We are a successful and friendly tennis club in South Buckinghamshire, between Slough and Beaconsfield. Farnham Common Tennis Club has six all- weather tennis courts (two floodlit) and over 140 tennis members. We currently run 2 ladies teams, 1 mixed team and 3 men's teams in the summer (April to September) and continue with slight fewer teams in the winter (October to March) that are mainly for veterans (over 40/45). The veteran teams compete in Bucks-wide county leagues and there is also an all-age more social local league in which we enter one or two mixed teams.
Not played tennis much?
Don't worry if you haven't played a lot or are rusty. There are various ways to get back into tennis, and one way is to come along to the Great British Tennis Weekend which we run at Farnham Common, usually in May, and this year on 12th May. We sometimes run a Rusty Rackets course to get you back into tennis in a fun way, and you don't have to be a member. For general coaching information please check out the coaching page (which is also accessed by the Coaching tab above).
Play tennis HERE in 2018
The subscription year is the same as the calendar year, so there's no need to wait any longer to get your tennis off the ground.If you join after July the first year's subscription is pro rata. You can pay monthly by direct debit. To join Farnham Common Tennis Club you can find membership details on this page. Alternatively, membership forms can be completed easily and simply online - see main club page for details, or you can pay for membership at the bar and get your court key there as well (£5 deposit). The bar is open weekday evenings from 6pm, Saturdays 11am-11pm and Sundays 11am-6pm. Contact details for tennis club officers are available on this page, should you have any further questions or if you want to sample what we have to offer.
We have the option of coaching for all members and also non-members, no matter what your skill level is, there will be something we can do to help improve your tennis. Our head coach is Stephen Wright. Please check out the coaching page for more information (which is also accessed by the Coaching tab above).
Farnham Common Sports Club
As part of the larger Farnham Common Sports Club, we also offer exceptional social and changing facilities as well as the opportunity to join our other sports sections. There is also a modern Activities Room that run fitness and lifestyle classes. Full details are accessed through the Farnham Common Sports Club home page.
The tennis committee has been working to define the Vision/Mission and Objectives of the club. They are due to be updated and finalised during 2017/18.
Our floodlights on the top courts are available every day except Sunday. Tokens costing £2 for half an hour are available from behind the bar. You can play up to 9:00 any evening except Sundays.
Annual Membership Renewals For those not on monthly direct debit, its time to renew your membership. Fees are frozen for adults, except those under 25 (working or studying) who can now join for £90 - less than half the full adult rate). The junior rate is now only £60 and minis (now under 10) only £45. Also, one parent/guardian gets social membership free!
Bucks 2017/18 Winter Leagues
The Bucks Winter Leagues are half way through the season. Fixtures available here or via the Fixtures tab above. Where matches are postponed, we try and keep the fixtures list as up to date as possible. Matches normally occupy Courts 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 only.
The mixed team play in the Farnham Common Winter League, see FCWL tab above.
Mens Teams are promoted
Congratulations to the Mens First Team for promotion from Division 2 Bucks Shield league. This means that in 2018 they reach the top of the two-pair ladder and will compete against many top county players. The first pair of Stephen Wright and George Weller were easily top of the league statistics! They were ably supported by squad members Alex, Ben, Daniel, Jack, Josh, Paul, Rohan and Will. The mens second team were champions of their league, so congratulations to them too.
Junior Coaching Winter/Spring 2018
Our Coach, Stephen Wright, has a Winter/Spring 2018 Coaching Programme, following on from a well-attended Autumn programme of junior coaching during term time as well as as holiday Tennis Camps which keep young players' skills developing during the school holidays (and give parents a well-earned break). For more details see Stephen's webpage by clicking on the Coaching tab above. Courses provide excellent opportunities for juniors to progress and enjoy the game even more. There is term-time coaching for juniors in various age groups on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. There is also coaching for older juniors on Tuesday afternoons.
Three Young Players in County Squads
We have three young players in county 8/u squads: Amy Carson, Finley Kidd and Samuel Mooney. More details are on the coaching page. Congratulations to all three!
Regular Club Evenings
Club Nights have a start time of 6:00. Ladies Club 'Nights' are Mondays Mixed Club 'Nights' are Wednesdays Men's Club 'Nights' are Thursdays. Please note that ladies night is now Monday - this was decided by a survey vote of ladies. Now we have floodlights, these sessions can be extended to 9:00pm, so we will continue them thoughout the year if there is demand. The club Sunday morning session remains at 10:30am throughout the year - all are welcome! Many members who play regularly on Wednesdays in days without light evenings start progressively earlier in the autumn (back to about 2:00 by December) and then later in Spring to allow for about two hours daylight playing time.
We replaced the court and pavilion locks during 2015, so if for some reason you have not yet exchanged your key(s), this can be done by going to the bar (weekdays after 6:00, Saturday all day/evening and Sunday up to 6:00).
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Past Club News
Frosty Tournament 7th January 2018
Intrepid players enjoyed a frost-free but bracing day for our annual opening event. After play mulled wine flowed and muffins were eaten. Krysia and Rob were the worthy victors. Roll on Spring!
The Club Championships are concluding, with the mixed doubles having been played on the 9th September with Sandra and Daniel Buckeldee being the winners. Kirstin was the ladies singles winner. The mens singles has been won by Daniel, beating George after a close first set, and the mens doubles final is due to be played by the end of the month. Photos are here.
The sun shone as we held our social handicap tournament. Congratulations to the winners Sandra and Peter! Tennis was followed by a chilli meal, bar drinks and much banter.
Great British Tennis Weekend
The Great British Tennis Weekend is a LTA initative to get more people playing tennis, young or old. We held ours last year on Saturday morning 13th May, when over 40 children and many adults tried out the facilities and found out not only about the tennis club but also about the other sports, the fitness studio, the bar and much more. Stephen our coach held various classes to cater for all ages.
Farnham Common Winter League
The final results of the Farnham Common Winter League 2016/17 have now been published on the FCWL web page, which is also accessed from the FCWL tab above.
Ewan Wins Award
Junior member Ewan McPhillips won the Sportivate award for South East Region 'Participant of the Year' for 2016. More information is in the Farnhams Magazine December 2016 edition, page 33. Ewan is a great ambassador for the club.
Davis Cup Legacy Courses The LTA has its biggest ever initiative to drive junior participation, with 10,000 introductory free junior tennis courses and 10,000 free rackets to be offered at local venues for boys and girls across the country. At Farnham Common Tennis Club our Davis Cup Legacy course was for 5-8 years olds and took place in May. For further information about other courses or for any other tennis related information please contact Head Coach, Stephen Wright on: 07946 491 696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportscene is your local racket sports specialist, offering 15% discount to all members of FCSC with their membership card (but not on sale items or restrings and repairs). It is at 43 Station Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1QG Tel: 01494 674 533. Due to Stephen's (our coach) association with Wigmore Sports, discounts are available. Please contact Stephen for more information.
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