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Welcome to the Chilham Tennis Club website.

The aim of the site is to provide all the information you need about the club and its activities.

To find out how to join or renew your membership, go to our [membership] page.

To find out how to contact us or find out where we are, go to our [contacts] page.

To check court availability or book a court, go to our [court usage] page.

If you have any questions or comments please submit the form on our [contact form] page.

Annual General Meeting - 29th November

The AGM was held in the clubhouse at 8pm after the Wednesday evening mixin.

The draft minutes can be found by clicking [here]. The main items discussed were the club's 10 year financial plan, Membership fees and the clubs Safeguarding policy. The AGM decided :

1. Not to raise Memberships fees for the 2024/25 year.

2. To formally adopt an updated Safequarding policy based upon the latest LTA template.

3. To include a new club rule that children under the age of 13 are supervised by their parent/carer when at a tennis venue and not participating in a session where there are DBS checked coaches/supervisors in place.

4. That an email should be sent to members asking for volunteers to help improve the club by organising social events and improving the clubs website and use of social media.

The meeting finished with the Winkle Penalty draw in which the top 3 male and female offenders went into the hat for a bottle of Taittinger. This years winner was Helen Blackwood.

IMPORTANT: LTA/ClubSpark single sign-on changes

The LTA has made some changes to the way members login to the LTA ClubSpark platform so that Members only need to remember one login to access all LTA digital systems.

The single sign-on migration for members of Chilham Tennis Club started on in November 2021 but some members have still not completed the migration. To complete the migration, members will need to log in to ClubSpark as they did in the past (ie. with and email/password, or using their Facebook, Google or Microsoft accounts if they chose this login option) and complete the short 2-3 minute process creating or merging with an LTA account.

A Video Guide taking you through the process can be viewed on YouTube by clicking [here] (after you have skipped any adverts!)

A Support Guide explaining the steps you need to take can be downloaded by clicking [here].

our facilities

Our improvement project to resurface our existing courts, build a third court and create a central recreational area including a club house and renovated tennis wall was completed in April 2020.

Special thanks must go to Sovereign Sports who went the extra mile during some appalling weather during the winter months to deliver the tennis court elements of our improvement project as well as Quinneys of Herne Bay who built our clubhouse. Local firms John Russell & Son and Ideal Security pitched in as well to create the perfect result.

The club is also grateful to Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Chilham Parish Council without whose funding, practical support and advice this project could not have been attempted.

The photos below provide the evidence.

 

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club news and useful information

Dates for the diary:
2024 AGM - tba.
2024 Mixed American Tournaments - tba.

News Items:
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Tennis Ball Recycling and Winkle Penalties:

The club recycles its used tennis balls with RECYCABALL, a "not for profit" company that donates to charity the proceeds from recycling tennis balls from over 170 clubs. Last year despite the pandemic it donated over 9,500. The club receives a small amount from Recycaball for each ball it recycles and donates this income to The Perrywood Winkle Club who in turn support local charities. Last year the Winkle Club's fundraising ventures enabled it to donate 300 to four local charities, a total of 1200. There is a "recycling box" in the club house cupboard and members are encouraged to donate their used tennis balls so that they can be recycled along with the club's used balls. In conjunction with this, the club has introduced the concept of Winkle Penalties. Any member hitting a ball over the fencing around the courts during a club mix-in session, league match or any other club organised event will incur a 1 penalty. There is a book in the clubhouse recording the penalties which will be collected at the end of March each year and donated to the Winkle Club. The top offenders will be entered into a draw for a bottle of Taittinger. SO REMEMBER, EVERY BALL COUNTS AND HELPS A CHARITY. Enjoy your tennis ... and have a ball :)

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Monday Afternoon Mixin:

A group of adult members currently play from 2pm and would welcome other members (male of female) joining them. Please use our [contact form] for more details.

Wednesday Evening Mixin:

This mix-in session from 4pm is well attended but more members of all standards are always welcome. Please use our [contact form] for more details.

Thursday Morning Mixin:

A group of adult members currently play from 10am and would welcome other members (male of female) joining them. Please use our [contact form] for more details.

Friday Afternoon Ladies Mixin:

This is a ladies mix-in session from 2pm till 4pm. Please use our [contact form] for more details.

Saturday Morning Mixin:

A mixed group currently play from around 930am and also invite other members to join them. Please use our [contact form] for more details.

Ice on courts:

Members are asked not to spread salt on the courts to defrost ice as this can seriously damage the court surface.

Chilham Primary School:

Chilham Primary School use our courts during the summer term. The club is keen to encourage children at our local primary school to use our facilities at these sessions, discover the game of tennis and maybe join the club as a result.

 

 

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