Frequently Asked Questions
This page is designed to provide you with answers to common questions about the club.
New Members & Beginners
I would like to try the club out before joining, is this possible?
Yes! Just contact a committee member or email the club - email@example.com - and you can try the club for up to three social sessions.
I'm a beginner, can I still play team tennis?
Yes you can! Farnham Common welcomes members of all standards and encourages them to play competitive tennis - we have many ways you can do this to suit your preferences. Any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm a new member, do I need a member's card?
Adult members can ask for a Member's Card that allows 15% off bar purchases. Request a card at the bar. It normally takes a week or so to produce it, when it can be collected at the bar.
I don't have a racket, how can I get one?
Contact our club coach, Stephen Wright and he can supply you with a variety of racket types to try.
Are there any public courts for casual play?
We are a members' club and currently we can't offer any 'pay and play' facilities for the general public. There are public courts at Slough (Salt Hill) and Beaconsfield.
My child is a member, can I come to the club?
One parent/guardian of a mini pr junior member can ask to be a Social Member for free (normally £30) and therefore receive a Member's Card as well. Request a card at the bar. It normally takes a week or so to produce it, when it can be collected at the bar. Members get a significant discount on bar prices.
Do I need to book a court in advance?
The courts are not bookable. You can just turn up - usually courts are available, and if any one court is available and no competition is running then the court is yours. See club rules for availability rules.
Do I need a special pass or key to play?
As a member of the tennis club, you can get a key to open the courts. We do not require/wear identity badges or passes.
Members also can get a key to the Tennis Pavilion where there are toilets and facilities for making hot drinks and relaxing.
Where can I get a court key from?
Tennis members can get a court key from the bar subject to a £5 deposit. The key allows you access to the courts at all times, so please keep it safe.
Can I park my car in the area?
The sports club has ample parking available including several spaces in close proximity to the tennis courts.
How good are the courts and do any courts have floodlights?
We have four tarmac courts, and two floodlit Tigerturf courts. All are regularly maintained.
I'm a new member, can I bring guests?
Guest fees are payable if you bring a non-member to play, at £5 a day for up to four times in a calendar year.
How can I find out which age category I play in as a junior?
Go to the LTA web site www.lta.org.uk where there is an age calculator to let you know into which age you fall and there is a lot of other useful information, including how to find out about competing, advice for parents etc.
I'd really like to help with the running of FCTC, how can I get involved?
We are always looking for people to help with the running of the club. Just make your intentions known to one of the Committee members.