Frequently Asked Questions

For any questions not addressed here please use the enquiry form.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY PERSONAL DATA WHEN I JOIN?

Your personal data is collected, stored and processed by Grafton Tennis and Squash Ltd in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR legislation introduced in May 2018. Our Data Privacy Policy outlines how we comply with the GDPR legislation and is available on the clubhouse noticeboard or under our Privacy Policy at https://graftontennisandsquash.com/gdpr/

HOW DO I BOOK A COURT?

Tennis and squash courts are booked via Mycourts.

Courts are bookable 14 days in advance. When booking, please enter those who you are playing with and only book when matches are confirmed to maximise court availability for all members.

CAN I BRING A GUEST?

Our policy welcomes members to bring occasional guests, although we encourage returning guests to join. Guests may play up to 5 times a year and a £5 fee is payable via MyCourts.

Guests may only play at off-peak times.

HOW DO I USE THE LIGHTS/FLOODLIGHTS?

Tennis floodlights come on 10 mins before MyCourts bookings depending on the time.

Squash lights are operated via tokens which cost £5 ad can be purchased from the token machine upstairs in the squash building. Note: Only contactless payment is accepted.

HOW DO I FIND SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH?

We are a very social club and encourage all members to get involved in the various events, leagues, tournaments and social sessions held to get to know others. 

Tennis members: 

  • Social sessions are held every Wednesday from 6pm and Sunday from 2pm (1pm in the winter). All standards are welcomed and a mix-in format is played so everyone is guaranteed some play. 
  • Single box leagues run throughout the year and are a great way to get regular playing time with players of a similar standard. To join, please email graftontennisleagues@gmail.com and you will be entered into a newbie league and then slotted into a subsequent league at the suitable level.
  • There are tournaments throughout the year.
  • We have a WhatsApp group where you can post a message asking if anyone wants to play. Members are keen and finding an opponent is easy.

Squash members: 

  • Social sessions are held every Sunday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. All standards are welcomed and a mix-in format is played so everyone is guaranteed some play.
  • To enter the singles box leagues, which run monthly, please contact Graeme Hogarth (07890 875 696) to discuss which league would be most appropriate.
  • There are tournaments throughout the year.
  • We have a WhatsApp group where you can post a message asking if anyone wants to play. Members are keen and finding an opponent is easy.
CAN I JOIN A TENNIS TEAM?

We participate in the Surrey Tennis Leagues with entries for a number of mens’, ladies’ and mixed teams. If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Murray Sutton (07734 059037) for further details. 

CAN I JOIN A SQUASH TEAM?

We have three mens and one ladies squash teams. If you are interested in joining, please contact Peter Gray for further details.

HOW DO I GET COACHING?

For tennis coaching contact Alex Kaminski on 07783530409 or alexander.kaminski@yahoo.com

For squash coaching contact Marco Spínola on 07593 437063 or 2dotsquash@gmail.com

ARE THERE RULES REGARDING CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR?

We do not impose any strict guidelines for clothing but please wear appropriate sports gear for tennis and squash. However, for your own safety and the protection of the courts, please ensure footwear and soles are non-marking, not ridged or studded and are tennis or squash trainers accordingly.

 

COURT ETIQUETTE: WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT IT?

Grafton is a relaxed and progressive club with a strong social camaraderie. As a result, we don’t enforce strict etiquette – mainly because we don’t need to as everyone is respectful of each other, honest and adheres to the norms you would expect on a tennis or squash court. 

If you are new to either sport, feel free to ask other members or email the club for more information. If you see any behaviour you don’t think is acceptable, please feel free to contact Murray Sutton, Tim Bannerjee or someone on the committee.

CAN I GET WIMBLEDON TICKETS VIA THE CLUB?

Yes, we get an allocation from the LTA which is eligible to all members – tennis and squash.  A club ballot is conducted each May for those that enter their names and are British Tennis Members. Tickets are allocated in pairs and all must be used by club members.

CAN JUNIORS BOOK COURTS?

Yes. Tennis courts are available Monday to Friday until 6pm and anytime at the weekend. Squash courts are available to be booked Monday to Thursday until 6pm.

I’D LIKE TO HELP OUT AT THE CLUB-WHAT CAN I DO?

Please ask Murray Sutton, another committee member or email committee@graftonandtennissquash.com. There are roles available that we’d always appreciate help on; bar volunteers, helping out with the gardening etc…

I’VE SEEN SOMETHING THAT’S BROKEN; WHO DO I TELL?
CAN I HIRE RACKETS/BALLS?

Grafton does not offer any equipment for hire. Members and any guests must bring all the equipment they require wit them when they come to the club.

CAN I PLAY AT THE CLUB ON A PAY AS YOU GO BASIS?

Grafton is a members only club and doers not offer any pay as you go bookings.

CAN I HIRE THE CLUB FOR A PRIVATE EVENT?

The club is no longer available for hire.

HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

Tennis

Adult peak: £295 (currently operating a waiting list)

Adult off-peak: £162.50

Squash

Adult peak: £200

Adult off-peak: £139

Adult joint: £360

Student: £100

There are also various junior memberships available.

DO YOU OFFER A TRIAL PERIOD?

Prospective members are welcome to attend the Sunday social for tennis and/or squash to try out the courts and see the facilities on offer.

Tennis social runs from 2.00-4.00pm and squash from 4.45 -7.00pm on Sundays.

For tennis just turn up but for squash please let us know in advance if you will be attending.

DO YOU OFFER A TRIAL PERIOD?

Prospective members are welcome to attend the Sunday social for tennis and/or squash to try out the courts and see the facilities on offer.

Tennis social runs from 2.00 – 4.00pm and squash from 4.45 – 7pm on Sundays.

For tennis just turn up but for squash please let us know in advance if you will be attending.

CAN I TAKE OUT MEMBERSHIP FOR LESS THAN A YEAR?

All memberships are for 1 year from the date payment is made. Grafton does not offer memberships of any other length.

WHAT ARE THE BAR OPENING HOURS?

The bar is open from 7.00pm Tuesday – Thursday and for other sociable events such as the 6 Nations super social and the Fox Trophy.

CAN I PAUSE MY MEMBERSHIP?

Membership is continuous and pauses in membership are not permitted.

DO YOU OFFER RACKET RESTRINGING?

Yes, one of the coaches and one of our members restring rackets, both tennis and squash. More details can be provided on request.

HOW LONG IS THE PEAK TENNIS WAITING LIST?

As of March 2024 the peak waiting list for tennis has 180+ names on it.  This means the wait time for anyone joining the waiting list is likely to be 2+ years.

ARE THERE ANY INDOOR TENNIS COUTS?

Grafton does not have any indoor tennis courts.