Farnborough Tennis Club
Farnborough Tennis Club
The Club has engaged the John Heuerman Tennis Academy to provide coaching support for our members. The Academy’s Coaching Team has asked that you contact them direct to make arrangements and we would encourage members to do so as they wish.
Some members may prefer to join in group sessions, with other players of a similar standard, rather than have individual lessons. In this case our Chairman, Peter Sargent, has offered to co-ordinate with the coaching team at the Academy.
Please see the Coaching page for all the details of these new arrangements, as well as how to contact the Academy coaches and Peter.
On 29th April, the Club hosted a Quiz Night at St Mary’s Church Hall in Green St Green. This was designed as a fund-raiser towards the refurbishment of the courts, as well as a sociable night out for members and their families and friends.
The evening was a great success and raised a further £623 for the court re-surfacing. Thanks to everyone who organised the evening and to all those who took part. See the Local News update below for more details.
After the interminable rain during March and April, our season opening Spring American tournament finally took place on Sunday 14th May. Indeed, it was a fine and sunny morning, with a good standard of play in all matches.
Thanks once again to Jane Wells and Peter Sargent for doing all the organising, and congratulations to Paul Stainsby for winning the Men’s and to Shirley Wicks and Ginny Colenbrander as joint winners in the Ladies.
The draw for the summer tournaments was made on Saturday 29th April, in front of an audience of intrigued members. In fact, play on the courts ceased while the draw was made, and there were some strong pairs drawn in the Doubles and a few challenging matches in the initial rounds too.
Thanks to all our members who entered the competitions and best of luck in your matches this year!
Players are asked to play their matches in good time to keep the tournaments on schedule and all participants should be pro-active in arranging dates.
See the Matches page for details of tournament formats and rules.
The fixture list for the summer friendly matches is also available now and we would welcome both Ladies and Men who wish to take part in this years’ fixtures. They are great fun and very sociable occasions, as well as providing a chance to play some good tennis against different players.
See the Matches page for the full fixture list and also contact details if you would like to take part.
This is the last call for membership renewals this year. If you still wish to renew, please contact the Club Secretary or Treasurer for a membership form.
If you have decided not to renew, please let one of us know so that we can collect the Court Key from you and return your deposit.
All Court Keys for lapsing members should be returned by the end of May.
As a further cost saving measure, the requirement to book courts before playing has been relaxed - members may simply turn up and play this season.
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.
A limited booking system will remain active, so if members prefer to reserve a court, they may still do so. Booked courts are for a set time period and will always take priority.