Thorp Arch Lawn Tennis Club

Thorp Arch Lawn Tennis Club (TALTC) was founded around the time of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 by members of the village on land donated by the LEH Trust.

Where are we?
We have a newly refurbished all weather court in the heart of the village. We are situated just opposite the Pax public house, down the lane marked as a public footpath, which many villagers use for dogwalking. We are just through the five bar gate.



Membership

Membership is open to all members of Thorp Arch who wish to enjoy its facilities. Family membership is £45 per year, adults £25 and students/children only £10 each. Guests can play with you for a nominal fee of £2 per game. Fees are used for professional upkeep of the land around the court and for maintenance of the court. We have spent over £10,000 in recent years. Membership enquiries to the Chairman or Secretary in the first instance. Guest fees to the Treasurer at 13 The Village.

Tennis events
We have a yearly American Tournament and Barbecue held at the court usually in July. This has a mixed doubles round-robin format and is a relaxed and fun day.

Tournament winners 2015
Men: Winner Joseph Waind, Runner up Mark Freeman
Ladies: Winner Jill Tarr, Runner up Jane Freeman

Coaching
We organise junior coaching for pupils at LEH School with LTA Coach, Nicola Slater, who is a villager and club member. A few club rules for the benefit of the court and all players:

  • Only tennis shoes permitted on court.
  • Please pass on guest fees to the Treasurer.
  • Please brush the court after use
  • Tues to Sun after 6-30pm adult members take priority
  • No bicycles to be ridden around the court.
  • Please ensure that your dog does not foul the area around the court.
  • Nothing of any value is kept in the hut. No cash. No alcohol. No tools.

Social Events
Once or twice a year we have a social event. For each of the last few years we have had FilmFest evening at the village school, a barbecue and a singalong film for the family. The last few years have seen Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Mamma Mia! and Oliver! We encourage fancy dress and singing along to the subtitled film – always great fun. We also hold fundraising food and wine evenings.

Chairman: Rob Seldon, 01937 541797
Secretary: Amanda Waind, 01937 842340 or email wainds@btinternet.com
Treasurer
: J Clayton, 01937 843153                                                     '100 Club': Wendy Kemp