Members Guide

Information for Members

Members may reserve courts using the online booking system or simply turn up and play. Booked courts take priority. Members may not book courts during Club play sessions.

Note that, as per Club Rules, if all courts are occupied and members are waiting, a match shall consist of one normal tie-break set and, on completion of the set, players shall vacate the court to allow other members to play. Players may then await the next free court to play again.

Booked courts are for a set time period and will always take priority - these courts should be vacated on completion of the time period booked.

Remember to lock the court padlock securely on the gate latch when you have finished playing, to prevent unauthorised access and potential vandalism. If anyone else is playing when you leave, please check that they have a key to lock-up.

Club Play

All Senior members are welcome at Club Play sessions, provided they play to a reasonable standard. Due to todays’ more stringent safe-guarding rules, Junior members are unable to play at club sessions. Session times are as follows:

  • Monday Afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm (All year round)
  • Wednesday Afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm (October to March)
  • Wednesday Evenings 6:00 - 9:00pm (April to September)
  • Saturday Mornings 9:00 - 1:00pm (All year round)

(Wednesday sessions change gradually with the light in Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct)

On Saturday mornings, Club Play will be split into two periods: early morning, for players who have the necessary skills, and late morning, for members who are new to the game or still improving. This is in line with our long-standing rule about the ‘reasonable’ standard required for Club Play sessions.

Please see the Guidance for Club Play sessions attached to the News page of the website for more information.

Guests and Coaching

Members may bring a Guest to play at the courts. There is a small fee payable to the club for Senior guest players and it is the responsibility of the member to pay this fee by bank transfer to the club account. Members are responsible for their guests welfare, including compliance with Club Rules & Regulations, Health & Safety Policy and Covid19 Guidelines.

For a small fee, members may employ a third party coach for coaching lessons at the courts, subject to evidence of the appropriate insurance and DBS checks being provided to the Chairman or Membership Secretary.

For information on the Club coaching arrangements, please refer to the Coaching page on the website.

 

Annual Renewal Process and Fees

Membership renewals become payable in March each year and are valid for the following 1st April to 31st March period. Subscription fees are inclusive, non-refundable and payable from 1st March, regardless of your joining date.

Renewals are to be completed by the 30th April at the latest. After this date, lapsing members will no longer have the use of the courts and must return their Court Keys to the Secretary or Treasurer.

If existing members still wish to renew after 30th April, they must apply through the New Applicants process, using the New Applicant fee structure.

Club Fees for Renewing Members

Senior, Junior, Family & Social membership fees for this season:

  • Senior Members £100
  • Junior Members (under 18 on 31/03) £50
  • Family Membership (1 Senior + 1 Junior) £125
    • Each additional Senior Member £100
    • Each additional Junior Member £25
  • Social Members (non-playing) £10

Associated Fees

  • Court Key deposit (refundable) £30
  • Replacements for lost keys (cost price) £30+
  • Fee per session for a Senior Guest player £5
  • Fee per session for use of Third Party Coaches £5

Member Responsibilities

All Members are obliged to read and abide by the Club Rules & Regulations, Health & Safety Policy and Covid19 Guidelines. Members are also responsible for their own Guest players.

Members and Guests play at their own risk, whether at Club Play sessions, during Club matches, playing friendly matches, or during coaching sessions. The Club shall not be responsible for any personal loss, damage or injury resulting from play at the tennis courts. 

Members and Guests are responsible for their own personal property when at the courts, including leaving unattended vehicles, bicycles, racquets, clothing or other property at the Club. The Club shall not be responsible for any lost property, damage to vehicles or any other cause whilst on the Club premises.

See the attached Members Guide for more information on Club Membership.

 

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