Good luck to all our teams who are competing in the 2019 Summer League

About us

The Club has built up excellent facilities, and has recently completed a development to expend and resurface its courts, and build a new enlarged clubhouse. The club now has step free access to all of its facilities:

4 floodlit artificial clay courts, 4 floodlit porous macadam, 2 mini tennis courts with a practice wall, a modern clubhouse with comfortable lounge,  kitchen, bar, accessible WC, changing area and store.

The club has a partnership with Sherborne Boys school, who use the club’s courts during the summer term, and who allow the club to use their 3 excellent quality grass courts during July and August after the school breaks up.

The club is situated within the Sherborne Town Council’s green and spacious Terrace Playing Fields, just outside the town. The playing fields also host Sherborne’s Rugby, Football and Cricket Clubs, and there is a large free car park which serves all four clubs.

The club has a proud record of fielding multiple teams in the local Yeovil and District league, the Dorset League, and the AEGON National League. There are age-group teams for minis and juniors, and veterans (45+ and 60+). See leagues and tournaments for details.

The club has an annual club championship – singles, doubles and mixed. The first cups for the Sherborne Championship were awarded way back in 1928.

The club is a friendly one, without any of the old fashioned ‘playing in’ requirements, or restrictive clothing rules. The only restriction is that proper tennis shoes have to be worn, so as to not damage the courts. For details see how to join.

Sherborne Tennis Club is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sport Club, run by its volunteer Club management team elected by the membership each year. The club is affiliated to the LTA and has achieved the Club Mark plus accreditation for the management of the club.

The club exists to promote the game of tennis in the Sherborne area by encouraging active participation in the game across the whole age range, and spectrum of playing expertise. The club operates under formal rules

Sherborne Tennis Club is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sport Club, run by its volunteer Club management team elected by the membership each year. The club is affiliated to the LTA and has achieved the Club Mark plus accreditation for the management of the club.

Video of our opening day

 

Club Rules, as at December 2017

The club exists to promote the game of tennis in the Sherborne area by encouraging active participation in the game across the whole age range, and spectrum of playing expertise.

The club operates under formal rules, that can be downloaded below:

Club Rules

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

As a Club we are committed to meeting the LTA’s new standards for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. This means that the club has adopted new policies and procedures for safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, and whistle blowing, together with codes of conduct for coaches and club volunteers, children and young people, and parents or other adults accompanying children.

All of these documents are all available to download below:-

Codes of Conduct
Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures
Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
Welfare Officer Role Description


We have undertaken a risk assessment of the club’s environment and activities, and have agreed a variety of actions where necessary to reduce or eliminate risks wherever possible, including relevant background checks for the coaches and volunteers who have any significant responsibility for young people under 18 at the Club.

However, whilst your club has taken these steps to keep our club safe and an enjoyable place to be, we also rely on each of us as members taking responsibility and appropriate action if necessary where the safety and welfare of others is concerned.

The Club has a trained volunteer Welfare Officer (Neil Giddings), who has key responsibilities to help safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults at the club. If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a young person (under 18) at the club, you must take appropriate action to share your concerns. The large poster in the clubhouse gives you helpful advice and explains what do to in the event that you have concerns, and this is also on the club’s website. If you are in any doubt contact Neil Giddings, or Welfare Officer, or myself as Chair.

If you have any questions about the actions that the club has taken, or any other aspect of safeguarding at the club, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nick Chapman
Chair
For and on behalf of Sherborne Tennis Club

 

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