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Join Us | Ham & Petersham Lawn Tennis Club
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Membership

We currently have 375 members, and our membership is full, and there is list of about 67 people interested in joining when there are vacancies. It is not intended to take on any new members until summer 2022. In summer 2021 we took on 15 new members. If you are interested in membership, please email an up to date membership form to our membership secretary Steve Hayes as mentioned in the next paragraph. In common with other tennis clubs, there has been a large upsurge in tennis playing over the last year and our courts are busy. If the current demand continues, if you apply for membership now, it is likely to be several years before your application is considered (on the basis of our taking on about 20 new members each year, and having a waiting list of about 70).

Only members of the club may receive lessons or coaching on our courts from our coaches. The only exception to this is for our Easter and Summer Camps, when different arrangements apply.


Members may only play other members; guests are not allowed at the present time.

If you are interested in joining us, please download a membership application form and email this to Steve Hayes, email address membership@tennishampetersham.com

Your details will be added to our online membership database. If and when we have vacancies and your application is approved and happens to be selected, you will receive an email inviting you to login and set a password of your choice. When you login you will be able to pay your membership fee online (using your debit or credit card). On the left hand side of the screen, there will be an option "Membership Subscription". Click on this. Follow the prompts to pay the subscription using your debit or credit card. All membership fees should be paid online in this way; this enables us to keep trace of which members have paid their subscriptions. It also opens the court booking system up to you without you having to wait for us to verify your payment. It is also a lot less work for our committee. Please do not pay your membership fee by cheque, cash or electronic funds transfer to the Club's bank account (as in the past).
Please only pay online with your credit or debit card through the MyCourts booking system.

Families £150, Couples £120, Adults £90, Young Adults (between the ages of 19 and 28) £45, Juniors and Students £35 per year. Guests are not allowed at the present time. For 2021-22, our year for subscriptions started on 1st May 2021. New members joining the club pay the full subscription if they join the club between 1st April and 1st October in any year; new members joining the club between 1st October and 30th April pay a reduced subscription for the period up to the following 1st May. Details on request.

We share the courts with Grey Court School. Grey Court School has absolute priority to play during all weekdays (during term time) up to late afternoon. Sometimes they indicate informally to us that they do not intend to use the courts on (say) Tuesdays. We then make the courts available to be booked on Tuesdays through our booking system. But Grey Court School is entitled to change its court timings at any time, even on short (or no) notice. So, even if you have booked a court online for a weekday in school term time, Grey Court School has the complete right to take over all the courts at any time. If this happens when you are playing, or about to play, please leave the courts immediately without complaint. Failure to do this might mean that the school might no longer make court slots (which they expect not to need to use) available to us. It only needs one of our members to argue with the school (in such circumstances) to lose us their future co-operation. Remember that due to covid all schools have considerable problems with their planning ahead, and things on their side can change quickly and unexpectedly.

This rarely happens. But if you are booking a court and wish to be sure you won’t be “bumped” by the school, during term-time you should book a slot after school hours or during the weekend. During school holidays, at any available time.