We welcome New Members from any location!

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Looking for a friendly Tennis Club?

Come and join our small, friendly tennis club in Shiplake Cross. We’re situated next to the Memorial Hall along Memorial Avenue, overlooking playing fields. We have three tarmac courts all with floodlights, a comfortable clubhouse and an enthusiastic and dedicated membership.

We have the following types of membership (please use the form at the bottom of the page to get the full details):

  • Full Adult 
  • Full Student (full time education 18-25 years)
  • Full Junior
  • Parent of Junior (allows play with your Child(ren) only, at a much discounted rate compared to the full Adult membership.

Our club coach, Chris Ovenden, runs a varied programme of coaching for both adults and juniors so even if you’ve never played before or need to brush up your skills he and his team are available to teach you.

We have ladies, mens and mixed teams in both the Berkshire and the Oxfordshire leagues for the competitive players. Our club is run by a Committee of volunteers who are approachable and dedicated – they run social events throughout the year including four club sessions each week to which all members are cordially invited.

So don’t delay, join today – Benefits of Membership:
Discounted Coaching

Adults AND Juniors will get discounted coaching, both group and individual

Competitive Tennis

Adults and Juniors can participate in the Club Championships, occasional "ad hoc" mini-tournaments and Adults also represent the Club in local league matches.

Friendly Sociable Tennis

We play a lot of doubles and mixed doubles, and our Club Sessions are a very popular "turn up and play" feature - great for meeting new people

Regular Tennis Camps

Our Junior program includes regular Tennis Camps in the school holidays - with the emphasis on fun learning and plenty of action!

Quality Coaching

We have a Qualified Level 4 coach leading our Coaching team - so you can be assured of excellent tuition whether you are a novice or advanced player, Adult or Junior!

No Hidden Charges

For members, the use of courts, new balls at Club Sessions, match fees, floodlight fees are ALL INCLUDED in the membership subscription.

Easy-to-use website / Court booking system

The Club Committee is committed to making the website informative, easy to use (including the court booking system) and an easy means for members to access important information.

What our Members Say

"Love this club!. I only joined this year as a beginner but have found it very welcoming with lots of encouragement to play. Club sessions are inclusive and well run and cater for all levels. There is a strong social scene which is a lot of fun, the annual club supper this year was outstanding and very good vfm!"
Karen Cooper
"When I joined the club circa 1985. It consisted of two courts , a small shed masquerading as a clubhouse, little or no competitive tennis and not a huge membership. A far cry then from the fine club we enjoy so much today . Three regularly maintained floodlit courts, a well equipped clubhouse with facilities, competitive tennis and coaching for all ages all enjoyed by a strong membership led by an enthusiastic, proactive committee."
Jacquie Williams

"I Totally Recommend..."

"A wonderful tennis club with 3 excellent floodlit courts, a well maintained clubhouse with facilities and a great deck for watching a match or sitting and socialising. Since I joined Shiplake Tennis Club I have not only improved my game due to the vibrant, well attended “club sessions” but met and befriended a terrific group of people. The best tennis club I’ve ever joined and I would confidently recommend it to anyone. For beginner to advanced players, whether single or as a family, Shiplake has it all. ."
Nick Wrigley

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New Member FAQs

Please complete the enquiry form below and the Membership Secretary will be in touch.

Normally the Adult Joining fee is £150-00 and annual subscriptions are £150-00, but this Spring the Joining fee is being waived so the only cost is the annual subscription!   Get your application in before all the promotional places are filled …

We don’t have a joining fee for Juniors or Students – contact the Membership Secretary via the contact form for those memberships (currently £50-00 annually)

Of course – we’d love to see you.  Please contact the Membership Secretary who will arrange to meet you at the club and show you around.

Yes – each visitor may play up to three times in any calendar year after which they need to join as a member.  There is a visitors book in the clubhouse which members use to record details of their visitors – fees are £5 for adults and £3 for juniors.  Members are invoiced annually for their visitor fees.

Yes – all memberships expire on 31st December each year and you’ll be sent a reminder to renew when the time comes.

Our club sessions on Monday & Wednesday evenings, also Tuesday and Sunday mornings are a great way to meet other members and arrange social play.  Also, the Membership Secretary can always put you in touch with other members who are keen to arrange informal singles or doubles during the week.  

Each team has a Captain – they all liaise over squads and try to ensure that all members who are interested in playing have an opportunity to do so.  We also have a Match Secretary who oversees the fixtures.

Yes -we run a Club Championships each year which involves fun but competitive tennis and is a great way to meet and play with other members. The Finals Day is held in September each year and is a great social occasion which always attracts many spectators.

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