Ts and Cs
Fulford Tennis Club
Terms & Conditions for members
Welcome to Fulford Tennis Club! We hope that you will enjoy being a member of our friendly club and that you will take part in as many of the tennis and social events as possible. We also hope that you will find time to make a positive contribution to enable the club to continue and develop further as a successful organisation. Any time or help that you can spare to help with organising events, court and clubhouse maintenance is always welcome.
Fulford Tennis Club is a members-only club. Full details of membership packages are on the club’s website https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/FulfordTennisClub/Membership/Join
Your membership renewal notice will come by email a week before it is due for renewal.
Memberships must be paid within a fortnight of taking up the membership. See payment options on the link above.
The Club is in a residential area and it is essential that we maintain a good relationship with our neighbours. Please try to avoid parking in front of the houses in Fulfordgate or block driveways. The Tennis Club has an arrangement with Fulford Secondary School, allowing members to park in the school grounds. Please use the school for parking wherever possible. For all club sessions and matches, the school gates are normally open.
Please be considerate to our neighbours and try to avoid excessive noise on the courts. Court use is strictly between 9 am and 9 pm.
Floodlights cost £4 per hour for all 3 courts. The floodlights coin box is located in the pavilion, in the tennis store room. Please note you will need pound coins to pay.
Keys to the courts are kept in the pavilion; the set includes a key to open the shutters. Members can obtain a court key from Carolyn Taylor 07710535228 for £10, refundable on termination of your membership.
Keys to the pavilion can be obtained from Beryl Bean 01904 628365
The pavilion entrance door is at the Fulford School end of the building. When you leave the building, please ensure that the deadlock at the bottom is locked as well as the top latch.
Members must register on the online booking system via the club’s website. See more information about making bookings and cancelling bookings on this link https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/FulfordTennisClub/Booking
Club sessions/social play
All members are encouraged to come to club sessions on Thursdays from 6.30 pm and Saturday afternoons from 2 pm. It’s a good way to meet other members and enjoy social play with different partners.
Club sessions are usually for mixed tennis unless all present agree to a different format.
Matches & Tournaments
During the season, Club Matches take priority for use of courts. Always check the online booking sheet to avoid disappointment!
Club tournaments are organised throughout the year. Check out the calendar on the website https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/FulfordTennisClub/Events
NB Some tournaments may occasionally take place during club sessions slots.
The club has a public Facebook page as well as a closed group for information updates. The club is also present on twitter and Instagram. Please follow all of our social media platforms to keep up to date!
Safety & Children
During group classes and individual lessons, children remain under the supervision of coaches.
At all other times, children must be supervised by their parent or carer.
Members are welcome to use the kitchen for drinks and food. Please remember to wash up and tidy up when you have finished.
There are showers and toilets in the male and female changing areas.
Court Rules & Etiquette
- Appropriate clothing and tennis footwear must be worn on court
- Members are expected to be courteous at all times, on and off court
- Only necessary equipment should be brought onto the court, e.g. no bicycles, radios or anything liable to cause injury to players or nuisance to the neighbourhood.
- Balls are not to be hit when not in play
- If you are playing on the end courts and have finished your game, wait for a break in play on the middle court to exit the courts
- If you wish to speak to the coaches, please wait to the end of the coaching session.
- Unwind and hook up the nets with the bungees at the end of your session if nobody else is coming on to play
- Collect any balls from the courts at the end of a session if nobody else is coming on to play
- Lock the court gate and pavilion if you are the last to leave, putting the court key back on the hook by the door facing the courts.