Rusty Rackets & Beginners

“Give Tennis a Go” – why not become a GTAG member? If you’re new to tennis or would like to improve your skills with similar level players, then you’ll find a warm welcome at Halton. The perfect way to start is with a Rusty Rackets session – it’ll help you get more out of your game.

Concern about being good enough to join a tennis club or having been on the receiving end of a poor experience at school are often mentioned as the main reasons people are worried about taking up the game of tennis. Some 15 years ago here at Halton we took on the challenge to solve this and provide a safe, fun experience – so we invented ‘rusties’. Since then we have welcomed and encouraged hundreds of people to take up the game. It’s simply the best way to start or restart playing tennis. You can come to the twice weekly sessions free within your Full or GTAG membership as well as enjoy casual play with other members. GTAG membership also benefits from being cheaper than full membership.

Meeting new friends and enjoying a coach-led fun session hitting loads of balls is our mantra – so why not become a GTAG member and give it a go!


  • Reduced membership cost
  • Attendance at the coach-led beginners/Rusty Rackets/drills sessions 
  • Attendance at the Cardio Tennis Session
  • Use of outdoor courts
  • Hire of indoor courts at members discounted rate
  • Member rates for Everyball tennis coaching courses
  • £10 payable for trial session to be refunded on joining
  • Health and Wellbeing experts suggest there is nothing better. If you’ve never played or it was ages ago at school this is for you!

To become a GTAG member please fill out our membership form and return it to the office.

For all enquiries or to book a visit please contact the office.

Rusty Rackets doing exercises at Halton

"Great fun, great people, great coaching...not only the highlight of my tennis week but the highlight of my week full stop!"

— Scott, GTAG member

Rustys fun!


Our aims are to hit lots of tennis balls, do some drills and games, and offer some hints & tips on the game of doubles. Coaching courses for beginners are also available. Plus, we also run Rusty Fun Tournaments.

Day Time Organiser
Thurs 7 – 9pm Nick Leighton
Sat 4 – 5.30pm Nick Leighton

Sessions include use of indoor courts during inclement weather

To start your Halton GTAG membership please complete our form:

For all enquiries or to book a visit please contact the office.

Rusty Rackets group on Halton's courts

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Halton tennis membership

Having moved from another club it has been very noticeable just what a friendly, positive and professional Club Halton is.

— Richard, member