Tunnels Tennis Club
Tunnels Tennis Club was originally sited at Whipton Sports field, as the southern railway club. The land was taken over during world war 2, for food production. The club moved to Mount Pleasant Road, over the main rail line tunnel, where members played on 5 courts. Further development of the tunnel area meant a move to the current site in Rivermead Road.
Today Tunnels Tennis Club is a small yet active club with an exciting year round programme.
Members enjoy playing on Thursday evenings, as well as on Monday and Thursday mornings. There’s even a beginners club session on Tuesday afternoons. Club members can arrange games at any time, any day, via a diary booking system.
Unfortunately the club doesn’t offer any coaching, therefore if that is at the top of your list, the may be best to look at other local clubs.
The club competes with 3 league teams including mens, ladies and mixed. These teams are active in Exeter League and in the East Devon League. In the summer 3 American tournaments are open to all and usually members have a BBQ after.
As a small community club, members volunteer to help with the run of Tunnels Tennis Club. Therefore fees are very affordable and all are welcome at the club.
Also the club hosts many social events for those that wish to join in throughout the year.