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Tennis FAQ

Can I join a tennis coaching programme without becoming a member?

You can attend your first coaching block without joining the club, but thereafter we require all those on a coaching programme to become members. This includes all juniors over 4 years old on the Mini tennis Red, Orange and Green programmes.

Does tennis membership mean I can use the fitness suite?

As the tennis club membership and Fitness suite membership are completely separate, you would need to purchase our 'club' membership to take advantage of both our facilities.  You can also 'pay as you go' to use the fitness suite.

How can I find other people to play with?

The Club Captain organises Adult Club nights outdoors on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in summer and Thursday evenings in winter from 6.30pm. All levels of ability are catered for and members are encouraged to join in with groups of a similar level of play. Just turn up and join in. Other events are organised and advertised on our events calendar.

For juniors, one of the coaches organises family night on Friday evenings during summer season. All juniors and friends are welcome free of charge.  

What do I need to wear?

Any recognised tennis clothing and shoes would be suitable. To prevent damage to the courts, trainers with ridged or studded soles are not permitted.

The Club is able offer the full range of Wilson racquets, balls and equipment at very competitive prices – ask any of the coaches who will be happy to advise you on racquet sales.

What is Pay to Play?

This allows newcomers to tennis, or people who like to play now and again, the opportunity to just 'pay to play' tennis without becoming a member. You can call the club and ask to book a court at any time.

Membership Questions

Who can I ask about Membership and Social Events ?

The Reception Team are available to help with enquiries – telephone 01484 687160. Any of the Coaching Team can help you with enquiries regarding individual coaching lessons – click here to view telephone numbers. The Social events calendar is also enclosed and generally entry forms are displayed on the notice boards prior to the event. Also any of the Committee members can help you with your enquiries.


What about Membership ?

Membership is open to all and the various categories are detailed on the form. The Club also requires all those taking part in coaching to become members so that they can benefit from all the facilities that the Club has to offer. This includes all juniors on the Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green programmes.

For those new to tennis, we make the offer that you can join the coaching programme for one block without joining the Club, but thereafter, we require all those on the coaching programme to become members.

What happens after I join and I turn up to play outdoors ?

Access to the Clubhouse is via the main entrance to the club house.

When are the outdoor courts available ?

Outdoor courts can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance and up to 1½ hours. These are free to members apart from any lighting that may be required. There is a charge of £2.50 per half hour for the lights. You can book a court at reception, by telephone, by using the club kiosk or on-line.  By using the kiosk or going on-line you can see exactly when and which courts are available.  Click here to go to our on-line booking system.

Can I bring a friend to play who is not a member ?

Any member wishing to introduce a non-member to the Club shall, upon entering the premises, complete a visitor's form. The introducing member shall be responsible for ensuring that a visitor’s fee of £5.00 is paid. No visitor shall be allowed to play more than 5 times a year. All members may introduce visitors and they shall be held responsible for their them.

Do I have to pay extra to hire a court ?

No, not if it is outdoors apart from if floodlights are required.

Indoor courts are available to book at reception, by telephone, by using the club kiosk or on-line.  The charges vary from peak and off-peak times and from day to day.  We also have a walk-on rate. Click here for indoor court prices

What about floodlights on the outdoor courts ?

The cost of the lights are £5.00 per hour per court for all outdoor courts, both for juniors and seniors. The floodlights automatically come on 2 minutes before the time the court is booked for. 

Can I learn to play tennis to a better standard ?

The Club runs a full coaching programme for everyone, adults and children, from beginners to team players. Click here for details

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