We are sure that you will have many questions to ask about the club so here are some answers to the more frequently asked questions.
When using the tennis courts, could you please follow these basic rules:
To book a court (without charge) for up to 2 hours or check court availability, click the “Book A Court” button from the club web site. This can be done from any computer (at home, work, etc) or from the terminal in the corridor by the squash court door.
If you forget your ID or password please email email@example.com for help.
There are doors in the fence onto the tennis courts. These doors are normally locked with a key-combination padlock (the combination is changed periodically). As a member, you will be advised of the curremnt combination in your welcome pack and thereafter by email as and when it is changed.
Adult members take priority on weekdays after 6pm, except for coaching courses.
Junior members take priority on the mini-tennis (KidZone) court.
No. As long as you are wearing sports clothing and "non-marking" soled trainers or tennis shoes you will be welcome on court.
A list of adult members can be found in the password-protected section of the club web site. Your ID and password are the same as those you use to book courts.
You are welcome to bring guests three times each season per guest without charge.
Tennis coaching, for juniors and adults, is available on a group or an individual basis via our coaching staff. Check out what we have available here »
Adult club sessions are held several times a week as follows:
They take place all the year round and it is rare for the weather to put everyone off! So, please come along - whatever your standard.
Children at Senior School may use the courts with no requirement for adult supervision. Children of Primary School age may only play under the supervision of an adult.
Ian Poole is responsible for the delivery of the coaching programme which he organises in conjunction with the committee. If you wish to coach another member, as a matter of courtesy we request that you discuss your proposal with Ian first. Ian has the right under reasonable circumstances to refuse your request. Also please remember that if you are coaching a non-member that person can only be your guest three times per season.
The clubhouse has changing facilities, toilets and a bar. The bar area provides satellite television, a pool table, ample seating and good beer! The normal opening hours for the bar are 6pm to 11pm in the week and 12 noon to 11pm at weekends.
If you find yourself leaving at a time when there is no one else in the clubhouse, please remember to lock all doors and windows before you leave so that the security of the club is not compromised.
If you are aged 18 or over you are entitled to a members key card which is used to open the clubhouse door. If you lose your key card you can purchase a replacement from the bar for £5 between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesdays or have a faulty key card replaced free of charge. The key cards are the property of the Sports club and you are kindly asked to return your card to the bar if you leave the club.
Your clubhouse access card also allows you to purchase some drinks at discounted prices from the clubhouse bar.
Parents are asked to take responsibility for their children in the clubhouse and on the sports field and ensure that they abide by the licensing laws. Children of 14 or over may use the clubhouse without supervision. Children under 14 can use the clubhouse under supervision if they are well behaved.
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The club offers the following sports:
|Tennis||Four floodlit outdoor Euroclay tennis courts. Additionally, there is a half-size tarmac Kid Zone court|
|Hockey||Matches are played on the new astroturf pitch located at the bottom of the sports field|
|Squash/Racketball||Two recently re-floored indoor squash/racketball courts|
|Boules||A boules area which plays host to the local league which is a great way to spend an hour or two on a summer weekend or weekday evening.|
|Pool, darts, table tennis||Facilities are situated in the bar area as needed|
Of course, if you are less active you are welcome to join as a social member of the club.
From time to time, the club places an order for some club-branded clothing (hoody's, T-shirts etc). Clothing is available for juniors, ladies and men. Orders are then placed when there is sufficient demand.
Of course! Junior members and children of members are very welcome. We are an LTA accredited “mini tennis centre” which means that we offer Under 11's great opportunities to learn and play tennis. We also offer 10+ year olds the chance to improve their game.
Junior Members and children of members are welcome at the Club. Parents are asked to take responsibility for their children in the clubhouse and on the sports field and ensure that children abide by the licensing laws of the land and do not congregate at the bar when adults are waiting to be served.
Please be aware that the car park can be a dangerous place, especially for young children. The club's policy on use of the clubhouse by children is:
If you have supplied your e-mail address on your application form we will be sending you regular emails which we hope will keep you up to date with what is going on. In addition, you could also visit our main website at http://hamptontennis.org.uk, look at the clubhouse notice board or call one of the committee members.
Each of the playing sections of the Club organises its own social functions. Tennis events are advertised on the notice boards, via email to members and on the Club website. All members, playing or social, are welcome to attend any of the social functions. Any suggestions you have for future functions will be welcomed.
Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club Limited runs the Sports Club. Sub Committees that report into the Board of Directors of the Club control each playing section of the Club. Accounts are on display in the clubhouse or in the members' area of the web site. The Sports Club AGM is normally held in March or April each year and the Tennis section AGM in November or December.
|Chris Barnes||Chairman/Secretary||01675 443572|
|Jo Oswald||Treasurer||01675 443559|
|Ian Poole||Coach||07968 451956|
|Steve Ray||Committee Member||01675 442132|
|Carol Grant||Committee Member||01675 443610|
|Savio Gaspar||Committee Member||01675 442001|
|Wayman Morris||Committee Member||01675 442071|
|Jo Oswald||Child Protection Officer||01675 443559|
If you have any questions to ask or suggestions to make, please approach the relevant Director or Committee member who will be pleased to help you. The following people are the main points of contact:
|Chris Barnes||Sports Club and Tennis Chairman||01675 443572|
|Andy Woolford||Hockey Chairman||01926 743136|
|Miles Goodworth||Squash/Racketball Chairman||01675 442747]|
|Graham Hollway||Clubhouse and Bar||01675 443520|
|TBA||Social Membership Secretary||TBA|
Visit our web site at https://hamptontennis.org.uk/joinus.asp from where you can download a current application form. You may also find an application form on the tennis club notice board.
Yes please! The Club is run by volunteers and extra help is always welcome.