The club has 4 all-weather sand-filled artificial grass tennis courts which were replaced in June2017, have a consistent bounce and which drain quickly after rain.
Tennis Court Booking
To avoid disappointment it is recommended that members book a court before visiting the club: Booking
When booking tennis courts please try and book consecutive slots to maximise the availability of the courts. Please cancel bookings if you can’t use them.
Playing Times: Tennis may be played from 8am (10am on Sundays) and finish by 9pm during October to March, and 10pm during April to September.
There is a mini-court for younger players & a practice wall for all players.
The new LED floodlighting on all 4 courts make tennis playable all year round. Please remember to turn them off after play. If you are the last players on the courts in the day/evening, it is your responsibility to switch the court lights off. Do this even if they have already switched off automatically. If you don’t, they will come on again at dusk on the following day even if no-one is around. The lights can be switched on and off for each court individually. The switches are contained within a waterproof box located at the foot of the steps down from the Lennox Street path. To access the switches you need to use the panel key which is attached to the lower column supporting the handrail by the steps. Each court has separate on (green) and off (red) single press switches. Court 1 uses the top pair of switches with court 4 at the bottom.
You should only switch on the lights for the court you are about to use and you must turn the lights off at the end of your game unless other members present are waiting to use your court.
IMPORTANT:The door to the box must be closed and locked immediately after you switch lights on or off in order to prevent rain water getting into the box. You will need to push the door closed in order to lock it fully at top & bottom.
Note that the lights will automatically switch off at 10 pm (9pm in Winter).
Tennis BoxLeagues Mixed singles & doubles Boxleagues. These are updated approximately every 6-8 weeks throughout the year. See the Tennis-BoxLeague page for details of what’s involved & how to join. The BoxLeagues are open to all tennis members. See the calendar below for projected BoxLeague update dates.
Tennis Mixed abilities “Turn Up and Play” – every Wednesday (provided there’s no home match) from 6pm to 7:30pm & Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm. An occasional fee of £1 covers the cost of new tennis balls. For more information see the contacts page.
Tennis, Social – first Friday of the month from 5:30pm to 7pm on courts 1, 2 & 3. Optional gathering in the club house after (BYOB/nibbles). Arrange games yourselves using your own tennis balls. **
Mixed abilities “Turn Up and Play” tennis – every Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm & Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm. An occasional fee of £1 covers the cost of new balls. For more information see the contacts page.
For further information please contact the organiser via the contacts page.
Tennis Coaching for Seniors & Juniors
Our full time tennis coach, Richard Axton (pictured), is available throughout the year for private coaching for members and non-members. Richard is a LTA licensed coach and qualified to run cardio tennis sessions.
Individual and group lessons for all ages and standards can be accommodated. There are adult group sessions open to members and non-members on weekday evenings. Richard also runs a junior tennis programme (5-18 years old) with sessions midweek and at weekends. There are holiday clubs during Easter and summer holidays.
For further information please contact Richard via the contacts page.
NB: If non-members decide to join after they have had non-member coaching sessions; they will be reimbursed 5 sessions worth of additional fees paid for coaching.
Team tennis in the East of Scotland leagues typically runs from April to June each year.
The 2023 club tennis season is now over, and all four teams can be very proud of their performances.
Huge congratulations to the Men’s first team, who finished the season undefeated at the top of Division 4A, securing promotion to Division 3 for next year. They finished with a 7-7 Draw away to Lomond Park 2 and a 6-7 win away to David Lloyd Newhaven 1. The Men’s second team were hugely unlucky not to get promoted, too. They finished third in Division 7A after losing a close match away to Hatton 3 10-6, and beating Murrayfield 2 12-1 at home. They only missed out on promotion on percentage of sets won over the season – by 2.2%!
The Ladies’ first team finished the season with a close 6-7 loss to Kirkcaldy 2 at home and a tough 0-12 loss away to Braid 4, meaning that they finished at the foot of the Division 5B table. The Ladies’ second team finished fifth in Division 7B. They ended strongly, with a 6-6 draw against Hatton 3 at home, and a good 4-9 win away to Waverley 3.
Tennis, East of Scotland Ladies Team: If you would you like to play for Dean Ladies’ in the East of Scotland league then we would love to hear from you. Matches run from April until June, usually on Thursday evenings. It’s a great way to play competitive tennis, represent your club and get to know other members. You do not need to be available for every match. We also play on Monday evenings at Dean throughout the year from 6pm until 7.30pm. All lady members welcome. On Monday 29th January there will be a get-together for drinks and nibbles in the clubhouse after play. Come along to find out more about playing for the teams. Please get in touch with Lise Cooper or Ann Dickson for more info or to sign up. See the contacts page.
VMH Solicitors East of Scotland Leagues 2024
Entry for the VMH Solicitors East of Scotland Leagues is OPEN TODAY….the best tennis leagues in the world ever!!
Senior teams can enter, as per usual, by returning the form attached
Seniors and Youth can enter online by following these links. If you do not know your club log in then please get back to me and I will send it to you.
(seniors around divisions 5/6: if you are not sure in which division you are going to be in 2024 then please get back to me)
CLOSING DATE IS 31 JANUARY 2024
The cost for 2024: £70/senior team; £40/junior team.
Payment is by BACS.
East of Scotland Lawn Tennis Assoc
Please use your club’s affiliation code (see full EOS list attached) x number of senior/junior teams as your reference eg SCO443x7J would mean that North Berwick has 7 junior teams (SCO443x7S would mean that North Berwick has 7 senior teams). These references are very important when it comes to reconciling payments. If you use a different reference then you must let me know or I may well hound you unnecessarily for payment.
The rules/team list sheets and any other information will be sent in the New Year.
County Administrator, League Organiser & District Welfare Officer
Dean Annual Tennis Tournament 2024
The 2024 tennis tournament will be held on Saturday 7th September 2024 & will comprise of the following categories:
- Gents open singles
- Gents handicap singles
- Ladies open singles
- Ladies handicap singles
- Ladies open doubles
- Gents open doubles
- Mixed open doubles
- Veteran’s mixed doubles (qualification: combined age 100 or over, minimum individual age = 40)
Recycling Old Tennis Balls
Please use the big plastic tubs inside the clubhouse to deposit used tennis balls – but they must be in relatively good condition. Marked with pen or lightly scuffed is fine, but please do not leave very damaged, clay-stained or threadbare balls. We then arrange for these to be recycled. Please also take the plastic/tin/cardboard tube home with you to recycle.
New PriceOfBath Phoenix recycled tennis balls
To save on landfill, consider using the PriceOfBath Phoenix recycled tennis balls: https://www.priceofbath.com/phoenix-recycled/phoenix-recycled-tennis-ball/phoenix-recycled-tennis-ball-from-price-of-bath.html
Footware & court maintenance
To avoid damaging the playing surface please only wear appropriate ( no heel) footwear on the courts.
The committee have entered into a regular maintenance contract with a local company in order to keep the courts in the best condition possible and to try and ensure their longevity.
However, please do use one of the drag brushes, after you’ve played, to help re-distribute the sand, remove leaves and discourage plant growth etc.
Court Booking & Club Contacts
Book a court via the booking section page.
For further information please contact the organiser via the contacts page.