JUNIORS ON COURT
HOW TO FIND THE CLUB
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM
QUESTIONNAIRE
CLUB NIGHTS
DATES FOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE SEASON
COACHING FACILITIES
ADULT ACTIVITIES
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES
CLUB RULES
OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST


   

 

HOW TO FIND THE CLUB

The Tennis Club is situated approximately 5 miles north east of Headington, near Oxford. There is free parking available for all tennis players. Detailed road map. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ann Stearns (Chairman) 01865 351334

Cathy Jenkins (Honorary Secretary) 01865 351543

Morag Millard (Honorary Treasurer) 01869 241039

John Wright (Team Captain) 01865 351526

Graham Millard (Junior Organiser) 01869 241039

Kim Brown 01865 351238

Sara Mander 01865 351316

Janet Roberts 01865 308696

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

FAMILY.......................40.00
ADULT.........................22.00
JUNIOR.......................10.00
CORPORATE.............145.00

The membership subscription runs from 1st April in one year and ends on the 31st March in the following year.

Junior members must be under 16 on the lst April of the year of membership.

If you are not currently a member and would like to become a member, please complete the application form and send it to the Treasurer together with your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your membership card and the code for the padlock to enable you to enter the courts.

Members who do not subscribe for membership by the end of April of the year will be deemed to have resigned from the club.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS will be issued to all new and current members on paying their subscription. This will act as a receipt and also entitle you to a l0% discount (on production of the card) in some sports shops. The club has arrangements in Oxford with Elmer Cotton Sports in Turl Street and Racquet and Fitness in St Ebbes.

 

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM

Click on the Membership Form link below in order to obtain a copy of the form - print this copy off and complete. Then send the completed form to the Treasurer together with the appropriate fee.

Membership form

QUESTIONNAIRE

Click on the Questionnaire Form link below in order to obtain a copy of the form - print this copy off and complete. Then send the completed form to the Treasurer.

Questionnaire

CLUB NIGHTS

Club nights start on the first Wednesday in April each year. The courts are reserved for adult members from 6.30pm. In mid May one club night is an OPEN EVENING - the Open Evening starts at 6pm with light refreshments. Members are encouraged to bring along friends who might be interested in joining the club.

 

DATES FOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE SEASON

1st April - subscription fees due for the new season

First Wednesday in April - Start of Club Nights for members

Last Sunday in April - Start of Season Tournament

30th April - last date for Treasurer to receive membership payment for the year

Second week in May - start of coaching

Mid May - Open Evening

Mid May - Junior club nights start at 5pm until 6.30pm

First or second Sunday in September - End of Season Tournament

 

COACHING FACILITIES

Each season the club books a qualified tennis coach. Coaching is available to all members for a ten week period for a one hour session each week. The coaching starts during the second week in May. Each week there is a three hour period starting at 5pm and the players are divided into three groups according to their ability. The cost is approximately 25.00 for junior members and 35.00 for adult members. Non members may join in if there are spaces available but they will be required to pay a court fee.

During the summer holidays further coaching is available for a week's block. Again there are three groups divided by the ability of the players.

Individual coaching or small groups of two or three players can be arranged privately with the coach or by contacting Ann Stearns on 01865 351334 - the coach organiser.

ADULT ACTIVITIES

During the season there are various activities for adult members. These activities include friendly games on club nights and friendly matches arranged with other neighbouring tennis clubs. Adult members are encouraged to take part in the Start of Season Tournament and End of Season Tournaments, see Dates for activities during the season. Any adult wishing to have tennis coaching can join in the group coaching, see Coaching facilities, or individual coaching sessions can be arranging directly with the club's tennis coach or by contacting Ann Stearns on 01865 351334 - the coach organiser.

 

CLUB RULES

USE OF THE COURTS


Members and their guests may use the club courts on payment of their annual subscriptions which are due on the April 1st each year. Members may bring a guest to play tennis on 2 occasions each year.

Juniors (that is players under the age of 16 on April 1st), may use the courts between 5-6.30pm on Wednesdays when a member of the committee is available to supervise play.

The courts are reserved for adult players on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm onwards - this is Club Night. At the end of each session, the game in progress - not the set - may be completed if there is someone waiting to play.

Tennis shoes or trainers must be worn on the courts at all times. Other types of shoes may damage the surface of the courts and are prohibited. All shoes with bars or studs are NOT allowed. NO ROLLER BLADING

Whilst cricket is in progress persons playing tennis do so at their own risk.

The committee shall have the power to arrange the holding of matches, tournaments and other competitions, and to reserve the courts for such purposes at their discretion.

Nets require care - they should not be over wound and should be lowered when play has finished


SECURITY
There is a padlock welded onto the gate of the courts. The padlock is opened by inserting the appropriate combination number. The new number each year will be given to members on receipt of the annual fee. On no account should this number be divulged to anyone other then a member.


BOOKINGS
Bookings may be made at the village shop by kind permission of Sally and Bernie Meek. Bookings may be made in person during shop hours only - it is not possible to book by telephone.

Booking is recommended for organised play.
Members of the tennis club may book courts up to 6 days in advance.
Booked courts, which are not occupied 10 minutes after the start time, are then open to other members.

Non-members may use a court if no members are playing - a fee of 5.00 per court, per hour is payable to the shop or a committee member.
Courts are bookable per hour, no one may book more than 2 consecutive hourly slots.

 

QUERIES
In case of any problems or queries please contact any committee member. See under committee members on the links.

 

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES

The club is committed to encouraging junior members to play and enjoy tennis. At both tournaments juniors play with adults and take full part in all the games whenever possible. The End of Season Tournament has a special event for juniors when they participate in competitive play for the various junior trophies.
Tennis practice is booked for juniors on Wednesday nights, prior to the adult club play, between 5pm and 6.30pm. A club committee member is available to supervise and encourage good play.

 

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST

Wimbledon

The official website for the Championships which runs during the last week in June and the first week in July each year.

Sporting emporium

This site offers rackets and useful accessories.

Tennis Hall of Fame.

If you yearn for the bygone age of tennis when racquets were made of wood and women were not grunting on the baseline, this is the site to visit.

The Lawn Tennis Association

A court full of tennis information. There is a link to their shop for the full Wimbledon gear.

The Tennis Server

This site offers advice on improving your game and tips on buying the right equipment.

 

Sporting gear

This site offers the best sporting gear on the web. It's well designed, easily navigable and clearly illustrated. The site offers the best selection of rackets - Wilson, Yonex, Head, Slazenger etc.

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