Frequently Asked Questions
Q) How much is an annual membership?
A) - For just £24 you can enjoy a year’s membership. Yes just a one off online payment of £24 will grant you a years access. Visit www.poole.gov.uk/tennis to apply now.
Q) Can non-members play tennis?
A) Yes of course, non-members can HIRE a court for £6 per hour. To do this simply contact the Head Coach to hire a court in advance: 07717 858691 Aaron.
Q) How do I book a tennis court as a member?
A) Upon the same website you used to apply for your membership, there is another tab saying “Book a tennis court”, simply click this and log in with your registered email and password, you’ll then be able to access the court booking system and select which court and time you wish to play. Courts can be booked up to 7 days in advance and for no more than x1 hour in succession. You have a maximum allocation of x3 one hour bookings per week. www.poole.gov.uk/tennis
Q) How do I gain access to the courts once a member?
A) We currently use a Key Pad Code system. The gate has a combination key pad you will need to enter the 6 digit code to gain access. The code is upon the booking site when you go to book your court, it will also send you an email with the code on your confirmation email once you have booked a court.
Q) How do I cancel a tennis court I have booked?
A) Again within the court booking section where you booked your court, there will be a tab that says “View Bookings”, click this and then you are able to cancel unwanted courts so that other players can use them. www.poole.gov.uk/tennis
Q) My membership is soon to expire, how do I renew?
A) Upon the application website you used the first time, it will have the option to renew your membership, once the online payment has been taken your membership will automatically renew for a further year. www.poole.gov.uk/tennis
Q) Do the courts have Floodlights I can use?
A) Yes we have x2 new LED floodlit courts available for players. These operate on a token system. Members would need to first book their court (court 1 & 2 only). Then you will need to buy a floodlight token in advance before you arrive. These cost £3 per token, one token equals 1 hour of light. Tokens must be purchased inside the Cafe during it normal opening hours. You then simply place the token into the correct slot within the token machine inside the courts and the lights will illuminate. A blue strobe light will flash when you have 5minutes remaining to give you warning that the lights will soon end.
Q) My son/daughter is keen to get involved in tennis, are there any sessions for them?
A) Yes, we have here a full coaching programme for children aged 4yrs - 16yrs. Visit the timetable and pricing section of this website for further details. Sessions are pay as you go and must be booked on via our website to secure your child’s spot. www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/branksomeparktennis
Q) I’m new to tennis, are there adult sessions for me?
A) Yes, we have a full adult coaching programme for every standard of play. We have beginner classes (Tennis Xpress), Social Classes (Coffee Morning Socials), Intermediate Coaching (Rusty Rackets, Evening Improvers), as well as Advanced Coaching (Advanced Training). We also regularly host club social events, club competitions and social tournaments. Visit our coaching page to see our timetable and class descriptions.
Q) I really want to meet some new players but I’m not sure how?
A) we find there are two effective ways to meet new people and exchange numbers and details. First is through one of our coaching classes, you’ll meet new players each week and a have a chance to make some new tennis friends. Secondly you could enter our Adult Box Leagues, these are ideal for meeting new players that are of a similar standard to yourself.
Q) When is the Cafe open from at the club?
A) Usual opening hours are 9:00am - 3:00pm everyday (times may vary). We are open to all members of the public, offering variety of refreshments and food throughout the day. We are also dog friendly at the cafe.
Q) I’m keen to compete and play matches, how can I get involved?
A) We run internal adult box leagues at the club, you can sign up either through a tennis coach or the sign up sheets inside the Cafe. You then get placed into a box of similar standard players and play matches either singles or doubles. Leagues are a great opportunity to meet and play new people.