Membership Rules

  1. Please familiarise yourself with the court booking rules and the court allocation schedule by clicking on the links. These are also displayed in the club.
  2. Sweep the clay courts after use before your hour is over. Always make sure that you have collected all tennis balls, bottles, tennis equipment (cones, portable nets) and leave the court in a good and clean condition.
  3. Only tennis shoes are allowed. If you or your guest wear other sport shoes (running, football), you will be asked to change or leave as they can damage the court.
  4. If you use the key to switch the floodlights on, make sure you switch them off with the key after your session. Since the middle of 2022, the UK has faced rising energy costs and it is therefore imperative that you switch off the floodlights if the court is empty after you’ve finished. Routine misuse of floodlights is likely to mean we will need to pass on additional charges to members. 
  5. The inner door to the clubhouse MUST always be closed (apart from match days when it is being kept open for the teams to have access to the club). The main door is locked in the evenings. If you want to play early in the morning you can request one of the committee members for a master key and pay the key cutting charges  – Provision of master key is subject to agreement and adherence of our security & safeguarding terms & conditions
  6. When you bring a guest, please pay the relevant guest fee on our website (£8 on weekdays and £12 on weekends). This allows for two hours of play. Please follow our guest fee rules. You can bring the same guest six times in one year.
  7. We have a busy junior and community programme and all children are very welcome in the club. Out of respect for all other members, please ensure that your children are supervised at all times and behave and treat the club facilities respectfully.
  8. We run various community and school programmes. Not everyone will be fully familiar with the booking system. Please be respectful to Globe visitors and provide help where you can.
  9. Refunds. We do not offer refunds of membership fees. 
  10. Parental leave from membership. If you are welcoming a new child into your household, you can pause your membership for one year. This will not count as lapsed membership and will not count as non-renewal. Equally, we appreciate that some new parents would prefer to keep playing as a Full Member or become a Social Member for the year. Email the Membership Secretary to request this.
  11. Non-renewal and lapsed memberships. Since 2019, the Globe has seen a significant increase in the demand for membership. Therefore, we have introduced the following rules where members do not renew their memberships:
    • Member does not renew for up to two years: membership is not regarded as lapsed, individual cannot be readmitted if the membership cap applicable at the time has been reached, no joining fee applies, and the member doesn’t need to join the waiting list.
    • Member doesn’t renew for between two to four years: membership is regarded as lapsed, the individual cannot be readmitted if the membership cap has been reached. They will not need to join the waiting list but one-half of the applicable joining fee will be payable when they rejoin.
    • Member does not renew for four or more years: membership is regarded as lapsed, the individual needs to join the waiting list, and the prevailing full joining fees apply.
  12. Late renewal. If you are given permission to renew your membership after the renewal period has ended, no discount (e.g. a pro-rata rate) will be given.

If you have any questions about these rules, please email the Membership Secretary.

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