Return to tennis: all you need to know

Dear FTC member The committee of Fishbourne Tennis Club is pleased to confirm that the club will be open for play from Monday 29 March 2021, in accordance with the latest Government regulations. Club sessions and a bumper programme of tennis over the Easter weekend beckons. The club will be open to paid-up members and…

New members welcome!

  Tennis is back! Come and join us at Fishbourne At Fishbourne Tennis Club we’re delighted to be one of the first sports clubs allowed back in business from 29 March, and we would love to welcome more of our community as new members. New players, “rusty rackets” and competitive players are welcome! Formed in…

Ace! Tennis is back from Monday 29 March

Following the Government’s publication of its roadmap towards a full end to lockdown on 22 February, here is the latest LTA advice on what tennis players can, and cannot, do. Some aspects of play, such as the maximum size of group activity (as would apply to a club session or American Tournament), are still to…

New tennis rules from Boxing Day

Dear FTC member As you will know, all of Sussex has now been placed into Tier 4 and this affects tennis at Fishbourne Tennis Club from Boxing Day. Government and LTA rules say that under Tier 4 we can still play but ONLY SINGLES with someone from another household. Doubles can only be played with…

Courts to reopen from 2 December

Dear FTC member Get ready, get set…PLAY! Tennis is back in Fishbourne. And for many FTC members the chance to get outside and have a hit with friends won’t come a moment too soon. In line with the lifting of the lockdown and implementation of the new Tier 2 rules that apply in Sussex, FTC…

Sorry folks, put your rackets away again…

Dear FTC member, Just as we were getting going again… Yes it’s Lockdown II, and tennis is not being spared.   The Fishbourne Tennis Club committee has been carefully monitoring the Government’s and LTA’s advice regarding playing tennis from 5 November when the new lockdown rules come into force, as we are sure many of…

Mix-in club sessions are back

After a Covid-19 enforced hiatus of five months, mix-in club sessions returned to Fishbourne Tennis Club on Saturday 29 August. More than 20 members attended, lured by the idea of fun mixed doubles  social tennis and free ice creams. All four courts were busy all morning. First on court was Sheila Smith, 82 (pictured), enjoying…