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Winter season indoor and floodlight Block Bookings...

Would you like to have a regular pre-booked court every week throughout the winter?


It is time to start thinking about winter block bookings for indoor and floodlit tennis courts. The bookings get underway from Monday 19th September and anyone interested in having a regular court booking throughout the autumn and winter should complete the application form and submit by Wednesday 8th September.


Simply complete the application form and hand in at reception.


click here for a Floodlit Court application form

click here for an Indoor Court application form


Please note that as last year we will keep one indoor court available for week to week booking by members on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7PM. We reviewed the take up on this last year and it was 100% used and proved to be useful for members to be able to get an occasional one off court booking in the evening.

Price Change for 2016-17

The price for peak session indoor tennis (after 7PM Monday to Thursday) will increase to £16/hr from September this year. We have actually held the cost for peak time tennis at £14/hr since we opened the indoor courts 6 years ago and the new rates are still comparable with other centres and clubs. We trust that members will find this increase acceptable.


The off peak rate of £10 /hr will remain the same. (we increased the off peak rate from £8 to £10 three years ago)

Advice/guidance on making your application...

• Some times and evenings are more popular than others and we also have group sessions on some evenings which means less courts available for block booking. Mondays have less courts available than other evenings.


• If a slot is oversubscribed then the booking is shared (eg three applicants for two slots would mean you would have a session on two weeks out of three)


• If you know that you can also play on another day or time - indicate that on the booking form - if the slot you apply for is oversubscribed and you cant have it every week, we may be able to give you a slot at another time or on another evening on the weeks when you don't get a court


• If the session (indoor) that you apply for is oversubscribed and you would be happy to play outdoor on weeks where you don't have a session - indicate that on the booking form and we may be able to give you an outdoor court.


7PM slots - Last year these were all taken inside and most slots were also taken outside with some sessions being overbooked which meant that members were allocated alternate weeks.


8:30PM slots - Last year Monday and Thursday indoor at 8:30pm was full and there was only one court available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For outdoor courts, only Monday was full at 8:30pm last year - the other nights had courts still available at 8:30PM.


This year's courts available for block booking are shown below.

Monday 2 courts 2 courts
Tuesday 3 courts 4 courts
Wednesday 3 courts 1 court
Thursday 3 courts 4 courts
Monday 3 courts 3 courts
Tuesday 3 courts 3 courts
Wednesday 3 courts 5 courts
Thursday 5 courts 5 courts



You can also avoid the scramble for indoor courts and potentially missing out when the weather is bad by taking a season block booking for midweek mornings. If you are interested in a morning block booking, just email reply or contact reception.

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