For more information please contact:
Keren Young (for tennis court membership)
John Harcus (for all other non-membership enquiries)
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 bookings can be made in advance at the Village Hall. Visitors and non-members are able to use the court when it is not booked by members – please enquire at the village shop to book and pay for this. The shop holds the court key, and also can lend racquets and balls. The cost of an hour is £6 for non-members.
Membership forms are available at the shop, or please contact Keren Young who is the Membership Secretary (see Contact Details section above);
Annual membership costs:
Payment and forms to Keren please (see Contact Details section above). Cheques to Aveton Gifford SLA, or BACS payments can be made instead – please ask Keren for the BACS details.
The lock is changed each year and new keys will be issued on 1st April, so please could any keys from last year be returned with your payment.
Courses of tennis coaching from Tim Brealey have proved to be a great success. They were so popular that Tim continues to coach both adults and children in weekly sessions in the village.
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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.