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Our President arrives for Social Tennis.

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General view of the four courts.

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 as 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 floodlighhts 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


This summer our popular summer camps will be held again, the first week from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July, and the second week from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August. Booking forms are now available, to download the booking form for week 1 please click here, and to download the booking form for week 2 please click here.

H & P Junior and Senior Club Championships 2018

Sunday 22nd July 2018: Our club championship tournament takes place, and the finals of the various categories will take place. Intermediate rounds are currently taking place now.


Anyone with Juniors aged 4-11 who would like an introduction to tennis should go to where they have just announced TENNIS FOR KIDS. Terrina and Katrina will be holding sessions starting later in April on our courts. Cost for 6 lessons is only £25, and everyone keeps a new racquet and T shirt afterwards. Book quickly as the courses are filling up fast.

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).

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.

27th April 2018: News updated

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April 2018:
1st opening win of the new Ladies National Club League season!
Well done & CONGRATS ladies!!!
From left to right:
Elizabeth Kober, Sarah Jackson (captain) & Sanne Fauser. Not pictured : Isla Holley.



Thanks to Matthew Carlton for setting this up.

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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!