2018 Information

MEOPHAM LAWN TENNIS CLUB

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS 2018

 

To new members “Welcome” and existing members “Welcome Back”. We hope that the following information will be of some use. If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Committee Member or the Chairman.

CLUB SESSIONS

 

Summer Seasons (1st Apr - 30th September)

 

Adult members     Monday        10 a.m. to lunch (any standard)

                             Tuesday       6 p.m. onwards (any standard)

                             Wednesday  6 p.m. onwards (intermediates and those of club standard)

                             Thursday      10 a.m. to lunch (any standard, members or non-members)

                             Sunday         10 a.m. to lunch (intermediates and those of club standard)

Juniors                  Friday           6 p.m. onwards (free play supervised by parents)

                             Saturday       9 a.m.–1 a.m. (usually organised coaching)

 

Winter Sessions (1st Oct – 31st March)

 

Adult members     Monday        10 a.m. to lunch (any standard)

                             Thursday      10 a.m. to lunch (any standard, members or non-members)

                              Sunday         10 a.m.–1 p.m. (intermediates and those of club standard)

 

Club members can use the courts at any times outside club sessions (unless a match is being played), but booking is advisable at busy times. At evenings and weekends court space is limited so booking is essential. Please use the court booking diary in the clubhouse to reserve a court. A coloured 'peg board' system is in operation at all adult club sessions except Thursday mornings and Tuesday evenings, to ensure that games are 'balanced' as far as possible. Keys for the clubhouse may be purchased from Trixie Leyshon for £5.00 (refundable on return).

 

Members should refrain from organising club tournament matches on both senior and junior club sessions. Priority will be given to club session players during these times. If court space is required, members may be asked to stop a match at a convenient point

 

COACHING

 

There are regular group coaching sessions for both members and non-members on Tuesday (beginners) from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m., Thursday (intermediates) from 9 to 10.15 a.m. and Friday (beginners) from 9.15 to 10.15 a.m. (contact Oliver Howarth as some sessions are at Legends in Thong Lane). In the summer months there is also a Cardio Tennis session on Mondays from 9.15 - 10.15 (in the winter this takes place at Legends).

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In addition, individual coaching can be arranged with our club coaches Oliver Howarth, Jack Hicklin and Michael Littlemore, who are all licensed LTA and PTR coaches. Please ring Oliver Howarth on 07894 015616, Jack Hicklin on 07729 361761, or Michael Littlemore on 07789 207338 if you are interested.

 

NON-MEMBER SESSION

 

Non-members (including those attending adult group coaching sessions) may come and play on Thursday mornings from 10.15 a.m. at £5 per session.

 

VISITORS

 

Members are welcome to bring visitors to the Club including Club sessions (if of an appropriate standard). There is a standard charge of £3.00/adult visitor and £2.00/junior visitor for each visit which should be placed in the boxes provided. If appropriate, after 5 visits a visitor should apply to become a member. Members and their guests must sign the visitors' book on each visit.