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 artificial clay courts, all with floodlights for year round usage. A general programme of development and improvement is maintained by an active committee. The clubhouse is used extensively during the club sessions and matches. A table tennis table provides alternative entertainment during the peak times or rain showers.
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. We also have open evenings on Fridays from 7.30 between May 28 to August 27. 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 4.30–6.30pm on Mondays (unsupervised). Teenagers have priority from 5.00–7.00pm on Fridays (supervised). 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 24 2018 attended by 31 members with a further 15 sending apologies – 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):
Treasurer’s report (available to members on request from the Treasurer)
Men’s Captain’s report
Ladies’ Captain report
Junior Section report
Election of committee members (all those standing for office were elected)
Proposals for changes to the club management
The club maintains an Action Plan detailing the current priorities for the club. This is reviewed at each committee meeting and updated annually, following the AGM. Click Here for the 2017 version of the Action Plan.
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)
Equality and Diversity 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)