Membership

Club membership is open to all residents of Compton and Shawford and the club welcomes new members of any age or standard. If you would like to join Compton and Shawford Lawn Tennis Club, please complete the Full Membership Application Form. All membership queres go to our membership secretary Carol Ellison

Download our membership form in Word format here or in PDF format here.

Details of the subscription rates and joining fees are set out below. If you are not a resident of the parish of Compton and Shawford, you may still join the club but you will need to have your membership proposed by an existing full playing member.

If you haven’t done so already, also please consider joining LTA British Tennis Membership since it is both FREE to members of the club and also brings significant advantages for the club.

CLUB MEMBERS

The courts are available for play throughout the year between 9.00 am and 9.30 pm.  When the courts are vacated, the net cords shall be slackened off and the gate is to be closed with the automatic lock.  Courts must be booked on-line, using the service provided by ClubSpark, accessed via the Club’s website.  On joining the club, Members (or the parent or guardian of a Junior Member)  will be sent a link to enable them to register with the service.  There is also a free ClubSpark ‘Booker’ app available for smartphones.

It is requested that Members should

  • not book a court for more than 2 hours in any one-day.
  • not book more than 2 sessions of up to 90  minutes each week
  •  cancel any booked courts if they know that they cannot use them.

Juniors under 12 years of age are to be accompanied by a Senior Member.

VISITORS
Visitors are always welcome but must be accompanied by a member of the club who must enter names into the Visitors sign-in sheet on the noticeboard or notify the Memebership Secretary. Visitors may play on a maximum of three occasions a year, to comply the terms of our insurance.  Members must pay the fees for their Visitors with their annual subscription (see rates below).

COURT ACCESS
Access to the tennis courts is available by combination lock. The access code will be provided when your membership is processed or may be obtained from the membership secretary.

FLOODLIGHTING
The floodlights operate on a timer system. The lights are timed to operate from 3.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. throughout the year. If you are on court when the lights time out PLEASE still switch them off otherwise they will automatically switch back on the following day. When the floodlights are switched off one stays on to act as a courtesy light, the courtesy light stays on for several minutes and will switch off automatically. 

COURT AND CLUBHOUSE RULES
Players are requested to wear correct dress at all times (denim and jeans are not allowed on court). Non-marking rubber soled tennis shoes must be worn on court. We also ask that members keep the clubhouse and the surrounding area as tidy as possible. Please wash up when making use of glasses, crockery etc. and leave the cloakroom as you would wish to find it.

UPDATE RE COVID RESTRICTIONS: All members who renewed for the year 2020/21, or who joined in that year, will have their membership extended to 31 March 2022 at no additional cost.  This is to compensate them for the severe disruption to play caused by the lockdowns and periods of restriction. 

New members are welcome at the following rates:

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 2022/23 (to 31 March 2023)
ADULTS: £70.00
STUDENTS/JUNIORS: £35.00 **
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: £200.00 ***
VISITORS: £2.00 per day (£1.00 Juniors)
NON-PLAYING: £10.00
NON-PLAYING FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: £20.00

THERE IS A ONE-OFF JOINING FEE OF £50 PER SENIOR PLAYING MEMBER (£100 FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP).

** Junior rates are applicable to those under 18 years on 1 January 2022 and also to students in full time education under the age of 25 on 1 January 2022 and Senior Members who claim income support.
*** Family membership is available where there are two senior players and all other family members qualify as Junior or Student members.