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Farnsfield Tennis Club

General Information

Farnsfield Tennis Club has 3 floodlit courts and is open to members all year round on an annual subscription basis beginning in April. In addition the general public may use the courts when not in use, by hiring a court at Farnsfield News, the newsagents on Main Street.

How the Club is run

The club has a committee which is elected at the A.G.M. at the end of April. The committee is made up of a secretary, treasurer, match secretary, clubhouse manager, membership secretary and junior organiser. All posts have job descriptions which can be viewed in the folder in the clubhouse. There are 4 committee meetings per year and members are kept up-to-date with club matters via e-mail.

Coaching

The club employs a coach who works at the club virtually full time. Juniors are coached on Wednesdays as part of their membership. Juniors may also receive coaching on Saturdays on a 'pay as you go' basis.

When Can I Play?

Club nights start at 6pm for adults. Monday night is Ladies' night, Tuesday is a free night, Wednesday is junior night starting at 4pm, Thursday is Men's night and Friday is mixed adults. Saturday morning coaching is from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and matches are played some weekends and evenings. Junior matches may be played from 5 pm some Saturdays and Sundays.

Details of court use can be found on a fixture list in the clubhouse. Any member may use the courts at any other time and have use of the floodlights. Young children must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the clubhouse and on courts under floodlights.

How Do I Join?

You can try us out for a couple of sessions before you make the decision to join. You will then be given a membership form to fill in with your details. The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. As a new member you will only pay for the remainder of the current year from the date you join. Subsequent years must be paid in full. For more information please contact Alastair Walker by e-mail walker20@supanet.com.

How Do I Get Into The Courts and Clubhouse?

There is a combination lock on the gate and you will receive the code when you join. Clubhouse keys can be obtained from the treasurer with a deposit of £10 which is returnable if you leave the club.

What If I Want To Play In The League Matches?

Each team has a captain who volunteers to organise the team. We have several Ladies', men's and mixed teams at a variety of playing levels.

What If My Children Want Competitive Play?

The juniors have their own competitions with mini-tennis and junior leagues. Older juniors are also encouraged to play in the adult leagues.

What is the British Tennis Association?

Membership at present is free and all members are expected to join online and get a membership number. Each year the club is allocated Wimbledon tickets based on BTA members opting in online. Members can go into the draw for tickets provided they have opted in.

And Finally, the Social Events

We are always looking for new ideas but in general we have quiz nights, open days, fundraisers and children's parties.

If you require any more information just ask a tennis club member or see a committee member.