ABOUT THE CLUB
The land that the Club stands on in Withyham Road, was purchased by a group of enthusiastic local people in the mid sixties and tennis started to be played at the Bexhill Social and Tennis Club on 4 all-weather courts in 1969. A rudimentary clubhouse was also constructed.
A fifth tennis court (the Jubilee Court) was added in 1975 and the Club expanded to include 2 squash courts in in 1977. This development also prompted the change of name to Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club. At that time squash was becoming increasingly popular so a third court was required in 1980.
Floodlights were erected on tennis courts 1-4 in the 1990s and in 2000 the present clubhouse was constructed, largely by the club members themselves.
Since the Millennium, the Jubilee Court has been replaced and a further tennis court constructed. All six tennis courts are now floodlit.
The club has continued to maintain the squash courts and has recently installed new screens which are designed to improve the retention of heat on the courts in the winter.
The club remains a private members club and is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) which amongst other things means that it cannot be sold for redevelopment.
As intended by its original members, its aim is to provide a friendly atmosphere where people of any age can enjoy the social facilities as well as playing sport for fun or competition.
We have 6 Floodlit All Weather hard courts. These courts are available for use all year round. A ball machine is also available for a small charge for members use.
Club tennis session take place throughout the week, a full list of organised session can be found the Tennis Programme section.
We have 3 squash courts all with spacious viewing galleries. The courts are regularly redecorated and maintained to a high standard including dehumidifiers and heating. This provides good competitive facilities for our teams playing both the Sussex and Eastbourne Leagues.
With a vibrant and friendly group of players of all ages and abilities, the Racquetball leagues were started at the club at the end of 2010. We currently have around 30 players enthusiastically participating in 4 leagues, covering all standards and abilities.
This is free for members to use and takes about 30 minutes to warm up. It is expensive if left on for an evening when it is not being used. When you have finished your sauna, try and find out if anyone else is going to use it before turning it off.
We have excellent changing facilities including showers for both Ladies and Men as well as a separate disable toilet which is accessible from the courts.
This is run by members on a voluntary basis and is open most evenings from around 7pm, but earlier on Saturdays.
We have 2 function rooms and a well equipped kitchen available for members to hire. They are also used for many of our social functions as well as our non-sporting activities (bridge, pilates, yoga).
We have a table tennis table that is available for use by members. It can be put up in either of the function rooms.
someone willing to run it.
The Social Committee works hard to provide a varied social programme for your enjoyment. Please look at the notice boards regularly to see what is coming up and try to support these events if you can. The Committee will be pleased to receive ideas and ecstatic if you want to help. A provisional social calendar is usually sent out with the annual newsletter in March, but things do change and additional events are organised, so keep checking the notice boards for details.
Yoga, Pilates and Bridge sessions are held at various times throughout the week.