Joining or Renewing

Due to Covid-19 our membership this year runs from May 13th 2020 .  At the AGM on 6th Sept 2020 it was agreed that as over 98% of members were happy to renew their direct debits on 1st May 2020 despite not knowing that the courts would be locked down until the 13th May, any change in the start date of the membership year would cause more trouble that it is worth.  The membership year will therefore end as renew as normal on 1st May 2021. For further information about COVID 19 visit the Corona virus subpage above. 

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.

In the 2021 membership year existing members will be notified that their membership will automatically renew 30 days before the direct debit is activated.  Those that did not pay by ClubSpark Direct Debit in 2020 will be asked to pay by cheque by email invitation from CATC.  Those that previously paid by cheque can also switch to pay by Go Cardless direct debit so that they never have to be bothered by the administration again.  Please do!!  We no longer accept payments by BACS bank transfer due to the additional workload that this gives the volunteers that administer the club memberships.  In 2021 the Direct Debit will be taken automatically after 1st May unless, after receiving notification from the club, you tell your bank to cancel the direct debit.  You will not be asked by email to renew your direct debit, it will just renew automatically unless you cancel it.  We hope that this makes your life, as well as ours, much easier.

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.  Pricing for each of these is summarised below but you will find full descriptions of each when you click onto an individual package.

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.

Memberships

Adult with young children 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

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 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

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 2020

Family 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

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 2020

Non playing adult with young children 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

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 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

Single adult or senior membership

Eligibility: Single playing adult or senior

Single Junior (over 12) or Student 2020

01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

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