FAQ

FAQs

Q - What is happening for tennis in the Covid 19 public health restrictions

A - The courts reopened on 29 March 2021 with additional restrictions - pre-booking is now required for all court use and new Terms of Use are in place to ensure safety and equitable use

 

Q – Where is Ribchester Tennis Club?

A – Ribchester Tennis Club is based on the Ribchester Recreation Ground. Post code PR3 3YE by the Popecroft Carpark. Follow the brown signs for Potters Barn.

 

Q – What facilities do you have?

A – We have two floodlit tennis courts, two junior tennis courts and a pavilion with a kitchen, changing rooms, toilets etc. The courts were resurfaced in 2014.

 

Q – Do I have to be a member to use Ribchester Tennis Courts?

A – No, the courts are public courts (the only public courts in the Ribble Valley). Ribchester Tennis Club have priority of use, typically this is for matches and club activities. Times of these can be found on the website under “court use”. The mini courts are available for public use at all times.

 

Q – I’ve not played tennis before, how can I get started?

A – Players of all standards are welcome to attend the Sunday afternoons (from 2pm - not running during Covid restrictions) or sign up to join our beginners coaching sessions on Thursdays. Tennis is a surprisingly quick sport to pick up and start having fun. All you need is a pair of trainers and a sense of fun.

 

Q – Do I have to be a member before I come along to a club activity?

A – No, we realise you might want to try before you buy. Non members are welcome to attend a coaching and social tennis session to see if the club is right for them. League rules require you to be a member before playing competitively for the club.

 

Q – Can I borrow equipment?

Non-Covid restrictions answer, we'll be back to normal ASAP

A – Yes. The club has junior and adult racquets which can be borrowed for club activities. Racquets can be borrowed for coaching or social play.

 

Q – What activities and facilities are available for junior players?

A – Coaching is available, howecer must all attendees must pre-book:

Thursdays
5:30 - 6:15 minis
6:15 - 7:00 juniors
7:00 - 8:00 adult beginners/improvers

8:00 - 9:00 adults intermediate/advanced
£2 kids, £3 adults (payable on the day)

 

We run junior teams in the Ribble League, playing throughout the summer and we hold junior tournaments. Our two mini tennis courts are available for use at all times. Our junior section is very sociable and has developed some great players over the years.

 

Q – When is the best time to come and get involved?

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A – Sunday afternoons from 2pm when friendly social tennis is played. There’ll always be a set and cup of tea on offer for anyone wanting to join in. Thursday evenings for adult coaching.

 

Q – Can I play competitive tennis?

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A – Yes. We have teams playing men’s, ladies’ and mixed doubles throughout the year. We compete in the Ribble League and indoor East Lancashire winter league. We have teams catering for all standards.

 

Q – How do I use the floodlights?

A – Club members can arrange for the floodlights to be switched on for private use, subject to a fee for electricity use. Other community organisations can arrange for the floodlights to be switched on by contacting the club on [email protected]

 

Q – Does Ribchester Tennis Club provide the best value tennis in Lancashire?

A – Hopefully. We try our best to keep membership fees to a minimum whilst maintaining the facilities. With junior membership at £5, £3 for an hour’s coaching and free equipment we hope everyone who wants to can get involved.

 

Q – You’ve not answered my question.

A – Sorry, if you have any other questions please email the club on [email protected] or through facebook on facebook/ribchestertennis. Alternatively speak to someone on court, there will be people around and able to answer your questions on most summer evenings and Sunday afternoons from 2pm.