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Welcome to Newton Poppleford and Harpford Tennis Club

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Covid-19 - Latest Situation

Dear Members,

Please find attached the latest update on Covid 19 and Playing Tennis Advice from the LTA. With effect from 1st June 2020 we can now play doubles with four people from different households. However players are expected to follow the advice below including maintaining 2 metre social distancing and wash hands before coming to the courts and then again on returning home. They advise that you should use your own tennis balls. There is some hand gel and wipes in the court cupboard where the floodlight switches and net measure are. Please read the attached instructions and play responsibly.

We are slowly returning to normal.

David Zirker


Welcome to Newton Poppleford and Harpford Tennis Club! We're a small but proud club with two floodlit all-weather hard courts located in a picturesque setting in the heart of the Otter Valley in East Devon.

Our long standing motto is "Anyone for Tennis? Tennis for Anyone!" and in this club we really mean it, with players as young as 5 to senior citizens as old as ...... well, that's anybody's guess but you get the picture!

With tennis played all year round, the season runs from April to March. The club
is geniunely run solely for the benefit of its members. We keep membership fees as
low as possible, especially for juniors, to encourage as many people to enjoy the
game as possible. The fees include as much tennis as you would like, for the whole year. We have a membership of upto 100 which means that the courts are generally available when you want them.

There is generally no pre booking of courts, but the courts are unavailable for casual tennis at certain times such as club night which is every Thursday from 7pm and Vets afternoon on a Wednesday 2pm - 4pm, when any member can turn up and will be assured of a game or two. The exception to this is for league matches & occasional other pre-planned events. Check our fixtures page for more details.

The standard of tennis varies almost as much as the age range so there's no need to feel intimidated!

Juniors enjoy their tennis at Newton Poppleford, with periodic coaching available - most recently run during the Easter holidays & available again from June. We have also coached pupils from Newton Poppleford Primary School in an after - school club during the Summer term. Please see the Junior page for mor details.

The accessibility of the courts during the weekends and holidays means that there's always a game waiting to happen at the courts, and we're only too pleased to see the juniors playing and enjoying themselves.

As an LTA-registered Club our members have the ability to join British Tennis for free and in turn are eligible to apply for pairs of tickets for the annual Wimbledon Championships.

The club's a very social one with something happening each month, from fun tournaments, through to roving suppers, a Wimbledon Barn Dance, Annual Dinner and even a Jazz Evening.

This website is continually being updated with new information, fixtures, news and social events, so keep coming back.

Most of all, enjoy your tennis!