The tennis club, the courts, and clubhouse are all freely available for the use of the club members. Access is controlled at the gate and a Club house key is available from the secretary.
There are four main elements to the routine tennis activity:
- PRIVATE – which is organised by a number of members
- SOCIAL – centrally coordinated and run generally as routine sessions and to which members are invited to sign up to and join in
- TOURNAMENT – those club members signed up to the club tournament play a series of matches in the summer season culminating in a finals day in September. Open to all club members for a small fee for each event
- LEAGUE – this is the entry into the Summer and Winter Aldershot and District LTA League playing a number of local clubs in various men’s, ladies, mixed and junior teams.
For all play less the league events which are centrally booked, the courts should be booked through the online booking system. You must be a logged in member to use this system.
Balls are provided for league matches and various social events. After any such event, the club provided balls are to be returned to the ball rack in the clubhouse for the benefit of all club members and additional social and private play. Balls are not to be removed as they are the property of the club for club members.
The club owns a ball machine a Spinshot Player. The full user manual is here. The club’s use and security instructions for its use are here and key instructions will be attached to the machine. It is available for the use of members and will be signed out and in again using the book in the clubhouse.
The court lighting is controlled by inserting tokens in the coin meters accessed on Court 4. Please do not remove the tokens. The lighting provision is currently inclusive to your club membership but of course costs the club each time they are used. Please do not be wasteful in their use and by using what you need; by single court and the time you actually want. Each token provides for 30 minutes of lighting. Lights on top of the cabinet indicate 5 minutes before they will go off unless charged with a new token. Once they have been turned off (or time expired), they will not activate again for 20-30 mins.
Guests are welcome but only when accompanied by a member. The member is responsible for paying the guest fee of £2 each and entering the name in the book held in the clubhouse. Guests can only be invited for up to six sessions before they are then obliged to be a member.
Coaching is provided by Return Tennis. This can be arranged privately through Ben O’Hara.