Location

The Club is close to the sharp bend on the river road between Weybridge and Walton (Thames St-Walton Lane).

Club Address :

Dorney Gardens
Walton Lane
WEYBRIDGE
Surrey
KT13 8LU

Tel: 01932 846 876

Facilities

We have a small clubhouse and 5 peaceful and attractive sheltered courts surrounded by trees.
Two courts have an excellent artificial grass surface which allows play in all conditions.
The remaining three courts are tarmacadam.
Four of the courts are floodlit (2 artificial grass, 2 tarmac)
There is also a practice wall.
Balls are provided free of charge.
The club does not have a bar, but there are attractive pubs nearby which are frequently visited by our members.



Hard Courts

Court Use and Mix-In Sessions

General Court Availability

Courts are available for free play except as indicated in the schedule shown below or when coaching, league matches, or other competitive events are taking place. It’s best to book a court if you want to play in advance. See booking a court below.
Club matches against other clubs have priority and take place on Courts One and Two.
Other events will be listed in the clubroom diary and the appropriate section of the website
Juniors have equal rights with adult members to courts 3, 4 and 5, except during adult mix-ins.  Adults have precedence over juniors on courts 1 & 2.
New Tennis balls are provided every Saturday and Sunday and also on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Tokens to operate the floodlights on courts 1 to 4 are provided free of charge at mix-ins. At other times they cost £2 per hour. They can be obtained from committee members. Planning restrictions forbid the use of the lights after 10pm.

Booking a court

All court bookings are online from the Members area of this website.

Any member can book courts in 30 minute segments for up to 1 hour, or for the duration of a tournament match. If two or more members are playing then courts may be booked for longer, but for a maximum of two hours per booking.

Club matches against other clubs have priority and take place on Courts one and two.

7 Day Adult Mix in sessions

The idea of a mix in session is to allow everyone to turn up and play. This means making up a balanced four from those waiting. If there are sufficient people we use the book system, which works as follows:

  • When you arrive, or when you come off court, put your name down on the list in the mix in book.
  • When four players come off court, put winners before losers, ladies before gents.
  • When your name appears at the top of the list, select 3 people from the next 6 on the list.
  • We try, if possible, not to leave someone out who has not yet played but we also attempt to assemble a balanced four which may mean a longer wait for some.
  • Do not go below the sixth person; it is not fair on others who may have to wait a very long time.
  • Play only one short set (6-5 wins). If there is nobody waiting you may play a tie-break at 5-all.



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Rules, Regulations and Etiquette

We play our tennis in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, but we do have some rules and guidelines for our members to follow.

Club Rules describe the constitution of the club, which can only be changed at the annual AGM

Club Regulations describe the everyday operations of the club. These may be amended by the committee.

We have an Equality and Diversity Policy to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect, and that members, non-members and visiting teams are not denied access to our tennis venue because of any discriminatory reason.

The following dress code and etiquette guidelines apply:

  • Adults should wear all-white, or coloured tennis shorts/skirts with white shirts, or vice versa. Coloured Tracksuits are fine, and Junior members can wear coloured sports clothing. To protect the courts, all players must wear proper tennis shoes with non-marking soles.
  • Please do not collect a ball from an adjoining court while play is in progress.
  • The knock-up is to help you and your opponent “get your eye in”. Start gently; there are no prizes for winning the knock up!
  • Return the balls to the server.
  • Put the balls together at the end of your set. If you are likely to be the last people on court, collect the balls and take them off.
  • Balls hit out of court should be retrieved as soon as practicable. If you leave it until the end of the set you will invariably forget.
  • Please respect your opponent’s calls on their side of the net. When making your own calls, always give your opponent the benefit of the doubt.

Guests of members are welcome to play at the club. The fee is £2 for an adult and £1 for a Junior. Please enter your name and the name of your guest in the visitors’ book before you play. You can pay a committee member. Otherwise you will receive a statement at 6 or 12 monthly intervals indicating the amount you owe. No visitor may play more than 6 times per year.


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Social Tennis Events

American Tournaments are held several times a year. These provide a chance to play tennis with a variety of partners and the rules are designed to balance out the stronger and weaker players so that everyone gets some comptitive  games. They also feature excellent teas and a chance to socialise.

The club also holds Open Days at which prospective members are very welcome to turn up, play some tennis and enjoy free refreshments, without obligation.

These are normally very enjoyable and successful occasions, with opportunities to meet some members, including our coach, Adrian Joly, and chat about the club as well as play tennis.




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