Welcome to Freshford and District Tennis Club

Freshford & District Tennis Club

We are a friendly and sociable tennis club for all ages for residents of Freshford and surrounding area.

The club has a Professional LTA Coach who can provide lessons as well as professional racket stringing service for all - more details on the coaching page.

Club sessions operate on a Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm and Sunday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm and we very much welcome players of all standards to attend.

The club has two teams in the Chippenham and District league - ladies doubles and mixed doubles. Please see the Teams page for more information.

If you are interested in trying out the courts before taking out membership or you simply want to enjoy an occasional game without commitment, then the courts can be booked on a ‘pay and play’ basis at a cost of £6/hr.  To make a court booking on our website,  please click here and choose the court slot you would like:

To provide priority for booking slots to our members, pay and play bookings are restricted to 2 days in advance of the booking.

NO MORE THAN ONE ONE-HOUR PAY-AND-PLAY BOOKING PER DAY TO BE MADE BY ONE PERSON, PLEASE.

Call 07771 727317 (Peter Davis) or 07770 585518 (Ian Barnes) if you have difficulty with this.

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READ THIS BEFORE PLAYING!

COVID-19 PLAYING GUIDANCE

(See further details on https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf)

 

BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible)

ARRIVING AT AND LEAVING THE COURTS

  • Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others
  • Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court
  • Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there
  • Avoid touching any court gates, fences, benches, etc,
  • Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates 
  • Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
  • Avoid congregating on or around the court after playing to allow access for others

TENNIS ACTIVITY

Both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, if you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Other than where players are from the same household:
  • Stay at least two metres away from other players (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it
  • For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a ball travels to the centre of the court

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

  • If you use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play
  • Players should still avoid using their hands to pick up tennis balls from other courts where possible - use your racquet/foot to return them
  • Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible

 


Membership

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How to find us

Freshford and District Tennis Club
Abbey Lane
Freshford
BATH
Avon
BA2 7TD

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