The Tennis group was one of the original sports groups when BLAGSS began in 1997. It is a successful and friendly group with about 45 players in total (with a current average of 16 players at each session). We love tennis and love having fun and socialising. The group has players of varying standards. We are always looking for new players to come and join us. in addition to our weekly sessions there are plenty of opportunities to play more competitive matches in the Singles and Parks League - see details below.
HOW WE PLAY
We play short sets of doubles (and some singles), and then mix the teams around to play with new partners and opponents. That way everyone gets variety, the chance to play against others of the same standard or higher. Turn up and play whenever you are free to play. No need to inform us in advance, just ask for BLAGSS on arrival
WHERE WE PLAY
We play twice a week throughout the year - every Wednesday and Sunday mornings (weather permitting) from 11am until 1 or 2pm on the outdoor courts at Hove Park, Old Shoreham Road, Hove (not far from Hove railway station) and on Friday evenings in the warmer months (normally from April onwards, email the Sport Co-ordinator for confirmation that they are playing) from 5pm until dark.
WHAT IT COSTS
It costs no more than £1 for 2 hours of tennis. We supply the tennis balls.
We have a singles league of 2 divisions to allow you to play at other times. You play 4 matches during a 2 month period. The top 2 players in each division are promoted and the bottom 2 players go down a division. Contact coordinator Matt to join the competition.
Brighton & Hove City Parks League
BLAGSS Tennis puts 2 teams in the city-wide Brighton & Hove Parks League, which runs for 18 weeks from April to August. The teams are for those wishing to play competitive matches against other clubs playing at public parks in Brighton & Hove. BLAGSS plays its home matches at St. Anne's Well Gardens, Nizells Avenue (off Davigdor Road) Hove. Contact the coordinators if you want to join the team.
Looking for something different? Check out the full list of of BLAGSS groups on the right, or see the other sports page for links to other London and Brighton LGBT friendly sports groups.
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Matt and Raymond are our Tennis coordinators