Welcome to Goring Tennis Club

Welcome to Goring Tennis

GTC Coronavirus update 27 January 2022

GTC continues to promote care around COVID-19. Even as a sport where the distance between players is integral, being aware of even the mild symptoms of COVID-19 (elevated temperature, cough or changes in smell or taste) should prompt self-isolation and testing to make sure you’re safe to play. If you’re living with someone else who has symptoms you should check the LTA advice, which we endorse.

When playing, observe good hygiene practices - and enjoy your game.


 

LATEST GTC NEWS...

  • IMPORTANT - LTA Clubspark IT issue - If you have been sent an email by Clubspark and have renewed/paid for your membership you may have been sent an email in error.  You do not have to do anything.  The matter is in being resolved by Clubspark and they are working hard to find the cause of this glitch and aiming to ensure it does not happen to members again.  You will retain your Play + membership status.  If you have been successful in the ballot, this issue wont affect ticket purchases in any way.  Clubspark has issued our members with an apology for any impact on our members.  The matter will be resolved soon.  We will keep you updated!
  • MAY HALF TERM TENNIS CAMP 2022 –  BOOKING OPEN - DATES: 31st May-1st June (4-14 Years). To book go to www.oxfordshiretennis.co.uk  Tennis Camp is always very popular - book early to avoid disappointment. 
  • AMERICAN DOUBLES TOUNAMENT Sunday 26th June - Get competing this summer!  Places are limited for this popular tournament so...get in quick.  For further details go to www.oxfordshiretennis.co.uk Select Sun 26th June from the calendar on the booking page on the Oxfordshire Tennis website.
  • LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE? – The Men’s B Team are still looking for new members.  You don’t have to be like Nadal, Murray, or Federer.  The Team are just looking for players who enjoy playing, have the rudiments in the bag and are keen to play matches.  Time commitment is not as scary as you might think.  There are 16 matches a year and you don’t have to play in all of them as a team is made from a squad.  To find out how to contact the right person contact our Comms lead, [email protected]
  • HEADS UP LADIES! - The ladies B Team is looking for more players. You don't have to be Wimbledon standard - you just have to want to get on court, have the rudiments in the bag and be keen to play matches (perhaps even for the first time formally!) If you are interested contact [email protected] and she will pass your information on to the team captain.
  • WEBSITE UPDATE - We are currently improving and updating our website information.  Some of the pages may have small sections missing – we are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
  • IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW! Great news... we have moved our membership system online so you can now join or renew on this website. Go to the Membership page for more information to become a new member or renew your membership online. Read the instructions carefully on the Membership page and make sure you add the details for all the people taking membership. Welcome to all new or returning Goring Tennis Club members... see you on court!

 

Court Bookings

The ability to book courts is one of the benefits of club membership – and we of course very much welcome new members.

It’s in members best interests to book online; use the BOOKING tab above on this website to access booking and secure your preferred court and times, subject to availability.

 

Coaching

We have our experienced professional LTA accredited coach, Jonathan Howie (Oxfordshire Tennis) who provides a coaching service for all ages and levels.  Whether returning to tennis or a club player wanting to develop your game - or even if you are a tournament level player - Jon and Oxfordshire Tennis can help you to achieve your goals.

Jon and his team also run a comprehensive mini tennis programme for children 4-10 years and training sessions for older juniors.  Sessions are offered for individuals or groups.  Children’s Tennis camps run at Goring Tennis Club during the Easter and Summer Holidays and even May Half Term too. Adult classes on offer are dependent on demand and vary throughout the year and may include sessions like; Over 60’s, Cardio Tennis, Team Player sessions, beginners and Rusty Rackets (for those keen to get back onto court).  For more information go to the Oxfordshire Tennis website HERE.

 

About the Club

Our club is located at Sheepcot Field, in beautiful Goring-on-Thames, rural South Oxfordshire. It’s easy to find, and a nice place to be.

We welcome members of all ages and levels, and currently about 250 play on our five all-weather courts, two of which benefit from being floodlit for those shorter days - or longer fifth sets.

We have our very own experienced professional LTA accredited coach, Jonathan Howey (Oxfordshire Tennis), with tennis camps for kids and group or individual coaching for everyone from the youngest to the oldest, any experience or ability - beginners to tournament level. For more information on provision look at Juniors or Coaching in the tabs above.

The clubhouse sits adjacent to the courts, and has a small galley kitchen, with (in non-COVID times) access to toilet facilities in the nearby pavilion – but in the present situation we have provided a single stand-alone unit behind the club house for the use of club members only.

Car parking is close to our courts, and during the week parking is plentiful - but at weekends football training and matches on Sheepcot Fields will affect availability.

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LTA Corona Virus Advice  -  here

Oxfordshire Tennis Coronavirus Advice  - Latest Update 


How to find us

Goring Tennis Club
Sheepcot Recreation Ground, Gatehampton Road
Gatehampton Road
GORING
Berkshire
RG8 0EN

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