Welcome to the Tennis Section
We are very proud to be a Tennismark certified Club. Tennis membership at BLT&SRC offers you year-round social and team tennis, a competitive singles league, regular tournaments for all levels, a very strong junior section. A large team of qualified tennis coaches run group coaching as well as one-to-one lessons.
The club has 2 indoor tennis courts and 11 outdoor tennis courts, all of which are floodlit. Our courts are a mixture of carpet, synthetic grass, artificial clay and tarmac surfaces.
The floodlights cost £5.20 per court per hour and the lights are bookable through the kiosk at the Club only. Tennis facilities are available from 7am until 11pm daily.
We run a competitive all year round box leagues for both singles and doubles which is a great way to play more tennis and meet other members. For more information please go to our Tennis Box Leagues page or contact the relevant tennis box leagues organisers: For singles - Dan White at email@example.com or for doubles - Michael Beavis - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Night & Social Tennis
Our main tennis Club Night is every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm, all year round. Just turn up and play. If you are new to the Club or if you haven't been to Club night before, speak to Phil Trimmer (our Club Night organiser) when you arrive and he will show you the ropes! There is a nominal charge of £2 to cover floodlights. Standard is intermediate.
We run a Sunday morning social session from 10am - midday. Just turn up and mix in. Intermediate standard. This session runs every Sunday except for the last Sunday of the month when there is an American Tournament in the afternoon.
Tuesday mornings from 9am is Ladies Club Morning at Saturday mornings from 9am is Gents Club morning. Again, members just turn up and play.
Other more seasonal organised social playing sessions include the monthly American Tournament which takes place on the last Sunday of each month at 3pm from March to October and in July/August we run six weeks of summer Friday evening social sessions from 6.30pm. Keep your eye on the noticeboard and emails for more information.
Men, ladies and juniors take part in several local leagues, playing against other clubs in Hertfordshire and the area around Aylesbury, all through the year. For more information go to our Club Teams & Fixtures page.
Our Head Tennis Coach Chris Stringer and his team of qualified coaches offer a comprehensive range of coaching services for players of all ages and standards. Coaching sessions run in both group sessions and on a one-to-one basis sessions during the day, evenings or weekends. Non-members are welcome to sign up to group coaching sessions subject to a non-member fee. For more information please go to our Coaching section or contact Chris Stringer on 07766 707686 or email email@example.com.
Coaching where possible is kept to the indoor courts courts and courts 6a and 6b to free up courts for general members.
The Club has a large junior section and we actively promote junior tennis through our coaching programme, junior nights (Fridays 6.00 - 8.00pm from April - Nov), junior competitions and box leagues. Non-members are welcome to sign up for coaching courses subject to a non-member fee but are not permitted to attend junior club night on Fridays. Click here to go to our Junior section.
We hold an annual Club tournament which is open to members of all ages and standards. Matches are normally played in throughout May, culminating in a finals day in mid-June.
Indoor Tennis Centre
The Indoor Tennis Centre (ITC) courts are available for members and non-members to hire and are also bookable through the kiosk at the Club or on the website. Click here for more information and rates.
Wimbledon Draw and British Tennis Membership (BTM)
As an LTA affiliated Tennis Club we are allocated a number of pairs of Wimbledon tickets each year. The Club holds a ballot in April where members are pulled out of a hat at random and tickets are allocated accordingly. To be eligible to enter the draw the LTA stipulates that all club members are also members of British Tennis, and have Opted-In to the process by the Februray cut off date. It’s free to join! If you want to know more about the benefits and to join British Tennis please visit the following website http://www.lta.org.uk/britishtennismembership. Watch out for an email about the Wimbledon draw which is normally in April or May – you will be asked to put your name up on the tennis notice board to enter along with your British Tennis Membership number and you will be required to attend the ballot in order to win tickets. All club members over the age of 11 yrs of age are eligible to enter the draw.
Guests & Visitor Fees
Senior members may bring guests to the club. A member may only bring the same guest up to 6 times a year. All guests must be signed into the black visitors book by the TV in the Players bar and a visitor fee paid. Visitor fees can be paid via the kiosk and signing them up in the book by the kiosk. It is important that guests are signed in for insurance purposes.
Visitor fees are currently £6 per senior guest and £2 per junior guest.
We normally hold 2 open days each year in May/June and September. On these occasions we waive the adult member joining fee of £50. The Open Days are a great family day out and include free coaching and play, mini tennis games and prizes, exhibition matches, a bouncy castle and BBQ.
LTA Accreditation and Safeguarding
We are an LTA registered Club and as such have to pass rigorous standards in safeguarding and coaching and playing facilities. All our coaches are DBS checked and have to be in order to gain and maintain their coaching licence and for us to remain a registered Club. For more information, you can visit the LTA Safeguarding Standards area of the LTA website here.
Non members are welcome to book the indoor courts or 'pay and play' on one of the outdoor courts (term and conditions apply). Indoor court rates can be found on our Indoor Tennis Centre page. Outdoor 'pay and play' rates range from £12 to £15 depending on the court surface and hirings are for 90 minutes. Outdoor courts can only be booked by non members in off peak times and only up to 6 times a year. Only one court at at time may be booked by a non member.
Please contact the Club Manager on 01442 863393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book in advance. Non members should not rely on being able to just turn up and play.
Non members can also attend group or one-to-one coaching sessions. For all coaching enquiries contact our Head Tennis coach Chris Stringer on 07766 707686 or email email@example.com.
Please note that we do not offer a racket or ball hiring service so non members will need to bring their own equipment.