Acorn Lawn Tennis Club
Acorn Lawn Tennis Club

Acorn LTC at a glance...

The club was formed around 1950 on land, presumably with lots of oak trees, in Wemborough Road; now occupied by a school.

When Acorn moved to its present home, they brought the club house with them — it has certainly passed the test of time!

As you can see Acorn are also trend setters in the tennis fashion world.

Acorn Clubhouse Acorn Clothing
Social play

When do we play?

We play most weekends and bank holidays from 9am to dusk; and other times including many midweek late afternoons/evenings, and some midweek mornings. If our courts are unavailable we play at another club nearby.

There are specific times for social mix in play as well as arranged singles and doubles play, tournament and team matches.

Court times and other information are updated on the club's WhatsApp group.

Off court

The club is not just about tennis.

A team under the name Acorn Antiques appeared on BBC TV defeating the famous Eggheads! At our last Christmas dinner, our ladies team celebrated winning the league. At Acorn we received a surprise visit from Santa! (Guess who?)

Acorn Antiques taking on Eggheads Ladies team celebrating Santa visits Acorn

Charity Work

We organise an annual charity handicap doubles tournament with a barbeque; and arguably the best raffle in tennis thanks to very generous donors.

We have raised funds for many charities (connected to a member or member's relative) including Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, Parkinson's Society, Prostate Cancer UK and the Lynda Jackson Macmillan centre (Mount Vernon Hospital), Glukoma UK, Maggie's (Cancer Support).

In both 2022 and 2023, we raised over £6,000 for Alzheimers Society, Cancer Research UK, and Diabetes UK.

For 2024, our recipient charities are Cancer Research UK and RNOH (Royal National Orthopedic Hospital based in Stanmore).

Charity Tournament Photo

Our Committee Members