Club facilities, sessions and admin
Princes Risborough Tennis Club was formed in the mid 1920’s and has an excellent reputation for its friendly welcome to players of all standards, ages and abilities. The Club has Mens, Ladies and Mixed teams playing in County Leagues, and we have enjoyed some excellent results over the past few years. We also sponsor Junior events and Youth tennis, and have cooperative programmes with local schools.
The club owns its own grounds and has three well-maintained synthetic clay courts, all with floodlights for year round usage. A general programme of development and improvement is supervised by an active committee. The clubhouse was completely refurbished in Spring 2019 and is used extensively during the club sessions and matches.
Our Club Sessions are our main social tennis play in the club. Everyone is welcome to attend on Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 9.30 and Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00. Just roll up and the organiser will fit you in for some games. Other sessions take place at the following times, and run through the summer (April – September) and winter (October – March) seasons:
The committee and our coaching team encourage members of all abilities to attend these sessions and wish all to feel included and enjoy these sessions to the full. During Club Sessions all players must mix in, change fours and include everyone who wants to play.
Those playing should be mindful of those waiting to play and organise short sets; either first to four with long deuces or first to five with short deuces. Short deuce is best of three points once deuce has been reached.
Outside of the coaching programme, juniors have priority on two courts from 4.00–6.00pm on Mondays (unsupervised). Teenagers have priority from 5.00–7.00pm on Fridays (unsupervised). Adults have priority on the courts after 6pm on other days and during club mornings on Sundays. Juniors may play in adult sessions by invitation only, once they have reached the required standard set by the club coach.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held on April 16 2019 attended by 34 members – a really good turn out for a small club. The following documents were discussed at the meeting (Click on the document name to see the document in full):
Code of Practice
Click here to view the club’s Code of Practice. This encourages good behaviour, care of the club’s facilities and respect for the club’s rules.
Click here for the club’s Code of Practice for Working with Young People.
Members and visitors of PRLTC agree:
(A) To be bound by and subject to the rules of Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club Limited (as in force from time to time); and
(B) To be bound by and subject to the rules and disciplinary code of the Lawn Tennis Association (or such successor entity or entities as become(s) the governing body of the game of lawn tennis from time to time) as in force from time to time.
All persons using the facilities acknowledge that the above is intended to be enforceable by the LTA and/or the Association directly or by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
The club has a number of policies in place aimed at protecting our members, especially our juniors. All are available to download here as pdf’s:
Policies & Procedures Commitment Form (pdf)
Diversity and Inclusion Policy (pdf)
Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy (pdf)
Recording & Publishing Images Policy (pdf)
Accident and Emergency Guidance Policy (pdf)
Risk Assessment Policy (pdf)
PRLTC Sinking Fund policy 2017
Fire Risk Assessment (pdf)