Welcome to Austwick Tennis Club
The most beautiful tennis courts in Britain? Well some visitors have been kind enough to say so and certainly our location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the village of Austwick is idyllic.
Players of all kinds are welcome and our subscriptions, based on £40 per annum for seniors and £6 per annum for juniors, with discounts for families, are amongst the lowest in the district. We have two recently re-painted hard courts, use of a multi-use games area, shared with other sports which can be used as a third court at busy times and for matches. There is also a separate practice wall, and the use of an excellent pavilion.
For the summer of 2021 we will teams in all three divisions of the Wharfedale Mixed Doubles League and a women’s team in the Bradford Park League. We also have well-attended social tennis sessions throughout the year and we can provide regular competitive tennis for players at all levels. We also have two teams in the Lancaster and Morecambe Winter Vets League playing teams across the region on weekday afternoons (our home fixtures are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1pm).
We play social tennis (weather permitting ) on Sunday mornings 10am – 12 noon and a group titled the MonFris play social tennis from 9.30 a.m. on Monday and Friday mornings throughout the year. Potential members are welcome to join us for any of these sessions.
We are also trying to encourage social tennis from 1pm on Wednesday afternoon. If you wish to join us for one of these sessions do get in touch with one of us first to make sure there will be others there (see Contacts for phone numbers for club officers).
Subscriptions include the cost of balls for all of these events.
From mid-September to mid-April we have access to an indoors court at Giggleswick School for one and a half hours on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights. The additional cost is around £6.70 per player per session and members organise their own four on a rota basis.
If you are interested just come along to any of the events at Austwick and give it a try without obligation. Or go to the “How to Join” section of this website for more information about joining.
Committee and organisation
For the 2020/2021 year the club officers are:
Officer – Chair Mike Smith; Secretary Jo Martin; Treasurer Robert Burdett.
Committee members – Graham Jarvis, Stephen Dew, Robert Burdett, Marco Frik, Chris Gledhill, Geoff Blinkhorn, Pam Mueller and Robert Bellfield.
Representative on Austwick Playing Fields Association Pam Mueller
Team captains and organisers
Ladies Becky Bullock;
Mixed Teams ‘A’ – Pam Whitehead ‘B’ – Pam Mueller ‘C’ – Jean Hall
Winter Vets – Austwick Cuckoos Mike Smith
Diversity and inclusion policy
In line with our membership of the LTA we have now adopted our own diversity and inclusion policy, based on the British Tennis template. You can read the full policy here: Diversity and inclusion policy