Following a productive day of court maintenance, Pluckley Tennis Club is now looking forward to hosting it’s very first Open Afternoon on Sunday 2nd April.
We are pleased to announce that both the dedicated Court and the MUGA (multi use games area) court now have brand new (and shiny) nets. A big thank you to Pluckley Sports Association, Peter Osboune and PTC’s committee members for their generous donations, without which, we could not have gotten this far.
I’d also like to thank Committee members for their assistance in putting up banners, generating flyers, attaching new nets, sweeping courts, clearing weeds and completing other general court maintenance. With such a dedicated team in place, I am confident that Pluckley Tennis Club will continue to grow in strength and number.
If you are visiting us for the first time, please come along and join our Open Afternoon on Sunday 2nd April. We will be joined by a professional coach and there will be a Special Children’s Session hosted between 3 – 4 pm. Tennis balls, rackets and refreshments will be provided and players of all abilities are encouraged to attend.
If you wish to enquire about membership, have any questions for the club or just want to get involved, then please email us at [email protected]. you can also follow us on twitter here: https://twitter.com/pluckleytennis.
The committee has set the following classes of membership and associated annual subscriptions.
Adult Member: £40
Junior (under 18) Member: £10
Student (18 and over): £20
Club days will be held on Saturdays between 1000 – 1200. If you might be interested in joining Pluckley Tennis club please come along.
A Brief History
Tennis was originally played in 1943/44 at Barhatch on Forge Hill (now demolished for new housing) then at Homewood’s on a grass court. In 1966, a hard court was built on the
recreation ground. In the late 1970s, the club became known as the Surrenden Tennis Club. A second court was built in 1980 with funds raised within the village and grants. The Surrenden Tennis Club was officially wound down in 2012
Thanks to the efforts of Peter and Margaret Osborne and the assistance of Pluckley Parish Council, the tennis court has been refurbished and a new tennis club is now going from strength to strength The new club is known as Pluckley Tennis club and membership is open to all. There are now two courts on the recreation ground. One is a multi-use court and the other is just for tennis.
Following an introductory meeting in July, the first AGM of the new club was held in September. Pluckley Tennis Club now has a constitution and a management committee (of 6 members) has been formed.