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:

For answers to questions about tennis facilities and membership please contact the Membership Secretary by email at: tennis@manorparkmalvern.com

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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 with floodlights
  • 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.

The monthly adult membership fee for tennis is £25, for rackets £33. Annual fees are £17 for 10 and under, £32 for 13 and under, £64 for 18 and under, £105 for 25 and under. Monthly family membership including children 18 and under is £49 for tennis, £56 for racketball.

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Click here to see the tennis rules

For more information please send an email to: tennis@manorparkmalvern.com

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 9.00 am mixed
  • Tuesday evening 6.30 pm mixed (summer only)
  • Wednesday morning 10.00 am men
  • Wednesday afternoon 2.00 pm ladies
  • Wednesday evening 6.30 pm  men’s team practice (summer only)
  • Thursday evening 6.30 pm ladies’s team practice (summer only)
  • Saturday mornings 10.00 am men

Rotas (groups arranged in advance)

  • Monday morning 11.00 am men outdoors
  • Tuesday evening 5.30 to 9.15 pm (3 sessions) mixed indoors (winter only)
  • Wednesday evening 6.30 and 8.00 pm men outdoors (winter only)
  • Thursday evenings 8.00 pm ladies indoor (winter only)
  • Friday morning 9.30 and 11.00 am ladies (winter indoors/summer outdoors)
  • Friday morning 11.00 am men outdoors

Members are welcome to entertain their visitors at Manor Park. The court fee for visiting adults is £5 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 £10 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.

 

2020 Tournament 

 

Club Tournament Results 2020

Men’s Singles: Simon Wikeley r/u Mark Rowe 6-2 6-3

Ladies’ Singles: Ellie Fleming r/u Katy Lewin 6-2 6-3

Men’s Doubles: Chris Skinner & Paul Burgess r/u Chris Marlow & Tobie Timmermans 7-5 7-6

Ladies’ Doubles: Katy Lewin & Alice Davey r/u Jilly Witcombe & Hannah Griffiths 3-6 6-4 6-4

Mixed Doubles: Simon Wikeley & Bethany Pye r/u Chris Marlow & Rachel Prudden 7-5 6-3

Men’s Doubles 60+: Julian Clapp & Tom White r/u Bob Mannion & James Noon 7-5 7-5

Mixed 50+ Doubles: Geoff & Penny Smith r/u Rory Guilding & Jenny Poole 6-4 6-2

Family Doubles: Paul & Lois Burgess r/u Tom & Sam Laidler 6-2 6-2

Plate events
Men’s Singles: Dave Smith r/u Pete Moore 6-4 6-4
Ladies Singles Simona Armstrong r/u Lesley Lowndes 6-4 4-6 6-3
Men’s Doubles: Al Cooper & Graham Upton r/u Geoff Titmuss & Lee Smith 6-3 6-4
Ladies’ Doubles: Paula Daniel & Tracy Morgan r/u Susan Fairlie & Sue Allman 6-3 6-2
Mixed Doubles: Roger Kennell & Jenny Poole r/u John Milton & Di Marlow 6-4 2-6 6-3
Men’s Doubles 60+: David Fraser & Gerry Nash r/u Geoff Titmuss & Graham Upton 7-6 7-5

Mixed 50+ Doubles: Charles Houlbrooke & Vicki Advani r/u Andy & Bev Bond 6-4 7-5

Club tournament results: Juniors 10U Mixed: Monty Cooper r/u Will Unsted

14U Girls: Beth Pye r/u Holly Stevens
14U Boys: Oliver Ruddick r/u Jo McKay
18U Girls: Emma McKay r/u Lilia Mico
18U Boys: Samuel Cassidy r/u Sam Lea
14U Girls Doubles: Lois Burgess & Bethany Pye r/u Lilia Mico & Holly Stevens

14U Boys Doubles: Sam Laidler & Sam Clements r/u Joe McKay & Oliver Ruddick

18U Boys Doubles: Sam Laidler & Sam Cassidy r/u Sam Clements & Sam Lea

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 in summer 2019.

Click here to see the 2019 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 2019-20 H&W county winter league fixtures for Manor Park seven men’s, five ladies’ and four mixed teams with the names of the team captains.

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 2020 Club Tournament (updated for effects of coronavirus)

 

 

Manor Park tennis section has a large active membership of adults and children keen to improve their standard of tennis for social and competitive play.  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 (with ages from 3 years and upwards) in both individual and group sessions for beginner, development and performance players.

For all coaching enquiries whatever your requirement as a member or non-member contact  Malvern Tennis Academy or email:  tennis@malverntennisacademy.com 

Ali Tuck Welfare Officer

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.

Club Tournament 2020

The Club Tournament got off to a slightly later start than usual due to the pandemic, but once tennis became one of the first activities to be up and running the club became busier than ever with lots of people venturing forth for much missed exercise and meeting friends and it became apparent that it would be possible to run the event after all. There were good entries across all events as there was no other competitive tennis to distract people, indeed very little competitive sport at all. Some great tennis was enjoyed throughout the rounds as prospective juicy encounters were publicised by Chris and people came down to enjoy a drink from the bar and a view from the bank. The Men’s Semi-final between Simon Wikeley and Tobie Timmermans stood out as a highlight with Simon narrowly triumphing in a third set tie-break.

Finals Day was a beautiful sunny day, albeit a little chilly in the shade, but alas the dreaded virus had come back to haunt us and a number of events had to be postponed due to people returning from holidays and needing to quarantine or otherwise self- isolating. Nevertheless, with crowds, exceeding those at the US Open, there were matches to entertain throughout the day.

The Men’s Singles Final was one of the first events of the day and proved to be an interesting contrast of styles between the old-school Mark Rowe and Simon Wikeley who was looking to regain the title which he won in 2017 and 2018. Simon eventually won out in two fascinating sets.

The Ladies Final was an encounter between reigning champion Katie Lewin and Ellie Fleming a previous 3 times champion. In a high-quality match Ellie came out the winner in straight sets to get her name back on the trophy. Katie Lewin soon returned to court with partner Alice Davey in the Ladies Doubles Final where they fought back from a set down to take the title against Hannah Griffiths and Jilly Witcomb.

Indoor tennis at Manor Park Malvern

Winter Indoor Social Tennis

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.

 

Indoor tennis at Manor Park Malvern

Nature Valley Tennis Open Day Success

The sun shone on this year’s tennis open afternoon on Saturday 18th May. There were free coaching sessions for adults and also for juniors in age ranges 3 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, 11 – 14 years and 15 – 18 years. There were more than 70 participants, showing mixed ranges of abilities together with high levels of energy and enthusiasm. There should be a new interest in tennis at the Club, especially for beginners.

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