WELCOME TO  RIDDLESDOWN LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Regardless of your level of play we'd love to welcome you to the club. 

We have 3 all-weather courts, 2 of which are floodlit, meaning we can enjoy a game whatever time of year.

Our members range in age from 5 - 85 which means there's something for everyone. Whether this be coaching, social sessions or more competitive matches such as those in the Surrey Leagues and our annual tournament. 

We are proud to host a huge variety of social events throughout the year including: 

  • Quiz nights 

  • American Tournaments 

  • Darts night 

  • Summer BBQ

  • Skittles night 

  • Xmas lunches 


To name just a few...

 
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LET'S PLAY!

Riddlesdown Tennis Club is situated in leafy Purley on Lower Barn Road. 

We are a community amateur sports club affiliated to the Surrey LTA. Founded over 80 years ago and opened by British tennis legend Fred Perry, it's a modern club with a rich history offering a range of facilities, including: 

  • Social and competitive tennis

  • Floodlit tennis courts 

  • Spacious and comfortable clubhouse with fully licenced bar 

  • Junior Section

  • Range of different membership packages 

Whether you are just starting out, looking to get fit, meet new people or take your game to the next level, this club is the right place for you!

 

MATCHES & TEAMS

For those looking to play competitive tennis we have 9 teams playing throughout the year in the Surrey league.


Ladies: Winter and Summer 

Captain: Tanita Chondrunaiko


Men's 1: Winter and Summer

Surrey Team Tennis (Aegon)

Captain: Matthew Johnson


Men's 2: Winter and Summer

Captain: Ian Proctor

Mixed: Summer

Captain: Matthew Johnson


Over 55's

Captain: Dave Kerr

We at Riddlesdown Tennis have an expanding competitive section and we are always looking for new members. Join us today to become a part of success.

 

RIDDLESDOWN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

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MEN'S SINGLES

Winner: Matthew Johnson
Runner-up: Phil Edmunds

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LADIES' SINGLES

Winner: Tanita Chondrunaiko
Runner-up: Diane Johnson

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MEN'S DOUBLES

Winners: Jack Egan & Matthew Johnson
Runner-ups: Will Mercer & Jim Lagan

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LADIES' DOUBLES

Winners: Tanita Chondrunaiko & Janet Taylor
Runner-ups: Gemma Johnson & Diane Johnson

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MIXED DOUBLES

Winners: Matthew Johnson & Diane Johnson 
Runner-ups: Sam Kemp & Tanita Chondrunaiko

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MIXED DOUBLES PLATE

Winners: Ian Proctor & Diana Stainbank
Runner-ups: Paul Bates & Yuki Endo

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming Soon

AGM

Thursday 21st November 7:45 PM

Hear how the club is doing and what is coming up in 2020! Drinks after!

DARTS NIGHT

Saturday 30th November 7PM

All are welcome for a night of darts, food and drink. £10 entry and drinks can be purchased from the bar!

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Friday 6th December

Mince pies and mulled wine!

 

CONTACT US

Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club
Lower Barn Rd
Purley
CR8 1HQ

07773818443 - Dave Kerr, Chairman

 
 

WHY JOIN RIDDLESDOWN TENNIS?

Here's what our members have to say!

I JOINED RIDDLESDOWN  AS A NOVICE.  DESPITE MY COMPLETE LACK OF EXPERIENCE I WAS MADE TO FEEL VERY WELCOME AND, WITH ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM A NUMBER OF MEMBERS, I QUICKLY GRASPED THE BASICS OF THE GAME.  I HAVE NOW HAVE REACHED A POINT WHERE I FEEL I CAN PLAY TO A  COMPETITIVE LEVEL.   SINCE I JOINED THE CLUB I HAVE IMPROVED MY FITNESS AND HEALTH AND HAVE MADE A NUMBER OF FRIENDS.

Richard Davis

I HAVE BEEN PLAYING AT RIDDLESDOWN SINCE I WAS 5. I LEARNT TO PLAY TENNIS HERE AND I LOVE PLAYING THE MATCHES AND REPRESENTING THE CLUB AS CAPTAIN! THERE IS ALSO A GREAT SOCIAL SCENE AND SINKING A FEW RED STRIPES AFTER A WIN IS A HIGHLIGHT!

Matthew Johnson

I STARTED PLAYING ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO AS A BEGINNER HAVING NEVER REALLY PLAYED BEFORE. I INSTANTLY REALISED IT'S GREAT WAY TO KEEP FIT, SOCIALISE WITH FRIENDS AND AFTER A WHILE I GAINED THE CONFIDENCE TO ENTER INTO THE CLUB TOURNAMENT IN SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES AND I WAS ABLE TO REACH THE FINAL OF THE SINGLES AND ALSO WIN THE MIXED DOUBLES WITH JACK EGAN.

Gemma Huntley

I JOINED RIDDLESDOWN ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO.  I HAVE MADE MANY FRIENDS AND ENJOY PLAYING SOCIAL TENNIS AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK.  NOBODY PUTS ANY PRESSURE ON YOU AND THE MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE, GIVING HELPFUL CRITICISM TO HELP IMPROVE YOUR GAME AT WHATEVER STANDARD YOU MIGHT BE.  WE HAVE A BALL MACHINE WHICH IS VERY USEFUL AND CERTAINLY KEEPS YOU FIT.  WE ARE OPEN TO BEGINNERS AND COMPETITIVE PLAYERS OF ALL AGES.  EVERYONE IS VERY FRIENDLY AND WE HAVE A GOOD SOCIAL SIDE TO THE CLUB.  HAVING BEEN A SWIMMER MOST OF MY LIFE I NEEDED A NEW CHALLENGE AND I HAVE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED EVERY ASPECT OF THIS CLUB.

June Atherton

THE FIRST IMPRESSION THAT STRIKES YOU IS THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AROUND THE CLUB. A COMPLETELY INCLUSIVE CLUB OPEN TO ALL ABILITIES WHERE EVERYONE MIXES IN. RIDDLESDOWN IS EXCEPTIONALLY RUN WITH A DEDICATED CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEE. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THERE ARE NUMEROUS SOCIAL EVENTS WHICH ARE FUN AND ALWAYS WELL PLANNED AND RUN. OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR PLAYERS TO ENTER INTO COMPETITIVE TENNIS (INTER CLUB AND AGAINST OTHER CLUBS) OR JUST TO HAVE A FRIENDLY KNOCK. HAVING BEEN A MEMBER IN EXCESS OF 20 YRS I CAN RECOMMEND RIDDLESDOWN HIGHLY FOR ALL STANDARD OF PLAYERS.

Ian Proctor

 

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Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club
Lower Barn Rd
Purley
CR8 1HQ