Joining or Renewing

Our Membership year runs from May 1st 2019 to April 30th 2020.  Our web site and notice boards are now the main source 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.

Existing members will be invited to renew their memberships via a personal link sent to them from CATC ClubSpark email from mid April each year.  During the last week of  April all new year membership packages will be available on the website for new members to apply for.  If existing members cannot find their renewal invitation email they can apply to the new member packages using their existing Account Login anytime after 1st May.  Once you have logged in and selected a package the system will take you to your existing membership package to manage or change the renewal.

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 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

Historically memberships and other payments were paid through a mix of cash, cheques and bank transfer. This is complicated, prone to error and wasted a lot of time for both members and voluteers helping run the clubs administration. Our member management system introduced in 2016 with the help of the LTA, includes its own automated direct debit payment option called GOCARDLESS.  This  Direct Debit service is widely used by other clubs for transactions of this type and is quick, easy and highly secure.  The Direct Debit is activated by your membership renewal each year.  If you chose not to renew then the Direct Debit is cancelled automatically.

Last year two thirds 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 - if the prices above differ from the below the above prices are the new year prices that will apply).

Memberships

Membership package Cost Join
Adult with young children 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
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.
£45.00
in full
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Couple 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
Our standard package for an adult couple living at the same address.
Eligibility: 2 adults at the same address
£80.00
in full
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Family 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
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
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Non playing adult with young children 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
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.
£15.00
in full
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Single Adult or Senior 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
Single adult or senior membership
Eligibility: Single playing adult or senior
£45.00
in full
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Single Junior (over 12) or Student 2019
01/05/2019 - 30/04/2020
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
£25.00
in full
Join now