Beginners Introduction to Tennis FAQs

Do I need to bring anything?
A bottle of water and suitable clothing and trainers.

Do I need to have my own racquet?
No, if you don’t have a racquet we can supply you with one. Simply indicate that you need a racquet when you fill out your booking.

Are there changing facilities at the club?
Yes, we have changing rooms in the squash block. Please ask the coach for the door code when you arrive.

What is the maximum number of people on the course?
We normally limit the number of participants to 10 per course.

What happens if I can’t make a class?
Unfortunately we are unable to give refunds for classes that you are unable to attend.

Where are the classes held?
The classes are held on courts 6 and 7 just beyond the squash block at Sydenham Tennis Club. The main entrance to the club is in Springfield Road, SE26 6ET. Details of how to find us can be found here.

Can I cancel my course booking?
Yes, you can cancel your booking up to seven days prior to the start of the course. Please contact our Club Manager, Dez Lewington, at

Can I join the course part-way through?
Yes, if there are places available. Please contact our Club Manager, Dez Lewington at or call him on 07398 170 056 to arrange your booking.

Do I have to be a member of the club to join the course?
No, this course is specifically aimed at non-members who would like to learn to play tennis.

What happens if it rains?
If rain prevents a class taking place we will either add an extra class to the end of the course or extend the remaining classes to make up the time lost. We do not give refunds for classes cancelled due to adverse weather.

How can I find out if a class is going ahead?
Please contact the coach if you are uncertain whether a class is going ahead. Details of the coach’s contact details will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.