Tennis Virgins

We play every Wednesday evening starting at 8:00pm until around 9.20pm 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.

Rusty Rackets programme SIGN UP NOW - Sundays 17th, 24th and 31st March 11.30am Preston Park Tennis Club


I am delighted to let you know that BLAGSS will be holding a Rusty Rackets coaching programme at Preston Park Tennis Club in March.

The programme will take place over 3 Sundays - the 17th, 24th and 31st March 2019. Starting at 11.30am and finishing at 1pm, Rusty Rackets is designed for beginners (including absolute beginners) as well as those of you who feel you would benefit from some back to basics coaching on skills, technique, the rules and tactics in tennis.

The sessions will be relaxed, fun and will help you get started in tennis, and to improve

The sessions will be coached by the BLAGSS regular Tennis Virgins coach, Sam

The cost will be £12 per person  - that covers all 3 sessions, balls and court use as well as the coaching. BLAGSS are kindly subsidising some of the costs which I hope makes it affordable for anyone who wishes to participate

The number of places is limited - so sign up here to regsiter your interest  as soon as you can

Kind regards



BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Coordinator


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Register here for Tennis Virgins Wednesday 27th February 2019, 8pm Preston Park Tennis Club

New and regular players, beginners, improvers...the weather looks great, there is coaching, friendly good company, and a laugh too....everyone that would like to play some social tennis with BLAGSS Tennis Virgins do sign up here and come along to our regular Wdnesday evening session at Preston Park Tennis Club


BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Coordinator


Tennis Virgins regular Wednesday evening... 27th February 2019, 8pm, Preston Park Tennis Club


The weather is looking great - sign up here for Wednesdays Tennis Virgins session...regulars, new BLAGSS  members who would like to have a go at tennis, improvers ....all welcome!

There is coaching, good courts, a friendly, relaxed atmosphere ....hope to see you at Tennis Virgins


Please reigister here if you are going to join Tennis Virgins this Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 8pm at Preston Park Tennis Club


All best wishes


BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Coordinator

Join theTennis Virgins team at BLAGSS Pub Quiz Sunday 14th April 2019

Hi Tennis's time to get our team together for the Spring BLAGSS pub quiz, which will be held at the Camelford Arms, Kemptown on Sunday 14th April 2019.

 It's a cracking good night out, and while our team did not go home with any prizes from the last BLAGSS quiz, we were good and knew the answers to loads of obscure questions...just not always the right answers to the right questions all the time!!!, 

Anyway, if you'd like to be part of this fun evening as part of the Tennis Virgins team, then please do sign up players, familiar faces and everyone at Tennis Virgins actually....will be very welcome 

The cost is £2 per person, payable on the night itself

I do hope you will be able to join the Tennis Virgins team really do not have to be any kind of an expert pub quizzer or general knowledge expert to join's the taking part that is the most fun...but of course, experts are welcome too ...


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. 

Christmas tournament Results

What a fabulous evening of  excellent tennis and great company!

The Tennis Virgins Christmas tournament was played with customary good humour and competitive spirits....and was followed by presentations, pizza and chat in the club house.

We said thanks and awarded a 'great coach' trophy to Fuzzy, who has coached the Tennis Virgins with such a positive attitude for 7 years.

We also said a big hello and welcome to Sam, who is the new Tennis Virgins coach. 

The overall winner of the the BLAGSS Tennis Virgins 2018 tournament was (young!) Rob...a well deserved win after a great years play as a regular at Tennis Virgins

The silver medal was shared by Pauline and Gabor ....and a 2nd silver medal has been ordered so each player can have one in pride of place in their home

The bronze medal was also a shared triumph, with Andy and Pedro enjoying their place in the club house podium....a 2nd bronze medal has also been ordered so both have one to keep!

Donna was the winner of the 'Most Improved Player' award....Fuzzys judgement that after a dedicated and hard working tennis year, Donna has made great improvements in every aspect of her tennis playing and is this years deserving winner.

And last, but by no means least, Tennis Virgins members were really pleased to give a 'great coordinator' award to Pauline McCluskey who has organised the group and our activities for some 7 years....she has done a really great and entirely voluntary is a considerable commitment and we have all enjoyed well organised, welcoming, inclusive tennis thanks to Paulines hard work and dedication.


We will play again at 8pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018...and then take a break until we begin again at 8pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019


Congratulations to everyone who played in the tournament...


Best wishes for a great festive season



Welcome to Sam, the new Tennis Virgins coach

A big welcome to Sam, the new Tennis Virgins coach

Tennis Virgins has been coached by Fuzzy for the past 7 years now. He has done a great job and been an absolutely excellent coach to our group, but has finally decided that he needs his evenings back!  Thanks so much to Fuzzy...

Preston Park Tennis Club and BLAGSS are pleased to announce that the Tennis Virgins coaching will now be undertaken by Sam.

Sam says

"Hi, I am really looking forward to coaching the BLAGSS Tennis Virgins group at Preston Park Tennis Club on Wednesday evenings. I have been a tennis coach for 5 years now, and was a coach at Virgin Active for the past 3 years. One of the things I am really looking forward to as a coach at Preston Park Tennis Club, is the opportunity to coach community based groups like BLAGSS.

I hope to meet you all soon 



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.