Court Booking

                                                Oakham Tennis Club

Please note that we are no longer operating the on-line court booking system.

Court Bookings/Rules  (please scroll down for the new Floodlights Procedure)

 We are delighted to say that due to the increased usage of the courts there have been a number of competing demands and therefore we set out below the court regulations.

Health and Safety

  1. The Management Committee make every effort to maintain the Club premises and courts in good repair and safe for use.  Please report any problems you come across by putting details in the Defect Report Book which you will find in the kitchen, straight away.  Playing conditions vary from day to day.  If you find that the courts are slippery for any reason, please don’t take a chance – don’t play.
  2. The courts must not be used in frosty conditions or if exceptionally hot weather makes the playing surface soft.
  3. Chairs must not be taken on to the playing surface.
  4. Children under 11 years must be supervised by an adult at all times and the club cannot accept responsibility for any child left unaccompanied for whatever reason, and this applies equally before the start and end of coaching sessions.

Public Court

  1. When court 1 (the caged) court has not been booked by members or coaches this court is available for use by the public which costs £10.00 per person per hour per court.  To book this court, the public need to contact Dan Potter on 07834470940 or email

Member Information

  1. Courts can be booked two weeks in advance on the white board.  The following have priority:  official team matches, pre booked coaching, club nights/mix ins.
  2. All Courts are available for the use of members and the clubs designated coaches.
  3. At weekends and after six o’clock on weekdays the maximum number of courts that can be booked by coaches or team play is three.
  4. Members can bring guests to play but guests need to sign in and pay a guest fee of £5 per person. The same guest may only be brought in 5 times and then should become a member.
  5. No member shall introduce a guest whose membership has been terminated or suspended.
  6. Members who have not pre booked should always sign their name up on the bookings board and who they are playing with so that public/guest usage can be monitored.
  7. Only correct tennis shoes should be worn.
  8. If a session has been pre-booked then this takes precedence over any other usage except if a genuine error has been made re team usage/club sessions.
  9. If you wish to play in a team please contact one of the coaches and they will put you in touch with the appropriate team captain.
  10. Please remove your rubbish from courts after your use.
  11. When the courts are busy usage is limited to one hour.



How to book the floodlights

1) The cost of the lights is currently free for members for 30 mins slots.

2) Courts can be booked via sheets which will be up in the clubhouse 2 weeks in advance. Please ensure your name is legible and that you record a contact number on the sheet, in the unlikely event that we need to contact you. If you are unable to visit the club you can book a court via Dan Potter on 07834470940 or who will visit the club within 24 hours of contact. Please specify date and start/finish time clearly. Dan will always confirm that court booking or if no space, offer other times which you will need to ‘ACCEPT’.

3) The lights are activated by tokens which can be purchased from Dan Potter and these MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. You can get tokens in advance. Dan will be at the club on most afternoons between 4pm-6pm . You can contact Dan on 07834470940 or email  To be 100% sure of attendance please contact in advance and allow sufficient time for a response.

4) 3 courts are available and can be used from 9 in the morning until the latest times below

Weekday( Mon to Fri)                                                           Weekends /BH

October to March    up to 20.00                                        up to 18.00

April to September  up to 21.30                                        up to 19.00

The booking sheets are split into 30 mins slots 1700-1730, 1730-1800 …….


5) IF you are playing for over 30 mins please put second and 3rd token in before first one runs out as if the lights go out they will take 10 mins before they will turn back on again

6) Please book Court 1 first( nearest the car park) and if you are the only players booked on that night please use that court first

7) NON MEMBERS are welcome and can book courts via Dan and the charge will be £10 per hour. Confirmation will be given 5 days in advance to ensure members are given priority. A non member has priority on court 1 but proportionally, members do have priority on 2 of the 3 courts. If court 1 has been booked by a member at the time a non member seeks to book , the club will offer a non member one of those courts.

8) When using court 1 if using the side entrance please ensure that you put tokens in meter before walking round side of court ( You will need the light for safe passage!)

9) Junior Coaching and Team matches Bookings

These will be clearly marked on bookings sheets prior to them being made available to members. This will be monitored by the Committee to ensure that usage is fairly booked. Please raise any concerns with one of the Committee.

10) No show for person booking courts will be charged £10 to the individual named. We can only use discretion in the event of bad weather( in all other cases another player could have used the space). In the event of weather preventing play please text or email Richard within an hour of the time you should have played.

11) Finally –please keep a copy of this guidance handy (in your racquet bag perhaps). We may have teething problems but please keep us informed of any difficulties through email, phone or face to face.

Many thanks and enjoy your evening Tennis.