Horley Lawn Tennis Club (Est. 1894) is a friendly, sociable club with tennis sessions that suit all abilities and ages. We are located on Vicarage Lane and have excellent playing and clubhouse facilities. Membership currently sits at 120 adults, 80 juniors and 20 non-playing members. Click here to read an article on the history of our tennis club.
HLTC is a not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated as a Limited Liability Company (No. 08277089) and a registered charity (No. 1150481). It is governed by a Committee elected annually, the members of which are also the Directors of the company and Trustees of the charity.
A new clubhouse (opened April 2015) with changing rooms and showers, bar, TV area, kitchen, table tennis table and large space for social events. The clubhouse is available for hire to members only - see the Members Area for more information.
Our tennis facilities include:
Five tarmacadam courts, three of which are floodlit
Two acrylic hard courts, both are floodlit
A mini tennis court and practice wall.
Click here to read an article about the construction of our new clubhouse.
Visitors and New Members
HLTC would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors and prospective members. Local visitors are welcome to have up to three visits per annum for a small fee. As a new member you will be played in by our head coach to determine which membership type would be best for you. In addition to attending any of our social events, members have free use of tennis balls, court booking, entry into our two major club tournaments and other perks. We have eight categories of membership to suit you best. For information on how to join HLTC, please see the membership page here.
HLTC runs a full timetable of playing sessions that include club play, one day competitions, summer and winter tournaments, team training and arranged coaching sessions. The timetable for a regular week is as follows:
|Morning||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play|
|- Midweek Club play - 9am onwards||- Coffee morning adult drop-in coaching 11:30am-12:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Coaching 9am-12pm (courts 1, 2 & 3), 9am-10am (courts 6 & 7)||- Home league match (2 courts)|
|- Tennis Foundation Initiative (courts 6 & 7)|
|Afternoon||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play||- Free play until 5:30pm||- Free play||- Free play|
|- Tournaments (bank holiday mondays during summer, all courts||- Coaching 4:30-5:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Junior coaching 4:30-5:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Coaching 4:30-5:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Junior coaching 12-2pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Senior Club play from 1pm (Beginners and Improvers welcome). 2 courts available for free play|
|- Adult drop-in 1-2pm (courts 1, 2 & 3) and 2-3pm (court 1)|
|- Senior club play 2pm Summer, 1pm Winter. All non-coaching courts.|
|Evening||- Free play||- Senior club play from 6pm (all courts)||- Free play||- Junior coaching 5:30-6:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Junior club night 5:30-7:30pm (all courts) Free play if courts not required||- Free play from 5pm||- Free play|
|- Adult group coaching 6:30-7:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||NB: Coaches can retain 1 court for private coaching until 7pm||- Coaching 5:30-6:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||- Senior club play from 6:00pm (winter and summer) All non-coaching courts||- Free play from 7:30pm (or earlier at discretion of Junior Night leader)|
|- Home league matches (2 courts)||- Adult group coaching 6:30-7:30pm (courts 1, 2 & 3)||NB: Coaches can retain 1 court for private coaching until 7:30pm|
|- Beginners club play (courts 1, 2 & 3)|
|- Home league match (summer, 2 courts)|
We have a full calendar of social events throughout the year with a variety of formats, from quiz and game nights to themed food and music evenings. We also have our bar open at regular times throughout the week, usually after club play sessions.
Social events are run by club members and all members and guests are welcome to attend - if you'd be interesting in hosting an event, please contact us here. For our social calendar, please see our events page.
The coaching team at HLTC provide a range of classes for every age and ability, from Mini Tennis Red to Elite training, group and drop-in sessions to individual lessons. Please see our coaching page here for more information.
We are accredited by the LTA as a Mini Tennis Centre. We have a strong junior membership enhanced by coaching on Junior nights and additional coaching outside this time.
We field both men's and ladies teams in the Surrey, Weald and Dorking & Leatherhead leagues, as well as a mixed team in the Weald. Contact details for our club captains can be found here.
|Ladies 1||Jo Woodards|
|Ladies 2||Ann Hooper-Smith|
|Men (Over-55s)||Richard Bothwell|
|Dorking & Leatherhead Leagues|
|Ladies 1||Caroline Webb|
|Ladies 2||Julie Scott-Browne|