Joining or Renewing

Our membership year runs from 1st May each year to 30th April the next year.  Due to the impact of Covid-19 in 2020 our membership prices for renewing members this year will be reduced by 25% for the month of May only.  New members will pay the normal price.  So if you are a renewing member look for the invitation to renew email from ClubSpark - Cold Ash Tennis Club on Saturday 17th April when they will be sent out.  Click on the renewal button in the email, then check your membership details and choose your method of payment which is either cheque or Direct Debit.  We strongly recommend that you setup a direct debit.  Do not go to the website and register as a new member if you are an existing renewing member or you will not enjoy the discount.  New members can apply at normal prices anytime from 1st May.

Renewing members who pay by Direct Debit will be notified of the automatic payment and renewal before the membership year starts.   We hope that this makes your life, as well as ours, much easier.  Those that no longer wish to be members can cancel their membership by clicking 'Cancel' on this email reminder.  We no longer accept BACS transfers so please dont use that method or you will just be paying us but your membership will remain inactive.  This happened for many members last year.  We are not policing this and will not automatically give refunds. 

Our web site and notice boards are now the main sources of club information but please feel free to contact any member of the committee (see contact page) if you need more information or have any questions at any time.

Joining and payment instructions are fully explained within our new automated renewal and payment system.  As our club is managed by volunteers we encourage everyone to use the GOCARDLESS online Direct Debit payment setup for new and existing membership renewals.  However, if you encounter any problems using Google browser please switch to Microsoft Edge or Explorer to apply for membership.  For any other issues at any stage then contact our membership secretary who will be happy to help. Joining should prove to be very quick and involves 4 steps

  1. Click on the website membership link (or the one provided in your renewal invite) to access the Club Spark membership system.  Create your own secure user name and password if you are logging in for the first time.  
  2. Choose which of the 7 membership packages suits you best. If you are renewing your membership then you will already be renewing your membership to an existing package and the renewal notification email is seeking you to confirm that.  You can change the package at this stage if your circumstances have changed, e.g. if your kids are now at University and you wish to move from a Family to Couple package.  Normal member pricing for each of these is summarised below but you will find full descriptions of each when you click onto an individual package. Please note these prices do not include the 25% discount applied to renewing memberships in May 2021 only.

Singles Membership Options - Adult or Senior (£45),  Junior (12 to 18) or full time student (£25)

Group Membership Options - Family (£90), Couple (£80),  Couple with one or more young child (£80), Participating adult with one or more young child (£45), Supervisory adult with one or more young child (£15)

3. Enter details for one or more people

4. Pay - 'GOCARDLESS' Direct Debit (preferred)

Last year 98% of our members used the GOCARDLESS option and found it quick and problem-free to use. It would be a big help if all members could use the GOCARDLESS payment method and avoid trying to use cash, cheques, or our old bacs transfer arrangements.  However, for those without the ability, the option of paying by cheque is still available. Please note that you are still required to login to renew or create a new membership and select 'Pay by cheque' - otherwise if you just send us a cheque without a membership renewal online then you have just paid us - nothing else. This means that you will not receive the court combination lock code as it changes each year. If you don't have a computer to renew online please contact Gary Fox -membership secretary.

Alerts for members

1. All juniors must have an adult contact email and contact details in order to protect juniors online.  Juniors under the age of 18 will not receive emails directly from the tennis club, but their nominated main contact on their membership will.

2. If Adult members do not enter their date of birth correctly in their membership profile and the birthdate entered makes them less than 18 years old, they will not receive any communication from the club email system.  SEVERAL MEMBERS HAVE REPORTED THIS AND ON CHECKING - HAVE HAD THEIR DATE OF BIRTH ENTERED INCORRECTLY. PLEASE RECTIFY THIS BY LOGGING IN TO CLUBSPARK AND CORRECTING YOUR MEMBERSHIP DETAILS.

The packages for 2021 below are for new members. If you were a member last year look for your renewal invitation email to get the loyalty discount offered by the club this year due to covid.

Memberships

Adult with young children 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Membership for a participating adult with one or more young children under 12.

Eligibility: Eligibility: A playing adult with one or more children under 12.

Couple 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Our standard package for an adult couple living at the same address.

Eligibility: 2 adults at the same address

£80.00 in full

Join now for Couple 2021

Family 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Our standard package for families of all sizes

Eligibility: Our standard package covers all members of a single family at a single address. Full time students can be included.

£90.00 in full

Join now for Family 2021

Non playing adult with young children 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Membership for a non participating adult with one or more young children under 12.

Eligibility: Supervisory adult with one or more children under 12 all at the same address.

Single Adult or Senior 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Single adult or senior membership

Eligibility: Single playing adult or senior

Single Junior (over 12) or Student 2021

01/05/2021 - 30/04/2022

Single Junior (over 12) or Student Membership

Eligibility: Single Junior (12 to 18) or student over the age of 18 who is still in full time education