£3 guest fee for non-members
St Ann’s Tennis charges members a £3 guest fees for visitors.
A guest fee will apply whenever a visitor (non-members) plays on a court booked by a member. The £3 guest fee is charged per player, per hour.
All bookings between St Ann’s Tennis members remain free of charge.
A guest fee does not apply for any court time booked by St Ann’s Tennis for coaching, club sessions or Parks League fixtures.
Why guest fees? These are standard practice at tennis clubs nationwide and at Brighton & Hove Parks clubs. Two of the larger private clubs in the city do not allow guests at all. Several other clubs allow visitors subject to a guest fee. Guest fees are a minor charge and tricky to apply, but they are important, because they protect the interests of paying members. It is not fair for one member to invite three non-members for tennis doubles without any extra contribution. When that situation is repeated – as it often is – the amount of court time available to paying members is significantly reduced. Unfortunately, experience tells us that the system – without court fees – is open to abuse.