At the Eastgate club we are very fortunate to have eight tennis courts, seven of which are floodlit. We have four Acrylic Courts which an exceptionally good surface to play on as it gives a very true bounce. It is also a bit gentler on the joints compared to some of the other hard court surfaces. The other four hard courts are Macadam Courts which are slightly better in inclement weather as the water drains quite efficiently from the surface.
The courts at the Eastgate are very well maintained by our House and Grounds representatives and in fact our Acrylic Courts have been re-surfaced this summer which is part of an ongoing programme put in place many years ago.
In winter when floodlights are needed tokens can be purchased from behind the bar. Tokens run for 30 minutes and cost £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for juniors. The floodlight meters are located by the squash courts.
Much of the time during the day it is possible to turn up and play. However, at peak times, i.e 18.00-20.00 weekdays and some weekends when there are matches or tournaments it is adviseable to book a court. Courts cannot be booked on arrival at the club to play.
There is no strict dress code, but it is expected that members wear recognised sportswear. For children who have never played before, they can wear school P.E kit, with a sweater or track suit for when it is cold.
It is important to wear the correct footwear, both for your safety and comfort, and to protect the court surfaces. Please wear tennis shoes with NON MARKING and NON RIDGED soles. If you are not sure please ask a coach.
Food and Drink
Food and drink must NOT be taken on the court, with the exception of water, in a ‘ sports’ bottle.
There are various bins around the club and just outside the courts. Please respect your courts and leave them as tidy as you would like to find them
Once you finish playing it is important to remember to lower the nets as this reduces strain on the posts and prevents damage to the courts.