Welcome to Hightown Tennis Club

Situated in picturesque surroundings in Crewe, Cheshire, we are a friendly, social and competitive tennis club offering a range of membership options at great prices!


Club History

Hightown Congs. Tennis Club lies tucked away in a quiet spot between Gainsborough Rd. and Ruskin High School in Crewe. It has been there for over 90 years and was originally started in 1922 by four enterprising members of the Congregational Church which stood on Hightown in Crewe (hence the Club's official name – 'Crewe Congregational Tennis Club'). At first the club used courts belonging to Union St. Baptist Church but in 1926 the present site was acquired and the members laid down 2 grass tennis courts and a croquet lawn! A few years later a Pavilion was erected and the croquet lawn was converted into a 3rd court.

During the 2nd World War the third court was dug up and the land was used for growing vegetables as part of the war effort. After the war the members set-to again and converted the two remaining grass courts into red-shale using ash obtained from Crewe Works tip. In 1947 the Club was one of the founder members of the Nantwich and District Tennis League, the fore-runner of today's Slazenger South and Mid-Cheshire Tennis League.

In 2002 the Club replaced the shale courts with a porous tarmac all-weather surface which were officially opened by Jo Hulse one of the Club's Trustees on Saturday 24th May 2003. The club could then be open all year round and teams were entered into the Winter League as well as the Summer League. The Pavilion was re-clad in 2006 and a car park created in 2009. The courts were re-surfaced in September 2015. The grounds and courts are partly maintained by volunteers from it's membership.

Membership

New Members Always Welcome!

Membership costs for the 2019 season Membership - Play Anytime
  (Full membership must be approved)
   
Adult £95
Junior (14 and under 18 on 1st Sept 2019) £40
Student / Unemployed £60
 

Visitor's fees are £3 per session with a maximum of 5 sessions per season.

Children and Grandchildren (under 14) of members can play for free under the supervision of the member, but only when the courts are not required by other members.

Cheques should be made payable to:
"CREWE CONGREGATIONAL TENNIS CLUB" and passed to the club treasurer, Peter Bridge.

The Club’s Safeguarding policy is available on request and is posted on the Club notice board in the pavilion.

Club Sessions

Club sessions for members are organised throughout the summer season.

Weekend sessions are every Saturday at 2pm. Evening sessions are every Wednesday at 6pm.

Social tennis with coffee and biscuits are every Thursday between 10 am and 12 noon throughout the year.

   

Throughout the year, a number of friendly tournaments are run for all members.

Tournaments are American round-robin events that include food for a small additional charge.

Location

   

You can find our club at:

Rear of 37 Gainsborough Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 7PL

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Contact Us

Membership enquiries can be made to:

David Wainwright, Membership Secretary
wainwright.david@sky.com or 01270 666754


You can also stop by at our club during any club session:

Rear of 37 Gainsborough Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 7PL