How to find us
St Pauls Walden Tennis Club
Our club is in the parish of St Pauls Walden, Hertfordshire, and the 3 courts are in the village of Whitwell at the recreation ground, off Bradway (nearest postcode SG4 8AP).
The new Government COVID-19 regulations allow us to return to playing tennis, but only in a restricted manner in accordance with guidelines as issued by the LTA on 02/07/2020. Changes are marked NEW or UPDATED within the linked PDF documents on the LTA website.7
The LTA’s “Guidance for Tennis Venues – COVID-19” can be found here:
The LTA’s “Guidance for Tennis Players – COVID-19” can be found here:
Members should make themselves aware of the contents of these documents if considering playing tennis.
[NEW] IMPORTANT: Where a local lockdown is in place alternative measures and guidelines may be in place – venues in these areas are advised to check our main coronavirus information page at LTA Coronavirus Lockdown Guidance before playing.
CLUBNIGHT is suspended until further notice following the updated advice on the LTA website (see guidance for venues link above.
Summary clubnight update: [NEW] While multiple group activity can take place side by side, larger group activity such as Club Nights, club mix-in sessions or Open Days that involve people interacting with others outside their group should not yet be held
Following further clarifications we have received from Government, tennis activity in England will be able to take place outdoors from with both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles
The Images opposite have replaced the COVID-19 STAY AT HOME - DO NOT ENTER sign that has been displayed previously after we had unauthorised access and damage to fencing.
NOTE: If the STAY AT HOME sign is returned due to an increase in the R-rate of infection], please repect the position of the Tennis Club Committee.
Key points include (in summary form):
SPWTC recommended measures for members
The club is open to adults and juniors of all abilities from beginner to match player. We participate in the Datchworth Summer and Autumn leagues, have monthly tournaments, weekly clubnights (Thursdays in Spring/Summer), and club competitions.
Great News we're now able to accept your membership via our website, followed by a simple bank transfer!! (you can still drop a cheque off)
If you forget to note down the Bank Details during the joining online process, please contact Alex Cunningham (07974 199520), Ian Gorton (07852 976888) or [email protected] for the details.
You can also get your Cupboard Key from Alex by contacting him on the number above to arrange collection.
The St Pauls Walden Tennis Committee