Clubs are the heartbeat of tennis in this country. Many have long histories of serving their communities, providing a focal point for social tennis and competitive matches, as well as a place to relax with friends.
Some are blessed with new or recently refurbished facilities, some are not. Some have thriving tennis programmes, some find it harder to deliver tennis across all ages and abilities. Each tennis club is unique, defined by its membership and its local environment.
A tennis club is one of the oldest and best ways to improve your game, and enjoy competing against other players. Many of the Premier Tennis coaches and staff team have grown up playing regularly at their local club, and discovered a passion and love for the sport that has continued into later life.
We work with tennis clubs around the UK to keep improving the quality of their coaching and variety of services they offer. Use the sections further below to read about some of the clubs we work with, and why not sign up for the next open day?
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At Premier Tennis, our goal is to serve tennis clubs – whatever their resources – by raising the bar in the delivery of their tennis programmes. In order to meet the ever-changing needs of club members, we offer a managed solution designed to improve multiple aspects of club services and member outreach.
Read the 'Premier Tennis Club Services' section below to see the full range of services we could offer your club.
The home of Premier Tennis in Guildford.
Merrow LTC was founded in 1923 in Guildford by the North Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has had a steadily growing membership since then, with every member adding to the Club's history.
Now there are 6 high-quality all-weather courts, c. 300 members and a thriving, competitive community from Guildford and surrounding towns. Their goal is to encourage, facilitate and improve the playing of tennis in Guildford, helping members of all ages and stages discover the life-long benefits of tennis.
The Club Committee is made up of enthusiasts who are keen tennis players themselves, and have a passion for helping the club reach its potential. The committee meet regularly, and each member is a volunteer.
The facilities at Merrow LTC also include an equipped Club House with changing rooms, showers, kitchen, bar, terrace, TV, IPod dock and speakers, WiFi, ball machine, tennis balls, floodlighting and car parks.
Raynes Park Residents’ Lawn Tennis Club is a small, friendly club that prides itself on a family atmosphere and quality courts.
All ages and standards of play are welcome, with a variety of sessions available. Although the club name is “Raynes Park Residents’ Lawn Tennis Club”, you do not need to be resident in Raynes Park to join. An elected committee runs the club, and elections are held every year at the AGM during March.
Regular coaching sessions are available for all players, and there are various club sessions throughout the week. During Club sessions, a “peg” system is used to encourage players to mix in, testing themselves against opponents with different styles. All prospective Senior members are invited to try out one of our Club Sessions before deciding to join.
Tennis is played throughout the year, and there are five macadam hard courts available, which have excellent drainage. Courts 4 and 5 have floodlighting installed.
RPRLTC is a very active club, holding winter and summer club tournaments for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The club currently has 3 men’s, one ladies’ and 1 mixed team playing in the winter and summer leagues. Friendly matches are occasionally arranged with other local clubs in order for the club members to experience the fun of playing unknown opponents.
Social events are always encouraged, and the committee loves to hear ideas for social events. All members are encouraged to contribute any ideas on this or other club matters.
Premier Tennis has partnered with several clubs in the UK to improve their coaching and services for members. In some cases it has also helped grow their membership with outreach strategies. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Research amongst members to identify requirements, successes and opportunities for improvement
- Recruitment, training and mentoring of coaching team
- Design, delivery and on-going monitoring of tennis up-to-date programmes for all ages and abilities (tots, mini tennis, cardio tennis, tennis express, holiday camps, private lessons, groups, leagues and ladders, etc.)
- Promotion and administration of programmes for existing members
- Marketing support for new members
- Linking with local schools and other stakeholder groups to present the club and deliver tennis to new audiences
- Sharing of best practice
- Regular reports to Tennis Committee/Club Board
- Presentations and sharing of insights to members
In any partnership, timing is important. The opportunities to discuss partnering with Premier Tennis might be:
- When searching for a new head coach
- In anticipation of or following a facilities upgrade
- When appraising current tennis programmes
- In order to energise and mentor the existing coaching team
At Premier Tennis, we are passionate about tennis and proud to have a team that has held management and senior coaching positions at a variety of well-respected tennis clubs. If you would like to find out more about what we can offer, in confidence and without obligation, call us on 01865 689754 or email email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you to talk tennis!