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Tennis: Where and when

The village has a single hard court located on the Yetminster Sports Club field (off Sussex Farm Way) that is open for play the year around.

There is a thriving Tennis Club with members not only from Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca but a few from other villages in the Wriggle Valley. During the summer months (April to October), court booking sheets are held in the Old School Gallery (and café!) open 10:00 to 16:30 Monday to Saturday at the west end of the High Street. Outside those months, the court is available on a first come first serve basis.

There is a small club tournament as part of an Annual Sports Day in the village during the summer and an inter-villages competition, normally in the late summer/autumn.

Fees & Subscriptions

Annual membership runs from 1 May from to 30 April. Family membership is presently (2015) £40 pa, individual membership £20 pa and junior membership (18 or under on 1 May) £10. Membership of the Tennis Club includes Sports Club membership and access to the Sports Club pavilion (when open). Members playing with guests on the court contribute £1 per guest.
Members who also pay a Croquet section subscription will only pay the Sports Club element of their subscriptions once.

Balls

The club treasurer (see under Contacts below) has a small stock of tennis balls (Head Instinct) available at £3 for a can of 4 or £8 for one dozen.

Security

The court is kept locked and a refundable deposit of £10 is payable on joining in return for a court gate key.

Visitors to the village

Visitors to the village are welcome to use the tennis court and may book and pay a £5 fee at the Old School Gallery (see above). A key to the court will be issued against a £10 deposit.

Contacts

For further information, to join or to report any defect with the court or equipment, please contact either the Club Secretary for Tennis and Croquet or the Club Treasurer, respectively:

John Strover – Tel: 01935 872437; email: johnandmarystrover@hotmail.co.uk or

Anthony Grattan-Cooper – Tel: 01935 872303; email: g-cooper@go-plus.net