Welcome to Upton Victory Hall Lawn Tennis Club
Summer tennis & Upton Tennis Club Runner's Up at Cheshire LTA Club Awards
Upton Tennis club, Rake Lane, Wirral is well suited for tennis throughout the year, as we have 8 courts of which 4 are astroturf. Three of our 4 astroturf courts were recently replaced and now bedded in after their second Winter. Our 4 grass courts were officially opened on Tuesday 1st July. The 4 Astroturf courts are open throughout the year come rain or shine, and it's amazing how quickly the water drains off and they are ready to play. Astroturf carpetted courts are kinder to your knees and feet than your typical hard surfaces. All courts are looked after by our full time groundsman (who also looks after the Tennis Pavilion, Badminton Sports Hall, rooms for hiring when restrictions lifted (see link below), bowling green and croquet lawns).
To become a member of Upton Victory Hall Lawn Tennis club, please see the menu link on the left hand side or select: Join us and look at our membership joining offers below.
Corona Virus: Upton Victory Hall Lawn Tennis Club is open for members & New members are very welcome
The Corona virus is impacting us all. The UK Government has issued strict guidelines & the UVH Executive Committee that oversees the site have reviewed them, as well as the tennis club committee. Following these reviews which includes our updated COVID19 Risk Assessment (RA), see bottom of left hand side menu, it has been decided that our 4 astroturf & 4 grass courts can be opened subject to members making an online booking, as well as following the RA guidance & accessing the courts by the Rake Lane entrance. Courts 2, 6, and 8 will be for singles play only, to ensure social distancing can be maintained, whilst all other courts can be for either doubles or singles. The Bowls and Croquet clubs have re-opened for their members to use the green and lawns.
Update 3rd July: The Upton Victory Hall charity that oversees the site has given permission for tennis club to re-open all 8 courts, which includes the grass courts. Members of the tennis club must book any of the 8 courts online/telephone. The following will remain closed: tennis Pavilion (unless for toilet emergency), Club Bar, Sports Hall, and Sports Hall rooms.
Our Head Coach Dan Strickland has re-started Junior Group lessons on a Saturday morning ably assisted by his coach Paul Maddocks. And if you are interested in tennis lessons give Dan or Paul a call, text or email - contact details: Coaching Programme
The following LTA guidelines for Restricted Play can be found online: Corona Virus latest
Room Bookings - not being taken
There are several rooms on site of varying sizes, including a sports hall that can all be hired.
Upton Tennis were Runners up at the Cheshire LTA Club awards held at Chester Racecourse on Monday 20th November, 2017. There was strong competition and Upton were on the short list of 7 for the presentation night. To find out more & see pictures please go to this page.
Introductory £99 membership fee for new adult members, see Join us page.
In the Autumn/ Winter this offer is pro-rata, so even better value.
Book a week and get a 10% discount for Junior Tennis Camp (for 6 to 14 year olds)
As it's part way through the year, new membership is now pro-rata & all membership subscription can be paid monthly by bank standing order.
Tennis Mark status
The tennis club have just achieved Tennis Mark Status. For what this means please visit the Lawn Tennis Association Tennis Mark web page.
Building works - what the Sports England grant has been spent on.
The bowls and tennis pavilion work is now complete. Please view this web page to view the works.
Perimeter fencing has now been erected with lovely big gates, planting of trees and bushes are making the Rake Lane car park a little less moonscape.
Tennis at Upton tennis club
Saturday's activities start with the junior one hour group lessons, with fees reduced for club members, starting at 9.30am and go through to 2.15pm.
These lessons are held on 3 of the 4 courts, and led by Head Coach Dan Stickland and Paul Maddocks. We also have coaching by Tomas David available.
From 2pm every Saturday, adult members and stronger juniors meet for social tennis on the 4 astroturf courts. And for those wishing to play Saturday morning, we have our top court usually free all morning.
Monday to Friday, the astroturf courts are available to be played on all day and a number of social groups play doubles.
Tuesday evenings we have Wirral Summer League matches from 6pm.
Sunday Mornings from 22nd September will have 2 astroturf courts used from 10am for Wirral Winter League tennis matches, as Upton will have 2 Mens Teams & One Ladies Team playing League matches most weeks.
Lack of ability is not a limitation to playing tennis at Upton. However, with the help of the club members and the club coaches you should have a great time being a member of our tennis club & your tennis will improve (we hope). Our membership range is from young children all the way through to members in their 70s and 80s.
Social Events for Members & their families /friends
To see our calendar of events (2020 put on hold, but for example) - Events Diary 2019
Why join our club?
We always welcome new members so if you are looking to learn and great sport, pick up from previous tennis experience, meet new friends or are looking for a safe haven for the children to play tennis and make new friends then we are the club for you.
If you've never hit a tennis ball in a game but would like to, or like a good competitive game, we are the club for you.
We are always looking for new members so please either contact the club secretary by selecting joining the club or contact any member of the committee and we would be delighted to have a chat and show you around the club and discuss membership options with you or take a look around our website and find full details on joining the club
Last updated 03.07.2020 PT