Monday, 29 June 2020

Extraordinary General Meeting

Extraordinary General Meeting at the Club on Saturday 4th July 2020, 12:30pm. 

We will be hosting a socially distanced EGM to ask members to vote to approve the project and expenditure. Please read the document you have received by email which explains the journey the Club has been on and gives full details of the projects, expenditure and decisions which have been made. 

If you have any issues you would like to raise, please do so by replying to the email in advance of the meeting. 

In order to get an idea of how many members will be turning up, please reply to confirm your attendance. We will ensure the 2 metre social distancing is upheld during the meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Club on Saturday to support us in what will be a transformational project for the Club. 

BTC Committee

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Butterfly Tennis Club - Restricted Play Re-opening Wed 13th May

LTA Factsheet

We hope you and your family are well. You will have heard the government's update on the easing of lockdown. From a tennis point of view we are delighted that some play will be able to resume in England from Wednesday 13th May. 

Amid everyone's enthusiasm to play, the most important aspect of the re-opening is the health and wellbeing of our members. We are continuing to follow government and LTA advice. The LTA have published guidelines for players, clubs and coaches. 
  1. It is important to maintain Social Distancing. Players must not have any contact and must maintain a minimum of 2 metres of distance at all times from people who are not from their own household. Players from different households may only play singles. Members of the same household can play singles or doubles. Please do not come to the Club if you or anyone in your household is self-isolating. Please read the attached LTA Factsheet and Player Guidelines for full clarification. 
  2. The water fountain and benches are not in use. Please do not try to use them. The Committee will endeavour to sanitise the door handle each day, but we can't guarantee it will happen. Please take your own precautions. If possible, members are requested to use hand sanitiser before and after touching the door handle at entry and exit. There will be no rubbish, recycling or ball recycling bins on site. Please take everything you came with at the end of your match. 
  3. The LTA guidance is to leave a 10-minute buffer around play in order to minimise contact between players crossing. Please arrive 5 minutes after your booked start time and leave 5 minutes before the end. For example, if you have a booking 0930-1030, please arrive at 0935 and leave at 1025. You may feel comfortable standing around others, but not all members will be comfortable in your presence. 
  4. Court bookings will be available shortly after this email is sent and will be limited to one 1-hour slot per player until Sunday 24th May. This is to allow everyone fair access to the courts just after we re-open. Please include opponents when booking and wait until after your session has finished before either player books again. You may play as often as there are courts free, but one booking at a time. We expect that after May 24th the booking rules will return to normal. All bookings which were in the system before this email was sent have been removed. 
  5. Members who have not renewed their subscriptions for this season may do so online. Members who haven't renewed may play until Sunday 17th after which they will not be able to book courts without having renewed. As per our communication in March, if any member is having financial difficulties due to the crisis and would like to discuss a payment deferral to later in the year, please contact the Committee at this email address. 
  6. Matt Bennett will be available for coaching. He is being allocated 2 hours per day until normal bookings resume. Please contact him directly to book lessons at 
  7. There will soon be a booking slot for the Hitting Wall. If you would like to use it, please book a slot and only turn up to use it if you have booked. Do not come to the Club without a booking. 
  8. There is a lot of pollen around the courts which may cause sneezing for some people. Come armed with tissues! 
I hope you enjoy the return to tennis, and please stay safe. The virus is still out there. 

Kind regards, 

BTC Committee

Download: LTA Guidance for Tennis Players (12 May 2020)

Sunday, 3 May 2020

BTC improvement works

  1. New Club entrance on Camberwell Grove shared with Zen Yoga. Play would no longer be interrupted as is currently the case and opens onto: 
  2. New Club area designed adjacent to new entrance; which could include a covered area, notice board, seating, planting, lighting controls for new flood lights, additional storage and bins.
  3. Hitting wall relocated, to accommodate New Club area, and allow for less disruption to play on Court 1. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Butterfly Tennis Club - CLOSURE until further notice

Following the latest advice from the government and clarification from the LTA this evening, the Butterfly Tennis Club is closed until further notice. All bookings are now void. Please do not go to the site for any reason. As mentioned in a previous email, all personal items were cleared from the site yesterday. 

We all hope the national situation with regards to Covid-19 will improve and that we will all be able to return to more normal lives soon, including playing tennis at the Club. We will advise you by email as soon as the Club can be re-opened. 

For further guidance please visit GOV.UK

Until then, please stay safe and well. 

Best wishes, 
BTC Committee 

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Butterfly Tennis Club Finals 2019

Club Finals 2019 will be played over two days, over two weekends: afternoons of Saturday 22 June 2019 (Sunday 23 if rained off), and Saturday 29 (likewise Sunday 30).

Keep the dates free, come and watch. Prosecco, strawberries & cream (+ other food and drinks).

Linesperson - we are looking for volunteers (get in touch, write to

Friday, 29 March 2019

Membership renewal – Important Notice

The membership renewal window has now closed. Anyone who would like to (re)join the Club should send an email with their details.  Emails will be collated during each month and processed in the first week of the subsequent month.

Please read our "Joins us" page for further information

Friday, 8 March 2019

Butterfly Tennis Club - Membership Subscriptions 2019-2020 are now due

Butterfly Tennis Club - Membership Subscriptions 2019-2020 are now due.
Your 2019-2020 Butterfly Tennis Club annual subscription is now due. The membership year will run until 31st March 2020.

Membership rates remain the same as last year. Your membership category is : family
The payment system is the same as last year, so you will pay via Stripe using any debit/credit card.

To pay, please login to the booking system website, click "Membership Subscription" on the left side, and follow the instruction to pay online with your card.

If you have forgotten your login details, please click the following link to use the Forgotten Password process.

The payment deadline is Thursday 21st March 2019. Any members who have not renewed by that date will have their memberships deactivated on 1st April and will not be able to reactivate until the first week of May. The code for entry to the courts will also be changing in early April.

May I remind everyone the Club is run by volunteers and it makes life much easier if people renew within the deadline. It will only take you a few minutes to do so. Please help by renewing in a timely manner. There will be less flexibility this year in allowing for renewals/new members throughout the season to reduce the administrative load.
All Family groups from last year have been copied across. Only one member of the family needs to make payment.

Please note the Club is considering the installation of floodlights and the resurfacing of the courts during this membership year. This could lead to the Club being closed for 4-6 weeks. Members will not receive any refunds or compensation were that to be the case. Any court closure will not occur during the summer months.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Butterfly Tennis Club Annual Tournaments 2019

The Butterfly Tennis Club will once again be hosting Annual Tennis Tournaments in 2019.

Registration open until 21st March.

The Butterfly Tennis Club will once again be hosting Annual Tennis Tournaments in 2019.
The Tournament Director this year is Julian Parsons, and he will be assisted by me. Please contact Julian on for any queries.

We will be contesting Men's and Ladies' Singles, Men's and Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles Tournaments. The caveat for hosting all tournaments is that we need a minimum of 8 singles participants or doubles pairs. If there isn't enough interest the tournament will not take place.

The Registration Deadline is Thursday 21st March. Please register your interest via the MyCourts booking site, by clicking on the "Tournaments" button at the top and choosing the tournament of interest. There is no cost for entering the tournaments.

The Tournament Draws will be made by the Tournament Director, Club Chair and anyone else who would like to be present as soon as possible after the Registration Deadline. Exact time and place will be notified in advance. Seedings will be determined by the Tournament Director based on current form.

The Tournaments will begin on 1st April, and we will aim to have the Finals weekend at the end of June. Hopefully we can replicate the great success of the Ladies' Singles Final last year.

This year there will be a much stricter adherence to deadlines, with enforced coin-tosses to decide matches which aren't played by the required deadlines.

All the matches will be best of 3 tie-break sets.

The Singles Finals will have an umpire and line judges and the doubles just an umpire (subject to volunteer availability). The Club will provide tennis balls (Wilson US Open) for the Finals. Players must provide balls for all other matches.

There are a lot of new members who have joined the Club this season, and I encourage everyone to get involved.

I would especially like to encourage the Ladies to enter the Singles and Doubles. We have never had a Ladies' Doubles before, so it would be great to get it started. The Ladies' Singles has often struggled for numbers, but I know we have many good players at the Club, so please sign up. It will be fun!

If you would like to enter one of the Doubles Tournaments but don't have a partner, please sign up online and send Julian an email. We will do our best to find you a partner.