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Renewals will be due on April 1st 2024 but New Members  are able to sign up and join with  an annual membership  from March 1st and will get March as a free month!!    One off payment or monthly direct debit options available. Check out the membership tab.    

Latests News from the AGM -  Membership rates are frozen for the year ahead.     There will be no increase of fees at renewals in April 24!! 
 

Adult and Junior coaching courses commence in April. Check out the coaching tab to book your place. 
 

GTC Quiz night event - Saturday 5th October at the Goodrich Village Hall  

For non-members, Pay & Play tennis is available on Court 3 for only  £6.00 for 60 minutes.   Please select the 'Booking' tab above, to reserve your court.   

Keep an eye on the 'Coaching' tab for the spring 2024 coaching programme and check out our Club Facebook page for the latest Club information. 

 

NEVER PLAYED, OR TRIED TENNIS BEFORE, BUT WANT IT GIVE IT A TRY????   If so please contact  secretary@goodrichtennis.co.uk to discuss your options.   All ages and abilities catered for and equipment can be provided for you to have a go. 

 

For members only, the 100 Club launched on 4th March 2021.  For the cost of a cup of coffee each month, you can help the Club to purchase a new heavy duty court sweeping machine but also be in with a chance to win one of two cash prizes each and every month!  (The size of the prizes will depend upon the number of entrants).  Contact us if you want to know more or check out the 100 club tab. 

 

Goodrich Tennis Club

The historic village of Goodrich overlooks the Wye valley. The tennis club is situated in Tufts Lane. The club boasts two floodlit sand dressed carpet courts and a third tarmac court.

 

BACKGROUND HISTORY TO GOODRICH TENNIS CLUB  In 1921, in the historic village of Goodrich with its moated castle, a group of likeminded people got together to form Goodrich Tennis Club.  Initially there were two grass courts with very little run back, a chicken hut for a pavilion, and an Elsan in a shed with the mower if you got caught short.  At that time the courts were rented from the Trafford Estate for a peppercorn rent of £2.00 per annum.

In 1979, following a meeting held at the local public house (The Hostelrie), between the nephew of John Trafford and members of G.T.C., a sum of money was agreed to purchase the grass courts. At the same time Mr. Harbord the farmer bought the surrounding land from the Trafford Estate.

In 1986, after a prolonged period of negotiations, Mr. Harbord agreed to sell the additional land needed to replace the two small grass courts with three full sized all weather courts in exchange for the small piece of land the "chicken hut" pavilion sat on that projected into his field and obstructed his farm machinery. To fund the construction a grant from the Sports Council, along with loans from the L.T.A. and various tennis club members were secured. A grand opening was held on the 4th October that year. There followed an intense period of fund raising, including the setting up of a '100 Club', which eventually paid off the loan.

Moving on five years to 1991, floodlights were installed on two of the courts, allowing tennis to be played late into the evening throughout the year. New LED lights were installed in 2022. 

The latest big changes to be implemented at the club have been to replace the two floodlit tarmac courts with sand-dressed carpet, a surface that is kinder on the joints.  This was done in 2011 and 2013 respectively. In addition, in 2022 we have replaced the old club house with a brand new building. 


How to find us

Goodrich Tennis Club
Goodrich Tennis Club
Tufts Lane
Goodrich
GOODRICH
Herefordshire & Worcestershire
HR9 6JA

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