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.


SIGN UP QUICKLY PLEASE!Bowling Extravaganza Wednesday 27th February 2019....I know....2019...how soon it comes around!

BLAGSS is holding its fabulous bowling extravaganza again on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the Hollywood Bowl in Brighton Marina starting at 6.30pm for registration and 7pm for the bowling

It is a fun evening with the chance to meet BLAGSS members from all of our sports ...as well as from other rainbow community groups who join us on the evening...and there are prizes!!!

The cost would be £8.50 per person, and a team is 8 people.....before I go ahead and book a Tennis Virgins lane, please let me know if you wish to join the Bowling Extravaganza by 27th November at the latest

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BLAGSS Christmas Tennis Tournament

Hi all Tennis Virgins....it's that time of the year again!
The BLAGSS Tennis Virgins Christmas tournament will be held on Wednesday 5th December 2018, at Preston Park Tennis Club and starting at 7.30 or 8pm (time tbc once our coach Fuzzy can confirm court times for us)
The tournament will be fun (but hotly contested I expect)....easy for everyone to join in and enjoy, and there will be prizes too!
The numbers of participants that can be included are limited so if you'd like to be part of this pre-Eastbourne, pre-Wimbledon pre-Christmas fun filled evening of tennis and festivities then please  sign up as early as you can 
We will finish the evening with pizza and drinks, together with the presentations to winners, in the newly refurbished club house at Preston Park Tennis Club who have kindly agreed to open and staff the bar for us.
So, get your names down early....and get your Christmas jumpers out!
 
 

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Tennis Virgins Wednesday 14th November 8.00- 9.00pm SIGN UP HERE

Tennis Virgins  will start at 8pm on Wednesday 7th November. 2018.  Weather forecast looks promising so here's hoping we get back out on the courts to play some tennis with our coach Fuzzy

See you all on Wednesday

 

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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. 

A massive thanks to Pauline McCluskey!

Pauline has been the voluntary coordinator for BLAGSS Tenis Virgins for several years now...She has done a wonderful job, being welcoming, efficient, encouraging and reliable....Tennis Virgins is a really great way to learn tennis from scratch, pick it up again if it's been a while since you've played, learn some new techniques and practice what you've learned from our excellent coach Fuzzy.

BLAGSS Tennis Virgins was such a great place for me to play some tennis, meet new friends and settle in to Brighton life that I have agreed to take over from Pauline as the volunteer coordinator. 

In the meantime, a really massive thanks to Pauline for all the work and enthusiasm she has put into Tennis Virgins....and I look forward to seeing both her and Donna on the courts.

Claire Keatinge

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.