The club carries out checks to ensure that those assisting children are of appropriate standing and policies are in place to protect participants.
Junior Court Booking
Junior members may book courts through FastCourts. Those aged 14 and over should use their own email addresses for booking. For juniors aged 13 and under, their parents email addresses should be used and parents are responsible for bookings. Court bookings for juniors aged 13 and under are restricted to 1 hour. It is important that juniors, and their parents where appropriate, cancel court bookings if they are not going to be taken up.
Junior Court Usage
Junior members may play at all times but, if there is there is a high demand for courts at peak times, the use of courts will be subject to review.
Juniors aged 14 and over may play without adult supervision, but for juniors aged 13 and under supervision is necessary. If there are children playing who are both over and under 14, the older child(ren) may supervise.
Juniors are allowed to play on grass, subject to no improper treatment of the courts. Many hours of hard work are involved in achieving the high standards associated with the grass courts at RLTC. Inappropriate play can damage a court in a very short period of time – damage which in many circumstances cannot be rectified in the short term.
The Rye Junior Tournament sees young players from all over the UK coming together to compete on the club’s fantastic grass courts. It is held over three days in early August every year and comprises Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Regrettably, the 2020 Junior Tournament had to be cancelled. The 2021 tournament, held from 4th to 6th August, saw a good turnout, with over 200 juniors taking part. For a report, see Junior Tennis Tournament 2021.
The 2022 Junior Tournament will take place on the grass from Wednesday 3rd August through to Friday 5th August. Any enquiries should be sent to Amanda Hoffman [email protected]
An enormous amount of time and effort goes into the preparation of the grass courts and, while every effort is made to hold the tournament over three full days, the club regrets that tournament fees are not refundable in the event of bad weather.