WELCOME to cheadle tennis

We are a small but very competitive club and we love playing tennis! We run 6 Mens teams and 4 Ladies Teams in the North East Cheshire Summer League and 7 Winter League teams. We also have lots of social tennis, Box Leagues, Tournaments and social events.

Cheadle (Kingsway) Tennis Club is a great place to play tennis. 6 fantastic well maintained floodlit all weather courts for great tennis throughout the year as well as the opportunity to pop into the newly refurbished bar for a well earned drink afterwards. We have a strong coaching programme for beginners or those who want to improve their game. Cheadle Tennis Club is part of Cheadle Sports Club where you can watch top class lacrosse in the Winter and cricket and bowls in the Summer.

CONTACT US

Elaine Johnson

07422 502 194

In memory of John hampson

John Hampson
Tournament 2023

Thank you to your all for making yesterday such a great day. My dad loved the club and everyone who was part of it. I know he would be truly honoured to have such a fantastic day in his name. Philippa, Mark and Jennifer

Cheers to John Hampson - a great day in his memory - Jill Carswell

Thank you for a truly memorable and fun day,. What an amazing club. A really lovely legacy for John. Thank you everyone for making it special - Sue Wallis

BOOK A COURT

Not a member and want to play tennis?

If you are not a member, you will need to book through the Rally Pay to Play system. The courts are £12 per hour, which includes the visitor’s fees. 

NEW MEMBERS

We are always happy to welcome new members. Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. As a member you can book the courts for free, join in on club nights, tournaments, receive discount on coaching, enjoy all the facilities and the newly refurbished bar area, receive discount off food and drink and watch the sport on Sky and BT.

We also have a Social membership at £40 for those who may only want to play occasionally or for parents who only want to knock with their junior/mini member children. This membership allows you to join in five club nights/tournaments over the year.

welcoming Beginners, improvers & new members

Beginners, Improvers and New Members Night will be running every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm throughout the Summer and Winter. All welcome as long as you can serve and hit a ball – you just need a racket, £2 for the lights/balls and lots of energy and enthusiasm! 

Junior camps

During School Holidays we run Tennis Camps. These are a great way to really learn and practice the techniques of each shot, while having lots of fun and making new friends.

Coaching Staff

ADAM ROBINSON

Adam heads up our coaching team. he has been playing tennis since he could walk and has played competitively as both junior and senior for Cheadle. He is the Captain of our Mens 1st Team.

Adam achieved his level 3 Coaching Certificate in January 2023. He is accredited by the LTA and has completed all the safeguarding checks and training. He is highly recommended by those who have worked with him and he has bags of energy, patience, enthusiasm and passion for tennis.

Adam does both adult and junior coaching on either an individual or group basis. Adam also runs Tennis Camps throughout the school holidays.

You can contact him on adamrobinson00@gmail.com

Phone- 07805 060748

COACHING
booking
guide

LTA Youth Start   Starter 6 weeks course that includes equipment (racket + T-Shirt + Tennis ball set). Only available for children from 4 to 11 years old who are new to tennis.

LTA Youth    Current coaching Programme for juniors from 5 to 14 years old, for players who have some experience in tennis and want to develop and improve their game.

Competition Squad    Orientated to tennis Competitions, available for experienced players, Advanced development of the game.

Adults Course     Different abilities available from beginners to advanced. Current coaching Program for adults who would like to develop their game and improve results game orientated. 

History of our tennis club

Cheadle Kingsway Tennis Club was created from the merging of Gatley Tennis Club, which was located at the end of Belmont Road in Gatley and Cheadle Tennis Club, which was always based within Cheadle Sports Club.

Tennis had been played at Gatley since before the first world war the with Mr H M Burns winning three Mens Singles titles in the 1920’s and 30’s. Lots of Gatley families played tennis at the club over the years, including the Wood’s, Clough’s, Garrett’s, Tomkinson’s, Terry’s, Hatton’s and Gordon’s. Even today, there are many players whose parents and even grand parents played – the Dabb’s, Sutherland, Johnson and Pullar names go back a few generations on the cups!

Gatley Tennis Club comprised of 4 shale courts, 2 all weather and a clubhouse dating back to 1902. In March 2003 the clubhouse was burnt down by vandals. The club was in trouble because shale was a surface in decline – it was made from brick dust and the North West only had one machine producing shale. The costs of new courts plus rebuilding the clubhouse were too great – a new solution was needed.

At that time Cheadle Tennis Club was struggling for members. They had three shale courts, two grass courts and a tarmac court and very few members. They too badly needed new courts.

Irene Pullar was Chair of Gately Tennis Club and Sandra McDermott was Chair of Cheadle Sports Club. They got their heads together and agreed to sell Gatley Tennis Club and use the proceeds to build six new courts at Cheadle. It sounds simple but there was lots of hard work involved. Planning permission was sought from Stockport Council – they objected as they saw it as the loss of six tennis courts in the area, despite the fact that by this time the Cheadle courts had fallen into disrepair and Gatley courts were becoming obsolete. The decision was appealed and ultimately ended up at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, which was John Prescott – not someone who you would think would be supportive of a tennis club in South Manchester, but he came through for us and over ruled the council. The day he made the decision Stockport Council refused planning permission for our floodlights, despite over 20 positive submissions from the residents on High Grove Road (most of which were members of the club!). Gatley Tennis Club and Cheadle Tennis Clubs became Cheadle Kingsway Tennis Club.

Once the decision was made Gatley Tennis Club was sold for housing and the money used to re-develop the courts at Cheadle, tarmac the car park and establish a ‘sinking fund’ to replace the courts when required. The Tennis Pavillion was refurbished and named the ‘Irene Pullar Pavillion’ in recognition of the work Irene put in to make it happen. You may also see a plaque to Peter Kashem who was heavily involved in securing a developer and making the move happen. At that time Val Cording joined us as Tennis Coach – all three members were later made Life Members to thank them for keeping us all playing tennis.

Cheadle (Kingsway) Sports Club Ltd

225 Kingsway,

Cheadle,

Cheshire

SK8 1LA

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