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Your Tennis & Management committees
are also working on making lighting available for courts 8 & 3, although the timing of this is still unclear due to the already extensive works that will be undertaken by the club this Winter. In addition, we are also working on redoing the lines of court 3 to improve safety and tennis experience on this court. We will communicate on this at a later stage.
Finally, your Tennis committee is working in parallel on improving the Tennis coaching experience, especially for the kids, with tennis committee members participating in the evaluation of kids’ Tennis levels, and with the centralization of all coaching demands to be managed by the club's office in order to harmonize levels within coaching lessons as well as organize events for kids. A feedback loop on coaching is also being worked on. We will also communicate more on this topic at a later stage, so watch this space…
Thanks for your attention and enjoy your next game of tennis!
• 3 all-weather courts, including 1 floodlit,
• Five clay courts
If you have any brilliant ideas on how to improve members’ tennis experience,
please share them with committee members!
Head of Section: Melvyn Cooke
Tennis licences: Christine de Fontgalland
Social events: Christine Escher
Ladies’ teams: Sally Cangardel
Childrens’ teams and events: Kate Rignell and Pauline Rostand
Lessons and private coaching
The Club has two coaches who run group lessons for children on Wednesdays (court 3 and 8) and Saturdays (court 8). Private lessons can be organised during the week or on weekend mornings when clay courts are open. Members should reserve their court for this by displaying their own badge as usual.
Don’t hesitate to contact them by phone, or SMS
Francis Boyer: 06 27 36 56 18
Pablo Dominquez: 06 89 72 64 57
Tennis dinner: Date to be confirmed
Children’s tournament: Date to be confirmed
The club has two teams which take part in league events from March through to June.
Both tournaments take place during the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Raquettes team is for players who are ‘non classée, 40 or 30/5’. There are 2 singles and one doubles.
The ALT’s team is for players who are ‘non classée and up to 30/1’. There are 3 singles and one doubles.
Anybody interested in taking part, please contact Sally Cangardel.
The club has four Junior teams taking part in FFT events in the Spring and Autumn. For more information see the section on the site entitled Junior tennis.
It is extremely important to have a valid tennis licence when you play tennis at the Club and therefore FFT Licences for children and adults are now included in the overall joining fee of the Club. Don’t hesitate to contact Christine de Fontgalland email, if necessary.
Rules on court
Badges must be displayed
All tennis players (including visitors) must display their badges on the board during play.
While playing, players may not block a subsequent period with their (or another member’s) badge.
Doubles have priority
When courts are busy, singles players should invite, or allow 2 others, to join them.
Proper dress is required
Players are expected to wear proper tennis outfits, including at least 1 piece of clothing in white. Players must wear proper flat sole tennis shoes on clay courts.
Clay courts must be ‘dragged’ before and after play
Players are required to maintain the clay courts by ‘dragging’, and watering them if necessary, before play.
Clay courts must be protected after heavy rain
‘No play’ notices may be posted up on the courts, after heavy rain, or courts may be locked.
Coaching, matches, tournaments
Courts may be allocated for matches, tournaments or coaching at the discretion of the Tennis Committee.
Visitors are welcome to play anytime during the week all year round, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings before 12pm, when the clay courts are open.