Tennis Club

Haslingfield Tennis Club

The Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly club for tennis players of all ages and abilities.  We have two hard courts located on the recreation ground near the Village Hall. We run coaching sessions in the spring, summer and autumn for which membership is not required. We field teams in the LTA tennis leagues and organise a number of social events throughout the year.

Benefits of Membership

  • Free use of the courts throughout the year (a booking system operates).
  • Social tennis sessions on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
  • Priority booking and 10% discount for our extremely popular coaching sessions with Paul Bonnington.
  • Tennis Ladder provides an easy way to find people to play with.
  • Borrow the club Ball Machine to practice your shots.
  • Enter the Draw to buy coveted Wimbledon tickets.
  • Eligible to play for one of our teams in the Cambridge & District Lawn Tennis League.
  • Social events organised throughout the year.

Download membership form here

Membership Application Form 2014

Non-members can use the courts by booking them and paying a fee of £5 per hour at the Village Shop.


The Club Coach is Paul Bonnington (

Paul can offer individual coaching, please contact him directly to book this.

Group tennis coaching is provided for everyone, not just club members.  Club members are given a period of priority booking before courses are advertised elsewhere and given a discount of 10%. This year the following sessions will be provided:

Adult Classes – 12 lessons for £84 for non-members and £75.60 for members. Starts on the 25th April.

Friday:           6.30pm -7.30pm (Adult Intermediate)

7.30pm – 8.30pm (Adult Advanced)

Sunday:         9.15am – 10.15am (Adult Match Play)

Stay on for the Club Session after the lesson!

Junior Classes – 12 lessons for £60 for non-members and £54 for members. Starts on the 23rd April.

Wednesday:  4.10pm – 5.10pm (12-14 yrs)

5.10pm – 6.10pm (10-12 yrs)

Friday:           4pm – 5pm (6-8 yrs)

5pm – 6pm (12-16 yrs)

Saturday:       9.30am – 10.30am (6-8 yrs)

10.30am – 11.30am (8-10 yrs)


Easter and Summer Coaching weeks

This year Paul Bonnington will be running an Easter Coaching Week and two Summer Coaching weeks.  The price is £50 for the week or £10 per session. Members receive a 10% discount so that’s £45 for the week or £9 per session.

Easter:              Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April
Summer 1:        Monday 28nd July – Friday 1st August
Summer 2:        To be confirmed (will be later in August)

6 – 8 years:       10:00 – 12:00
9 – 12 years:     13:00 – 15:00
13 – 16 years:   16:00 – 18:00

For more details and a coaching application form please contact Alix Robinson via or call 01223-870167.


Club Sessions

Club sessions are organised twice a week during the season and are a great opportunity to meet members and play tennis.  A club representative will organise the games and provide balls. Club sessions take place on:

Wednesdays 6:30pm – dusk.  Starts 16th April

Sundays 10:30 -1:00pm.  Starts 20th April

Please do come along to these sessions we welcome all levels. The sessions are for Adult and Student members.  Juniors aged 12+ may participate but please check with a member of the committee first.

Booking Courts

Members have free use of the courts. These are booked using the diaries which are kept in the box attached to the shed adjacent to the courts.

Court No. 1 may be booked 2 weeks in advance.
Court No. 2 may be booked 24 hours in advance.

Courts may not be booked for periods of more than one hour.
Juniors may book courts no later than 6:00 pm on weekdays. Please remember that tennis shoes, not trainers, must be worn on the courts to prevent damage to the surface. The shoe tags that will be provided should be worn at all times to highlight that you are a member. Full details of court regulations and the constitution are displayed on the notice board.

Non-members can use the courts by booking them and paying a fee of £5 per hour at the Village Shop.

Tennis Ladder

We operate a friendly Tennis Ladder to provide a means of finding people to play against throughout the year.  It is operated online via a website.  Once you have joined the ladder, you simply click on a player to challenge them. Once you have played the game you enter the score into the web site, which automatically re-orders the ladder if necessary.  You can view the ladder at:

To join – please contact Lawrence Hopkins at


Tournaments take place throughout the summer and are open to players of all standards.  Turn up on the day at draw time.  More details are available from any Committee Member.

Club Tournament Dates Date                             Draw/Start
Mens Doubles                           8th June                10:30am
Ladies Doubles             22rd June                          10:30am
Mixed Doubles              29th June                          10:30am
Ladies Singles                          7th September     10:30am
Mens Singles                            14th September     10:30am

Junior Tournaments
Club Juniors Singles                  13th September      14:00pm
Open to all junior members of the Club.

Coaching Week Tournaments
Open to all juniors attending the Summer Coaching sessions

12-16 years                               28th June                          14:00pm
Under 12 years              29th June                          14:00pm

14 & Under ‘Road to Wimbledon Challenge’.
Contact Paul Bonnington for details

LTA Tennis League

We had an exciting and very successful 2013 in the SLAZENGER Cambridge & District Lawn Tennis League.  We entered a total of 8 doubles teams this year in the men’s, ladies, mixed and winter leagues. The ladies 1st team, men’s 1st team and the mixed 1st team all gained promotion by ending in 2nd place in their division.

This year we are entering an additional men’s team in both the summer and winter leagues to provide more opportunity to play. We are also entering a men’s team in the Gray’s Cup. If you are interested in playing in league matches please tick the box on your membership form and/or get in touch with Stephen Richardson for more details.

Summer League Captains

Men’s 1 Division 6 Stephen Richardson 872227
Men’s 2

Men’s 3

Division 10

Division 10

Lawrence Hopkins

Robert  Judge



Ladies 1 Division 2 Liz Galpin 872172
Ladies 2 Division 7 Fae Southwell 07813-681212
Mixed 1 Division 5 Chris Chambers 873008
Mixed 2 Division 10 Robert Judge 871173

Winter League Captains

Mens 1Mens 2 Division 6Division 7 Stephen RichardsonLawrence Hopkins 872227871791
Ladies 1 Division 3 Liz Galpin 872172


Social Events

We plan to organise a number of social events throughout the year, including a Summer Barbeque, Safari Supper, Quiz Night and fun and games during the Scarecrow Festival – details will be announced later!

We would also like to hold a fund-raising event to raise money towards our new floodlights.  If you have any ideas, or would like to organise an event, do please get in touch with any member of the Committee.

Ball Machine

The club owns a Ball Machine that can be used by all members, free of charge.  To arrange access to the machine please contact Paul Bonnington at  or text 07877 849387.


Robert Judge Chair

Lawrence Hopkins Treasurer

Alix Robinson Coaching

Paul Bonnington Club Coach

Stephen Richardson Membership Secretary

Ben Whelan Junior Rep