University programme

The University of Bath tennis club gives members the opportunity to train and further their interest in the sport.

Our programme

The club welcomes players of all abilities and encourages them to meet other tennis players of a similar standard through

  • The provision of court time
  • The provision of club coaching sessions
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Club championships
  • Ladder Leagues
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Touch Tennis
  • Social nights

Fantastic four BUCS wins in a row for University of Bath women’s tennis aces

The University of Bath Tennis Club women's team celebrate a fourth successive victory in the BUCS Team National Championships

The University of Bath women’s tennis team are celebrating after recording a fantastic four successive victories in the BUCS Team Championship Finals.

Their latest triumph came during BUCS Big Wednesday at Loughborough University, where they enjoyed an 8-4 victory over Durham University.

Alex Walker lost 6-1 6-2 to Mallory Cecil but Bath won the three other singles matches to take control.

Natasha Starling beat Vicky Lozano 6-2 5-7 6-1, Elaine Genovese recovered from a slow start to overcome Jessica Ren 0-6 6-3 6-4 and Emma Hurst breezed to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Izzy Hearnshaw.

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Coaching timetable

Our coaching timetable consists of a structured four-tiered programme. There are coaching sessions for Beginner, Improver, Intermediate and Advanced players. These run termly, and will continue in October 2015 for the next academic year.

Committee member Alexandra Walker should be contacted for more information and/or to book onto your course. Payment must be made at the Sports Training Village reception before starting the course.

Course Day Time Ability level Cost*
Beginner Tuesday 13.00-14.00 Never played before, seen it on the tv! £40.00
Improvers Tuesday 13.00-14.00 Played a bit, but a little bit rusty £40.00
Intermediates Wednesday 08.00-09.00 Competent player, likes to play matches £40.00
Advanced Thursday 13.00-14.00 Strong club player, missed out on BUCS £40.00
Intermediates Friday 13.00-14.00 Competent player, likes to play matches £40.00

Tennis this year at the University of Bath has been amazing: the outstanding facilities have been backed up by some excellent coaching. The University was also able to offer this in-depth coaching to people of all abilities, including myself – a complete beginner at the start of the year.

– Stuart Parsons, 1st year Biochemistry

Weekly timetable

Each week we have a wide range of activities for all levels. Please see the below timetable to see when and where you need to be for your sessions.

Weekly TimetableWednesday Afternoons – free supervised social play on the outdoor courts before the Wednesday night social. This was the most popular session last year and runs from 1pm-4pm (weather permitting).

Touch Tennis Club Night – Relaxed, fun touch tennis games/tournaments. Come and try it out for yourself on a Friday on the indoor courts 8-9pm.

Advanced Matchplay – A chance to play some singles and doubles on the inside courts on a Friday evening.

Ladders and Social Leagues – We have opportunities for matchplay through ladders/box leagues. This year we are introducing Social Tennis Leagues, so that you can get regular matchplay throughout each semester. Make sure you sign up soon!

Tournaments/Events – each semester we host somekind of tennis event; with Christmas touch tennis and the Club Championships being the club favourites for the last few years.

Performance programme

The club has two men’s and two ladies’ teams which compete in BUCS leagues every Wednesday with the first teams consistently challenging for the top honours in university tennis.

There is a full and competitive match programme throughout the year with teams competing in BUCS leagues.

Both ladies and mens’ 1st teams compete in the Premier South division and the 2nd teams compete in the Western 1A division.

Please email Barry Scollo for further information.

University Tennis Club Committee


Club Chair: Alex El-Nemer
Secretary – James Low
Treasurer – Miren Shah
Recreational Officer- Scott Heiron
Social Secretaries – Jake Foster-Ramsden & Tom Godwin
Competition Organiser – Matt Leedham
Kit Officer – Alisa Cole & Matt Slater

Committee Mission Statement:

1. To aim to provide the opportunity and support structure to allow for participation of the maximum number of members in every aspect of the tennis club

2. To aim to provide opportunities and a support structure for all members to perform at the highest level possible

University tennis coordinator

The flagship of the Tennis Foundation’s University strategy is the University Coordinator (UTC) programme to develop tennis through creating opportunities for students to play, compete and receive the latest training packages as volunteers or coaches.

For information on the above schemes please contact Alex Walker.

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