Tennis Virgins

We play every Wednesday evening starting at 8:00pm until 9.00pm 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 Sam, who is a professional tennis coach based at Preston Park Tennis Club. 


We welcome new members of any experience including beginners.

Tennis Virgins Wednesday 29th January

Hi there Tennis Virgins....sign up here to play with Tennis Virgins on this Wednesday evening.

All very welcome, Tennis Virgins is great for rusty players, absolute  beginners, improvers .

We are a friendly group, our coach Sam leads our session and it's a great way to spend your Wednesday evening.

Meeting from 7.30pm in the clubhouse at Preston Park Tennis Club, then we play on floodlit courts from 8pm to 9pm.

FREE the first time you come along and play, then £6 a session after that

Do come along, looking forward to seeing you 


Blagss Tennis Virgins Coordinator 

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Congratulations everyone - great night at the Tennis Virgins Tennis Tournament

HI Tennis Virgins

What a great evening at the Tennis Virgins seasonal fun tournament on 6th November.

The rain tipped down early in the eveing - and just as we thought it would not be possible to play our tennis tournament- the rain stopped and we played on the lovely floodlit clay courts at Preston Park Tennis Club .

Our coach Sam managed a rapid round robin doubles tournament   - with everyone getting the chance to put their tennis skills into practice with a competitive edge.

On the night the overall winner was Jane - excellent play Jane 

The joint runners up were David and Rob.

Shot of the night went to David for a great smash

Most improved player was well deserved and won by Luke.

Thanks a million to Rob from BLAGSS for staffing the bar in the Clubhouse so we could all enjoy a chat, a drinkl and a little awards ceremony after the tournament.

Great play all the Tennis Virgins - and fun had by all


BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Coordinator


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. 

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 £6. 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 for more information.

Rusty Rackets - 2019 players - congratulations!

The Rusty Rackets programme finished today, Sunday 31st March. It was great.

At least one participant had never played tennis before...others had played but 'a while back'...everyone wanted to be more confident in the basic skills, strokes, techniques, riules and etiquette of tennis. 

Over 3 wonderfully sunny Sunday mornings, our coach Sam took us thorugh all the basic elements of tennis and had us practicing so that by the time the 3rd Sunday came, we were all able to play in doubles and singles games.

Serving, returning, forehand, backhand, volleys and smashes all practiced and put into action...quite a bit of running about too!!!

It was great, and most of the Rusty Rackets players will now be joining Tennis Virgins on Wednesday evening.

It will be great to welcome new players to Tennis Virgins - and I am sure that they will enjoy the progression in tennis skills, and good company, that we have on our regular Wednesday evenings at Preston Park Tennis Club

Congratulations to all the Rusty Rackets players of 2019!  You were great.


BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Coordinator