FTC and the future: more tennis value than ever

Congratulations, you are part of the best value tennis club in the area.

With the club’s subscription year running from 31 March to 1 April subscriptions for 2019/20 are now due. At just £115 for adults, your annual sub represents outstanding value for money. Here’s what your money has been going on:

  • The largest investment in the future of the club, more than £50,000 of your money spent on improving facilities
  • First Tiger Turf artificial grass court installed.
  • New floodlights installed to court 4 and complete rewiring to future-proof club’s electrical supply.
  • Complete refurbishment of the clubhouse now underway: new kitchen, hot water, proper heating, more team entertaining space.
  • Greater value for money than ever: current £115 annual adult subscription the best value in the area (Southsea £130, Bognor £220, The Avenue £340, Chichester £579, Harbour Way £684).
  • Unrivalled list of FTC benefits for members: free junior membership for families, free use of floodlights, free online booking, free balls at club sessions, free and plentiful parking, subsidised travel for matchplay, complimentary Christmas lunch and tea and coffee in the clubhouse, free-to-enter ladder competitions, mostly cost-price social events, free summer coaching classes for juniors.
  • Plans starting now to install new floodlights and new Tiger Turf surface to court 1.
  • Introduction of a “tennis buddy” scheme to ensure new members are integrated into the club.
  • Club session WhatsApp group launched for members to coordinate attendance.
  • More teams, more players (around 50 FTC members in total) and more success than ever in Portsmouth & District league – which is entirely self-financing for the club.
  • More secure relationship with the Fishbourne Centre than ever, with them supporting the club with an interest-free loan of £17,500.
  • More coaching classes coming and detailed tennis development plan being drawn up.
  • Improved benefits for our LTA Registration, including 32 tickets to Wimbledon Championships for FTC members.
  • Successful 2018 Championships, American Tournaments, Open Day, men’s tennis ladder and social events.

Come along to the AGM and Wimbledon ticket ballot on Wednesday 17 April to find out lots more about the future of Fishbourne Tennis Club.