Brief history of the club

The major stages in the development of the club have been:


a)    1922 to 1929; the club was established in 1922 as Warley Tennis Club at a site near Warley Road and remained there until 1929.

b)    1929 to 1939; the club moved to courts in Headley Chase and remained as Warley Tennis club until 1939.  Having rented the site until April 1939, it then purchased the land and became Brentwood Hard Court club. 

c)   1939 to 1976; the club continued to flourish in Headley Chase.

d)   1976 to present; the club moved to its present location at Childerditch and became increasingly involved in promoting tennis and has subsequently made great progress across all areas.
At this stage the club had 7 floodlight courts and an old clubhouse which had been brought from the Headley Chase site.

e)   In 2000 the club recognised that it had outgrown these original facilities and made a successful application to The LTA/Sport England for a loan/grant to add the following extra facilities; which were opened in 2003:

i)      Three additional courts – two artificial grass and one hard court.

ii)     A substantial sized new clubhouse



Nestling in this rural idyll you will find:

  • A Tennis club that has been granted the LTA 'Tennismark' approval for the way it is managed.

  • Nine Floodlit artificial grass courts

  • A competitive membership fee that includes use of the courts, floodlights and balls.

  • Brand new panoramic and floodlit Padel Court (separate court fees payable - see our Padel page for instructions on how to book).

  • A modern clubhouse housing:

◊ Male and female changing rooms with showers
◊ Toilets

◊ A bar

◊ A function hall, which is available to hire for private functions

◊ A kitchen

  •  A professional coaching team, who are available for group and individual coaching.

  • A dedicated junior section with a structured development programme.




Court Availability

Our courts are available for members to arrange their own games, except during Social Play sessions. 

On the few occasions when demand for courts exceeds availability the following priorities apply:

One court will always be available to the club coaching team when required for individual coaching.

Match Play

Two courts for all home fixtures.

Junior play

Seven courts, Monday to Friday 3.30pm – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 12.30pm (priority for seniors on two courts).

Senior play

Six courts at all other times (priority for juniors on two courts; plus two for match play, evenings and weekend afternoons).

Members are advised to check the notice boards and website for any special events that may reduce court availability.


Hall Hire

The club house can be hired to members for a variety of purposes except for (regrettably) teenager’s parties.

Please read the terms and complete the contract for hire form and we shall endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible regarding availability and other details.

See below for prices for both members and non-members.


For more information and to see the hire contract please contact: Sonia Sheldon on 01375 671373.

Evening Hire £120                  Afternoon Hire £60


Bar Staff - Minimum 2          £9 per hour per person

Evening Hire £220                 Afternoon Hire £120


Bar Staff - Minimum 2         £9 per hour per person

Booking fee (non-refundable) £50

(Offset against the hire charge if function takes place)

Deposit against breakages £20


Other conditions include:

No alcohol is allowed to be brought onto club premises for any event.

All payments for hall hire and deposits and booking fee must be paid prior to any event.

A formal contract of hire must be completed for each booking.

Hall Hire Prices