Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club
 
 
About PRLTC
   
 

The Club
Princes Risborough Tennis Club was formed in the mid 1920’s and has a long reputation for its friendly welcome to players of all standards, ages and abilities. The Club has Men’s, Ladies and Mixed teams playing in the Bucks Shield and other 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.

Facilities
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. The club has a ball machine for members use.

     
 

 
     

Action Plan
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 Annual General Meeting. Click here for the current version of the Action Plan.

Club Sessions
Our Club Sessions are our main social tennis play in the club.  They take place at the following times, and they all run through the summer and winter seasons:

Monday         1:30pm to 4:00pm         Men's Play
Tuesday        1:30pm to 4:30pm         Ladies Play
Wednesday   6:30pm to 9:30pm         Adult Club Night
Thursday       9:30am to 12:30pm       Veterans Play
Friday           9:30am to 12:00pm       Ladies Play
Sunday         10:00am to 12:30pm      Adult Club Morning

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.
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.
During Club Sessions all players must mix in, change fours and include everyone who wants to play.

 

Coaching
The club has a major coaching programme to encourage Juniors and Teenagers. We provide coaching during the summer term and by invitation during the autumn and spring terms. The coach also runs separate courses during the school holidays. A number of our members are qualified to coach juniors and we welcome children of all ages from three years. Junior coaching times shown are for term times only. Coaching times during school holidays will vary. Our coach also provides individual and group coaching for members of all standards.

Social Events and Tournaments
We host an Open Day in the spring where members, friends and visitors are invited to visit the club and enjoy the atmosphere, and our equipment supplier displays the newest and best equipment at discounted prices. The Annual Club Tournament is usually held in the summer months and is open to all members. The event culminates in a Club Finals Day, usually in September, combining serious tennis with a BBQ for players and spectators. Other one-day tournaments are held throughout the year designed for members to play and enjoy tennis but with a competitive edge. The Mr & Mrs Competition ends the season on a lighter note. Tournaments are also arranged for Junior members in different age groups. The over 50’s Veterans hold regular, very sociable, Thursday morning sessions. The Club offers Wimbledon tickets to British Tennis members through the Club Annual Wimbledon Draw and also runs fundraising events.

Code of Practice
Click here to view the clubs Code of Practice. This encourages good behaviour, care of the clubs facilities and respect for the clubs rules.
Click here for the club's Code of Practice for Working with Young People.


Club Rules
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.

Click here to view the Rules of PRLTC and click here to view our Compliance with Rules policy.

 
 
 

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
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)
Sinking Fund Policy (pdf)
Fire Risk Assessment (pdf)