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The club is situated in the middle of the Gidea Park conservation area and as such is very secluded and offers perfect peace and tranquillity for playing or watching tennis. We have an extremely warm and welcoming bar lounge that is separate from the main hall but is connected via 2 pairs of double doors that can be removed for social functions.  The bar has a full license and sells draft and bottled beers plus a full range of wine and spirits, all of which are at prices much cheaper than in local pubs.  We have a 7 foot pool table in the bar which is very popular, along with darts, table football and table tennis in the main hall. There is also a full kitchen along with separate ladies’ and men’s changing rooms and showers.


The club has a very quiet public highway on three sides with the entrance approximately in the centre on the Gidea Avenue boundary (see aerial view  by selecting Satellite on the map page).  Members and guests are encouraged to park on the ‘clubhouse side’ of the road which can accommodate up to 28 cars quite comfortably (some parking restrictions mon - fri 8 - 10am.)


Public Transport


The club is a one minute walk from Main Road, Romford which is a main bus route with services throughout Havering.  The club Is also approximately half a mile from Gidea Park Station which is on the Liverpool St/Southend Line.  .

The club has 7 courts in total, 3 of which have a flexible acrylic surface with the other 4 having top quality synthetic grass.  The courts are laid out with a central clubhouse (see aerial view by selecting satellite on the map page) with the 3 acrylic courts on one side and the 4 grass on the other.  The large panoramic windows of the clubhouse offer viewing of all courts from both the

bar lounge and main hall area.  All of the courts are surrounded by a dense 4 metre high hedge  which gives perfect visibility for striking the ball along with increased protection from the elements

on windy days for both players and spectators.

  

     

      

       



The 4 artificial grass courts were newly laid in 2007 and are lovely to play on.  They are a dense carpet filled with very fine sand which provides a superb playing surface that is both very forgiving on the muscles and joints whilst also being very ‘true’. They are the most popular courts for general club play. They also offer superb drainage and play can take place immediately even after the most torrential rainstorm with.  They are also unaffected by frost and are very slip resistant in winter.

 Facilities

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Acrylic Courts

These 3 courts are a smooth type of surface with an integrated rubber beneath the surface. They offer a 100% consistent bounce and are recognised as being the most ‘true’ of all playing surfaces.  Almost all club matches are played on these 3 courts.



 Artificial Grass

 Floodlights

 Clubhouse and Bars

Parking

New telescopic floodlights have been installed and are fully operational across courts 4 - 7.  These state of the art Floodlights cost approximately £150,000 and with court resurfacing the club has invested over £250,000.  To aid this development the club received generous grants from Cleanaway and grants and loans from the LTA.  These lights are almost unique as there is currently only one other club in the country using this system which offers 1st class artificial light for tennis.  This will mean Tuesday league and Friday Social tennis can continue right through the winter as will the usual week night practices, squads and private bookings. Full details here

Social Calendar 2017