Members’ views captured

A recent spate of new members towards the end of last year has led to increased activity on and off the courts as our playing programme expands along with our social side.

In order to make the best possible use of our facilities at Fishbourne -and to gather views from members about ways that things can be improved – we circulated a club session survey to all members.

Among the specific questions the committee asked were:

Would you like to move the Sunday afternoon club session to the morning?

How popular are the Wednesday afternoon club sessions?

Would members like a club session on any other day or at a different time?

And how can the club session be improved?

The survey also asked for views about seeking permission to add a third floodlit court to enhance the Monday and Thursday session during the winter season.

The club received 37 replies to the survey and individual committee members also reported that members had given their feedback informally between club sessions.

Club chairman David Lord said the survey had provided valuable feedback and the individual topics and responses so far would be discussed by the committee and at the forthcoming annual general meeting with a view to implementing improvements.

“Our aim is to provide the opportunity for all our members to play tennis when it suits them, either as individuals, informal matches or the more organised club sessions and tournaments,” he added.

“We appreciate that members took the trouble to provide comments and suggestions and we will use this information with a view to improving the playing experience for those playing tennis at Fishbourne.”