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 the Men's or Ladies captain 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 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.
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 of the court is available and no competition is running then the court is yours.
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.
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 six tarmac courts, all recently repainted, and two courts with floodlights.
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.