Juniors membership FAQs

  • What is included in junior membership?   Junior membership includes: the right to play on the tennis courts when available without further charge;  a discount on the open after-school & saturday courses and holiday camps;  summer junior tournament;  the right to apply for the academy courses and adult events once the standard has been met; and the right to free "affiliate" British Tennis Membership (which includes the Wimbledon ballot for older kids).         
  • Can Junior members book courts?   Over 12s members may book courts under parental supervision.  
  • How do I register juniors for court booking?   Parents will be registered for court booking automatically if they join or renew a junior membership through clubspark, otherwise you can email membership@dulwichtennis.com to get a registration link.  The parent does not need to be a member themselves. 
  • When can 12 & over juniors book courts?   Teens currently have the same access as adult members, that is up to 2 hours up to 8 days in advance, at any time when the courts are not being used for matches or organised coaching and other events.    We reserve the right to restrict junior court bookings at peak times, but will aim not to.    
  • Why can’t under 12s book courts?  In fairness to the full-paying members, the under 12 juniors can use courts when they are free but cannot book in advance. 
  • Can juniors bring guests?   Only adult members can bring guests, except for sanctioned LTA matches, for which visiting junior opponents are a guest of the Club.    
  • Do juniors need to be supervised by a parent?  LTA guidance is that children under the age of 13 are supervised by their parent/carer whilst at a tennis venue and outside of any venue sessions, such as coaching lessons or tennis camps.
  • Why is there no members discount on academy courses?    The membership discount is built into the cost of the academy, as these courses are only open to club members.  
  • How do juniors enter the Wimbledon ballot?   The LTA rules are here, juniors aged 9-17 may join British Tennis as an affiliate members of dulwich tennis, must opt in to the ballot each February, and must remain an eligible member at the time of the club ballot which in May.  The way the ballot is organised by the LTA means the club has no discretion in applying these rules - we can't bend them even if we tried.