Covid-19 Update

14th May 2020

Following advice from UK Government and guidance from the LTA we are now able to open the club on a restricted basis from Friday 15th May 2020 at 8am. Please ensure you have read the Risk Assessment email out to al members for further details prior to playing.

Play on courts will be available from 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday. Please note regular social sessions are no longer available.

Only Members that have re-joined the Club and paid the current year’s membership will be able to access the courts.

Re-Joining Members are requested to register with and use ClubSpark which is the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) software. Remember your email address and Password as this will be needed when downloading the App on a mobile phone.

Courts must be pre-booked using ClubSpark before play can commence

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Members can book up to 6 days in advance. Booking slots are 60 minutes and Members can book a maximum of 4. No members must play without a pre-booked session.  We are limited the number of players on site to help keep everyone safe in line with LTA and Government guidelines and our Risk Assessment.

Members may play singles only or doubles if all players are from the same household.  Members must not swap playing partners between sessions unless from the same household.

There will be no social tennis sessions available in this initial period

Spectating will be actively discouraged apart from exceptional circumstances i.e. SEN, one parent occupying a child (see Risk Assessment for further details)

Clubhouse will remain shut apart from for emergency first aid supplies.

Please try to leave the courts 10 minutes before the next person is due to arrive.

All players to bring their own equipment.

Each player must use their own set of balls which should be clearly marked before play commences.  Players to only touch their own set of balls.

The nets will be set at the correct height.  Please do not lower the nets after playing. The net tapes have been removed.

Players to avoid social contact at all times (including shaking hands at the end of a game).  Players to remain on the same side of the court where possible.  If players do need to swap sides, please use alternative ends of the net to change over.

Social Tennis

We're a friendly Club based in Ripley with weekly sessions for all ages and abilities to have fun and play tennis together.

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Competitive Tennis

We field Mens, Ladies, and Mixed teams in the Derby Area leagues playing against other Clubs from around Derbyshire

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Want to learn the game or improve your technique? We offer regular coaching sessions to help you improve your game.

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Ripley and Alfreton Tennis Club was formed in 2014 following a merger of Ripley Tennis Club and New Watchorn Tennis Club, Alfreton.

We are a friendly local tennis club based in Ripley catering for all ages and abilities. Our members come from the surrounding areas of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

We have four new hard courts two with floodlights and a new club house and plenty of car parking space. We are continually investing the Clubs facilities as we grow and develop.



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