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 160 tennis members. We currently run many teams in Bucks leagues: 2 ladies teams, 2 mixed teams and 3 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.
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).
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The subscription year is the same as the calendar year, but 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. Membership forms are completed easily and simply online - see main club subscription page for details. You can collect your own court key at the bar (£5 deposit). 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 email@example.com.
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.
Key Change 28th April
The tennis courts now have new locks. If you have not yet exchanged your current court key, or want a new one (£5 deposit) they are available for exchange at the bar. The bar is open weekday evenings from 6pm, Saturdays 11am-11pm and Sundays 11am-6pm.
Latest News 10th December 2018
Court resurfacing is complete!
The top courts are now open for play. Members can now enjoy an impressive new tennis experience. A very big 'thank you' to the following for their generous contributions to resurfacing our top courts with TigerTurf: Ashford Kitchens and Interiors - website Kitchen Art - website and The Shanly Foundation - website.
Please keep our courts clean!
Mud is already being brought onto our nice new courts. Mud is the enemy of Tigerturf. From now until it is dry next Spring, 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.
Our coach Stephen Wright has won the Meme Griffiths Award for 2018. The Meme Griffiths Award is presented annually to a Bucks volunteer who has given exceptional service to Bucks Tennis. The award was presented to Stephen at the Bucks Tennis AGM on 26th November 2018 by President Rosemary Badman, a past FCTC member. Stephen has made an outstanding contribution and shown sustained commitment to tennis life in the County, in particular in developing juniors' team play.
Junior Coaching Autumn 2018
Our Coach, Stephen Wright, has his autumn term junior coaching schedule can be viewed and downloaded here to help juniors enjoy the rest of the year. There is also a Christmas Holiday Camp - see here for details. In 2019 there will be further holiday Tennis Camps to 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. Improver adults are also catered for on Tuesdays.
The mixed team play in the Farnham Common Winter League, see FCWL tab above.
Young players' County training
We have now have six young players training with the county. Joseph Lally, Mylah Anderson and Astrid Anderson join the 8/u squads, while Amy Carson, Finley Kidd and Samuel Mooney now have a second year of training ahead of them. 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..
Annual Membership Renewals You can pay pro rata for the remainder of the year. For those not on monthly direct debit, make sure you have renewed your membership. Fees are 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!
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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.
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
New Courts Social Tournament
We held a mixed handicap tounament on 18th November to celebrate the resurfacing of our top courts with TigerTurf. There was bright sunshine and some quick thinking as we adapted to the new surface. Winners were Penny and Dave. Sunday roast and bar drinks went down well afterwards. Thanks to Karen for expert organisation.
Club Annual General Meeting 2018
The tennis club's 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 15th November 2018. The AGM 2018 draft minutes are here. Previous years' minutes are on the AGM page.
The 2018 Club Championships were played on the 8th September. Mixed doubles winners were Sandra and Daniel. Ladies doubles winners were Bronwen and Sandra. The men's singles was won by Daniel, and the doubles by Rob and Alan. Some sunshine and plenty of cake! Photos are here.
Great British Tennis Weekend
The Great British Tennis Weekend was on Saturday morning 12th May, when many children and adults tried out the game and saw our other facilities, which include other sports, the fitness studio, the bar and much more. Stephen our coach held classes for various age-groups and we held a parent/child fun handicap tournament. It was followed by a barbecue which concluded a pleasant morning.
Wimbledon Ballot 2018
The Wimbledon Ballot has taken place and the winners are being contacted. Thanks for entering.
Grand National Tournament 14th April
The first decent afternoon of the year was the fitting setting to start the season with our Grand National social handicap tournament. Congratulations to the winners Karen, Alan and Dave.
Frosty Tournament 7th January
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!
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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