Social

Social play

Sometimes the hardest thing in tennis is to find someone to play with.

We have a "mix in" policy here at DALTC which means that on Wednesday & Thursday evenings (from about 6.00 pm) and on Saturday & Sunday afternoons (from about 2.00 pm) you will always get a game.

Monday (Men’s Priority Night) and Tuesday (Ladies' Priority Night) are also evenings when all those who attend are asked to mix in, so again you will be assured of a game if you turn up.

While social playing members are required to give way to match play, with 6 floodlit astro courts and 3 grass courts, you’ll rarely not find a court available for social tennis.

Club tournaments

The season starts with the Peacock Cup (a mixed doubles tournament).

Thornton Trophy tournaments  run in May, June, July and August. Check the calendar below for dates, and view the latest news on our home page for details of times and registration.

The Club Tournament will continue to run throughout September 2018 concluding in a finals day. To celebrate the successes of the tournament, there will be a presentation evening, with refreshments provided.

The final tournament of the season is our prestigious Open - The Thurlow Cup which attracts club players from other clubs in the region. This is usually held the first Saturday after the club tournament has ended.

Social events

We are always keen to receive suggestions from our members for social events so have a think of what you would like to do and involve other members and feed your ideas into the committee darcherytennis@gmail.com 

Each Christmas we have a couple of members dinners. 

Notices of events will be displayed on the clubhouse notice board. Details of all events will also appear on this page of the website.

The Great Durham Archery Bake Off


Andy Muƕrays Wimbledon Trophy Tour


Social play


Coach - John challenges Andy Murray's Reaction test


Thornton Trophy