Chalford Tennis Club
 

Welcome to Chalford Tennis Club!


This website gives news about membership, coaching and events.

Club News

WHAT'S NEW

If you'd like to become a new member just click here to view and choose a membership package. 

Junior Competition


Social Media

The best way to keep up to date with any future events is by following our social media. We currently have Facebook and Twitter, you can follow the links by clicking the icons at the top of the page.

We are always looking to improve, just drop us a message of anything you think we can do.

The free doubles drills on a Sunday are on hold until the Autumn but there are still Play & Pay drills on Saturday & Thursday mornings.


A new junior session is being run on the last Saturday of each month with Jack the coach.

The next one takes place on Saturday the 28th of November, open to both members and non-members.


We look forward to seeing you there.




MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

The current membership year runs until the end of March 2017, and information about renewals will be sent out to existing members shortly before then. If you wish to discuss any membership matters please contact our Membership Secretary Nigel Williams on membership.chalfordtc@gmail.com 


Social sessions

We have adult social sessions on Friday and Sunday mornings, from 10am-midday, and on Wednesday evenings from 7pm. There is a ladies social session on Monday evenings from 7pm.


 

There is currently a survey for all members to let us know what they think of having clay courts in the future. First read the information below:

We need to take some action regarding Courts 1 and 2. It is a big decision so please take a moment to consider the arguments before following the link to the survey to let us know what you think.
We have researched the option of putting a synthetic clay surface on the two courts and it will cost £40k (inc vat). We can fund half of that cost and can apply for an interest free loan from the LTA to cover the other half. To meet the repayments of that loan, we will need to increase memberships costs by approximately 10%. Our current membership price is well below average for a 5 court club according to the LTA finance officer.

Advantages:
The court surface is much kinder to joint as it absorbs impact.
It can be used in frosty and wet weather.
There won't be need for repainting and the maintenance will not put the courts out of action for as lengthy a period of time as repainting.
The lack of comparable surfaces elsewhere may bring in new members to the club.
If, at a later date, we remove the surface, the tarmac underneath will have been protected and not deteriorated.

Disadvantages:
It will necessitate an increase in membership fees of 10% bringing an adult membership to £100 per year.
There is a duty to drag a brush over the courts after play and this takes a few minutes.
The 'clay' can get in your shoes and cause discoloration.
It is a different playing surface and will have a different feel to the hard surface.
The cost of additional top up sand will mean that we need to set aside slightly more money each year as a contingency fund than we do currently.

This is an important decision to make. If we do not choose to commit to this surface we will be able to repaint courts 1 and 2 but it is important to realize that they are coming to the end of their life and we will be looking at major investment in completely resurfacing them in the near future. The cost of which is currently estimated at £21 - 24k (inc vat) (Courtstall - January 2017).

Please follow this link to let us know which way you would wish to proceed - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RWCKFNR 

Thank you to all the juniors who came along to our summer camps. If your children enjoyed them we'd love to have them take part in some of our coaching sessions. Click here to see the schedule.


 COACHING PROGRAMME

There is a new coaching programme for this Summer/Autumn. Click here to view it. For more information please contact 

chalford.tennis.club@btinternet.com or
01453 887421

If you fancy a game of singles, we have opportunities to play against other club members in our singles boxes with prizes for the box winners!

For more information e-mail Ali at chalford.tennis.club@btinternet.com 


Summer newsletter
Read the summer newsletter here

Club Constitution

We have recently rewritten our Club Constitution in line with LTA Rules and Regulations. To view a copy of the Constitution, click here

To view the LTA Rules and Regulations, click here
or visit :
http://www.lta.org.uk/NewWebsite/LTA/Documents/About%20Us/LTA%20Policies%20and%20Rules/Rules%20of%20the%20LTA.pdf






Try Before You Buy 

Interested in trying tennis?  We extend a warm welcome to people who are thinking about playing tennis at our club in Chalford.  We are a friendly cluband encourage people of all ages and abilities. We have 5 top quality courts which can be easily booked online.   

We offer lots of ways of playing tennis, from social sessions, matches and coaching.  You can play with other club members or bring you own friends as guests. 

You are welcome to try us out for free before joining.   

New members can benefit from a free coaching session. 

Any questions contact us via chalford.tennis.club@btinternet.com or 01453 887421.

We have an extensive programme of individual and small group development coaching taking place at the club for talented juniors. If you want to find out more please contact Charlie Crisp on 07738 131591.


Chalford Sports & Social Club

All members of the tennis club are automatically members of the main Sports & Social Club, and entitled to use the facilities there, including the lounge bar. You can gain access to the club by going round the front of the building and through the double doors that face the football/cricket pitch.  


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