Welcome to Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club

Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club (AVTCC) is a small, friendly club situated in the village of Avonwick in the heart of Devonshire’s beautiful South Hams, a few miles south of South Brent (a town next to the main A38 road linking Exeter and Plymouth).

Our five grass courts and one croquet lawn are in play from April to September (depending on the weather), while our hard court is available all year.

Originally founded as an archery club in 1859, the club moved to its present site in 1870 and the first tennis tournament was held in 1879. We are older than Wimbledon and believe that we are the third oldest tennis club in the world still playing on its original courts (after the Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society and the Bowdon Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club).

Today the club has a membership of around 100 adult and 40 junior members, and we have a thriving programme of tennis and social events and coaching. New tennis, croquet or social members are always welcome.

For membership enquiries please contact:  Helen Cock at hmcock21@gmail.com or on 01626 82122

or just come to one of our Club sessions. You can find us on Google Maps by clicking here SDSTL.

During the grass court season, Club sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (from 2:00 pm until dusk) and on Wednesday evenings (from about 5:00 pm until dusk).

The visitor fees are: £5 (adult) – £2 (child) – £3 (student) and you can play as a visitor up to three times in a season.

Ladies’ tennis sessions also take place on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am.

On Saturdays and Sundays, tea, cakes and biscuits are served from about 4:00 pm for a donation.


On arriving at Avonwick from Totnes or from the A38 at South Brent, take the road opposite the Avon Arms pub (leaving the garage on your left) and head towards the church and village. Turn left opposite the church into Black Hall Lane (signposted to North Huish). After you pass Church Walk on your right, you will find the club about 200 metres further down the lane through a gate on your left.

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