FAQ’s

Is it possible to play golf?+

A Golf membership allows a member to play tennis but a tennis membership does not include golf.

Can I get Wimbledon tickets from the club?+

Moor Park Lawn Tennis Club receives an allocation of Wimbledon tickets each year based on the number of members who opt-in on the LTA’s website. These tickets are allocated to members who have opted-in via a ballot.

Is it possible to hire the function rooms?+

Members can hire the function rooms for private or business events at a discounted rate. The F&B team is available to help with the process of hiring the rooms and organising your event.

Can tennis members use the bars and facilities?+

Yes – your tennis membership card entitles you to a discount of 25% off food and beverage in the Mansion house restaurants and bar.

What other benefits are there as a tennis member?+

Your membership card entitles you to a discount of 25% off food and beverage in the Mansion house restaurants and bar.

As a tennis member you can participate in the Club’s active social calendar (only May to September for summer members), including Sunday Carvery Lunch, quizzes, bridge, cultural events…  You can also invite your friends and family if you want to host your own event in the Mansion.

Can I buy clothing and equipment?+

Your membership card entitles you to a discount of 10% on retail items in the club golf shop.  Tennis Nuts in Northwood Hills also offers a  discount to members, but not off balls (www.tennisnuts.com).

You can purchase balls from the Golf shop and pay using your membership card, get a receipt and take this to the boot locker area next to the ladies changing room and collect.

The coaches also have small tennis items for sale such as grips and can help with racket re-stringing.

What is the dress code?+

Players may wear any recognised tennis clothing.

Footwear must be recognised tennis shoes designed for both grass (in summer) and all-weather courts.

Smart tracksuits may be worn during winter play and warm-up in summer months.

This dress code applies to the tennis courts and surrounding areas, including the terraces outside the bar.

There is a dress code for some of the rooms in the Mansion which you will be told about when you join.

Is there group and individual coaching for adults?+

Whatever standard of tennis player, whether a beginner, intermediate or maybe you are getting back to tennis after a few years away, Moor Park is the ideal place to develop your game whilst enjoying the fantastic surroundings and facilities that the Moor Park Lawn Tennis Club has to offer. You will be taught by some of the finest and most experienced tennis coaches in the country.

Head Coach Nigel Buckman has recently been the recipient of the LTA County Cup Coach of the Year Award. You can book individual coaching or join in group coaching for your level of play.

Is there a programme for children?+

Moor Park LTC features a successful Junior Tennis section, under the stewardship of Coach Anjan Chowdhury.

Social tennis for Juniors takes place on Friday evening and Saturday morning, all abilities are welcome and children will be placed into groups of similar skill level.

Junior sessions currently are as follows:

  • Friday  5.00pm to 7.30pm – performance squad age of 11-16 years boys and girls
  • Saturday 12:00pm to 1:30pm – mini tennis for 7-10 years old boys and girls

Every year Moor Park LTC enters teams in the Herts League, including U10 Mixed, U12, U14 and U16 both boys and girls, with league matches running from April till June.

Can guests come and play?+

We would like to encourage you to bring friends and family to play tennis at Moor Park. To do this you must first sign them up at reception and pay the appropriate fee (£5 Monday to Thursday and £7 weekend and Friday). Alternatively, you may wish to use one of your guest passes that will need to be given in at reception. Your guests must be accompanied and can only visit to play tennis a maximum of 6 times per year. They must sign in at reception before playing and receive a wrist band that needs to be displayed during play. You are most welcome to invite guests at other times to join you for drinks at the bar or for a meal in the restaurant.  No guest fee applies when bringing friends and family for a drink/meal.

Is there a practice wall?+

There is a small practice wall for juniors to use.

Are there floodlights?+

Yes – on two Astroturf all-weather courts.

When are the grass courts open?+

The grass courts are normally open from May to early October, depending on the weather. During these months the courts are not open to play until 10 am, allowing time for the dew to dry.  The grass courts may also be temporarily closed after heavy rain.

Are there any internal competitions and leagues?+

There is an annual Club Championship with various groups including open men, open women, open mixed, (singles and doubles) over 60’s doubles men, women, mixed and a large variety of juniors groups.

In addition, there are various internal competitions for all members throughout the year, which are more social.

We also have Box Leagues which run every 6 weeks and are a good way to meet other members.  You can enter as an individual or as a pair – our Head Coach will match you with a partner.

What is the selection process to play for the teams?+

When you join, you will be given a Mentor who is of a similar standard of play to yourself.  You will be invited to join in team training for your level of play.  The team captains select those that will play for their team in each match.

What leagues does the club compete in?+

The Club participates in the following:

  • Herts League – Ladies and Men teams
  • Hot Rackets
  • Watford & District Tennis League – Mixed team
  • Day time leagues – Ladies teams
  • Herts League – Juniors including U10 Mixed, U12, U14 and U16 boys and girls
  • There are also friendly matches against different clubs including grass court friendlies during the summer

What happens after joining?+

There are many opportunities to play tennis and enjoy the club including social groups, coaching at different levels, advanced team play, tournaments and matches.

Each new member is linked to a mentor who is of a similar standard of play and can show you around the club.

You will receive an email from the club to register with the Moor Park website. This will give you login details and access to the Members’ area.

Comprehensive information about the club activities and events can be found in Club News.  If you would like to receive Club News by email, which includes Tennis News, you need to opt in at reception, which is in the main hall of the Mansion. Club News and Tennis News can also be found on the Club website.

Upon joining every member is given a list of home competitions and matches for the current year.

New members are encouraged to join the WhatsApp and Facebook groups.

How difficult is it to book a court?+

Courts can be booked at Reception or by telephone: 01923 773 146 seven days in advance. With 6 all-weather courts and 7 grass courts in summer, you can normally just turn up and play. However, it is best to check if there is a tournament on the Members’ site.  The club is working on producing an electronic booking system.

Can one join in social games without a partner?+

If you don’t have a tennis partner, you can just come along to one of our informal roll-ups either on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 1.45 pm all year or Wednesday evenings, summer only, from 6 pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet and play with other Members.

There are a number of social tournaments throughout the year you can enter without a partner. You can also enter the Box Leagues as an individual and you will be paired with a suitable partner by our Head Coach.

Where is the club located and is there parking?+

The Club is in the grounds of Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth. The postcode for SatNav devices is WD3 1QL. There is usually ample parking, which is free of charge.

How does one join the tennis club? When?+

To enquire about membership contact Matt Jones on 01923 773 146 or at [email protected].

The annual membership year starts in May but you can join at any time – the cost of membership will be calculated pro-rata.

What is the cost of tennis membership?+

The membership categories are as follows:

  • Full Membership                                                    £395
  • Summer Membership (May to September)  £250 
  • Young Adult Membership (19-30 years)        £150 
  • Junior Membership (11-18 years)                      £75
  • Junior Membership (under 10 years)               £50  

Upon joining you will receive two free guest passes and your membership card which entitles you to 25% off food and drinks. A £50 annual levy is added to your membership card, to be used to book events and/or towards food & drinks.

There is no joining fee.

What standard do I need to play to join?+

Players of all standard are welcome, the Club offers social and competitive tennis for adults and juniors.

Do I have to book a court?+

No, normally you can just turn up and play, but check the Member’s website for information on any competitions or matches.

Do I need a tennis partner to play at Moor Park?+

No, do not worry, if you don’t have a tennis partner when you join up, just come along to one of our informal roll ups either on a Saturday afternoon from 1.45 pm all year or Wednesday evenings, summer only, from 6 pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet and play with other Members.

When are the grass courts open?+

The grass courts are normally open from mid May to early October, but this will depend on the weather. During these months the courts are not open to play until 10 am, allowing time for the dew to dry  The grass courts may also be temporarily closed after heavy rain.

 

If this has not answered your query please visit our Contact page or phone our main switchboard on +44 (0) 1923 773146.