surface is a hard medium to high bouncing court with a medium to slow speed. One of the main advantages of this surface is that it does not hold water like the carpet courts do, therefore the balls don’t become as heavy in wet conditions. One of the down sides of this surface is that it can be slippy in the wet. These courts are floodlit.
The gym was set up in 2002 to cater for tennis members who either wanted to increase their general fitness level or (like many of us) were recovering from minor injuries.
It was later expanded to accommodate local members of the public. The gym offers members a complete range of resistance and cardiovascular equipment.
The gym is accessed by a swipe card and is available all week at any time between 7.00am in the morning and 10.30pm in the evening.
Members must clear the changing rooms by 11.00pm.
Membership allows full use of the gym and you are also a Social member of the Tennis Club and can use all of the lounge and bar facilities.
The objective of The Club is the promotion and enjoyment of the game of tennis. However, this would not be possible without a thriving social scene off court to bring the members together to create a true “club” atmosphere.
The Club has a lounge bar which is open during the following times :-
- Monday to Friday 6pm to 11pm
- Saturday 12 noon to 11pm
- Sunday 12 noon to 10.30pm
All classes of members are permitted to use the bar facilities with the overriding proviso that junior members should not drink or attempt to buy alcohol and should not be in the bar after 9pm unless they are accompanied by a parent.
There are several televisions in the bar and major sporting events are screened.
There is a regular Thursday evening quiz where you can bring your own team or merely turn up and join in with some other members.
A few times each year there is live entertainment on a Saturday night where members and their guests are welcome to come and enjoy themselves.
The function room shown above is available for hire to members & non-members at a cost of £100. A deposit of £100 is required on booking. This will be refunded once the premises have been inspected & found to have been left clean & tidy.
Signed Terms & Conditions, together with the deposit must be received by the Club to confirm your booking. The hire fee is payable a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your event.
To check availability and/or to book, please call Alan Cockbill, the Bar Steward on 0121 354 1125 or 07778 919206.Download Booking Form with Terms & Conditions