FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Here you can find the answers for the most common questions asked by our members.
Can I park at the Club?
Yes, you can park in our long drive with overflow available across the road in the park.
Can I hire the facilities?
Yes, email your request to We hire for commercial and private functions to film companies, market research companies, local organisations, etc and individuals at great rates.
I am not a member, can I use your court?
Yes and the fee is £3 Monday to Friday, and £5 at weekends. Please sign in. You can guest with us 3 times a year after which we encourage you to consider membership options.
I’m a beginner. What do I need to wear?
Initially normal sporty, active wear clothes are fine. Shoes will have to be sports trainers and tennis shoes as you develop.
How much are the floodlights?
Only a pound an hour for a court.
Do you supply balls?
Balls are always in the clubhouse for free use however many members bring their own to ensure an even set of four.
Can I join any time in the year?
Yes and a pro rata fee will be calculated. There after our annual renewal period is April.
What safeguarding arrangements are there?
We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience. HELTC subscribe to the games national policy set down by the LTA who run tennis in the UK and you can view it here.
Can I get coaching at the Club?
Yes and at all levels. Sami Shaba is our LTA qualified coach and he, and his team are around to provide professional tennis coaching. There are various opportunities to receive tennis coaching, in both groups or on a one to one basis for juniors and adults, from beginners to winners! Full details are here.
I haven’t played for a while – can I pop down?
Yes, most of us have had rusty racket syndrome. Best you visit one of our social sessions and details are here.
Can I turn up at competition nights?
Yes. Spectators are welcome and usually the bar will be opened. If you want to play, the flood lights will normally not be available but courts 5, 6 and 7 will be free for Social tennis or General play depending what day of the week it is.
This page is work in progress and being added to. 1/05/2019