Cleeve Lawn Tennis Club


Welcome to the online home of Cleeve Lawn Tennis Club

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club to any player of any standard of any age.
Although we are a small club, we have excellent facilities. Our two courts are laid to carpet and we have powerful floodlights. Our pavilion is fully furnished with all the necessary facilities and being in the middle of the village's King George V Playing Field, means we have plenty of space and a beautiful outlook. With no immediate neighbours, we do not have any limits on the use of our floodlights, so play can continue into the long dark winter nights.

We regularly organise tournaments and have a couple of social sessions per week. For a small club we also provide a range of league play opportunities – though we would particularly like to increase the number of our lady players, to allow us to enter more teams. We play in both the summer and winter leagues – so competitive play is available all the year round.

We also organise a range of varied social events – Cycle rides, BBQs, quizzes, meals and week-ends away. So we offer something for everyone. You can join in as much or as little as you want!

For any new players or players feeling a bit rusty, we do have the services of a qualified LTA coach who offers both adult and junior coaching on a weekly basis.

We offer fair rates for players of all ages – and it covers everything. No extra charges for floodlights or balls.

We also encourage new potential members to join us for a few club sessions before deciding to join – so feel free to come along on a Wednesday night from 7.15 and give us a try.


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October - Club Championships
The first of the Club Championship finals, the weighted mixed doubles, pitted Sarah Waring and Chris Edwards against Wendy Griggs and Mike Mintrim.

The early exchanges went the way of Sarah and Chris who looked on course to take the first set. However, Wendy and Mike came back strongly to win the set 7-5. Sarah and Chris re-established control and pushed on to win the second set 6-2. Both pairs then fought hard in the third but it was Wendy and Mike who prevailed 6-3 - just reward for Mike's ceaseless running and Wendy's work at the net. Here they are with their prizes.

The Men's Doubles featured the regular league pairing of old stalwarts Pete Bale and Richard Barnett against Rob Eyres and Chris Edwards.

A thoroughly entertaining match was won by Pete and Richard in straight sets once they had clicked into gear. It was the second defeat in a final for Chris but he should be pleased that he played his full part in two enjoyable games to watch. Karen gets a rare chance to do the presentation to our winners.

The Men's Singles final involved Richard Barnett and defending champion, Rob Eyres, after a brief rest following the doubles final.

The first set was a real humdinger with Richard's trademark curled forehand causing Rob no end of trouble as he tried to manoeuvre Richard around the court hoping to finish off with a volley. There was nothing to choose between them as they inevitably reached a tie-break. It didn't go well for Richard and Rob romped away with it. The second set never quite reached the same intensity as both players showed signs of tiredness and Rob ran out, in the end, a comfortable winner.

Champion for the second successive year, Rob Eyres.
Thanks go to Richard for organizing the competitions and encouraging people to play their matches in a timely manner.
The next item to put in your diaries is the AGM - a good turnout is wanted and to entice you we normally provide wine and nibbles for afterwards. 

******Calendar ******

Thursday 24th November 7.30pm
Tennis Club Annual General Meeting
Friday 16th December 
Christmas Auction.
Start saving your 20p coins now



The Winter League season starts shortly. Please let Richard know if you are keen to play.
See the notice-board in the clubhouse for fixtures and the league tab on the left to see the tables and results.

View of the courts.

The surface is called "Matchplay II" and is a sand dressed, outdoor carpet. It was chosen mainly because it provided a consistent bounce of medium pace, was easy on players' joints and was playable in all weathers.

Visitors since 16/05/2011