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 purchases a key to the court, and from 1st January 2021 bookings can be made online.

In December 2020 the tennis club set up a new dedicated website. This is still in progress, but will give basic details, and access to online booking. New members can now also apply directly through the website, and the links to pay by BACS are there.

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AvetonGiffordTennisClub

The keyed padlock has been replaced with a combination padlock. The combination code will be changed reasonably regularly and members will receive the padlock code with your booking confirmation.

From 5th January, following the Government statement the tennis court is closed for play and for coaching

The committee is following all guidelines for members use, and for tennis coaching, as set out by the Lawn Tennis Association, which continues to liaise with the Government to provide exercise for health and mental wellbeing as conditions allow.

Conditions for any use of the court during this pandemic are in accordance with the latest LTA guidance, and may change according to Covid-19 Government and LTA guidelines; please see the AG Tennis Club website or the LTA website for the most recent updates

Aveton Gifford Tennis Club committee members;

Ouvrielle Lindfield Roberts – Chair

Sarah Cadle – Treasurer

Keren Young – Membership Secretary

Elizabeth Haslam – Welfare Officer

Claire Wotton – 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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