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:
To name just a few...
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
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
Captain: Matthew Johnson
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
Winner: Matthew Johnson
Runner-up: Phil Edmunds
Winner: Tanita Chondrunaiko
Runner-up: Diane Johnson
Winners: Jack Egan & Matthew Johnson
Runner-ups: Will Mercer & Jim Lagan
Winners: Tanita Chondrunaiko & Janet Taylor
Runner-ups: Gemma Johnson & Diane Johnson
Winners: Matthew Johnson & Diane Johnson
Runner-ups: Sam Kemp & Tanita Chondrunaiko
MIXED DOUBLES PLATE
Winners: Ian Proctor & Diana Stainbank
Runner-ups: Paul Bates & Yuki Endo
Watch this space for 2020 events!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.