Cardio sessions held at Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club as it plans a smashing time during its 50th birthday

A tennis club in this area is celebrating a significant anniversary and is hoping to host a number of events as the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 1:15 pm
Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club has two all-weather astro courts and two natural grass courts.
Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club has two all-weather astro courts and two natural grass courts.

Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.

The club was reformed in 1971 after originally being formed in the early 1930s and opened by Prince George, Duke of Kent.

Over the past five decades the club has built up eight teams that play in the mixed, men’s and ladies’ York league.

As the lockdown restrictions start to ease, outdoor sport including tennis will now be allowed to take place.

Members at the club are eager to grab their racquets and head out on court and partake in celebratory events the club has planned for this year.

To get people playing tennis again the club will be hosting three cardio tennis sessions free of charge. These sessions are available to members and non-members.

A club spokesman said: “You will need to book a place as numbers are limited to keep in line with the current restriction. They will be taking place on April 3, 10 and 17.

Go to www.suttontennisclub.co.uk to book a place. The tennis club has two all-weather astro courts and two natural grass courts.

“The club has always possessed its two natural grass tennis courts and now is the only club in York tennis league (one of the biggest tennis leagues in the country) to offer this type of surface.

“Recently, the club has invested in the grass courts, ripping up the old surface, planting with a new hard-wearing grass seed, and updating the irrigation.

“The benefits have already been seen and the club is looking forward to welcoming guests and opponents in the near future.”