We are a small and friendly club with superb facilities located along Meadow Lane near the football grounds. There are four all weather, high-quality flood-lit tarmac courts. This enables play to continue through the winter and during balmy summer evenings. In addition if you want to work on those ground stokes on your own there is a practice wall to warm up against. The club also owns a ball machine if you fancy a real workout. The half court is perfect for the youngsters to get their introduction to tennis with short tennis.
The modern clubhouse offers separate men’s and women’s changing rooms with showers, a club social room with sofas, tables and chairs to sit and enjoy a drink made in the adjoining kitchen. The club has its own table tennis table if members fancy something a little different. Complementing the clubhouse’s elevated position is the viewing balcony offering an excellent view of the courts.
The Club has a strong social ethos. In-house tournaments of both a competitive and social nature are held in the summer months. Members are encouraged to attend Club nights on Wednesday evenings, where players team up at random and play a limited number of games for fun, before switching to another set of players. Prospective new members are actively encouraged to attend a club night to gauge the atmosphere for themselves before hopefully taking up membership.
The standard of play at Thrapston Tennis Club is mixed so whether you are a beginner or play inter-club match tennis there is something here for everyone. Coaching is available for all standards, starting with five year olds right the way through ‘rusty rackets’ to ‘adult improvers’. Coaching for non-members incurs an additional fee payable to the club. For the more experienced players we presently field seven teams to play competitively in the East Northants Tennis League in the summer and Northampton Lawn Tennis Leagues during the summer and winter.
The club provides a range of membership categories to suit everyone, from families to junior and individual members.
The Club was awarded the ‘Club Mark’ by the LTA in 2009.