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Membership Renewal 2019

It is now that time of year again – membership renewal! Our membership runs from 1st May through to 30th April each year, so can all members current and new complete a membership form for 2019 and return it by the 10th May. Can we urge all members, not just new ones, to fill out the form as this helps keep the database accurate and ensures everyone is being kept up to date. You should have already received the membership form and membership information (detailing the cost of membership) by email, if you need a hard copy of the form please let Liam know by emailing

If you opted in for the Wimbledon ballot before the deadline in February and would like to be eligible for the draw you need to have paid your membership no later than 10th May, the draw will then take place on Tuesday 14th May at club night.

Summer Home Match Dates

Here is a list of our remaining home summer league matches – remember that we need 3 clear courts on match days…….
Monday 9th July 18:30
Monday 16th July 18:30
Wednesday 18th July 18:30
Monday 23rd July 18:30
Monday 30th July 18:30
Wednesday 2nd August 18:30
Sunday 2nd September 10:00
Saturday 15th September 10:00
Saturday 29th September 10:30

Abbie & Dahnon selected for GB

Our very own Abbie Breakwell and Dahnon Ward have been selected for the GB Squad in the forthcoming BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, from 28 May – 3 June.  Great Britain will be competing in all four events at the International Tennis Federation’s flagship wheelchair tennis event with the squad of 13 players managed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity.

Many congratulations to them both, read more about it here:

Great Britain name 2018 BNP Paribas World Team Cup Squad

Discounts for Nature Valley Open

If any of our members are planning to visit the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham, please get in touch with Mark as we have a discount code for upto 50% off your ticket price!!!

And look out for Annette and Jo who are both working there as volunteers this year!

Wimbledon Winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners in our Wimbledon Ballot for 2018.  Lloyd Griffiths was first out of the hat and has taken the tickets for the final Saturday (centre court), whilst Jamie Gatley came out second and has taken up the tickets for the final day (Court 1).

And thanks to the lovely Kat Healy for acting as draw master and pulling the names from my tennis cap…………


Wimbledon Ballot 2018

Note that it’s annual membership subscription time, and to be included in our annual Wimbledon Ballot you need to have paid your annual subscription IN FULL by 10th May 2018, you must have a current British Tennis Membership, and have opted in to the ballot on the BTM website by 23 Feb 2018.

Details of the ballot to follow…………..

Outdoors 2018

Note that the last Tuesday INDOOR Club Night will be on Tuesday 27th March 2018.  From 3rd April we move OUTDOORS for our “Turn Up & Play” Club Night every Tuesday from 6pm until dusk.

Look forwIlkeston Tennis Club at Rutland Sports Parkard to seeing you all there to enjoy the April sunshine!

Wimbledon Ballot Results

The Wimbledon tickets ballot was carried out at 7pm yesterday evening under the scrutiny of our esteemed club secretary. (That’s me).  All eligible members names were printed, folded 3 times, and placed into the nominated ballot receptacle (my hat).  Names were then drawn out of the hat, one at a time, and the order was recorded.  The choice of remaining available tickets was then offered to members in the order in which they were drawn from the hat.

This year the three pairs of tickets have been claimed by:

  1. Jonathan Shapland
  2. Eddie Green
  3. John Grimley

Special thanks to my nominated drawmaster: Lydia Meek (aged 9), and the ballot witnesses: James Wheatley (aged 15) and Annette Meek (aged XXX).


AGM 2017

Our AGM will be held this coming Tuesday 9th May 2017 at the Pewit Golf Pavilion, 8pm. All members welcome to attend. If anyone has any comments or suggestions, please get in touch with Mark (Club Secretary) via our Contact Us page.

Back Outdoors!

Please note that our Tuesday evening “Club Night” sessions are back outdoors from this coming Tuesday 4th April 2017.  Free for all members…..just turn up and play anytime from 6pm until dusk.