Tucked away in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, Petworth is a picturesque town with a magnificent House and Park, renowned music, literary and fringe festivals, and numerous antiques shops and eateries. Cricket and football are played in the park. Petworth Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1946 at its present site in Sheepdown Drive following the merger of the Grove Tennis Club and the Petworth Park Lawn Tennis Club. It offers a relaxed and friendly environment for players of all ages and playing abilities. If you haven't played on grass before, Petworth Lawn Tennis Club is the place for you. And if you'd like some gentler exercise, the Bowls Club is next door.
Whilst we are only a small club, we are proud of our facilities and what we offer to our members.
We have two superb grass courts which are open from April through to September each year.
Our two all-weather hard courts are open all year round.
We have two table tennis tables inside the clubhouse which can be used by all members.
Our clubhouse is well equipped and maintained.
Our family members love to socialise after a game, often with a drink and nibbles.
If you want to improve your game, practise in-between lessons, or just want to get some more exercise.
At Petworth Lawn Tennis Club we have an excellent club professional who is fully accreditated with the LTA and has many years or coaching experience. He offers a variety of options for anyone looking to improve their game, or to those who are just starting out.
Oli offers coaching tuition for all juniors or any age. These lessons are great for players looking to start learning the game, or to improve the technique.
Oli gives coaching sessions for individuals who are looking to improve their game or to iron out any bad habits. Oli has worked with lots of members to become confident and proficient players.
If a group of friends wishes to have coaching together, Oli will provide fun and challenging group sessions tailored to the needs of all individuals.
Hi! I'm Oli. I have over 20 years of coaching experience teaching players from all standards, from beginners to national level players. My ethos is to teach people how to play “tennis” and how to maximise your ability to be able to compete at your best possible level - not just how to make your strokes look pretty.
Tennis is a great sport, but not an easy one! The more you can improve your knowledge and playing level the more fun it is! There is always more to learn and something to tweak with your game to keep things fresh and give yourself a challenge no matter what level you play at!
You can contact Oliver on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07714293328.
“It is such a delight to play on the grass and the courts at Petworth are well-maintained and lovely to play on. ”
“ For 57 years, I had a vision of tennis clubs as rather exclusive, inward-looking groupings of tennis enthusiasts, not always welcoming to the outside world. In my 58th year, I discovered Petworth Lawn Tennis Club, which blew all those preconceptions out of the water. It is vibrant, excellent, busy, welcoming and, above all, friendly. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being a part of it. ”
“I used to play at another local club and I moved to come and play at Petworth as I wanted to play on grass courts. Playing on the grass is such a delight. ”
“When I moved to Petworth, having a lawn tennis club in the area was fantastic. I popped down to an Open Day and was met by some very friendly faces. I soon joined and I am so glad I did! ”
Whilst we are only a small club, we are proud of our facilities and what we can offer to our members.
Any player under the age of 16 on the 1st April is classified as a junior member.
A senior member is any playing member over the age of 18.
Joining as a couple is great value with a saving of £50 over individual membersips.
Our family membership is such good value that any children essentially can come and play for free!