Marshfield tennis club - All Welcome

Marshfield is a friendly club and we welcome new members of all ages and abilities .......

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 - whether you want to play just for fun or want to play in one of our league teams.


Contact us with any questions or come along to a Club session on a Tuesday evening to meet some of us.  

Contact marshfieldtennisclub@hotmail.co.uk.  Or contact Sam our Head Coach for a taster session - sam@connect2sportscoaching.co.uk.


Ball MAchine

How to Access the Ball Machine

The Club has recently purchased a ball machine for members to use.


This is available to all members aged 16 or over free of charge and can be used for 30 minute periods of time.  There is no need to book it out but you will need to book a court to use it in the same way as usual.


However before you use  it for the first time we request that you receive some instruction on how to use it.  This will often be available from a committee member at any of our Club sessions on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm, on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 or at one of Sams drop in sessions on a Saturday morning from 10.00am.  If you are unable to attend one of these sessions please e-mail the club and we will try and arrange another time.


The Ball Machine MUST be returned to the ladies changing room and put back on charge after use.


Please see the written instructions below which are also taped to the machine:

  

TO START:

1. PLACE MACHINE BY THE BASE LINE AT THE CENTRE

2. PRESS POWER BUTTON (WAIT 8 SECONDS FOR INITIALIZATION)

3. PRESS START BUTTON

4. CHOOSE (AND PRESS) A DRILL (1 TO 12 OPTIONS AVAILABLE)

TO STOP:

1. PRESS STOP BUTTON

2. SWITCH POWER BUTTON OFF

3. RETURN TO CLUBHOUSE AND PUT IT BACK TO CHARGE (ENSURE CHARGER LIGHT IS ON)


WARNING:

DO NOT LOOK INTO THE BALL EXIT HOLE WITHOUT TURNING MAIN POWER OFF.

DO NOT STAND CLOSER THAN 10 METERS WHEN BALL MACHINE POWER IS ON.

DO NOT PLACE BALLS OR FOREIGN OBJECTS INTO THE BALL HOPPER WHILE POWER IS ON. IT COULD CAUSE A JAM AND DAMAGE THE FEEDER MOTOR

DO NOT USE MACHINE WHILE IT IS RAINING. DO NOT USE WET TENNIS BALLS.


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social Play

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Day to Day Play

The courts are available for general play for members 7 days a week until 10pm.  You can book a court via our online booking system where you will be able to see which courts are available.  If you play in the evening you can buy floodlight tokens from The Catherine Wheel and Central Stores at £1 for each 30 minute token.  When you join the club you will be issued with a key to the courts and a key to the clubhouse in return for a £5 deposit.   

You can book a court here but if you are new to the club and don't know how to book a court go to our "How to Book a Court" page in the navigation bar under "More"


If you are on a mobile there is a Clubspark Booker App that you can download

Club Sessions

We offer 2 Adult Club sessions:

 Tuesday evenings from 6.30 - 8.30 and 

Saturday afternoons  from 2.00 - 4.00pm. 


  Balls and floodlight tokens are provided and a mix in format is followed which suits all standards of play.  Just turn up and join in. 


There is a Junior Club session for Secondary School aged children on Wednesday evenings 

from 6.00pm - 7.00pm


There is a mix in informal men's session on Friday evenings at 7.00pm.

Just for Fun Social Tournaments

 3 or 4 times a year we try and run social tournaments for adult members that are just for fun and for all levels of play.  Refreshments are provided for a small donation and to cater for different commitments we try and vary the dates to include a Saturday, Sunday and a weeknight.  

Guests

While Marshfield is a members club you can play with non member guests where a guest fee of £2 per adult or £1 per child is payable.   Guests must play with, or be accompanied by a Club member and the member is responsible for collecting the guest fees.Up to 3 guests may play with a member at any one time and any guests may play at the Club up to 5 times a year.

Fees should be paid in to the box under the sink in the envelopes provided. Please name the envelope with the member and guests names and date and complete the Guest Book in the Clubhouse.

Parents of junior or mini members may play with their child (only) without charge.

competitive Play

Box Leagues

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Head Coach Sam Hull runs Singles and Doubles Box leagues throughout the year. If you would like to play in the Box Leagues contact Sam by e-mail  sam@connect2sportscoaching.co.uk   

League Teams

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Marshfield has 4 Men's, 2 Ladies and 2 Mixed Teams who play in the Chippenham and District Leagues in the Summer.  In the 2018 season the Men's teams will be in Divisions 1, 2, 4 and 6.  The Ladies teams will be in Divisions 2 and 3.  The Mixed teams will be in Divisions 3 and 5.

Juniors play in Wiltshire Summer and Winter Team Tennis Leagues with teams representing Marshfield in age groups from 8 and under up to 18 and under.

Club Championships

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Each year there are Club Championships for Men's & Ladies Singles, Men's & Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Each one also has a Plate Draw. 

There are Junior Club Championships for age groups up to 16 and under.