Court Etiquette

Dress code

Appropriate sports clothing is expected to be worn as this will enable you to play to the best of your ability. It is recommended that you wear trainers specifically designed for tennis as this will help you to avoid injury and also ensure that the courts aren’t damaged.  When playing on the hard courts please wear trainers suitable for this surface.

Booking Courts

We operate a court booking system for members as well as Pay & Play (£10 per hour outside, £15 per hour in the bubble).  Either use the Court Booking page above or download the Booker App.  Club organised sessions and coaching are already booked.

Club Nights

Club Nights are on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the ’7 before 7′ rule is applied to players on Courts 7 and 8 i.e. if there are players waiting, a total of 7 games are played. After 7 pm however, players are to play a short set, tie-break at 5:5. Club night players do not have priority on Courts 9,10 and 11 until 6 pm in the summer and 7 pm during the winter months.  We also have an Advanced & Intermediate Club Night on Tuesdays which starts at 8pm.

Visitor Fees

Members may play with non-members, but we would ask you to pay the visitors fee of £5, this can be done on the Home Page via Paypal. Please note guests are limited to 3 visits per year.

Floodlights

There is currently no charge for the use of floodlights (cost are built into membership fees). The astro court floodlights are switched on in the cupboards on the path running alongside the lower courts. The hard court/bubble floodlights are switched on in the boxes by the entrance. If no-one is waiting for a court, members should switch off the lights when they have finished their match. The lights will automatically go off at around 10pm as this is a local requirement from the council. If they are not actually switched off at that time they will re-ignite in the afternoon and we will go on to a higher electricity tariff.

Hard Courts/Bubble

Access to the hard courts/bubble is via a pin code which you will receive when booking the court.

Pavilion Keys

Keys can be purchased for £5 for the tennis pavilion from Kath McConnell.