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Tennis@Risbygate Sports Club

Tennis is a great way to meet people and get fit while having fun, so why not pop along and give us a try? We are a very friendly, active tennis club and we welcome players of all ages and abilities. Non-members are also welcome (see under Public Access below).

There are currently four hard courts playable throughout the year, two of which are floodlit. Grant applications permitting, we are hoping to extend this to five courts with four being floodlit. This would allow us to increase access for non-members, accommodate more players on winter evenings and to significantly extend our coaching provision. We also offer excellent changing facilities, a bar, and a refurbished Club House.

The Club is affiliated to the LTA and plays competitive matches in the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk & Suffolk Leagues. We also enter teams into the LTA Team Tennis competitions (now renamed National Leagues). For full details, please click on the TEAM TENNIS tab.

Every year, we organise our own tournaments at both junior and senior levels, and the Club hosts monthly junior LTA tournaments too.

Public Access

Non-members are welcome to use the tennis courts between 12 midday and 2pm on all weekdays (at your own risk). The cost is £10 per court per hour.

Please call or email the Tennis Secretary (see opposite) to book a court (we plan to automate this process in due course).

General enquiries can also be made to the office on 01284 755468 or by email

Tennis Membership

New members can join at any time and will be given a warm welcome. Courts are available for play from 7.30am (8.00am in winter) to 10pm (floodlights cost extra) and there are six Club sessions a week when you can just turn up and play and balls are provided by the Club. For details of these sessions, click on the SOCIAL TENNIS tab.

For details of membership fees and to download an application form, please click on MEMBERSHIP from the main menu. For more details about the Tennis Section click on the INFORMATION tab above.

“It really is a club for a lifetime!  I first joined in the 1970s, played in the teams in the 80s, supported my children through the Club coaching programmes in the 90s and now play social tennis and give something back by serving on the committee.”

David Porter


Suzie Stiff/Carrie Wotton

Tennis Secretaries


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Risbygate Sports Club

Westley Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RR

Tel: 01284 755468

OPEN DAILY: 8.30am - 10pm

Risbygate Sports Club

How To Join

If you want to try a sport or activity at Risbygate Sports Club, and come along for a taster session, please contact the office on 01284 755468 or email and we will put you in touch with the relevant Sports Section Secretary to arrange a visit and give more information.

If you are interested in membership for a particular sport (or sports), you can either download and complete our Membership Form or contact us by email, phone (01284 755468) or visit the club’s office, which is open weekday mornings. We will be very happy to show you around the club, and/or any particular section you are interested in.


The Racket Sports and Outdoor Bowls membership subscription year runs from 1st April till 30th March. Indoor Bowls and Social/Petanque subscriptions run from 1st September until 31st August. Pro rata subscription rates apply if you join inbetween subscription periods.

Public Access

Public access to our sports facilities is available at certain times. Please have a look at the individual sports pages for more information, costs and how to book a court or rink. General enquiries can also be made to the office on 01284 755468 or by email