Our President arrives for Social Tennis.
General view of the four courts.
Welcome to Ham & Petersham Tennis Club - Richmond’s best kept tennis secret
Not many people know that Ham & Petersham Tennis Club exists; not many people walk past it, and even some of those who have will not have noticed it, behind the trees, as they go by. The courts are not easy to find; our membership has developed mainly through word of mouth.
Whilst, given our location, we are proud to maintain our low profile, we are, however, a flourishing club. We have 3 experienced LTA Licensed coaches, a very strong Junior programme and highly successful Men’s and Ladies’ teams. We also value our strong links with the community, including local primary and secondary schools.
We built and use 4 macadam courts located in quiet rural surrounds between Ham Common and historic Ham House. Our members are all ages and standards; currently we have around 120 adult members and 80 juniors.
September 2016: The courts have just been cleaned and repainted. They look fantastic, drain very quickly and are great to play on..
We have regular Social Tennis all year on Saturdays 10.00 - 12.30, and in summer Thursdays from 7.00 pm onwards. All members are welcome. There are regular American Tournaments and matches with other Clubs.
Court bookings are made through our online court reservation system; please see the Court Bookings page for details.
There are no entrance or guest fees; membership is £150 a year for families, £120 a year for couples, £90 a year for adults, £45 a year for members between the ages of 19 and 28, and £35 a year for juniors and students. Please see Join Us section for exact fees payable.
We have regular social tennis (turn up and play), American Tournaments, matches against other clubs, and a singles ladder.
Our club is LTA Tennismark accredited; this means that LTA have recognised that we have good standards and best practice. It shows that the club has the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
Opened in 2014, the Pavilion has a loo and washroom accessible at all times, where a defibrillator and first aid kit are available for emergency use. The main room has a kitchen, fridge, cooker and comfortable seating area and also a changing room. Outside is a large lawn with picnic benches.
Our courts are shared with Grey Court School. We have an arrangement with under which they have priority use of the courts at weekdays during the school term up to 5pm (please see Links section for school term dates), and we have the use of the courts at other times, subject to coaching reservations (please see Coaching section) and Matches and other Events (please see Matches / Events section).
As of April 2016 our excellent Men's team has been promoted an unprecedented 10 divisions in the Surrey Summer League. “Now we are among the big boys" to quote captain James Kober. Some excellent matches are in prospect.
The AGM was held on the evening of Wednesday 28th September 2016 in the Clubhouse. Please see AGM page.
11th January 2017 Summer Camp updated
29th Sept 2016: AGM page.
3rd Sept 2016: Notice of court cleaning added.
27th August 2016: AGM date added.
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