MEMBERSHIP

Thanks for visiting our website, as you can see we are a small club but very welcoming. We have no flashy clubhouse or bar – just a bunch of people who are dedicated to enjoying tennis. We cater for all standards of play as can be seen from our membership details.

Welcome to our club – we hope you enjoy your time with us and to help you through the process this is a guide to what the club can offer.

Adult memberships:

We are a friendly open club, with four membership options for you to choose from. 

(We offer potential new members the opportunity to play with us on three occasions before you need to join and pay an annual fee, Pro rata if applicable)

We have four Tiers of membership depending on your experience and how often you are able to play.

The starter tier is Tier Four  which is appropriate for beginners and those who want to have coaching or may not have time to play other than during coaching sessions. 

  • Access to coaching sessions at members' rates
  • Access to club events.
  • Beginners and daytime time coaching sessions available.

NB There is no access to courts outside your coaching times and you are not eligble for club matches

Tier Three , is aimed at beginners and social players plus weekday players who play between 9 and 3.

  • Daytime coaching sessions
  • Club Spark system to book courts and play anytime the courts are free and available during the week.
  • Access to Club events
  • No eligibility for club matches unless with prior approval of the Committee

Our Tier Two membership is for standard and social club players - not beginners. Tier Two is the one to join if you are new to the club but have played a fair amount of tennis at club level. (This is a springboard for the top level at our club – Tier One)

  • Club sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm 
  • You can also join in with an all in club session on the last Saturday afternoon of the month
  • Club Spark system to book courts and play anytime the courts are free and available.
  • Access to Club events
  • Eligible for match play within our teams in the Dorset league.

 

The final level is Tier One: Good and advanced Club Match standard players. 

There is a playing in standard for Tier One and you can arrange to play with members or a coach who can advise you further on this.  We recommend new players joining as Tier Two initially, to get a feel of the club standards then ask a member of the coaching staff or a committee member if you wish to move on to Tier One.  

  • Club sessions on Saturday afternoons from 1pm, Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm.
  •  Club Spark system to book courts and play anytime the courts are free and available.
  • Access to Club events
  • You are eligible to play in the club's teams in the Dorset league.

If you already have played club matches for another club or have a higher rating, then please contact the Club Secretary or one of our coaches to arrange to play in to this section.

Club Sessions are set on days as stated above for each group and are mostly doubles play (balls are provided and floodlights included in Winter), members in Tiers 1-3 may book courts via Clubspark and play when courts are vacant, however, matches do take precedence. A list of matches both Adult and Junior is on the noticeboard and on the website. Ladder Play guidelines for Club Sessions.click here Ladder Play

There is also a Court Allocation chart - click here Court Allocation  showing when courts are available for booking via ClubSpark.

Match Play opportunities:

The club runs a number of teams of differing standards, so there is an option for everyone. Please contact Steve Davies – Match Secretary on 07932 654485, if you wish to play in a team.

Group Coaching options:

Neil’s Saturday Session: A session commencing 9.00am till 10.30 am every Saturday – a varied fun coach led session for all players.  Pay as you go to Neil Cook for this session, no booking needed just come and play. Non -member supplement applies.

Gary’s Thursday Session: A session held by our Head Coach. Let him put you through your paces!  Pay as you go session again 10.30 am 12.00 noon. Non -member supplement applies.

G&N Tennis Coaching operate at the club and can offer one to one or group coaching: Details from any of our talented coaches.  Contact Gary Toop on 07885 680422/Neil Cook 07870 596356 for more information

Cardio Tennis: A chance to combine getting fit and playing tennis. Join Neil on either Sunday morning from 9 till 10am or on Wednesday evenings from 7 till 8pm. Call Neil Cook 07870 596356 for more information.

Juniors : We have a thriving Junior and Mini Tennis section of the club, for more information- contact G&N Tennis Coaching via Gary or Neil as above or use the link under Coaching to go to their website.

They also run holiday courses and performance camps- contact them for full details.


The Club runs occasional Social and Tennis events throughout the year and all members are welcome. 

HOT OFF THE PRESS - our new Referral scheme - if you are an existing member, and introduce a new player to the club, then you will receive 20% of their first membershp fee as a thank you from the club. Note this applies to new members only, or those who have not been with the club in the past 2 years. When filling in the application, your name must be quoted by them.  Ask your friends or colleagues and get them to come down and try the club out.

For further information contact Club Secretary – Sue Williams on Bournemouth 01202 520965 / 07985 953682 .                                        

Sue Williams :Contact Number 07985 953682

Email: suew1610@gmail.com

The club has a safeguarding (inc anti bullying) and diversity policy. for details please click on Diversity or Anti Bullying

Memberships

Membership package Cost Join
1 -Adult Tier One
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
This category is suitable for good and advanced club players. To become a Tier 1 member you must meet a certain standard set by the Committee and coaching team at VALTC ( G&N Tennis Coaching).
Eligibility: Playing in standard to be achieved
£40.00
in full
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2 - Adult Tier Two
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
This category is suitable for standard and social club players.
£20.00
in full
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3 -Adult Tier Three Beginners and Daytime only
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
Daytime only players 9am - 3 pm weekday only and means that members can access all coaching courses at member rates and do not have to pay a non member fee (£3.00 per session)
Eligibility: Note: if you have joined as a Daytime only player then access to courts is from Monday to Friday 9am until 3pm
£15.00
in full
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4 - Adult Tier 4 (Student)
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
This is suitable for those aged 18 to 23 in full time education. This category can apply to join in Club sessions as appropriate to their standard of play.
£15.00
in full
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4 -Adult Tier 4 Student no club session
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
Student and young people membership for those who do not want to join in on club sessions
Eligibility: Open
£10.00
in full
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4- Adult Tier Four (Associates)
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
This package is ideal for players who are new to tennis and want coaching at members' rate, or do not have time to play outside coaching sessions. Non members pay an additional £3.00 per coaching session
£15.00
in full
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5 -Family
01/05/2018 - 30/04/2019
Family Membership £40
£15.00
in full
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5- Juniors
01/05/2018 - 30/04/2019
Junior Membership is for children age 10 to 18 years
£25.00
in full
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5 -Mini Tennis (up to Age 10)
01/05/2018 - 30/04/2019
for Children aged 10 years and under
£10.00
in full
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9 Junior Parent
01/05/2018 - 30/04/2019
This category is ONLY for parents of Junior members who wish to be able to play with their child when courts are available.
£15.00
in full
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