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Our President arrives for Social Tennis.

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General view of the four courts.

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.

April 2018: 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 them 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).

17th March 2019: updated

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March 2019

Another Accolade For Ham & Petersham LTC : Winners of the Prestigious 17U Boys Surrey Team Trophy!

Since September 2018, the Ham & Petersham LTC Boys 17U team has been competing in the Surrey Team Tennis Championships.

At the back end of 2018, Jamie Kober & Charlie Kober of Grey Court School and Tom Luca Reinhardt of the German School went through as winners of Group 1A, winning all 3 matches of the team championships to land themselves in the knockout stages of the competition.

In the quarter-finals of the knockout, Jamie Kober & Tom Luca Reinhardt beat Downswood LTC in Epsom quite convincingly moving onto the semi-finals against local rivals, Hawker Tennis.

Jamie & Tom Luca came through a tense affair eventually prevailing 6-2, 6-2 in the deciding doubles.

This all culminated in the finals being played at the Sutton Tennis Academy. Here, Jamie & Tom Luca came up against Bourne Tennis Performance Academy. Jamie, playing in the No.1 position played his opposite number in Bourne's Justin Worthy and prevailed in a tense match, 7-5,1-6,10-4 and Tom Luca, playing No.2 singles overcame Bourne’s Sam Scott, 6-4,7-5 with Tom Luca playing very well on the big points. Having won both the singles, the boys were the champions and all their hard work and perseverance through freezing temperatures and rain in the winter and sleet and strong, gusty winds in the spring had paid off.

Huge congratulations go to all 3 boys on an outstanding season and ultimate victory and another trophy coming to Ham & Petersham Lawn Tennis Club.

Head Professional at Ham & Petersham, James Kober said that he was extremely proud of the boys and really admired their commitment and passion for bringing the trophy home. He stated that it is a testament to their great work ethic and commitment to the game that they prevailed to be 17U Surrey Champions continuing on from lifting the 15U trophy last year.

Pictured below are, from left to right: Jamie Kober, James Kober (coach) & Tom Luca Reinhardt.

Mid Summer Newsletter - from our Chairman

Nothing but good news to report and lots of thank
yous. In no particular order:

Our first ever Club Tournament:thanks to the initiative and persistence of James Kober this is proving a great success, with some excellent competitive matches. James and Terrina are planning an all day barbecue on Finals  Day Sunday 22 July-details to follow but put the date in your diary. The very popular Junior Summer Camp starts the next day. Details on the website.

Ball machine: we now have a fully operational machine available through the coaches (names and contact details on the website). Thanks are due to Steve Tyrrell (who also ran the Wimbledon Draw) who took the machine to the supplier in Hertfordshire but also collected it and negotiated a remarkably low price for the work involved.

The excellence website, constantly updated by Steve Hayes. Book a court early as they are very busy at this time of the year.

Clive Clavering has done a huge amount to maintain the Clubhouse, and following the break-in last Autumn has increased the security.

Sally Bruce has set up a group to improve the interior of the Clubhouse. It now looks great inside.

TV   The original TV was stolen during the break-in. James Kober has acquired a replacement, and it has been installed single handed by Terrina Kober. It is now up and running, just in time for Eastbourne, Wimbledon and the World Cup. 

Ladies Team. Marcia has assembled a good group of players who are doing well in the Wilson Surrey League. Terrina organised another team that is playing in the Surrey Team Tennis League and they have this season already won three matches against bigger Clubs already, including the League leaders.

Junior teams. We have 10 Team Tennis teams this year, all doing very well. A big thank you to the parents who run the teams.

Mens Team  Lead by James they are powering through the leagues, and already heading both the Surrey and the Team Tennis League this summer, with several defeats of big Clubs.

Floodlights. We are going through the early stages of a project to install floodlights on the courts. This can be a tortuous process. We will keep you informed. The Committee taking this forward is led by Terrina Kober. 

Fence  We have now placed a contract to replace the storm damaged fence with stronger posts, work to be carried out soon. This may involve some disruption. Most of the work is covered by Insurance

This list is not comprehensive, and there are a lot more things to do: we are always looking volunteers to get involved. Great to hear from you with any comments or offers of help

Amazing weather forecast: enjoy your tennis.


June 2018
H & P Junior and Senior Club Championships 2018

Club Championships Finals Day:
Sunday, July 22nd marked the culmination our 1st annual Adult & Junior Club Championships and what a day it was! The weather was glorious, the tennis fantastic and the BBQ delicious!
We started back in June with over 60 entrants in 13 divisions who were whittled down to the finalists on the 22nd. Spectators enjoyed some high class tennis with the marquee men’s and ladies open singles being contested by Jamie Kober, Charlie Kober, Sarah Jackson & Elizabeth Kober. In the men’s final it was a family battle with Jamie Kober prevailing over Charlie Kober 6-2,6-0.
In the ladies final, Sarah Jackson overcame Elizabeth Kober in a tight first set, 6-4 and then captured a more one-sided second set, 6-1 to seal the victory.
Jamie & Charlie then sided with each other to win the men’s open doubles over Rod Smith & Will Jackson, 6-4,6-1. Sarah & Elizabeth also teamed together to win the ladies open doubles over Jennifer Dobson & Miranda Stibora, 6-0,6-1.
In the mixed open doubles Elizabeth & Jamie Kober overcame Sarah & Will Jackson, 6-2,6-2.
Many age group categories were played as well and the tennis was highly competitive.
In the ladies over 45s singles Marcia Stibora beat Jane Butcher, 6-3,6-3 and Steve Tyrell won the men’s over 55s singles.
The ladies over 40s doubles was won by Jane Butcher & Jo Sayer.
The men’s over 55s doubles was won by David Guest & Tony McLay who beat Martin Adams & Steve Tyrrell, 6-0,6-1.
The mixed over 45s doubles final was a thoroughly entertaining affair and had a first set that lasted over one hour! After a very heated battle, Marcia Stibora & Tony McLay held on to beat Jane Butcher & Steve Hayes, 7-6,6-1.
In our junior finals the 10 & under girls event was won by Olivia Woolner who beat Molly Stewart in a hotly contested final, 4-3,2-4,10-8.
In the 14 & under girls final, A-M Anderberg beat Lois Hunt, 6-1,6-2.
Rounding off the results, Charlie Kober made it a fantastic day for the Kober family by capturing the 14 & under boys final where he beat Toby Davis, 6-1,6-1.
During the finals, a BBQ was ongoing and the food and drink flowed all afternoon!
Around 75 people attended our finals day and we want to thank everyone that played in the tournament and all the spectators for making it such a great overall event and especially a great finals day.
Hopefully next year the tournament will grow from strength to strength and more players will participate and this will become a favourite date on the H&P Tennis/social calendar...roll on next year!!!

H&P Club Championships 2018 Results:
Men’s Open Singles: Jamie Kober bt. Charlie Kober 6-2,6-0.
Ladies Open Singles: Sarah Jackson by. Elizabeth Kober 6-4,6-1.
Men’s Open Doubles: Jamie & Charlie Kober bt. Rod Smith & Will Jackson 6-4,6-1.
Ladies Open Doubles: Elizabeth Kober & Sarah Jackson bt. Jennifer Dobson & Miranda Stibora 6-0,6-1.
Mixed Open Doubles: Elizabeth & Jamie Kober bt. Sarah & Will Jackson 6-2,6-2.
Men’s Over 55s Singles: Steve Tyrell bt. David Guest w/o.
Ladies Over 45s Singles: Marcia Stibora bt. Jane Butcher 6-3,6-3.
Men’s Over 55s Doubles: David Guest & Tony McKay bt. Martin Adams & Steve Tyrrell 6-0,6-1.
Ladies Over 40s Doubles: Jane Butcher & Jo Sayer bt. Marcia Stibora & Sophie Davidson w/o.
Mixed Over 45s Doubles: Marcia Stibora & Tony McLay bt. Jane Butcher & Steve Hayes 7-6,6-1.
14 & Under Boys Singles: Charlie Kober bt. Toby Davis 6-1,6-1.
14 & Under Girls Singles: A-M Anerberg bt. Lois Hunt 6-1,6-2.
10 & Under Girls Singles: Olivia Woolner bt. Molly Stewart 4-3,2-4,10-8.

See our photos below!
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Photos from the Club Championships 2018



Thanks to Matthew Carlton for setting this up.