We are a successful and friendly tennis club in South Buckinghamshire, between Slough and Beaconsfield. Farnham Common Tennis Club has two TigerTurf floodlit courts and four all-weather tennis courts. We have over 220 tennis members. We currently run many teams in Bucks leagues: 2 ladies teams, 2 mixed teams and 2 men's teams in the summer (April to September) and continue with slightly fewer teams in the winter (October to March) that are mainly for veterans (over 40/45). There is plenty of recreational tennis for all ages and a club bar to refresh you after play.
Membership Renewals It's time to renew if you aren't on monthly Direct Debit. You can't play until you do. The tennis membership year is the same as the calendar year, but you can join at any time using monthly direct debit. Fees are again frozen for adults, and lower for 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! Join or renew here - its an all-online process!
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 club to try it out. Our coach offers courses to get you back into playing again in a fun way, and you don't have to be a member. Here is a Vimeo testimony from a recently joined member. For general coaching information please check out the coaching page (which is also accessed by the Coaching tab above).
If you have just joined, check out the Membership Page (also found by the Membership Tab above) and also the FAQs (also via the FAQ tab above). You can bring proof of membership on your phone.
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The tennis membership subscription year is the same as the calendar year. You can pay monthly by direct debit if you prefer. To join Farnham Common Tennis Club you can find membership details on this page. Online membership forms are completed easily and simply - see main club subscription page for details. You can collect your own court key at the bar (£5 deposit) - you can carry proof of membership on your phone. Social membership is included - 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.
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.
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.
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). Stephen is 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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Latest News 2nd December 2020
Our Tennis Courts Have Re-opened
We are very pleased to confirm that the courts have re-opened as from Wednesday 2nd December. This is in line with the recent government announcements and Buckinghamshire being classified as Tier 2.
Please note the following: - Club nights will restart but please follow the 'rule of 6' whilst playing - The main sports club clubhouse and bar will remain closed.
We look forward to seeing you in December, until then stay safe. FCTC Committee
AGM agrees new committee members
FCTC witnessed its first Zoom-enabled Club AGM. The new look committee is listed on the Committee page (see also the Committee tab above). The AGM also approved new court availability arrangements - Rules link. Draft minutes will appear here.
We want all members and others to feel that they can play tennis in a safe environment. We have three policies that help provide this. They can be downloaded from the Safeguarding and Data page (see tab above or here).
We are part of Farnham Common Sports Club and adhere to its data protection policy. We receive limited membership details from FCSC and keep sufficient details to allow us to maintain membership records and inform members of club events.
Regular Club Evenings
Club Nights have a start time of 6:00. A modified club evening arrangement is now operating. For Ladies and Mens nights using WhatsApp to allocate players to groups of 6 or less. Ladies Club Nights are Mondays Mixed Club 'Nights' are Wednesdays Men's Club Nights are Thursdays. 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.
Please keep our courts clean!
Mud is still being brought onto our top courts, causing problems. Mud is the enemy of Tigerturf. Please bring outdoor shoes to get to the tennis pavilion and THEN change into your tennis shoes. Please also ensure your child gets into this habit.
Full Autumn Coaching Programme Coaching is back this autumn with a full programme for juniors and adults. Courses are under Covid safeguarding conditions. Please see the Coaching page - tab is above or click here.
The mixed teams played in the Farnham Common Winter League (see FCWL tab above) which has also returned for this winter season.
The TigerTurf top courts are now most members' preferred surface. A very big 'thank you' to the following businesses for their generous contributions to make TigerTurf happen: Kitchen Art - website The Shanly Foundation - website. and Ashford Kitchens and Interiors - website
In summer when there is a cricket match on, it is safer to park your car in the main car park. Cricket balls can break car windows. If walking to the main clubhouse, look out for cricket balls going over the boundary.
Past Club News
Club Championships 2020
An increased entry led to many early round matches that culminated in an entertaining Finals Day in Septembe. Ladies doubles winners were Bronwen and Sandra. Mixed doubles winners were Sandra and Alan. Singles honours went to Sandra and Matt. Mens doubles winners were Connor and Andy.. Photos are here. Thanks to social secretary Karen for organising a great afternoon.
AGM Thursday 19th November 2020
A good number of members attended the tennis club AGM, the first by Zoom, where the year's activities were reviewed, prizes were awarded and next year's officers elected. Draft minutes will be here.
A new range of adult coaching group classes is now available. This is particularly useful if you are an improver or intermediate player. Please see coach Stephen's webpage.
Camps have been running this year despite the restrictions. The camps help keep young players' skills developing during the school holidays (and give parents a well-earned break). For more details see Stephen's web page 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 during the week and on Saturday mornings.
Young players' County training
We have now have six young players training with the county. More details are on the coaching page. Congratulations to all six!
There is also Aspirantes traiining for young players who are able to undertake more extensive training and play in tournaments..
To access previous posts of the home page, please access our Archive.