Tarvin Tennis Club

April 20, 2015
by Rupert Thorp

Welcome to Our Club

New members and visitors are assured of a warm welcome when they play at Tarvin Tennis Club. Juniors in particular are encouraged with an expanding coaching programme. Whilst we put an emphasis on enjoying tennis, we run up to five teams both summer and winter for those wishing to play competitively. Why not come and join us.

March 25, 2020
by Rupert Thorp

Coronavirus – Club closure

In response to the latest Government statement on Corvid-19 precautions, I regret to advise members that the club is now closed to all social and tennis activities until further notice. This applies to both the clubhouse and all courts.

I recognise that players will be disappointed at this move, particularly as it comes just as we are about to begin a new season, but I’m sure that our members will understand that we must accept the Government advice for the protection of the community.

With regard to annual subscriptions, normally due on 1st April, the committee has decided to postpone this, initially until 1st May. This will be kept under review as the situation develops.

Stay safe, We will continue to update you of any changes.

Chris Edwards


March 18, 2020
by Rupert Thorp

AGM Update

Owing to recent developments and government guidance on Covid-19 we are postponing the AGM until further notice.

We will be sending a newsletter around in the next few days outlining plans for the season ahead, subscriptions for 2020/21 etc.

Felicity Pochin

Club Secretary

March 10, 2020
by Rupert Thorp

AGM 2020

The AGM is to be held on Monday 23rd March at Great Barrow Village Hall, Hall Lane, Great Barrow, CH3 7LN at 7pm, and as such a notice is attached with the Agenda and request for committee nominations.

We hope to see as many members as possible. The committee will provide drinks.

Felicity Pochin

Club Secretary, Tarvin Tennis Club

March 10, 2020
by Rupert Thorp

Tuesday evenings 2020

Tuesday Club Nights will start after Easter and we are going to trial a new system of integrating everyone. Justin Espie, one of our members, will be organising what will be an informal ongoing competition. Justin will arrange the fours and the length of the matches and will move people round. There will be a points system for attendance at the sessions and for every game won by each person. Participation in the points system is optional but we hope that everyone will come along and join in. A committee member will also be present at the sessions.

More details can be found on the club notice board in due course.

I will send another email to remind everyone when Club Nights switch back to Tuesdays.


November 3, 2019
by Mark Butler

Club Tournament winners 2019

Following a slightly drawn out finals day, the winners of the club tournament in 2019 were as follows:

Men’s singles – Peter Nosworthy

Ladies singles – Catherine Mason

Men’s doubles – Graham Freeman & Mark Butler

Ladies doubles – Julia Burgess & Karen Elliott

Mixed doubles – Graham Freeman & Julie Hassall

Many congratulations to all the winners & thank you to everybody in the club who took part in the tournament, as well as those who turned out to support the finals.

June 21, 2017
by Rupert Thorp

50th Anniversary Celebration

The Club chose the perfect day on which to hold its 50th anniversary celebrations which were combined with the official opening of its new clubhouse and floodlights. 

In the afternoon of Saturday 17 June 2017 many members and friends watched an American Tournament and saw Ted Lush, who until recently was Chairman of Tarvin Parish Council, open the new facilities. Ted, whose son James is a former member of the Club, cut the cake and spoke warmly of the Club’s contribution to the village.  The tennis playing facilities are some of the best in the area and the latest improvements were made possible through a generous grant from Sport England. 

The American Tournament was won by Felicity Pochin, currently Club Secretary, and Richard Brannam, who travelled from Nottingham to be present. Richard was the Club’s singles champion in 1983.  His brother Chris also played and they were joined at the celebrations by their father, Patrick, who is still a Club member. 

In the evening 87 members and friends enjoyed a splendid 3 course dinner at the recently refurbished village Community Centre which proved to be the perfect venue for the event. Catering was provided by Sophie Fearnall and the music by the Sue Reid Trio. 

The Club’s 50th birthday wasn’t the only event being celebrated.  Ted and Jane Lush had just become grandparents and Club members, Graham Bunting, who organised the afternoon event, and Sarah Mitchell announced their engagement. 

Many committee members helped in the organisation of a truly memorable day and the Club is also appreciative of the support given by the Community Centre in making the event a success.

Photos are in the Gallery