2021 Adult Matches

Here are the 2021 Avenue team fixtures, feel free to come along and support the Avenue players if you’d like to:

Ladies A (Div 1)
Wednesday 23rd June away v Aldersbrook 
Tuesday 6th July away v Whitehall 
Wednesday 7th July away v Theydon Bois A 
Wednesday 14th July home v Walthamstow

Ladies B (Div 2)
Monday 14th June away v Connaught A
Monday 21st June home v Theydon Bois B  
Monday 5th July home v Buckhurst Hill
Monday 26th July home v Chingford School of Tennis

Mixed A (Div 2)
Monday 12th July away v Linkside 
Wednesday 21st July home v Theydon Bois B 
Saturday 24th July 2.30 away v Epping B 
Wednesday 28th July home v Theydon Bois A 

Mixed B (Div 4)
Wednesday 16th June home v Connaught B
Wednesday 30th June home v Buckhurst Hill 
Monday 12th July away v Aldersbrook 
Tuesday 27th July away v Chigwell

Off-Peak and Midweek Sessions

Just a reminder as to what is available for the above membership categories.

Midweek Membership :

Adult membership, eligibility for weekday teams and club tournament.

Access to weekday social tennis sessions and Bank Holiday Monday American Tournaments, court access any time on weekdays only, subject to court priority. 

Off-Peak Membership :

Adult membership; court access up to 6.30 p.m. on weekdays only.

Reminder of Government Guidance – Return to Tennis at the Avenue

The ALTC is delighted that the Club re-opened on 29th March and members can enjoy tennis again after a long absence.  However the Committee would like to remind members that they MUST follow the Government guidelines and not become complacent:  

·         Members must ensure that they observe the ‘rule of six’ and social distancing measures

·         Do not congregate in groups or socialise at the Club

·         The Clubhouse is only open for toilet facilities

·         Two people at a time allowed in the clubhouse and must wear a face covering

·         Use the sanitisers when entering and leaving the courts and clubhouse

·         No spectators allowed

·         Children brought to the club must be supervised at all times

·         During social sessions play should be continuous

·         Leave the club grounds once you have finished playing

Here’s a reminder of the current LTA guidelines.

New guidelines will be issued next week by the LTA but the above rules are unlikely to change significantly. Step 2 on the links set out the likely changes from 12th April.

Thank you for your co-operation. 

New Head Coach Appointed

The committee is delighted to share the news that we have now appointed Phill Hammond as Head Coach for The Avenue LTC.

Following a thorough and detailed interview process, which included live coaching with some of our juniors, Phill came out on top, and we cannot wait for you all to meet him and benefit from his experience. Phill has been coaching for 28 years, spending most of this time at David Lloyd, Chigwell. He is highly regarded by those who have received coaching from him, including some of our existing members. He is used to working with people of all ages and abilities and clearly shares our love for the game. Phill is looking forward to joining our tennis family on March 29th and developing the coaching programme. Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to him.

We are pleased to announce that this means coaching is back from next week.  There will be two “coaching camps” for all junior members and minis on 1st and 2nd April. Full details of this will follow shortly by email invitation and, due to COVID restrictions, there are limited spaces available.

 The regular junior coaching programme will resume from Saturday 3rd April and continue throughout April.

The coaching camps and group coaching at the club is free to members and minis for the whole of April. Phill and Antony are looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Avenue Management Committee

25th March 2021

Club Re-Opening & Junior Coaching

The club is planning to re-open from Monday, March 29th, in line with the latest government regulations. In addition the LTA has also announced that coaching sessions must be limited to 15 participants per session.

As things stand, we are planning to resume coaching for junior members and mini-groups from Saturday, April 3rd until the end of the month. Any additional Easter camps or coaching will be advertised on the website with members being prioritised for places.

The club is not always available to respond to individual queries, however there will be regular updates on the website.

Your continued patience and support are appreciated.

Return to Tennis Monday 29th March / Update on floodlights / courts resurfacing

Return to Tennis – Monday 29th March

Following a committee meeting yesterday, we are pleased to report that tennis will be permitted from Monday 29th March – at the moment we still need clarification regarding social tennis and coaching activities but we do know that singles and doubles will be possible for all members using the court booking system.  Once the LTA have provided more information we will let members know. This is the link to the latest information

Up-date on floodlights / court resurfacing

The Committee is also pleased to report that the floodlight project is almost complete and the surfaces for courts 2 and 3 will be laid by 15th March.  So everything will look fantastic when we all return.