Club Re-Opening Rules 3 June
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As part of your membership at TWLTC you will be able to book our clay and tarmac courts. Courts are bookable up to two weeks in advance and are available in half hour slots from 8:30am to 9:30pm. All tennis members, including juniors, may book the courts free of charge. Restrictions apply to mid-week members.
Tunbridge Wells Lawn Tennis Club uses a fully computerised booking system for our members to enable them to reserve a tennis court online, via our App (only for iPhone at the moment) or by using the booking terminal in the clubhouse. If you book a court but then need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible to give another member the chance to use the court. We ask that when you arrive to play on your court that you please login to the booking system in the clubhouse to confirm your court. This can be done up to 15 minutes after your booking slot commences.
Club members will be issued with a Username and Password by the office which you will need to be able to log on and make, change or cancel a court booking.
Grass courts cannot be booked and can generally be played on from 11:00am during the summer months (usually early May to mid-September). The time when play should finish varies from month to month but you are asked not to play when the grass is damp or wet as this can damage the courts and lead to injury. If the grass courts are open and a court is available, you are free to use it. Please read our grass court recommendations here.
Our courts are clearly labelled on the booking system but for ease of reference, courts 1-4 and 11-13 are tarmac courts and all are floodlit until 9.30pm, courts 5-10 are artificial clay courts, with courts 5-7 floodlit until 9.30pm and courts 8 and 9 are floodlit until 9pm. Our Court Allocation for Spring to Autumn 2020 can be found here.
During social mix–ins, lights are paid for by the club. If you wish to use them on an individual basis the cost is £3 per half hour and tokens can be obtained from the club office or from the bar. Some of the lights have a warning light that flashes to tell you that there is five minutes’ playing time left. For the tarmac courts, if you wish to play on or will be playing immediately after the members currently on your court, please make sure that you insert the next token before or whilst the light is flashing. If you fail to do this and the lights go out, they will take 15 minutes to come back on. Your time is automatically added on to what remains on the timer.
The clay courts are lit by LED lights and will come back on straight away so no need to rush!
On Mondays, we operate a free floodlight night. For further details, please click here.