Tennis

CORONAVIRUS

We are pleased to announce that the Tennis Club will be open again from 29th March 2021. Please follow the LTA guidance and the Government rules, and follow these guidelines:

  1. Do not visit the MUGA if you or someone you live with has COVID symptoms.
  2. Maintain social distancing between players of at least 2 metres.
  3. Please bring your own racquets and balls.
  4. Please sanitise your hands on entering the MUGA, and touching any common touch-points such as padlock, gate, net or net winder, and sanitise again when you leave. You should additionally wash your hands thoroughly before leaving home, and when you return.
  5. Avoid touching your face during play.  If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue or handkerchief.
  6. Members will be advised of the new number on the gate lock when they renew on 1/4/21, but if there are any problems about gaining access please contact Matthew tennis@mdodd.net.
  7. We hope that general Mix-ins will be able to resume from 29/3/21 on Thursdays from 6pm and Sundays from 11am.

The Chalke Valley Tennis Club has two floodlit ‘all weather’ courts at the Chalke Valley Sports Centre and tennis is played throughout the year.  Normally, 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 just to turn up to our social tennis ‘Mix-Ins’ on Thursday evenings from 6pm, and on Sunday mornings from 11am.  These normally run for a couple of hours. 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 – we will, be hope, be competing again this summer in the Shaftesbury Doubles League and the Sarum League.
  • Club singles ladder.
  • Occasional social events.

News

Dan Binns will be 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 2021-2

The membership year now runs from 1st April each year to 31st March the following year. To renew, or join as a new member, please use the online form here.  Note that membership fees for new members decrease smoothly over the membership year — the form will compute the current fee for you if you indicate that you are signing up as a new member. Renewing members pay the annual fee, but we’re discounting it this year in recognition of the court time lost in 2020 due to Covid.

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

Usually, club members can opt-in in the early part of the year to enter a central ballot for Wimbledon tickets. This year the LTA expects Wimbledon to run, but with reduced numbers of spectators, but we’re yet to hear what opportunities there may be for LTA-affiliated club members to buy tickets.


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/
Membership Secretary
Matthew Dodd 01722 780102 tennis@mdodd.net

Other committee members are Atilio Loncar and Victoria Senior.


Tennis News


    Forthcoming Events

    Date/Time Event
    13/04/2021
    16:00 - 17:00
    Court booking: 1 court
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    15/04/2021
    18:00 - 20:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    18/04/2021
    11:00 - 13:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    22/04/2021
    18:00 - 20:00
    Tennis Club Mix-in
    MUGA (Multi Use Games Area), Broad Chalke Wilts
    25/04/2021
    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 @)