Water on full please!

During these hot, dry days, please would anyone watering lawns, hedges, plants at the club, please make sure you turn the tap on full.

As you may know, we have an irrigation system on site allowing us to collect and distribute our own water. This keeps mains water supply usage to a minimum.

There are several access points to this water. It may be tempting to reduce the flow but unfortunately this can cause the water pump to overwork itself and blow a fuse!

Thanks for reading this, and if you know of volunteers who may not see it, please ask them to turn the tap on full to stop this problem occurring. It can take valuable time to fix and in the meantime there will be not water at all.

Many thanks

Lawn Maintenance Teams

Individual Lessons at Ember Tennis Club

I am now available for individual lessons at Ember Tennis Club. Please find below prices effective from 1st June 2020. To book lessons please get in touch via WhatsApp – 07708 704 216.

30 minutes£30.00Ages 8 & Under with Mini Tennis Red court
45 minutes£30.00Ages 9 through to adult
60 minutes£40.00Ages 10 through to adult

Guest fees if applicable are an additional £1 for juniors and £4 for adults.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Rob Blundell

LTA Licensed Tennis Coach, Accredited+

07708 704 216


Hi Members,

With the changes in Government guidelines we are allowing limited opening of our facilities.

The clubhouse and washrooms will remain CLOSED but the tennis courts will be open for members from today in accordance with the LTA guidelines. Bowls & Croquet are still awaiting clarification of details from their association. Bowls are planning towards a limited opening of the green on Saturday 23rd May whilst Croquet plan to open under restricted conditions on 18th May based on advice from the Croquet Association. 

Details of the limitations will be issued by each section as details will differ for the different sports, but they will have the common theme of the safety of the members and the maintenance of the social distancing. We ask all our members to abide by the instructions and also ensure that you remind other members if you are concerned about their interpretation. A full risk assessment is being undertaken by the various sections, and please note the club will not hesitate to close the facilities again should the guidelines be broken or circumstances change.

Enjoy your sport BUT KEEP SAFE

Ken Homewood, Simon Charrington and Sue Wells

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK SATURDAY 16th MAY 10.00am till 12.00

It looks like we will not be able to open the Clubhouse for a while yet but at least we can start to use some of our facilities.  To celebrate we are holding a FLASH SALE to help clear our BAR STOCK in readiness for a full resumption of services.



Here’s some samples: Strongbow and Fosters Cans @ 90p, Bottled Beers at £1.10, Coca-Cola Cans @ 50p, Wine and Prosecco from £7.00.  There’s also J2O, Appletiser and Dr. Pepper.  THERE’S EVEN SOME FREE STUFF!  IT’S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED SO DON’T DELAY.

FLASH SALE OF BAR STOCK        SATURDAY 16th MAY                    10.00am till 12.00

Ember Sports Club Update to All Members

Dear Members,

We hope that this post finds you and your families well. We have been eagerly waiting for the Prime Minister to give some indication about when we can re-open the lawns and the tennis courts. The information regarding our sports  is still extremely unclear and hence we need to now wait for our Governing Bodies to give us precise instructions on when and how we can open for outdoor play. We can then plan and put practical solutions in place.  We will let you know as soon as possible, but in the meantime all lawns, rinks and courts remain closed.

Best regards

Sue Wells and the Management committee

Coronavirus – Club Statement

Consistent with current government and LTA guidance (20/03/20), the clubhouse at Ember Sports Club is closed from today until further notice.  This includes visiting the washrooms and changing rooms.

Our tennis courts, remain open for play, while plans for the activities on the Bowling Green and the Croquet Lawn will be continually reviewed by the section committees.  This may change at short notice.

Guidelines on playing tennis will be emailed to all members and posted on the tennis section of the website.

Tennis members may bring visitors to play, but they must ensure these visitors respect the social distancing guidelines and wash their hands.  Please ask them to pay the visitors fee to you, and please transfer via BACS and using the reference Guest fee.

Non-members, unaccompanied by a member, wishing to play tennis are requested to contact for further details.If any member of Ember Sports club does get infected, please inform us at

COVID-19 (The Corona Virus)

Some information from EIBA which is relevant to all members

Tennis – Newsletter Extract Feb 2020


You cannot enter the club ballot for Wimbledon tickets if you have not opted into the ballot on the LTA website. You must be a member of British Tennis and also need to be registered to Ember LTC to be eligible for our club ballot – these are Wimbledon’s rules.  Please note the number of tickets we are allocated is directly related to the number of British Tennis members we have registered. If you are unsure if you opted in, ask me and I can check our listing. Please go to the web site


The free Thursday drills sessions will continue on February 13th – please feel free to come along at 6.45pm each week for free coaching with Rob.  Please note there is no session on February 6th.


We are looking for a member to help promote the tennis section on social media.  If you feel able to help, please let Sue know on (


This is the time of year that we have to set the subscription level for the coming year.  The club, as many of you know, is running at a small deficit and has put the club part of the subscription up £4.  The tennis club has invested in 4 new courts and floodlights in the last year, and despite getting a substantial pay out from the insurance company, have a much reduced sinking fund and much larger maintenance costs for the courts, especially the clay courts.  We have taken the difficult decision to raise the tennis subscription (there was no raise last year) by the price of a pint (2 pints at the club bar) for the year. This does work out at only 10.7p per week over the year.  I do hope you will all understand and continue your membership.


The committee has met recently to discuss the coming year.  We have several ideas in the pipeline, but would welcome your feedback and ideas on these items, or any further events or suggestions you have.  Please email me or talk to me if you have any great ideas, or just some comments –  We would particularly like to hear what social events you would be interested in?

  1.  Increase member participation in free coaching, mix-ins, and social events
  2.  Develop parent and child session, maybe on a Sunday afternoon
  3.  Possible social events – Ladies evening (Indian theme again?), Spring event for members, Bank holiday tournaments, Christmas tournament and party, BBQ
  4. Club tournament (doubles partners to change after 2 wins in a row)
  5. Continue free drills session for members

Photos from our open day

Some photos from our amazing Ember open day today. Thanks to everyone who came down, and to all of our members who helped organise such a great day.

Social Mix-ins – come on down!

Now the clocks have changed, Wednesday evening social mix-ins have resumed, running from 530pm. Open to all members and their guests. Come and join us and stay for a drink afterwards!