Welcome to

Petworth Lawn Tennis Club

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About the club

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.

Our Facilities

Whilst we are only a small club, we are proud of our facilities and what we offer to our members.

01.

Grass Courts

We have two superb grass courts which are open from April through to September each year.

  • Bookable online
  • Open to all members
  • Maintained regularly
02.

Hard Courts

Our two all-weather hard courts are open all year round.

  • Recently re-painted
  • Open all year round
  • Bookable online
03.

Table Tennis

We have two table tennis tables inside the clubhouse which can be used by all members.

  • Bats available
  • Annual tournaments
  • Great when it rains!
04.

Clubhouse

Our clubhouse is well equipped and maintained.

  • Male and female changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Showing shower facilities
  • Kitchen with kettle and fridge
05.

Social Areas

Our family members love to socialise after a game, often with a drink and nibbles.

  • Dedicated barbecue area
  • Veranda from which to watch play
06.

Training Aids

If you want to improve your game, practise in-between lessons, or just want to get some more exercise.

  • Ball machine
  • Training bounce-back net

Professional Coaching

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.

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Junior Lessons

Weekends and Holidays

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.

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Individual Lessons

Hourly sessions

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.

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Group Tuition

Hourly sessions

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.

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Our Club Professional: Oliver Ormsby

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.

Why take lessons?

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!

Contact Details

You can contact Oliver on oliver@beactiveplaytennis.co.uk or by telephone on 07714293328.

Playing Opportunities

Open Play

During the summer season there are social sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1700, eopn to all withouth book. A great way to get to know club members.

Club Tournament

The club tournament - singles, doubles, mixed - is played across the summer and the finals played on one day in late August or early September; a well attended event.

Matches

We arrange friendly matches with local clubs, who usually come to us for the grass. Matches of two pairs each take place on Saturdays from 1100.

Events

The PLTC Pimms Tournament is a mixed competition open to local clubs. A popular event.

External Playing

Open invitiations from other local clubs are posted in the clubhouse.

Testimonials

Membership Options

Whilst we are only a small club, we are proud of our facilities and what we can offer to our members.

Juniors

£30

Any player under the age of 16 on the 1st April is classified as a junior member.

Seniors

£115

A senior member is any playing member over the age of 18.

Couples

£190

Joining as a couple is great value with a saving of £50 over individual membersips.

Families

£190

Our family membership is such good value that any children essentially can come and play for free!

Open our membership Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of these questions might help you to learn a bit more about the club.

During the summer months these sessions are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5 pm. You do not need to book; just turn up and leave whenever suits you. There is no fee. Members sometimes bring a guest interested in becoming a member.

We run an online court booking service called ClubSpark, which is run by the LTA. When you join you'll be invited to register on the ClubSpark system, where you will be able to book any one of our four courts.

The tennis season starts on the 1st April. We request that fees are paid promptly. They can be paid by direct debit or by direct bank transfer.

No. Whites are worn by many members, but proper sport shoes are the only requirement.

The grass season opens in late April or early May, depending on the weather. If it has been very dry we can look to open early after our spring maintenance session.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to get in touch, then use the form below.

Contact Form

Address

Clubhouse, Sheepdown Drive, Petworth, GU28 0BW

Phone

01798 344 462

Email

club@petworthtennis.co.uk

Come and join us – new members are always welcome.