Information for Junior Members 2023

RWB Tennis Club – Junior Member Information (April 2024)


It’s great to see you’ve joined the club and want to enjoy your tennis with us! We are sure you’ll make new friends and tennis partners for many years to come.

Junior Committee

The Junior Committee organises many Junior Social & Competitive events throughout the year. Please keep an eye out for the emails (these are sent to the adult who took out your membership)  to let you know about what’s coming up.

Club sessions

Junior club sessions are a great opportunity to meet new players, practise your skills, make new friends….and above all, have fun! You can even bring a friend up to three times, but if they’d like to keep playing (which we all hope they will), please ask them to join the club – then you can carry on playing as often and whenever you like.

Club sessions are held between: 

Fridays, 3.30pm – 5.30 pm (Summertime)

Fridays, 4.30pm – 5.30 pm (Wintertime)


Everyone needs some help now and again, so why not ask one of our friendly coaches to help you? They have a wealth of experience between them and are all LTA qualified – If they don’t know how to get you playing to another level, and enjoying your tennis, then nobody can!

Group and individual 1-2-1 coaching sessions are available throughout the year and as a member, you’re able to receive a discounted rate. For info, please either reach out to RWBTC Head Coach, Ali Ward on 07737 592057 (or or you can always ask one of the members who will be more than happy to help. Interested? Then why not take a look at the Coaching webpage for more info?

Saturday morning coaching - Pay as you Go (no booking required)

Fun tennis sessions for children aged 3 - 18 years with competition on the last Saturday of each month.  We have rackets that you can borrow if it’s your first time.
Please visit the coaching page for more information.

Get Competing

There are local LTA tournaments for all age groups. These provide great opportunities to get started in competitions or to improve your rating.
Check out the upcoming events here LTA Tournaments

Court Booking

To book a court (free of charge for Cub Members), please head on over to our court booking page on the website. Please note, there are fixed bookings for coaching and matches, which cannot be used I’m afraid - book early to avoid disappointment.


Junior members can only bring non-members to play at Junior Cub sessions.  If you want to play with a non-member friend, get them to join and you will be able to book courts at any time.

Sports Association

Junior members can use the facilities at the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association facilities, but I’m afraid you’ll not be able to hold a Sports Association membership card. Parents and carers are welcome to join the Association for £5 per year which allows them to order drinks and food at the bar, as well as receiving preferential rates for private room bookings.


Several tournaments are scheduled each year – see Events webpage.  The Junior Championships  (open only to members) is our main tournament for juniors and is usually held in July.

Nominated Juniors

A number of older juniors are entitled, on the recommendation of the Head Coach, to attend adult events including playing for a club team in the league.  To become one of these nominated juniors you must be past your 14th birthday and possess the necessary playing skills, maturity, resilience and self-reliance to play with a range of adults in mixed-age settings under the supervision of appropriate adults.   Something to aim for!  Talk to our coaching staff for more details.

Club rules and policies

It is important that members read and support the policies, codes of conduct and playing rules which are posted on our website.  Hard copies are also held in our courtside cabin.  Attention is drawn in particular to the Safeguarding Policy, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Code of Conduct and Playing Rules.  Parents/guardians: please highlight the expectations (Codes of Conduct p2 of 3) to your U18s.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility - if you see something, say something. The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is available to assist/provide advice; contact details for the CWO (and the LTA if you prefer to contact the Lawn Tennis Association direct) may be found on our website.

Keeping up to date

Most of the club-wide communications are made via email and the occasional newsletter is also sent out via email.  We have to send these to parents / main contacts  rather than direct to junior members.

Please keep an eye out for emails from the club and if you are in doubt about whether you are receiving them, check with your parents / guardians first and then with Amanda, our Membership Secretary here

For further membership information, please see our Membership Terms and Conditions.

Best Wishes,

RWBTC Committee