Playing opportunities for all

Members enjoy a range of playing opportunities, from privately organised games to social sessions to competitive county league matches.

The men's and ladies first teams are in the first divisions of their Berkshire leagues, securing a number of league titles in recent times.

Several internal competitions are held throughout the year, with the summer season culminating with the Club Championships in July.

Elite tennis

We’re proud that many Caversham players regularly represent Berkshire, in age groups from under 10 to over 60! Some even compete in international events.

If you hope to play in our higher teams, introduce yourself to our ‘Welcome’ team. They’ll organise a hit so you get an idea where you fit.

Teams at many levels

We believe in team opportunities for many.

We enter as many senior, junior and vets teams as possible in local leagues, as well as regional and national events. Some who joined the club as raw beginners now enjoy the camaraderie of team tennis. Join us, join our team practices and year-round inter-club match play.

Club teams have an active programme of competitions

We field some 27 teams during the year, including the following:

Men's team captains

1st - Paul Lomas
2nd - Paul Ashurst
3rd - Kevin Byrne
4th - Melvyn Hayden
5th - David Bell
6th - David Bell


1st - Sarah Baker (summer), Janet Barlow (winter)
2nd - Hayley Underwood
3rd - Frannie Stanton
4th - Natasha Laslett
5th - Jacqui Charles-Jones


1st - Laura Godfrey
2nd - James Cudd
3rd - Alec Briggs
4th & 5th - Nazia Van San

Ladies overall captain - Hayley Underwood (was Laura )

Men’s overall captain - Gerben Van San

Summer Season

In the outdoor season, every Tuesday and Thursday evening is dedicated adult club night. These club night sessions are incredibly popular and well attended.

Play is organised by the tennis coach on duty from 6:30pm across all nine courts, with the last round of doubles being organised by them at 8pm. Play often commences before 6:30pm, with early birds arriving from 5:30pm, and continues until dark. You will often find the coaches joining in with the on-court fun as well.

There are other times during the week when group social play takes place as follows:

  • Friday morning ladies social group
  • Friday veterans tennis group

Self organised social play

Members can come along and play singles or doubles whenever the courts are available. The club newsletter which is sent out weekly most of the year, will give details of court availability. Court availability is also shown on the home page.

Beginners and rusty racquets

Beginners are very much welcome, and you are never a beginner for long.

The coaching team runs new beginners' introduction courses which are a great way for anyone new to the sport to get involved in a non-pressurised and friendly atmosphere.

There is also the opportunity to have a free 20 minute assessment (15 minutes on court followed by a 5 minute chat). Here we will listen to exactly what you want from your tennis and then find the perfect fit for you in either the coaching programme or club social tennis.

We want you to be successful and really enjoy your tennis, so why not contact us today on 0118 947 4566.

Indoor tennis in the winter

Dome block bookings

Members and non-members (subject to payment of a non-member fee) can book a weekly dome slot in advance on the basis of a 12-week term, one before Christmas and one after Christmas.

Thursday night drills

There are three one-hour sessions graded by the coaches. Each session is designed to combine some high intensity tennis drills, coaching and match play set at a level appropriate for the group.

Indoor coaching programme

The Club’s junior and adult coaching programme takes place on the indoor courts during the indoor season.

Junior club night

Junior Club night moves onto the indoor courts once the dome goes up.

Sunday night social play

Sunday night club night is open to all full and senior adult members. It runs from 7pm until 10pm and is self-supervised. Just turn up and play.

Ad-hoc dome booking

Each dome season there are usually a few slots during the week that have not been booked in advance. These can be booked at short notice either online or via the office.