The annual England v Rest of the World tennis match is being held on the afternoon of Saturday 17th August. Afterwards there is a Summer Sizzler Party from 6.30 pm onwards. Jill’s doing a stunning gourmet BBQ and we’ve got a top band ‘4 the Record’ playing in the evening. Open to all sections, friends and family as ever.
Nestling under the picturesque backdrop of the Malvern Hills, the Manor Park Club, which celebrated its centenary in 2007, offers excellent playing and coaching facilities on a variety of surfaces including 3 indoor acrylic courts. We are a friendly club, keen to increase our membership at all levels of play. Many members are enthusiastic about social doubles tennis, for both daytime and evening play. Competitive tennis is strong, with a high number of teams competing in county and national leagues. Groups and teams are always ready to welcome new members.
Click to access recent tennis newsletters outlining summer and winter activities:
Indoor tennis at Manor Park is available at MACIT (Malvern and County Indoor Tennis), a joint venture between Manor Park and Hereford and Worcester LTA.
There are 3 Synpave spring cushioned acrylic courts which are available for booking by Manor Park members.
The original 2 court facility was upgraded in 2010 with the addition of a 3rd court and much-improved viewing facilities. The new facility was officially opened on 16th November 2010 by Tim Henman OBE. The opening was also attended by the President of the LTA, Derek Howarth.
The courts are bookable online or click the tab above. Manor Park members are automatically members of MACIT but separate membership of MACIT is available for those interested in using the indoor facilities. For separate membership of MACIT click here for a MACIT Application Form or click on the tab above.
Winter Rate: Off Peak: £8 per 60 mins / Peak: £16 per 75 mins
Summer Rate: Off-Peak: £6 per 60 mins / Peak: £10 per 75 mins
Off-peak rates operate up till 5.30 on Monday to Friday. Peak rates apply to weekday evenings and all day at weekends
We are a thriving club with easy access and an excellent range of playing facilities allowing the club to serve as the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Centre. Our Cafe Bar overlooks our show tennis courts with the Malvern Hills as a spectacular backdrop.
Tennis Facilities comprise:
- 3 acrylic indoor courts
- 4 synthetic grass courts with floodlights
- 4 acrylic hard courts, 2 with floodlights
- 2 artificial clay courts
- 4 grass courts for summer play
On-site parking is available for over a hundred cars. The Clubhouse offers changing facilities, meeting rooms and a kitchen. The club office is open on weekday mornings.
All courts except the grass courts can be booked by members online
Tennis membership includes tennis outdoors and indoors. Rackets membership includes tennis outdoors and indoors and squash & racketball. Court fees are payable on indoor tennis courts. Subscriptions include tennis and squash national association fees. Membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining. Country membership (over 30 miles away) is available by application.
Junior membership categories are 10 and under, 13 and under, 18 and under. There is a youth category: 25 and under. Graded membership fees apply to these age categories.
Manor Park offers genuine year-round tennis for all abilities in a friendly welcoming atmosphere. There are wide-ranging opportunities for all ages to get involved at all levels of play from social doubles to both senior and junior national and county leagues. The club also offers a wide range of coaching for all ages and abilities. Free taster sessions are offered to prospective members who are welcome to contact us to arrange a visit.
If you don’t feel like booking a court and organising your own game you can get involved in any of the following:
Outdoor Court Roll-ups(turn up on the day)
- Monday morning 9.00am mixed
- Tuesday evening 6.30pm mixed (summer only)
- Wednesday morning 10.00am men
- Wednesday afternoon 2pm ladies
- Wednesday evening 6.30pm men’s team practice(summer only)
- Thursday evening 6.30pm ladies’s team practice(summer only)
- Saturday mornings 10.00am men
Rotas (groups arranged in advance)
- Monday morning 11.00am men outdoors
- Tuesday evening 5.30 to 9.15 (3 sessions) mixed indoors(winter only)
- Wednesday evening 6.30 and 8.00pm men outdoors(winter only)
- Thursday evenings 8.00pm ladies indoor (winter only)
- Friday morning 9.30 and 11.00am ladies (winter indoors/summer outdoors)
- Friday morning 11.00am men outdoors
Members are welcome to entertain their visitors at Manor Park. The court fee for visiting adults is £2 and for juniors £1. Payment should be made at the club office or the Cafe Bar. A visitor is limited to three visits within twelve months.
‘Pay and Play’ is available for non-members for play on two of the floodlit acrylic courts at a fee of £5 per court per hour. Tokens to access the courts should be obtained from the club office or the Cafe Bar. Rackets and balls can also be hired. All players must wear suitable tennis footwear on the court.
Various competitive tennis events take place at Manor Park in summer and winter. Teams compete over the range of Herefordshire & Worcestershire county leagues in both summer and winter, with teams in the top men’s, ladies’ and mixed divisions. Club Tournament is the main internal competition, supplemented by one-day events. For juniors, there are tournaments and age-related county competitions.
Click here to see the list of tennis events at Manor Park with timings for summer 2019.
Click here to see the H&W county summer league fixtures for Manor Park men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams with the names of the team captains. Six men’s teams play in H&W divisions 1, 1, 2, 4 East, 6 East and 8 East. Four ladies’ teams play in H&W divisions 1, 3, 5 East and 7 East. Four mixed teams play in H&W divisions 1, 1, 2 and 3 West.
Click here to see the results of H&W county league results for men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams. This covers all club teams in the leagues and includes latest league table positions.
Click here to access the Adult Tournament Form for the 2019 Club Tournament
The club is fortunate in having an excellent team of Lawn Tennis Association Accredited+ qualified tennis coaches from Malvern Tennis Academy who provide coaching for all ages and standards from 3 to 93 in both individual and group sessions for both development and performance players.
Tennis Welfare Officer is Alison Tuck
Details of how to contact Alison are on the Club Noticeboard and in the Member’s Area.
Alison is a keen tennis player and has been a member of Manor Park for around thirty years. She is a “mostly” retired medical practitioner and has experience of safeguarding and welfare issues.
Please feel free to approach Alison if you have concerns or worries about safeguarding and wish to discuss them further.
Tuesday evening mixed doubles social tennis moves indoors as from Tuesday 1st October. All Manor Park tennis and full rackets members are eligible to play. It is also possible to join for indoor tennis only as a MACIT member. Indoor court fees are charged at £4 per session. Play is on a rota basis, with three evening sessions: 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm, 6.45 pm to 8.00 pm and 8.00 pm to 9.15 pm. Members are scheduled on court approximately on alternate weeks after being asked in advance to state weeks they wish to avoid. Players need to find substitutes if they are unavailable for play when scheduled. If you would like to be included on the Tuesday evening mixed doubles rota please use the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.
18 pairs competed in the Manor Park Charity Tennis Event in aid of St. Richard’s Hospice and £550 was raised for the Charity.