Info For Potential and New Members
NOTE: THE CLUBHOUSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, BUT TWO OF THE TENNIS COURTS ARE AVAILABLE, CONSISTENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES. SOCIAL AND TEAM TENNIS IS SUSPENDED, BUT PLAYERS CAN PLAY SINGLES MATCHES WITH PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE THEIR OWN HOUSEHOLD. NEW MEMBERS CAN JOIN IN THE USUAL WAY, ALTHOUGH WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT MEMBERSHIP FEE PAYMENTS BY BANK TRANSFER AT THE MOMENT.
Come to club social sessions which are Sunday from 11am – 1pm, Thursday from 7.00pm, Friday from 2 – 4pm (spring to autumn), also do join the tennis ladder, get in touch with Michael, his details are on the ladder fixtures on the tennis notice board to the right of the clubhouse door.
Don’t worry about having all the gear, wear something comfortable that you can run around in, and it’s very handy to have pockets that you can fit a tennis ball or two into. Please don’t wear shoes with studs or anything that would damage our all weather court. Trainers or sports shoes are fine, you might want a more rather then less grippy sole, the surface can be slippery if it’s rained recently or if it’s very cold in the winter season.
We have joined the LTA’s Clubspark’s online booking system. Once you are a member and invited to use Bounds Green’s Clubspark, you can book courts remotely by the internet on your phone or PC, or in clubhouse. Regular times the courts are in use are Sunday 11am to 1 pm, Tuesday 6:00pm to 9.30pm and Thursday from 7.00 pm. Saturdays are busy with coaching until 2pm followed by men’s and ladies’ team practice until 4:30pm. However, some courts are available during the busy periods – so it’s best to check using the booking system. Courts are booked in advance for Home league matches.
The current annual fee for one adult is £222, plus a one off joining fee of £25. There are pro rata levels of fee if you do not join in the spring when membership is renewable, and there are discounts discounts for people under 30 or over 60, unemployed people and students. There is no membership fee for children under 9 and very low rates and no joining fee for older children. See the Membership Fees page for full information.
The floodlights cost £1 for 15 minutes. The meters for the lights can be found on your left just inside the clubhouse door. Labels on the coin box indicate which court is which.
If you wish to play with an adult who is not a member of the club you are required to pay a guest fee of £3. This should be paid at the bar, or put the money in an envelope (available from the main tennis noticeboard outside the clubhouse entrance) and post it in the letterbox to the right of the bar.
There are various WhatsApp groups to help new members integrate and get the most from the club, including one for lady members. Please speak to existing members about this, or ask Michael Dawson (07982 432147) or Katie Walsh (07958 951265).
Meet some of our tennis members and find out what they like about the club.