Membership Rules

Adult Rules


All courts are available for use from 9am to dusk (10pm under floodlights).

Court availability Please refer to the chart on the notice board, which shows regular court use and priorities.
Members may play at other times, subject to courts being needed for matches. Surrey matches take priority followed by doubles over singles, play 1 set if people are waiting. At Senior members’ club sessions the peg system is in operation, instructions are on the notice board.

Shoe tags (Black for 2015/16 season) are issued to members and must be worn at all times. Any member found without a tag may be asked to leave.

Dress code Neat, appropriate tennis attire (no jeans). Tennis shoes must have light-coloured/non-marking soles.

Court Etiquette Return balls from adjacent courts as soon as possible directly to the server or their partner.
Do not walk behind players when a rally is in progress. Try to be courteous and do not use bad language.

Coaching Want to improve your tennis? Contact Head Coach Peter Cooper on

Floodlights Tokens for use of the floodlights can be puchased from the Treasurer, Sarah Hayes. Club sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are included in the annual subscriptions. Lights must not be used after 10pm.

Tennis Balls Please provide your own tennis balls that are of a reasonable condition. New and used balls can be purchased from the Men’s or Ladies’ Capt. or Matches’ Secretary.

Members may bring along guests to play (no one guest more than 3 times in one year) at a charge of £4 per visit. Please complete the Visitors Book found by the telephone. Envelopes are now provided (also by the telephone) for the fee which should then be posted into the Suggestions Box. Please write your name, the name of your visitor, the date and the amount clearly on the envelope.

Coaching for non members is at present only available as part of a 4 week Taster Course run by the Head Coach.


Litter Please remove all litter and tennis balls from the court when you have finished playing. Chewing gum is
not allowed anywhere in the club. No cans, glass, china or sweets are allowed on court and only water in
plastic containers.

Please dispose of tennis can tops carefully and do not leave on court.

Club house All lights must be switched off and all doors locked by the last adult to leave. The kitchen must
be left clean and tidy after use. The bar area, kitchen hatch and sliding door are alarmed. Do not interfere
with these or the alarm will be set off.

Swipe cards are provided to senior members only for access to the Clubhouse and may not be lent to
another adult or junior member. For further information please see Swipe Card Rules.

Accidents an outline of what happened must be written into the Accident Book, located in the entrance hall
and reported to a Coach or First Aider, if present.

Juniors under the age of 14 must be supervised at the club by an adult and under 18s are only allowed in the
bar area when accompanied by a senior member.

No play after dusk except under floodlights.

Reedham Park Tennis Club is not liable for injury to members or visitors or for loss of or damage to their
property, howsoever caused.

Cars should be parked with care and should not obstruct driveways or entrances.

Balls Permission must be requested from the home owner before balls can be retrieved from their garden.

CLUB COMMITTEES.  Please see notice board


Eligibility for membership Persons of either sex are eligible for full or associate membership of the Club
provided they are at least 18 years old. No person shall be denied membership of the Club on the grounds of
race, ethnic origin, creed, colour, age, disability, sex, occupation, sexual orientation, religion, political or other

How to raise concerns Any concerns should be in writing to Gail Reynoldson, Chair of the General
Committee, head coach, or the Welfare officer, Rebecca Brook, as appropriate.