Welcome to Walton Tennis Club

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Guidance

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions and after receiving further guidance from the LTA, we are please to announce that the club now allows doubles play. All other guidance and advice as listed below remains in place.

  1. Maintain social distancing with all players outside your own household. Try to keep 2 metres apart where possible. Avoid changing ends or do so at opposite ends of the net.
  2. Please enter the courts via the usual front gate and exit from the rear gate if other players are waiting to enter.
  3. Do not play at all if you or any of your household are showing symptoms of the virus.
  4. As advised by the LTA, we will maintain our court booking system to ensure you can turn up and play without waiting. The booking system will enforce rules to prevent unfair ‘block booking’ of courts. We also expect members to be fair when using their booking privilieges, i.e. all members using a single court should not extend their total booking period beyond 90 minutes. For full details of the rules and to book a court, click on the ‘Court Booking’ tab. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT BOOKING UNLESS IT IS A SPECIFIC CLUB MIX-IN.
  5. The clubhouse will remain locked, but members with a key may make use of the toilet facilities and the coin operated floodlight meters if required. Please remember to lock the clubhouse again after use.
  6. Club balls will not be available, so you should provide your own. Ideally, they should be marked with your initials to avoid mixing them with other courts. Only pick up your own set of balls and return any others using your feet or racquet. If you are having difficulty sourcing balls, please contact Chris Proud, Rob Challinor or Carol Stanley who can provide balls from the club stock at preferential rates to members.
  7. We recommend you bring your own hand sanitiser to use during and after play.

Obviously, each member will have their own attitude to risk, and those in a ‘vulnerable’ group are still advised by the government to remain at home.

As always, we will continue to monitor the latest advice, act accordingly and keep you updated via email and our website. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy some tennis after this enforced absence and stay safe.


Mixed Doubles Tournament

Posted 7th August 2020.

The club are holding a mixed doubles tournament on Saturday 22nd August (1-4pm). You don't need a partner, as these will be arranged on the day. If you're interested in entering, please register at our events page. Depending on numbers we may have to pick entrants at random and will notify you when we have finalised arrangements.

Annual Subscriptions

Posted 1st August 2020.

It's been a very strange year for the club with membership packages being paused and then resumed. So just a reminder that if you pay annually for your membership, your 2019-20 subscription has now expired. If you haven't paid already, please do so as soon as possible because the ClubSpark booking system relies on your active membership status to provide free booking of our courts.

New Coaching Programme Launched

Posted 31st July 2020.

Following on from our recent club survey, Chris has been busy designing an exciting new coaching programme to align with what our membership asked for. These are now live and available to book on our coaching page. Go take a look.

About Us

Walton Tennis Club is situated in a rural location on the outskirts of Stafford. We take pride in being a friendly club which welcomes new or experienced players of all abilities, offering opportunities for social tennis, league tennis and family play. We have four recently repainted hard courts, and play all the year round, until 10 pm under floodlights. We have around 140 senior playing members and run social mix-ins several weekday evenings, and on Sunday morning (see our court timetable for details). These mix-ins are a chance for members to meet other players and guarantee newcomers a game. For more competitive players, we run several teams in the local Staffordshire tennis league with FREE weekly team coaching sessions in the winter. Our club championship competition runs each summer and an open veterans competition runs in the winter.

Our thriving junior section of over 60 members has a supervised mix-in on a Friday evening and priority access at other set times. Competent junior members can be ‘promoted’ to allow them to play in senior mix-ins.

Our club coach, Chris Proud, runs coaching programmes for juniors and adults and is available for private individual or group sessions and is there to meet new members at the Thursday night mix-in. The licensed bar is open on mix-in nights and we also hold social events in the clubhouse.

We have a patio and social area, with outdoor table tennis table, picnic tables and benches and this adds an extra dimension to the atmosphere at the club.

Finally, whether you are a member or not, you can support our club by using EasyFundRaising when you do your online shopping. Visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/waltontennisclub/ for more details.

Currently Welcoming New Members

Interested in joining? Check the membership page for details on how to join and our membership packages.

How to find us

Walton Tennis Club
Green Gore Lane
Milford Road
Walton On The Hill
ST17 0LD

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