Tennis Club

The tennis court on the Rectory Lawns is available for hire on an hourly basis; local residents can pay an annual fee which allows access to the court, and court bookings can be made online. New members can now also apply for membership directly through the website. For full information on the tennis club, including membership and booking courts please see the tennis club website:

Aveton Gifford Tennis Club committee members;

Mike Derry – Chair

Sarah Cadle – Treasurer

Keren Young – Membership Secretary

Elizabeth Haslam – Safeguarding

Claire Wotton – Committee member

Ouvrielle Lindfield Roberts – Committee member

Clara Hewitt – School Liaison Committee member

A little history

The court was resurfaced in spring 2015. The work took 6 weeks for the surface to dry out properly, but was opened again on May Bank Holiday with an Open Day for members to try it all out.

During a storm at the end of 2018 the nearby Ginkgo tree split at the top, and one of the branches crashed down on part of the tennis court perimeter netting. It was temporarily repaired, but a more permanent repair will be done in the spring.

During the spring of 2019 permission was granted by the Diocese (the Rectory Lawns are still owned by the C of E) for a new wooden pavillion and shelter. This was put up in time for the Church Fete in July, and is a much needed seating area for players and spectators, and a welcome addition for the tennis club.

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