Tipton St John Tennis Club



Website: http://www.tiptonstjohnvillage.org.uk/page10.htm

As the days begin to lengthen we start to think of summer evenings on the
tennis courts, but of course tennis doesn
t stop for the winter in Tipton. We
have been running two teams, men
s and mixed, in the winter league. The
s team face a stiff challenge in Division 1 and are currently mid-table
with only one game to play, so looking secure to stay up. The mixed team are
currently top of their division, but other teams have a few games in hand so it looks like a close battle for second place (and promotion). Good luck team!

One of the challenges that most local organisations face is finding enough willing volunteers to help keep them running. As with many things, it is a case of many hands make light work...plenty of volunteers and none of the jobs are too big. Whatever local clubs and societies you are involved with, I would encourage you to take your turn of `doing your bit- but of course right now I am particularly appealing to Tennis Club members! A few years ago we separated the Treasurer and Membership roles to make two separate jobs. This has worked really well, but, by chance, this year both these people are stepping down. I would like to publicly give a huge thank-you to Brian Steer and Yvonne Hartland for all they have done for the club over quite a number of years, and wish them all the best in their next enterprises. For all other members, the club does not run itself so please do not just assume that someone else will do it, but please think hard about taking your turn on the committee. This is NOT onerous. We only meet about three times a year, normally in the pub over a pint or a glass of wine so it is really quite enjoyable! If you think you MIGHT be able to help in any capacity (not necessarily the jobs I mentioned) please do contact me on 01404 815181 or via the club email tiptontennisclub@gmail.com and I can tell you more about it.

Ken Mylne (Chairman)

Membership Information

Membership subscriptions for 2019/20 are due by 30th April 2019.To join, please read the details below, then complete the attached form and return with payment to the Membership Secretary.

Payment Methods:

Preferred: We encourage you to pay your subs directly by electronic transfer to the club bank account. This saves the Treasurer considerable effort, so we offer a small discount for direct payment.

Club bank details are as follows:

Barclays Bank sort code 20-30-47 Account Number: 00897442 Ref: your name.

Please email your membership form to tiptontennisclub@gmail.com

Cheque or Cash: Cheques made payable to Tipton St John Tennis Club

Please return membership form with payment to: Yvonne Hartland, Little Waxway, East Hill EX11 1QD NB. Do not post cash

Wimbledon Tickets & British Tennis Membership (BTM)

The club receives an allocation of Wimbledon tickets each year dependent on the number of members that have registered with the BTM and "opted in" for Wimbledon tickets. Details of this process are sent out in January.

To qualify to go into the club's ballot for Wimbledon tickets you must be registered with the LTA's free British Tennis Membership , have "opted -in" to the draw on- line and paid your annual membership by May 1st.

To join BTM please go to http://www.lta.org.uk/britishtennismembership/ or phone 0208 487 7000. Please remember to list your club as Tipton St John Tennis Club (DEV032) For family membership, please register all family members.

For existing members please include your BTM number on your membership form. Please state if you wish to be included in the draw to be taken soon.


We have 2 Mens' teams and 1 Ladies' team in the Exeter and District Summer Tennis League. We also have 1 Men's team and 1 mixed team that play in the winter league. New team members are always welcome. For more information contact Simon Hopper 01392-468366 (Mens teams captain) Kate Fraser 01404 812 593 (Ladies captain)or Yvonne Hartland (mixed winter team captain) on 01404 814718.


Peter Clarke is a qualified coach. He and Jake Upsher (Devon player and qualified coach) run junior coaching at the following times:

Monday 5.45-6.45pm: Primary school ages (Jake)

Wednesday 5.45-6.45 pm: Secondary school ages (Pete)

These sessions last for an hour and cost £5 per child.

Please Note: All Juniors attending coaching must be club members. (up to three trial sessions permitted before joining)

Pete is also available for private coaching sessions for individuals or groups.

Pete can be contacted on 01404 812440 or email petenaine@yahoo.co.uk

Tennis Balls

Tubes of balls are available to purchase at £5 per tube. These must collect be collected from the Chairman's or Treasurers house.

Reward for Introducing New Members! If you introduce a new member we will reward you with a tube of balls - please ask the new member to include your name at the bottom of the form.


Website: http://www.tiptonstjohnvillage.org.uk/page10.htm

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Due by 30th April 2019

Please complete form and email to tiptontennisclub@gmail.com






Post Code:


List details of members

(Mark category with X in column)


18yrs +

Junior U9


Student 18-25

BTM No. (if known)


Date of Birth (required)












On-line Subs*


Total Price









Junior (aged 17 and under.)




Student (18-25 in full-time education)




Tennis balls -4-ball tubes

£5 per tube. (Buyer collects from chairman)




Payment Method (Note please use discounted subs if paying on-line - see above*):

1. By electronic transfer: Club bank details are as follows:

Barclays Bank sort code 20-30-47 Account Number: 00897442 Ref: your name.

Please email your membership form to tiptontennisclub@gmail.com

2.Cheque or Cash: Cheques made payable to Tipton St John Tennis Club

Please return membership form with payment to: Yvonne Hartland, Little Waxway, East Hill EX11 1QD. Do not post cash

I would like to be entered in the Wimblon Draw YES / NO

New members - if an existing member introduced you, please name them so we can give them their free tube of tennis balls ___________________________________________

In line with new General Data Protection Regulation applicable from 25 May 2018, you are required to give your consent to the following.

Please answer the following questions:

  • Please confirm that you agree that your details (including addresses, phone number and email address) may continue to be held on computer by the Membership Secretary. Yes/No
  • Please confirm that you agree to be contacted by email in connection with club activities. Yes/No
  • If the member is a junior under 13, the parent/guardian must authorise (type name below)


  • Contact details are shared among committee members. Occasionally we may share contact details with other club members e.g. Tennis ladder. Your information will not be shared with any other organization. Please confirm if you agree to this Yes/No

The club fully endorses and adheres to the principles of Data Protection legislation and will:

· Only collect information needed for the administration of the Club.

· Keep the information secure.

· Ensure the information is relevant and up-to-date.

· Only hold as much information as we need and for as long as we need.

· Only use the information to contact members if we have the specific approval of members.

· Allow members to see the information held on request.

Please Note: News and Events will be circulated by email only.

Join our new Tipton St John Tennis Club facebook page and keep up-to-date with events, news and match results.

Tipton Tennis Club is a small club with two courts in the village playing fields, beautifully located next to the River Otter right in the heart of the village. We welcome new members of all standards from Tipton and surrounding area.


 Our two hard-courts were relaid in 2009 and repainted in 2014, and provide one of the best playing surfaces in the local area. Both courts are flood-lit allowing play all year round and late into the evening. Members enjoy unlimited free use of the courts throughout the year - times may be booked up to 2 weeks in advance except where the courts are reserved for matches and fixed club activities such as club night and coaching sessions.



We run a regular club night all year round on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. Some people will know that these rather fell apart, but the good news is that they are now very much up and running again, with at least one of our two coaches on hand to make sure everyone gets a game.

Non-members are welcome to come along to a Wednesday Club Night and give us a try



 The Club also runs two men's and one ladies' team in the Exeter and District League. New players are always welcome - please contact tiptontennisclub@gmail.com to be put in touch with the captains.


The club shares use of the Playing Field Pavilion with the village Cricket Club

The club is affiliated to the LTA (link to www.lta.org.uk ). 

The Club is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone using our facilities. You can view our Safeguarding and Diversity policies here:



You can also find us on the LTA website at http://www.lta.org.uk/Places-To-Play/Details/Overview/?clubid=1-14H-2491

The club has an active junior development programme with regular fun coaching sessions for different age groups run by our qualified coaches, Eddy Kerr and Pete Clarke, on a pay-as-you-come basis. Please contact Eddy on 07845 294447 or Pete on 01404 812440 for more details. Family membership is attractively priced to encourage parents (or grandparents) and children to all join and play together. (All juniors attending coaching must be club members, but you are welcome to three trial sessions before deciding whether to join.)

Ken Mylne, Chairman.

Membership Rates for 2018

Family £140

Adult £65

Junior (Under 18, or under 18 in full-time education) £35

Student (18-25 in full-time education) £35

Note- slightly discounted rates are available if you pay by electronic bank transfer - see the membership form for details.

Contact details: For membership enquiries or more information please contact Yvonne Hartland on 01404 814718 or email tiptontennisclub@gmail.com.
 As the club is affiliated to the LTA we receive an annual allocation of tickets for the Wimbledon Championships - all members who join before the 30th April are entitled to enter a ballot for the opportunity to purchase these tickets. LTA affiliation also provides full Public Liability Insurance. 
We strongly encourage members to join the LTA's membership scheme, British Tennis Membership, which is FREE to members of affiliated clubs. This supports our allocation of Wimbledon tickets and other benefits. Click here (link to http://www.lta.org.uk/britishtennismembership/) to join - please make sure you name Tipton St John Tennis Club as your club.



Use of Courts by Visitors

Visitors and non-members are welcome to use Court 2 (nearer the pavilion) provided it is not booked or in use by club members. A key may be obtained from Tipton Garage during opening hours for a charge of £2.50 per person per hour. Please sign the Visitors Book at the Garage. Note that this arrangement is for occasional use and is not a substitute for membership - locals who want to make regular use of the courts are strongly encouraged to join the club. Non-members are NOT entitled to pre-book the court.


Floodlights may be used by Adult and Student Members ONLY - Lights are operated from the trip switches and main switch in the cupboard. On is UP! Occasionally they may not fire up first time - switch off and leave a few seconds before trying again. You MUST switch off the lights and lock the control cupboard before you leave. If lights have recently been switched off, please leave 15 minutes before re-lighting as switching on hot bulbs can cause them to blow.

If you have problems, please inform a member of the committee.