Tennis Virgins

We play every Wednesday evening starting at 8:30pm until 9.30pm at Preston Park Tennis Club. It is a perfect place for people who have not played tennis in a while or for those who do not feel they have the skills or confidence necessary to join the BLAGSS Tennis group.

Our goal is to provide basic instruction and coaching to help players get to a level where they can confidently participate in the regular group or play on a club level. Coaching is provided by a professional tennis coach.

We welcome new members of any experience including beginners.


How We Play

Our goal is to provide basic instruction and coaching to help players get to a level where they can confidently participate in the regular group or play on a club level (e.g. understanding of the game and ability to hit the ball over the net and serve properly). We play a mixture of drills/games both singles and doubles, depending on how many attend.

Coaching is provided by a professional tennis coach.

We welcome new members of any experience including beginners. 

BLAGSS Tennis Tournament

BLAGSS Tennis Virgins and Tennis@St Annes Wells held an inaugural Tournament at Preston Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday 15 August 2019.
 
8 players from each group played a round robin format, playing four games with different partners and different opponents for six matches. All games saw a Tennis Virgin player partner play with a Tennis@StAW.
 
The evening was a great success played in good spirit with some excellent tennis being played.
 
The overall winner was Claire (18 points) in joint second was Ricky and Jane (16 points) and third was Rob (15 points). Jonathan won the ‘match of the day shot’ with lightening quick reaction volley winner off the tip of his toes.
 
The event was organised by Tennis Virgins Sports Rep Pauline McCluskey who said “we have been trying to get the two BLAGSS tennis groups together for some time for some friendly competition and everyone liked the format and enjoyed themselves”

Where We Play

Preston Park Tennis Club, The Drove, Preston Park. Car parking is available on site for a limited number of cars. Free on-street parking is available after 8pm.

What It Costs

Sessions cost £5 or £6 depending on how many players attend. Your first session is free, after which you must join BLAGSS in order to play again

If you are a BLAGSS member, please log in for details and to register your interest in the next session.

If you are not a member, please email tennisvirgins@blagss.org for more information.

Current/Forthcoming Events

As well as the weekly session every Wednesday, we have a number of 'one-off' events throughout the year including:

Summer and Winter Doubles competitions.

'Rusty Rackets' sessions - a programme of 3 or 4 weeks of focussed coaching for new or 'rusty' players.

​Watch this space for details of these events.