Heyes Lane tennis club, the small club with a big heart, slashes fees

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We understand how important it is to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. So, we at Heyes Lane Tennis Club have decided to slash our subscription fees to allow easy access to open air tennis.

We have taken the unprecedented decision to significantly discount our Fees, so join now and you pay £70 adult membership, £35 juniors/seniors, and £90 for adult and paying juniors, and we also offer free under 11 membership, with playing adults (up to 2/adult). Those are the only costs, you pay nothing further for normal court use to March next year.

To take advantage of this offer, and for more information visit http://heyeslanetennis.co.uk, email [email protected].

We have recently made a significant investment in 3 wonderful Astro-turf all year courts at Heyes Lane Tennis Club, in Alderley Edge, making it the perfect place to play and watch tennis in wonderfully scenic surroundings.

Heyes Lane Tennis Club is situated on The Circuit, off Heyes Lane (just passed the Grantham's store) in Alderley Edge.

The club was formed in 1925 with two grass courts on the north side of the small Whitehall Brook. At that time, there were no houses on The Circuit and access was via a path along the side of the brook from the bridge on Heyes Lane. By 1960 the grass courts had been replaced by shale, similar to the clay courts of today. In 1972 volunteers at the Club made a third shale court at right angles to the other two courts. This was a big step because it allowed the Club to enter the North East Cheshire Men's and Ladies Leagues (requiring three courts to play matches).

From that time, there have been many successful years in the various Divisions of the League, and the winning shields are still on display in the clubhouse. The Club won the Men's second division in 1977 and in the 90′s was in the first Division, almost winning one year – a remarkable achievement for a small club.

The shale courts were replaced in 1990 by three tarmac all weather courts. In 1994, the Club started its Junior coaching programme run by a qualified LTA coach. This developed quickly to a very successful Juniors Section involving more than 100 players with teams in each age group of the North East Cheshire Junior League and in 2000 one of the club's Juniors reached the National Finals of the Nestle sponsored tournament for Club Junior players.

The club has a current membership of around 100, fields two competitive men's teams in the North-East Cheshire League, a mixed team in the Winter League, runs regular box league activity along with many social tennis activities through the season plus junior coaching sessions from age 6. The Club also supports the local community where it can, including coaching with local primary schools.

All coaching is supported by the club's qualified LTA coach, Paul Mannion. Paul has been involved with the Club for 20 years now and his relaxed and friendly style is respected by both adults and juniors alike.

A normal seasonal programme: -

  • Coaching for juniors on Saturday/Sunday mornings;
  • Adult coaching on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am and Sunday afternoons at 1pm. Sunday coaching is followed by a social tennis session;
  • We also welcome beginners, through "rusty racquet sessions";
  • Tennis camps for Juniors through the main school holidays;
  • Option for personal coaching with Head Coach, Paul;
  • Social tennis runs on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday evenings from 6pm; Men's Competitive matches during the Summer;
  • A mixed team in the winter league;
  • A number of friendlies, both mixed and ladies;
  • A doubles summer competition and "open competition" in September, with BBQ.

Formore information on the club visit http://heyeslanetennis.co.uk, email [email protected].

Note – Coaching and courses are normally at an additional cost, and currently normal activities are partly restricted by the Pandemic Social Distancing guidelines from the Government and LTA.