Weekly Tennis Groups

Over the years Dartmouth tennis players have evolved a system of regular weekly tennis sessions. Under the overall coordination of Yvonne Cottam, a group of tennis coordinators each organise weekly tennis groups involving about 90 local association members - from beginners upwards. We play all year round and in most weathers. Dartmouth Town Council has allocated the following times for these regular groups and we are grateful to the Tennis Coordinators below who volunteer to organise and encourage members to play tennis on a week by week basis. Getting 4,8,12, or 16 tennis players onto court, on time and then to play good competitive matches is no easy task and members can support them by:

  • being alert to emails/alerts and answering them promptly.
  • not dropping out just prior to the session except in emergency - and always letting the Coordinator know.
  • accepting that the Coordinator has the final say in who plays because juggling numbers (usually into sets of 4) and matching abilities means there isn't always space for everyone
Day Coordinator Courts Start Finish Comment.....                                                                        
Monday Linda Raven 1 09:00 10:00
Sue Manley 3.4 09:00 10:00 normally a set group and if we don’t have enough players we just ask around.
Yvonne Cottam 3,4 10:00 11:00
Stephen Yates 1,3,4 14:00 18:00
Tuesday Jonathan Shribman 1,2 09:00 11:00
Deborah Penn 3 09:00 10:00
Mo Preece 3 10:00 12:00
Sheila Shribman 4 09:00 11:00 Social group full up at present
Wednesday Mags Wilmshurst 1,2,3,4 10:00 12:00
Yvonne Cottam 1,2,3,4 14:00 18:00 Details of this group here
Thursday Julie Rogers 1,2,3,4 10:00 12:00 Currently this group is able to take additional players and reserves. See details here
Chris Tonkin 4 18:00 20:00
Friday Sue Manley 1 09:00 11:00 normally a set group and if we don’t have enough players we just ask around.
Julie Moores 3 09:00 11:00 Sorry, full up at present
Susie Elias Jones 4 09:00 11:00 Full at present – but we always welcome players when we are short handed
Chris Tonkin 4 18:00 20:00
Saturday Karen Davis 1,2,3,4 10:00 12:00 Details of this group here
Pam Braakenburg 1 08:00 10:00 full at the moment