Membership

 

If you are interested in membership of WBTC then please read the letter below which gives you information about the Club. If you then have any questions please contact our secretary, Jenny Cooper (details are below). If you wish to join please copy and paste the application form at the end of the letter onto a Word Document and send it with the appropriate fee to the secretary.

5 Blacksmiths Lane

Wickham Bishops

Witham, Essex

CM8 3NR

01621 891191

jennifercooper.wb@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your enquiry to join Wickham Bishops Tennis Club.  We are a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) affiliated club and welcome all applicants on a non-discriminatory basis from beginners to advanced standard.  There is no ‘playing-in’ test.  We have four all-weather floodlit ‘hard’ courts and play is allowed between 8:30am and 10:00pm in consideration of neighbouring properties.  Brief details of the Club are as follows:-

 

Subscriptions

                                                Annual Membership                              Joining Fee

 

Adults                                                                            £90                                                        £54

Juniors                                                                          £45                                                         £27 (10 and up to age 18)

Students                                                                        £45                                                         £27

Starters                                                                          £30                                                         £0  (up to age 10)

Family *                                                                        £210                                                        £126

 

* A maximum of 2 adults and any number of children – students may be included in family membership only whilst in full time education.

Annual membership fees are due by 31st January each year for the membership year starting on 1st February. You will receive an email reminder each year before the renewal fee falls due.

Anyone joining the Club between 1st August and 31st October will pay half the annual membership fee. Anyone joining the Club between 1st November and 31st January will pay a quarter of the annual membership fee.

 

Adult Club Sessions

 

The Club runs a number of year round Club Sessions (doubles play) for all abilities when you can just turn up and join in as follows.

Sunday morning              Mixed                   9am – 1pm

Tuesday evening             Mixed                   7pm – 10pm

Wednesday morning     Men’s                    10am – 1pm

Thursday morning         Ladies                  10am – 12pm

Friday morning               Mixed                   10.30am – 1pm

Friday evening                 Mixed                   7pm -10pm

 

Competitive Tennis and Coaching

 

The Club runs internal tournaments and other competitive events for both adults and juniors throughout the year.  The Club also enters adult teams (mens, ladies, mixed) and junior teams (boys, girls, mixed) in the Halstead & District Tennis League in summer and winter events.  A nominal charge is made for each participant.

 

The Club has an LTA registered coach and a full programme of coaching for adults and juniors (by age and ability) is organised during the year.  Private coaching is also available.  A charge will be made for each session or group of sessions attended.

 

Private Bookings

 

You are free to book a court for private play and you will be given a link to the online booking system ‘ClubSpark’ once you have joined.  Private bookings can be made for one and a half hours at a time and no more than seven days in advance. The floodlights switch off automatically at 10:00pm.  There is a 10 minute security light to enable you to leave the courts safely.  There is no additional charge to use the floodlights.

 

Security

 

The courts and pavilion are kept locked when not in use.  You may obtain a key from the Secretary, (Jenny Cooper 01621 891191) on payment of £7.50.    The car park gates are also locked by combination. The number will be given to you when you join, as will the code to get into the pavilion.

 

Clothing

Although the Club does not have a specific “whites” only rule, you are asked to wear appropriate and recognised tennis/sports clothing. No jeans or beachwear please.  Special attention should be given to footwear which should have non marking soles as studded and heavily ribbed shoes damage the surface of the court.

 

Insurance

The Club holds Public Liability Insurance through the LTA but we do not hold Personal Accident/Injury Insurance. This is the responsibility of individual members.

Juniors

Junior members under the age of 14 should always be supervised by an adult whilst at the Club. For the safety of children and the reassurance of parents the Club has a Child Protection Policy in place.  There is a Child Welfare Officer at the Club and parents of junior members will be asked to complete a standard form when joining the club for operational purposes.  Queries regarding junior coaching should be addressed to Kath Welsh, 01621 892816.

 

To join the Club please complete and return the attached Application form to me with the appropriate fee following which you will receive further details about the Club.  The club will process your personal data for the purposes of club and membership administration and facilitate participation in competitions and coaching activities.  We will hold all personal information and related data in accordance with GDPR requirements, and details may be found in our Privacy Notice at www.wickhambishopstennisclub.co.uk

In the meantime if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01621 891191.

Check out our website: www.wickhambishopstennisclub.co.uk and our Facebook page

Yours sincerely

 

Jenny Cooper

Hon Secretary

 

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Wickham Bishops TENNIS CLUB – APPLICATION FORM

 

I/We wish to become members of the Wickham Bishops Tennis Club and enclose a payment of  £                                    representing subscriptions as calculated below.

 

Membership Fees

 

Adult                    £

 

Student               £

 

Junior                   £

 

Starter                 £

 

Family                 £

 

Joining Fees

  

Adult                    £

 

Student                £

 

Junior                   £

 

Family                 £

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TOTAL              £                                                       Please make cheques payable to W.B.T.C.

 

Full Name of Applicant(s)                               Date of Birth

 

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If junior application – Please print full name of parent/guardian …………………………………

 

 

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