Tennis club is a smash hit

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Scarborough Pindar Tennis Club has reached the first anniversary of its move to Pindar in great shape, with plenty of action going on at their Eastfield base.

There are indoor Winter club nights, coaching from club coach Ben Atkinson, a mens’ singles league and exciting plans for two new categories of junior membership.

The club achieved Clubmark status in November of last year and is going from strength to strength.

Club members Helen Reay, Ladies’ Driffield League captain and husband John, captain of the Mens’ Driffield C team, both enjoy being involved with the club.

Helen said: “We play regularly with friends but belonging to the club allows us to participate even more.

“We get excellent doubles coaching from Ben, play in friendly tournaments and the Club Tournament and we both play in one of the teams for a competitive edge.”

Helen and John also appreciate the indoor club nights, which now run all year at the indoor centre.

Helen added: “We are assured of a good game whatever the weather!”

The indoor club nights have been getting busier recently according to organiser Steve Jones, who said:“ I really joined the club for the club nights.

“It’s the social side that I wanted and that’s what we get here.”

Coach Ben Atkinson also believes that meeting and socialising is another important benefit from being part of a club.

“The club will be organising various social events too, such as the Club Tournament and barbecue.

“Belonging to a club allows you to meet new people and play a variety of opponents in a variety of ways, from friendly social tennis to competition.”

Atkinson added: “We aim for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whatever the age and ability of the player.

“The experience and qualifications of the coaching team is second to none. Quality and safety are paramount and all coaches are LTA trained and CRB checked.”

Club member Steph Pride said:“I wanted to play against people at a higher level and I can do that here. Apart from the social side, tennis is great exercise and an ideal healthy pastime for adults and children alike.”

Scarborough Pindar Tennis Club has teams in the Scarborough & District League and Driffield League and is the only club in the area that plays in the Yorkshire and National Leagues.

The junior teams (five years – 18 years) have the chance to test their skill and nerve in the AEGON Scarborough and District Junior league, which Atkinson set up last year.

Results from last year for the club teams were good, with all the teams achieving promotion or beating relegation.

For information about junior membership, contact Atkinson on 07712840167, and for adults, Helen Neal on 07778629270.