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Our President arrives for Social Tennis.

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General view of the four courts.

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27th February 2018: British Airways cancels more than 60 flights from Heathrow today. Several trains from Liverpool Street to Stansted cancelled. A Met Office yellow weather warning in force all today. But we don't let a bit of snow stop us playing!

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th April 2018

Our ever popular tennis camp will be held again this Easter. The morning sessions will start at 10am each day and the afternoon at 1pm. You can sign up for two hours ie 10-12pm or 1-3pm including a break for lunch (you will need to bring a packed lunch and drink). It will include all age groups and standards and players will be split up according to age and standard.

For full details please click
here; this brings up a full details form which can be printed out and completed.

Happy Tennis!

6th October 2017:

Thanks to Matthew Carlton for setting this up.

Welcome to Ham & Petersham Tennis Club - Richmond’s best kept tennis secret

Not many people know that Ham & Petersham Tennis Club exists; not many people walk past it, and even some of those who have will not have noticed it, behind the trees, as they go by. The courts are not easy to find; our membership has developed mainly through word of mouth.

Whilst, given our location, we are proud to maintain our low profile, we are, however, a flourishing club. We have 2 experienced LTA Licensed coaches, a very strong Junior programme and highly successful Men’s and Ladies’ teams. We also value our strong links with the community, including local primary and secondary schools.

We built and use 4 macadam courts located in quiet rural surrounds between Ham Common and historic Ham House. Our members are all ages and standards; currently we have around 120 adult members and 80 juniors.

September 2016: The courts have just been cleaned and repainted. They look fantastic, drain very quickly and are great to play on..

We have regular Social Tennis all year on Saturdays 10.00 - 12.30, and in summer Thursdays from 7.00 pm onwards. All members are welcome. There are regular American Tournaments and matches with other Clubs.

Court bookings are made through our online court reservation system; please see the Court Bookings page for details.

There are no entrance or guest fees; membership is £150 a year for families, £120 a year for couples, £90 a year for adults, £45 a year for members between the ages of 19 and 28, and £35 a year for juniors and students. Please see Join Us section for exact fees payable.

We have regular social tennis (turn up and play), American Tournaments, matches against other clubs, and a singles ladder.

Our club is LTA Tennismark accredited; this means that LTA have recognised that we have good standards and best practice. It shows that the club has the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

Opened in 2014, the Pavilion has a loo and washroom accessible at all times, where a defibrillator and first aid kit are available for emergency use. The main room has a kitchen, fridge, cooker and comfortable seating area and also a changing room. Outside is a large lawn with picnic benches.

Our courts are shared with Grey Court School. We have an arrangement with under which they have priority use of the courts at weekdays during the school term up to 5pm (please see Links section for school term dates), and we have the use of the courts at other times, subject to coaching reservations (please see Coaching section) and Matches and other Events (please see Matches / Events section).

As of April 2016 our excellent Men's team has been promoted an unprecedented 10 divisions in the Surrey Summer League. “Now we are among the big boys" to quote captain James Kober. Some excellent matches are in prospect.


The AGM was held on the evening of 20th September 2017 in the Clubhouse. Please see AGM page.

News 20th October 2017:

Mary Harper

Mary has decided to stand down as Club Coach. She has been awarded Life Membership of the Club in recognition of all she has done to promote Junior Tennis in the Club since we moved to our new site in 1989. She will still be active in Junior Tennis and we wish her well.

14th March 2018: News updated

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