Welcome to Florence Tennis and Bowling Club

About Florence Tennis club

A Warm Welcome To Florence Tennis and Bowls Club

We are a small friendly, inclusive and sociable club situated in the Dresden area of Stoke on Trent

We are an inclusive club and love to see new faces taking to our courts and greens! Everyone at the club loves their tennis and bowls on many different levels and the committee work hard to cater for everyone, whether you are a budding junior champion, or an older player who takes their sport just a little less seriously, then Florence Tennis and Bowls Club has something just for you.

So if you are looking to get involved in these great sports and interested in finding out more about our membership packages, please scroll down to the bottom of this page  .

Why not come along and have some fun! 


Outdoor Facilities:

  • Members only key controlled secure car park facility with CCTV
  • Two floodlit Crown Green bowling greens
  • Four floodlit all weather Astroturf® tennis courts
  • Sheltered viewing areas for tennis and bowls for spectator comfort



  • Social and competitive play
  • Teams in local and national leagues
  • Coaching available (Adults and Juniors)
  • Meter controlled lights
  • Courts code locked for member access only
  • Club nights Mondays and Thursdays 6-10pm - (please come and join in)



  • Social and competitive play
  • Two outdoor greens
  • Facility for short-mat indoor bowls
  • Teams in local leagues
  • Outdoor floodlit play area


Hire Facilities:

  • Function room
  • Meeting room
  • Tennis courts
  • Bowls (outdoor and indoor)


Other Facilities:

  • Competitively priced bar
  • Two snooker tables
  • Table tennis
  • Lounge area
  • Catering
  • Club Merchandise
  • Ladies and gents changing rooms with showers
  • Disabled access to all areas
  • Members guests are welcome

Florence Tennis and Bowling Club Safeguarding Policy Statement

Florence Tennis and Bowling Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements. A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available from the Club.

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at Florence Tennis and Bowling Club in a safe and inclusive environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis.

Florence Tennis and Bowling Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Florence Tennis and Bowling Club will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk
  • encourage and maintain a culture where people feel able to raise a genuine safeguarding concern and are confident that it will be taken seriously
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The Club Welfare Officer, Neil McPherson, can be contacted on: 07909 681909.

The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Florence Tennis and Bowling Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.



Anyone who does not feel comfortable raising a concern with the Club Welfare Officer should contact the LTA Safeguarding Team directly on 020 8487 7000, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Further details about whistleblowing can be found in the club’s safeguarding policy.



The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every two years, or sooner in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board or LTA
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

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How to find us

Florence Tennis and Bowling Club
Cemetery Avenue

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