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Charlbury Tennis Club


Charlbury Tennis Club, is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association and is one of their official Places to Play tennis. We offer tennis facilities for everybody living in Charlbury and surrounding areas, and aim to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment for players of all ages and abilities.

Activities
Club sessions are for players of all standards and take place throughout the year. A committee member is always present at the Sunday afternoon and Thursday night sessions to ensure that everyone gets a game.
Sessions are held at the following times:
Sunday ............................ 2.00pm to 5.00 pm in summer (4pm in winter)
Monday ............................ 1.30pm to 3.00 pm
Thursday .......................... 7.00pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday........................... 11.00 am to 1.00pm for team practice

In addition courts are sometimes available for club play on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, when no matches are scheduled.

Competitive Tennis
Adult teams take part in local leagues during the week and at weekends in the summer, notably:
� the Banbury League (3 mixed teams playing during the week);
� the Men's 2-pair Babolat League (1 team playing on Saturday or Sunday);
� the Women's 2-pair Babolat League (2 teams playing at weekends); and
� the Wychwood League (a mixed team playing local clubs at weekends).

During the winter we also enter two mixed teams in the weekend Banbury League and one in the Banbury midweek floodlit league.
A club championship for ladies singles and doubles, men's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles, is usually held in the summer.
For juniors, there are club night sessions on Monday evenings from Easter through until July when there are fun drills and games organised by our Club Coach.

Facilities
The club has its home at Nine Acres recreation ground, Charlbury, where we share an excellent new pavilion with the two Football clubs, and make regular use of four well maintained floodlit hard courts operated by the Nine Acres committee of the Town council.Floodlights are available all year round.
Free car parking is available nearby in the Spendlove Centre car park.

Social Events
Apart from all the tennis playing activities, there are social events such as the summer barbeque and skittles/quiz nights.

Wimbledon Tickets
Through the LTA, the club receives an allocation of Wimbledon tickets. These are available to all fully paid up members and those who would like tickets are entered into a draw.

Membership
Annual membership, which runs from 1 April to 31 March, is amongst the most inexpensive in the county: £75 for adults, £160 for families, and £25.00 for juniors (2017/18) Concessionary rates are also available for older students (19 - 25 years old) and senior players. Reduced cost winter rates are available for those joining after 1st September.

The overall benefits of membership:

� Regular games of tennis with other club members at social sessions
� The opportunity to compete in club championships and league matches
� Use of the Nine Acres pavilion during club sessions and matches
� The chance to make new friends with tennis players at club sessions and social events
� LTA affiliation, including the draw for Wimbledon tickets
� Discounts on new balls and cheap used match balls
� Organised junior member tennis sessions
� Free use of tennis courts when playing with other club members (except when private coaching is taking place)

How to join us
If you are thinking of joining the club, why not come along to meet us at one of our friendly club sessions (just bring a racket and suitable footwear and clothing).
Contact Mark Jarman on 01608 811692 for a chat or email charlburytennis@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Last updated: Sun 2 Apr

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