Tennis

CORONAVIRUS

Following the latest LTA advice on 21/7/20, it’s possible to play singes or doubles on the MUGA. We’re essentially following the LTA guidance, summarised in the poster below. Specifically, note:

  1. Do not visit the MUGA if you have COVID symptoms.
  2. Maintain social distancing between players of at least 2 metres.
  3. Please bring your own racquets and balls.
  4. Please wash your hands before and after play. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and wipes and wipe all common touchpoint surfaces (gate/padlock/winding handle etc) before and after play.
  5. The number on the gate lock has been changed since the original lockdown so please contact Matthew tennis@mdodd.net for the new number if you haven’t already been given it.
  6. General Mix-ins on Thursdays from 6pm and Sundays from 11am have started again.

LTA Covid Guidance

The Chalke Valley Tennis Club has two floodlit ‘all weather’ courts at the Chalke Valley Sports Centre and tennis is played throughout the year.  At present around 67 family and individual members, from both inside and outside the Valley, enjoy:-

  • Use of the courts at the CVSC whenever they are free, and also, by arrangement, of 2 other private courts in the Valley.  You can use the event calendar to check that the courts have not already been booked.  Then you can either just turn up, or make a booking by e-mailing tennis@mdodd.net.  See here for further details about using the private courts.
  • All members are welcome to our social tennis ‘Mix-Ins’ on Thursday evenings from 6pm, and on Sunday mornings from 11am.  You can check if others are coming to the next mix-in session, or let others know that you are, via Doodle.
  • Junior and adult coaching.
  • Entry into the draw for the opportunity to buy Wimbledon tickets that the club is allocated by the LTA.
  • Adult tournaments – in recent years we have competed in the Shaftesbury Doubles League in the summer and the Sarum Winter league.
  • Club singles ladder.
  • Occasional social events.

News

Dan Binns is now running various sessions of coaching for juniors and adults too. Please contact him on  07793 458201 to find out more.

Our member Atilio Loncar can restring your tennis rackets: you can contact him on 01725 552651.

Membership for 2020

If you’d like to join, please use the online form here.  Note that membership fees for new members decrease in stages over the course of the year – the form will compute the current fee for you.

You need to be a member to use the MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area, by the Sports Centre pavilion) tennis courts – except for coaching lessons and guests (see below) – and members are able to play on the MUGA whenever it is free.

Guidance on using the MUGA is available here.  Please remember to let down the nets after play, to minimise stress on the post fixings, and to tie up the nets so that they don’t rub and fray on the tarmac.

Non-members are welcome to play up to 5 times per year if they pay a session fee.  The fee is £3 per adult per session, £2 per session for each child or person in full-time education.  A player can play as a guest no more than five times in a year: after that the player needs to become a member, but then any guest fees that they have paid in that year will be refunded.  Please pay guest fees either (preferably) direct to the club account, number 01743042, sort code 30-97-41, or by cheque to the Chalke Valley Tennis Club, and forward your cheque to Matthew Dodd at Chapel Cottage, Chapel Lane, off North Street, Broadchalke SP5 5EN.

Wimbledon Ballot

Club members can opt-in in early 2021 to enter a central ballot for Wimbledon tickets. Any club member can enter the LTA ballot for the chance to buy a pair of these tickets. To do this, you need to opt in to the ballot on the LTA website, and to do that you need to have registered with the LTA as a British Tennis Member (BTM) affiliated to this club. Any club member not already a BTM can become one, without charge, by clicking Join As A Lite Member in the membership page here. Then you can opt in to the Wimbledon Ballot (if you’re aged 11 or more) on this page. The LTA will then offer winners the opportunity to buy a pair of tickets for the date they are allocated.  Unfortunately with this new centrally-administered system, there is no opportunity to change the date of the tickets that you are offered.

In order to be included in the ballot, you need to have renewed your membership, or joined the club, and opted in to the ballot by a date to be announced; this year it was 14th February 2020.


Safeguarding & Diversity Policies

As an LTA registered venue, the Chalke Valley Tennis Club has a safeguarding policy, summarised here, and a diversity policy.  These are also displayed on the noticeboard at the Sports Centre. It is a condition of membership of the club that members comply with these policies.  Our trained Welfare Officer is Miranda Dodd, who can be contacted on 01722 780102 in relation to any concern about safeguarding or diversity issues.

How to find us

Our tennis courts are adjacent to the Chalke Valley Sports Centre:

Knighton Road,
Broadchalke,
Salisbury
Wilts. SP5 5HX

You can see a map of the location here, and get directions by entering your own start postcode and then clicking Get Directions.

Contact Us

The current club officers are as follows.  Please get in touch if you have any questions about the club.

Chairman John Dutson 01722 780502 jdutson@savills.com
Secretary Emma Flint 01722 780763 emmaflint@tiscali.co.uk
Treasurer Matthew Dodd 01722 780102 tennis@mdodd.net

Other committee members are Atilio Loncar and Victoria Senior.


Tennis News


    Forthcoming Events

    Date/Time Event
    29/10/2020
    18:00 - 20:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    31/10/2020
    09:00 - 13:30
    Tennis League Match
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    01/11/2020
    11:00 - 13:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    05/11/2020
    18:00 - 20:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    08/11/2020
    11:00 - 13:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
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    Club Contact:

    For more information contact Tennis-at-chalkevalleysportscentre.co.uk (replace -at- with @)