Shiplake Tennis Club Sessions

Club Sessions run throughout the year and are supervised by volunteers during the Spring and Summer.  They are held on Sundays at 9.30-12.30, Tuesdays 9.30-11.30, Monday evenings 6-9.30 (one court only until 7.30 from Oct until March due to Ladies’ Team Practice Sessions) and Wed evenings 6-9.30.

If you would like to join the rota for running club sessions during the summer, please contact Mike Lynskey, who is kindly putting together the schedule for this year, at

July to October 2018 Season Rota

Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm to 9.30pm latest
Sundays: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Sunday 1st Caroline Cousins
Monday 2nd Sarah Waiton
Wednesday 4th Paul Shienfeld
Sunday 8th Peter Robertson
Monday 9th Karen Peters
Wednesday 11th Sally Greenfield
Sunday 15th Q/Diana Jones
Monday 16th Suzette Smith
Wednesday 18th Sarah Blomfield
Sunday 22nd Helma Marlow
Monday 23rd Fiona Blackwood
Wednesday 25th Graham Cooper
Sunday 29th Keith Greenfield
Monday 30th Cosima Wagner

Wednesday 1st David Channon
Sunday 5th Alastair Fisher
Monday 6th Katie Binning
Wednesday 8th Amanda Andrews
Sunday 12th Robin Andrews
Monday 13th Janette Verrall
Wednesday 15th Tim Dunn
Sunday 19th Jenny/Steve Berger
Monday 20th Jonathan Palmer
Wednesday 22nd Marcus Binning
Sunday 26th Matt Thomas
Monday 27th (Bank Holiday) Richard Ormerod
Wednesday 29th Mike Lynskey

Sunday 2nd Andrew Botterill
Monday 3rd Andy Stallwood
Wednesday 5th Charlie Calderbank
Sunday 9th Club championship finals
Monday 10th Clare Pelling
Wednesday 12th Tim Verran
Sunday 16th Julia Foskett
Monday 17th Sheena Darke
Wednesday 19th Nick Wrigley
Sunday 23rd Jim Weatherston
Monday 24th Alastair Walker
Wednesday 26th Sandra Greenslade
Sunday 30th Tiina Verran

Sunday 7th Court resurfacing
Sunday 14th Court resurfacing
Sunday 21st Court resurfacing
Sunday 28th Court resurfacing

Guidelines for the member on rota duty:

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the club session.
  • Get club balls out of the trunk in the clubhouse. N.B. Paul Shienfeld is i/c club balls.
  • Measure nets on all 3 courts.
  • Lay out refreshments (inside or outside depending on weather). Whilst providing refreshments (basic nibbles and squash, juice or coffee) is not compulsory, they do tend to be popular and much appreciated, particularly by those arriving hungry after work or just needing a strong cup of coffee and croissant on a Sunday morning before hitting a ball! The Club (via Mike) will reimburse you £7.50 per session.
  • Welcome players as they arrive and organise into fours.
  • The session, where possible, should be mixed doubles.
  • Play 8 games maximum, then mix players around. If really busy, play 6 games & sudden death on 2nd deuce.
  • As players drift off a short set can be played and ladies doubles/mens doubles can be played.
  • As the weekday club evenings can go on until 9.30 pm (when the floodlights automatically switch off) you are not be expected to stay until the bitter end, just be there for the first couple of hours and then nominate another player to take over who is planning to stay until the end.
  • Fill in notebook on clubhouse shelf with names of players attending.
  • To finish, nets need lowering, balls put away, lights (if used) switched off, clubhouse and gate locked.