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NON-MEMBERS

As a community tennis club, the Club provides a range of tennis and social activities and, in addition to what it offers members,  non-members can use the Courts on on a "Pay and Play " basis.  The key for the padlock can be obtained from the  Fernhurst newsagents (opposite the garage in the centre of the village) where  payment of the court fee must be made.

Hourly charges are:

For Adults: £10

For Juniors (under 18 years): £5 only (even if playing with Adults)

The Court Rules must be observed

LTA registered members (even if not Club members) can use the  on-line Booking Facility, but must  register / log in to do so.

Please note: All court users must be prepared to show ID, if requested,to enable their membership/ "Pay & Play" payment to be checked.

Coaching is also  available for non-members, although a supplementary fee will be charged, with the Club Coach:  Alex Bone of Generation Tennis direct on 07761 753945  email: [email protected]

The Club's membership fees are very reasonable compared with other local clubs and it is hoped that non-members will want to join the Club.  New members of all standards  are very welcome and a free Club session / roll up as a taster is available to all potential members. 

 

ACCIDENT AND INSURANCE

Players should exercise due care when playing on the courts and should not play if they are suffering from a medical condition which may put them at risk or if they are feeling unwell. Appropriate footwear should always be worn.

A first aid box is kept in the Pavilion or in the locker on the courts (with the same code as for the gate) for use by players in case of accident and a defibrillator is available on the wall of the Pavilion

As an LTA registered affiliate, the Club has public liability insurance cover through the LTA

In the event of a serious accident, details should be inserted in the Accident Report Book (kept in the Pavilion or in the locker on the courts) and communicated in writing to [email protected] for action by the Committee

Members’ belongings are brought to the courts at their own risk.

 

WIMBLEDON TICKETS

The Club is affiliated to the LTA, one of the advantages of which is that the Club is allocated tickets for the Wimbledon Championships.  The allocation normally comes out in late March.  

In April, members who have 'opted in' (through the LTA web site) will be invited to attend the annual tennis club ballot.   Members who are successful will be allocated a pair of tickets. 


Eligibility.  To enter the ballot you must be a fully paid-up member of the Club (but not just a Social member) for the relevant year as well as being  an LTA/ British Tennis Member (BTM).  Registration for this is granted free by the LTA to affiliated clubs (like Fernhurst) via a reasonably straightforward on-line system on the LTA website.

Ballot Date: The Ballot is being held on Saturday 25th April 2020  at noon in the Fernhurst Pavilion. 

Conduct of the Ballot: All  eligible members will be advised of the tickets allocated to the Club.

One by one, successful members can choose from the tickets still available as the ballot progresses.  

For members drawn early, they will have more choice of dates and prices.   

If members are unable to attend the draw they can nominate another member to act as their designated proxy on the day.  

The first name out of the hat will be offered the pick of the tickets and that name will not go back into the hat.  The process will continue until all tickets have been drawn.  A number of reserve names will also be drawn.

Payment
.  Payment will be required to be made directly to the LTA within 14 days of the ballot using their on-line system. Details will be sent  (by email) by the LTA to each successful member.  If a  payment is not received then the tickets will be offered to the first-drawn reserve and others onwards.

Additional tickets. Sometimes extra tickets become available after the main ballot has been drawn.  These will be offered first to the reserve names drawn at the main ballot and, if not taken up, offered generally to all eligible members on a first come, first served basis.

Organisers (2020): The Club ballot organisers are Antonia Plant and Felicity Roe

 


HALL OF FAME   -     PAST COMPETITION WINNERS

Turner Tankard Trophy
2020 Richard Edwards

2019 Judith Turner
2018 Charlie Scott
2017 James Roe
2016 Jeremey Howard

Richard & Ruth Paine Trophy

2020 Richard Edwards & Jill Holland

2019 Johnnie Mullins & Kathryn James
2018 Nick Chuter & Fiona Moody
2017 Nick Chuter & Fiona Moody
2016 Charlie & Kirstie Scott
2015 Nick Chuter & Fiona Moody
2014 Richard & Lauren Walker
2013 Will Randell & Fiona Moody
2012 Tom & Antonia Plant
2011 Richard & Lauren Walker

 

TENNIS BALLS FOR SALE

The Club keeps a stock of Babolat tennis balls which can be purchased for £4.50 for a tube of four. 
Contact: Peter Rix (Club Treasurer) either direct or through [email protected]