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Following our first venue forum back in May, we are pleased to announce a further 3 forums coming up in September and October. Details are below. For sign up for the 2 forums coming up in September, please reply no later than Friday 23rd September.

Forum 1

Club and Coach Relationship

Tuesday 27 September – 7pm to 9pm (arrival from 6.30pm)

Woking LTCC (Pine Road, GU22 0DX)

  • A couple of head coaches from Surrey venues will do short talks on their setup and how they interact with the club and its committee.

  • This will provide attendees an opportunity to ask question as well as share best practice.

  • We plan to have a member of the LTA Regional team provide an update as well outline the latest information and resources available on the topic of club and coach support.

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Forum 2

Facilities, Funding and Floodlights

Thursday 29 September – 7pm to 9pm (arrival from 6pm)

Wigmore LTC (43 Becmead Avenue, SW16 1UJ)

  • There will be an opportunity for attendees to come early at 6pm to play some tennis under one of their LED floodlit courts. 

  • Louise Mckerchar, from Wigmore LTC, will give a short presentation on their clubhouse project and go through the key phases of development. 

  • A member of the LTA facilities team will be giving a presentation on the latest updates surrounding facility and funding support and guidance.

  • We also have a member of Banstead Downs providing a short presentation about the operation of the bar at their club and provide advice to other venues who have a bar or are thinking about getting a bar at their venue. 

Forum 3

Opening Tennis Up

Thursday 13 October – 7pm to 9pm (with arrival from 6.15pm)

Alexandra Park (Alexandra Drive, Surbiton, KT5 9AA)

  • There will be an opportunity for attendees to come early from 6.15pm to observe park tennis courts at Alexandra Park. These are run by Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club as part of their Parks Tennis in Kingston programme. Members of their team will be available to answer any questions.

  • The forum will be taking place in the clubhouse of the croquet club, which is directly next to the park tennis courts. We will have a short presentation from the Head Coach of Surbiton to talk about their programme and how it has developed in recent years.

  • We will have Chris Marshall from G-Tennis deliver a short presentation on his community tennis programme and talk about the success he has had in fundraising as well as providing opportunities to play tennis for those from low socio-economic backgrounds. Chris was this year’s national winner of the LTA’s Community & Parks Award.

  • A member of the LTA regional team will be providing an update around diversity & inclusion and the work they are doing to open tennis up.   



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Each venue is initially invited to be represented by up to 2 people. To enter, please click the button below and confirm the name of the person/s attending, the venue you are representing and the forum/s you wish to attend

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