Sunday 16 June 2024
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Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club

Welcome to the Tennis Section

 

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We are very proud to be an LTA 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. 

Facilities

The club has 2 indoor tennis courts and 11 outdoor tennis courts, all except one of which are floodlit. Our courts are a mixture of carpet, synthetic grass, artificial clay and tarmac sufaces. Click here for a court map showing court numbers and surfaces. We now have a REBOWALL hitting wall on one of our courts which is proving very popular for solo practice.

 

The floodlights cost £6.00 per court per hour and the lights are bookable online via a mobile or PC/laptop. Click here to view our guide to activating floodlights.

 

Tennis facilities are available from 7am until 11pm daily.

Box Leagues

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 tennissinglesleague@bltsrc.co.uk or for doubles - Michael Beavis - tennisdoublesleague@bltsrc.co.uk. We also have a separate junior box league! Please contact Olly Culwick at juniortennissinglesleague@bltsrc.co.uk for more information.

Club Night & Social Tennis

Our main tennis Club Night is every Tuesday evening from 6pm, all year round. There are two sessions: 6pm –7.30pm & 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Standard is intermediate. Sessions need to be pre-booked so look out for the weekly email to members regarding booking on. There is a nominal all year round charge of £2 to cover floodlights and balls.

 

Saturday morning is Gents Morning - turn up and play from 9am.

We run a Sunday morning social session from 10am - midday.  Intermediate standard. Sessions need to be pre-booked so look out for the weekly email to members regarding booking on.

 

Tuesday mornings from 9am is Ladies Club Morning from 9am Sessions need to be pre-booked so look out for the weekly email to members regarding booking on.

 

Monday evenings for beginners/improvers  - This improver's coach-led social session will run from 7-8.30pm with a £4 charge per player to cover coaching guidance, balls and lights. Book Now - https://berkhamstedtennisfit.as.me/improvers

 

In August we often run five weeks of summer Friday evening social sessions from 6pm. Keep your eye on emails for more information. 

 

Full information on our social playing sessions can be found here.

 

Junior Club Night

Friday evening is our junior club night. These popular evenings are organised and run by our team of coaches and are aimed at mixing players of all abilities and ages from 4yrs to 17 yrs. This is an informal session encompassing a range of fun games and activities for the children and free social play.

 

Non-members are also welcome at these sessions but there is a charge of £5 per child. For members, junior night is included in membership.

 

Here are the session times:

  • 6pm to 7pm – 4 to 8 Year Olds (meet at ITC)
  • 6pm to 8pm – 8 to 10 Year Olds (meet on court 7/8/9)
  • 7pm to 9pm – 10 Years Plus (meet on court 1/2/3) 

Book here - https://berkhamstedtennisfit.as.me/juniornight  

 

Club Teams

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.

Coaching

Berkhamsted Tennis Fit (BTF) manage the tennis coaching programme for both adults and children at the Club. For more information on courses, pricing or any other coaching enquiry, please visit www.berkhamstedtennisfit.com or contact Tyrell Diaz Stevens on 07830448233 or email info@berkhamstedtennisfit.com.

 

Juniors

The Club has a large junior section and we actively promote junior tennis through the coaching programme (offered by Berkhamsted Tennis Fit),  junior club nights (Fridays 6 - 9pm from April - Nov), junior competitions and box leagues. 

Club Tournament

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. PLEASE NOTE THAT BETWEEN 20 MARCH AND APPROX 20 MAY WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE NON-MEMBER BOOKINGS DUE TO COURT RESURFACING WORK. 

 

Wimbledon 

The LTA runs a ballot every year which Club members are permitted to enter. Information on how to enter the ballot is communicated to members in January/February time.

 

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. Visitor fees can be paid via online court booking system.

 

Visitor fees are currently £10 per senior guest and £5 per junior guest.  

Open Days

We normally hold 2 open days each year in May/June and September.  The Open Days are a great family day out and include free coaching and play, mini tennis games and prizes, exhibition matches 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

Non members are welcome to book the indoor courts or 'pay and play' on one of the outdoor courts (off peak only and terms and conditions apply) up to 3 times a year. Indoor courts can be booked anytime subject to availability and as often as you like. Rates can be found on our Indoor Tennis Centre page. Outdoor 'pay and play' rates are £10 per 30 minutes up to a total of 90 minutes. Outdoor courts can only be booked by non members in off peak times and to fit around club activities and matches, and only up to 3 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 manager@bltsrc.co.uk for more information or to book in advance.  The Club office is only manned on a pat time basis so 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 but this is subject to a non-member fee.  Berkhamsted Tennis Fit (BTF) manage the tennis coaching programme for adults at the Club. For more information on courses, pricing or any other coaching enquiry, please visit www.berkhamstedtennisfit.com or contact Tyrell Diaz Stevens on 07758631370 or email info@berkhamstedtennisfit.com.

 

Please note that we do not offer a racket or ball hiring service so non members will need to bring their own equipment.

 

Upcoming Events

   

9th June: Club Open Day

 

22nd June: Tennis Finals Day