Welcome to Wakefield Tennis Club's website
We are a friendly, long established tennis club close to the centre of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, offering a wide range of tennis to players of all ages and abilities.
Social and match tennis (in the Leeds League, Barkston Ash League and the Wakefield and District League) are available, and new members are always welcome.
All ages and genders are welcome to join Wakefield Tennis Club! As of early 2015 we have over 20 adult ladies and over 30 adult men. We have 15 players in their twenties; 11 in their thirties; 6 in their forties; 13 in their fifties; 7 in their sixties and a good number of over 70's
The tennis playing season runs from the first Saturday in April until the end of October, but we play throughout the rest of the year whilst the weather remains fine. Once the nights draw in we just play on Saturday afternoons.
We have excellent facilities including 3 high quality acrylic hard courts, 4 good quality tarmac courts (repainted late August 2012) and, for most of the summer, 9 all weather courts. Plus, we have full use of a purpose built clubhouse with tables, chairs, toilets, showers and a kitchen.
Wakefield Tennis Club offers tennis for all levels of players, from beginner to intermediate to advanced players.
Some players might like to improve their ability through our club tennis coach Adrian Waite. Adrian coaches all ages and abilities, from young children to adults that are wanting to advance their game.
We have social tennis sessions every Saturday afternoon from 12:30, every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5:30. Everyone is welcome to come along - you'll get a good mix of games with people of differing standards. New balls are provided throughout the season; these are supplied on Saturday afternoon at around 2 p.m. and used throughout the week for social tennis. Once the season is over then players are asked to contribute £1 towards the cost of new balls.
Once you've got to grips with the basics, then you can, if you wish, put yourself forward to play in one of the club's teams. We currently (Summer 2016) have two mixed teams in the Wakefield and District Tennis League, two mixed teams in the Barkston Ash Tennis League, as well as two mens teams in the Leeds Tennis League. Since the 2012 winter season, we have also entered a mixed doubles team into the indoors Leeds Winter League.
For details on membership fees, how to join Wakefield Tennis Club, and how to find us, please go to the Membership page.
Wakefield Tennis Club is about two miles from Junctions 40 and 41 of the M1, and about three miles from Junctions 29 and 30 of the M62. We are within easy reach of Leeds, Rothwell, Woodlesford, Castleford, Pontefract, Dewsbury and Barnsley.