PLAY – Friendly & competitive tennis in Amber Valley


Book a court using ClubSpark

Social tennis

Becoming a member of the club means that you'll be able to attend any of the social sessions and play whenever you want (when the courts aren't in use).

To book a court, you need to register an account with the LTA's ClubSpark system.

The ClubSpark system allows you to manage your bookings, coaching sessions, memberships, and more. ClubSpark is straightforward and easy to use, but details and guidance can be found on the LTA ClubSpark support site.

Competitive tennis

We play competitive matches against other Derbyshire tennis clubs, playing matches both home and away.

The Club has one women's/ladies' team, three men's teams, and two teams of mixed doubles.

We compete in competitions throughout the year, including summer and winter leagues.

Representing the club is a great way to meet people, improve your game, and stay fit.

You can view the upcoming fixtures here.

Our club's facilities

Our site in Ripley (Heage Road, DE5 3GG) has four outdoor courts, made from porous macadam with a non-slip painted surface. Three of our courts are floodlit, using modern floodlights that provide even lighting across the courts.  This also allows tennis to be played all year round, in the evenings of autumn and winter.

The courts have been repainted (May 2024) for the summer season and sight screens and wind breakers have been updated.

Our clubhouse is equipped with a kitchen, ladies' and gents' toilets, and changing areas. We also have a disabled toilet.

Free parking is available on site. In recent months, we have re-stoned the car park and enhanced the grounds.

The committee is dedicated to improving the club in every way. Our plans includes current and future projects to enhance members' enjoyment of the club and improve facilities for the local community.

Whether you're playing for fun or to compete, you could improve your game through the club's coaching programme. The coaching programme - run by LTA accredited coach Phil Saddler - is designed to be inclusive, professional, and fun. Coaching sessions run twice weekly (on Mondays and Thursdays) and are open to all ages and abilities.

Phil Saddler | | 07891 708420