Southampton University Tennis Club welcomes everyone who is interested in playing tennis and looking for a great social atmosphere! We are one of the largest sports teams on campus and always have room to keep on growing.
About TennisHere at SUTC we believe that all levels of tennis players deserve to get involved in the joys of tennis. That's why we offer a five-tiered system ranging across levels of ability from higher levels BUCS league training, to less-competitive casual tennis on a Sunday and to our large social scene on a Wednesday evening.
We have 3 gentlemen's teams and 2 ladies' teams which take part in BUCS (British University and Colleges Sport) tennis leagues. We also have 2 men's teams and a mixed team entered into a local weekend league for players who might not make it into the various teams but still want regular match play.
For our BUCS TEAMS, we have 2 indoor training sessions per week, one with a professional coach, and one run by our very capable captain. Likewise, matches are played indoors on a Wednesday afternoon.
For our PERFORMANCE SQUADS, we have 2 indoor sessions per week, one ran by a David Lloyd coach and one run by the captain. Additionally, local league matches will be played at weekends.
For our DEVELOPMENT SQUADS, we have 4 squads both with weekly professional coaching at our very own Wide Lane tennis courts - easily accessible via the train or U1A bus.
For players looking for a knock-about and friendly match-play, we have our CASUAL TENNIS on a Sunday. This is open to all, whether you want to take up tennis for the first time with other beginners or you play tennis regularly, there is a place here for you. These sessions include touch-tennis, cardio-tennis and much much more!
Saving the best until last, we have our NEW SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP for those who are fans of tennis but no longer play (or have never even played!) themselves yet still want to immerse themselves in the campus-famous social scene tennis has on offer. The club is known for its 'smashing' Wednesday socials off the court as well as numerous events arranged by the committee including: Christmas Balls, overseas tours (most recently with a week in Barcelona) and Varsity matches against Portsmouth.
We take pride in the enthusiasm of our members and the friendly, fun atmosphere at the club. We welcome all those who want to get involved at any level! SUTC is not just about tennis but also about having fun and forming life long friends and memories.
Membership Fee Information
These are the current membership fees offered by Tennis, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|BUCS Membership||£190||01/10/2019 - 21/09/2020||This membership gives you the unique opportunity of two indoor training sessions per week and covers match fees. You will represent the university and play against other highly competitive teams/unis. One session will be lead by a professional coach and the other run by our Captain. If you want to push your abilities and do that along side your teammates, this is the team for you.|
|Development Membership||£85||01/10/2019 - 21/09/2020||This fantastic membership offers a weekly professional coaching session all year round at the University tennis courts at Wide Lane. This is a great membership for those who want to improve their tennis and meet new friends whilst staying active. Social tops and all equipment are free and automatically part of the membership.|
|Performance Membership||£160||01/10/2019 - 21/09/2020||This membership allows for two indoor sessions, one will be lead by a professional coach and one lead by the Captain. This membership ensures that you will be training at a very high standard and competing in local leagues around Southampton. This membership is for those who want to improve and play some fun quality tennis. The membership will cover your match fees as well as travel costs.|
|Social Membership||£20||01/10/2019 - 21/09/2020||NEW FOR 2019/2020!! This membership is for people wishing to only partake in socials, events and support other players at matches/varsity. Perks of this membership include 'all-alcohol-provided' socials, discounted tickets to events and a personalised social shirt. Ideal if your friend/housemate plays tennis and you also want to get involved with the campus-famous social scene that tennis offers.|
|Casual Membership||£40||01/10/2019 - 21/09/2020||This membership is open to everyone, people who have played a little bit of tennis or for those who are complete novices and want to try something new. This all year round inclusive membership provides weekly sessions on a Sunday. This will also include Cardio tennis and Touch tennis! A perfect way to get on court with your friends, have a great time and stay fit! The membership also includes your Social top and equipment.|
|Rangers 6-aside Football Team||£50||07/10/2019 - 04/10/2020||For those interested in playing 6-aside football for the SUTC Rangers in a competitive league. #UpTheRs|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Tennis this year are:
- Sara Matijevic
Female Development Captain
- Stella Scheible
Female Social Secretary
- Fotios Vanas
- Annabel Lyle
- Catherine Broster
- Peng Li
Male Development Captain
- Daniel Cowdrey
Male Social Secretary
- Matthew Walmsley
- James Stiff
- Sophie Gilbert
- Chryssie Klavdianos