Court Allocation Policy (Winter)


Winter (October – March)


1. Booking Courts

All courts will be bookable by members unless allocated to a specific event (as detailed below) or designated as a non-bookable court. Bookings should be for a maximum of 11/2 hours. In order to maximise availability of courts :

a) Evening sessions should be from 6.30-8.00 or 8.00-9.30pm.

b) Courts should NOT be booked starting at either 9.30am or 11.00am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Courts over and above those allocated cannot be booked for coaching. All coaching courts are to be allocated by the Head Coach. If additional courts are required for coaching or tournaments these must be agreed by the Head Coach with the Club.

2. Junior Squad Coaching/Club Night/Mini Tennis Coaching

Three courts (Courts 1, 2 and 8) between 3.30-6.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, in addition to the Coaching Courts (see below). Three additional courts for Junior Club Night on Friday afternoons until October half-term.

3. Private coaching

One court (Court 7) allocated all day, every day, for private coaching purposes (on occasion, this may used for junior squad sessions), which will include adult training groups, with the addition of the following:

> A second coaching court (Court 8) all day on Saturdays and Sundays

> A second coaching court (Court 8) until 7.30pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings

> No coaching court after 7.30pm on Friday evenings

4. Winter League Matches

Two courts 7.00-10.00pm on Tuesdays (October to January only) and 1.00-4.00pm on Sundays. If there are a high number of matches postponed due to bad weather, it may be necessary to book matches on Monday evenings. On weekday evenings there will never be more than 2 courts allocated to either matches or team practice sessions (refer point 9)

5. Senior Club Nights

Three courts from 6.30pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings, four on Wednesday evenings and five on Friday evenings from 7.30pm.

6. Men’s Morning

Three courts 9.30-12.30am on Sundays.

7. Ladies Morning

Three courts 11.00am – 1.00pm on Tuesdays.

8. Senior Team Practices (Men)

Three courts 6.30-10.00pm on Sundays.

9. Senior Team Practices (Ladies)

Two courts on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons during February and March at a time to be agreed.

10. Junior team practices

Three courts on Saturday afternoons during February and March at a time to be agreed; depending on player availability, it may be necessary for some practices to be held on Sunday afternoons.

11. Tournaments External/internal junior tournaments

Six events over the winter period, Sunday afternoons or weekdays during school holidays 1.00-5.00pm.

12. Junior Tennis Camps

Courts 1, 2 and 3 between 10.30am and 4pm, plus Court 8 and the Kidzone between 9.00 and 4pm on weekdays during school holidays, as required.

Any additional requirements for court allocations cannot be booked. These must be agreed by the Tennis Secretary. If these are thought to be sufficiently contentious they will be referred to the General Committee.