Membership Benefits

10% discount off tennis equipment (at Gyles Brothers).

Junior Membership Benefits

  • Free courts
  • Free use of tennis balls
  • Reduced coaching rates
  • Internal club tournament
  • Mixed generation tournaments
  • Internal singles box league
  • Free courts for Bristol box league matches
  • Summer and winter junior Avon league teams
  • Practice wall (when Court 5 not in use)
  • National junior club league teams
  • Reserved junior play sessions, Sundays 4.30 to 6.00 pm

Annual Subscriptions for 2020

Single £200
Family £420 (Couple and up to two children under 25)
Country £180 (Resident and working more than 15 miles from club)
Off-Peak £180 (Who may play daily until 6pm and until 1pm on Saturdays)
Under 25 £90
Junior £58 (under 18 years old)
Parental £40 (To enable parents to play tennis with their children at specified times)
Non-playing £40

Entrance Fees

Senior Playing Member £50
Under 25 £10
Junior £5

Membership Update 2020

Due to the overwhelming response to fulfil the limited membership spaces available at Clifton Lawn Tennis Club we are no longer accepting any further applications for the 2020 membership year. 

The application process for the 2021 membership process will be communicated on this website later in the year.



Q. Does my subscription last for 12 months from the date I join?
A. No, subscriptions last for one calendar year from January to December.
Q. Can I pay my subscription and joining fee in cash?
A. No, we accept payment by Cheque or online banking.  Details will be sent once your application has been accepted.
Q. What is the process for joining?
A. The process for joining is as follows and is outlined under the membership section:

  • From the website, submit a membership enquiry from the ‘contact us’ page (‘Membership’ should be indicated in the ‘enquiry’ box)
  • We will email an application form to you as a pdf attachment
  • Fill in the membership form completely.
  • Phone James Pugh 07799662060 to organise a play in test and bring your form with you for him to sign
  • When James has signed your form, sign and date it yourself and post it to the membership secretary
  • If your membership is approved at the next month’s committee meeting, you will be notified and a request for payment will be made (please do not send any money prior to this)
  • Once payment is received and confirmed, you will be sent information about access to the club (pin code for the main gate/clubhouse), the club rules, information about social events, etc.
  • You can then begin playing at the club
Q. Can I play at the club before deciding to join?
A. Prospective members are more than welcome to inspect the facilities and meet the coach and other members on a Tuesday evening club night from 6-8 pm.  Both James Pugh and Gordon Adam are usually in attendance at these sessions.
Q. Can I play team tennis?
A. Yes, the club currently runs 5 men’s and 3 ladies’ teams in the summer Avon leagues as well as several senior and mixed teams throughout the year.  There are plenty of opportunities for keen team players.
Q. Is there a discount for the elderly or students?
A. Please see the membership section for membership categories.  There is a discount for under 25s and a discretionary 50% discount for students who live away from Bristol during the holidays and students (of other Universities) who are only in Bristol during the holidays.
Q. Once I am a member, do I have to pay to play?
A. No, the joining fee is a one-off payment and membership fees cover play for the full calendar year.  No additional fees apply.
Q. Once I am a member, do I have to pay for floodlights?
A. No, floodlights run on a token system and are currently free for members.
Q. Is there a ball machine or practise wall?
A. Yes, there is a practise wall that can be used as long as no-one is playing on the neighbouring court (court 5). There is a ball machine that all members are free to use, subject to having received the appropriate training.
Q. Are group and individual coaching opportunities available at the club?
A. Yes, both group and individual coaching is available for a range of standards and age ranges. Please see the coaching section for further details and contact the club coach James Pugh.

Clifton Lawn Tennis Club
Beaufort Road

Clubhouse phone: 0117 973 4350 (please note that this number is for general club enquires only. Any formal or legal notifications should be notified in writing to the above address. Clifton Lawn Tennis Club does not accept any responsibiity for any formal / legal notifications recieved by telephone)