Farnborough Tennis Club 

         (Orpington)

Club News

STOP PRESS: KINETIC TENNIS COACHING IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING AND OUR COACH, CHRIS MATTHEWS, IS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Unfortunately, as a small club, we have no replacement coaching cover that we can offer at the present time. Please see the Coaching page for more details.

Club Matches

The Ladies played their first fixture of the summer on the 16th June. This was away to Sundridge and our Ladies put up a good show, but went down 2 sets to 6 on the day. Well played to Rose, Kuniko, Jan and Jean - it was a very hot day and we are not so familiar with the dusty clay at Sundridge Park!

Jubilee American tournament and lunch

The second Club event of the year was held on Thursday 2nd June, with Rosie Anderson and Brian Keegan emerging as the winners of a fun and close fought American tournament. See the flyer attached below for more details.

Reminders

  • On Saturday mornings, Club Play from 9-11:30am will be exclusively for players who have the necessary skills, as outlined in the Guidance attached below. This is in line with our long-standing rule about the “reasonable” standard required for Club Play. From 11.30am, members new to the game are very welcome to join in. The Saturday Club Play session will be extended to end at 1pm.
  • The membership renewal period is now closed. If you do still need to return a court key and retrieve your deposit, please email Dave Howell direct at dghowell404@gmail.com
  • Members may not book courts during Club Play sessions; however, they should continue to book courts for play at all other times. Please do not arrange to play tournament matches during Club Play sessions.

 

Club Play

All Senior Members are welcome at Club Play sessions, provided they play to a reasonable standard. Club Play 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 - 12:00pm (All year round)

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

Club Tournaments

The draw was made on 1st May for this seasons’ Club Tournaments - thanks to all members who entered the competitions and best of luck in your matches.

For more details on the format and rules of the competitions, see the Matches page. Please make every effort to organize your matches promptly and don’t forget to send in the result to the Tournament Organizer.

Club Matches

We have also arranged a number of friendly matches with other local clubs this Summer. The matches take place midweek and are always fun and sociable occasions.

If you would like to play in a match, please get in touch. See the Matches page for the fixture list and how to register your interest.