Monday, 16 May 2022

Butterfly Youth Bursary Fund

Dear Member,

It’s great to see the courts being used and so much tennis being played as the weather gets better and better. There have been some really impressive matches in the tournaments as well. Well done to everyone for getting these played (mostly) on schedule! 

A huge thank you to the 14 members that have already very kindly donated to what is a very special part of our club – the Butterfly Youth Tennis Bursary Scheme which couldn’t function without the generosity of our members. We have weekly sessions run by Arum and the coaching team and the scheme has been a fantastic success. The club runs four school sessions (two primary schools and two sessions for a secondary school) each week, as well as over 50 children entitled to Free School Meals having holiday camp and after-school tennis sessions paid for by the Bursary. We need to raise £15,000 a year to run the programme. Any donations to this fund may also be eligible for Gift Aid, if you are a UK tax payer. 

We are not able to set up a Just Giving page so any donations would need to be paid directly to the club's bank account via bank transfer. 

You will need to complete a very short form to confirm you are eligible to pay gift aid or to elect to donate without. Please click on this link: 

Wishing you a happy summer of tennis ahead! 

Best regards, 
BTC Committee

Friday, 15 October 2021


This winter season you can be a winner on court – and in the pub, on the dancefloor, in fact everywhere! 

Limited opportunity to buy – offer closes in two weeks. 

Amazingly fashionable t-shirts made from quality sustainably produced organic cotton and available in x10 colours. 

Proceeds go to our bursary fund to help pay for tennis lessons for those unable to afford them. 

Everyone’s a winner! 

Order and pay now, and once our whole order is complete - the offer window is open for two weeks only - then printing can commence, and you’ll receive your order 10-14 days after that. 

Printed to order so there is no waste, no buying in bulk, and environmentally friendly. NB. there are no returns, so whatever colour/size you choose, that’s the colour/size you’ll be receiving. 

Friday, 1 October 2021

BTC Finals Weekend - October 2nd

The 3 tournament finals will be played this Saturday October 2. Additionally the plate final will take place on Sunday for those who want to attend. Please find the schedule below.

Based on weather, we may have to tinker with the start times so please look out for further comms this Friday. 

You will also notice that the courts are all booked out for Sunday in case we need to postpone the matches. We will release those courts for booking by members if the matches get played on Saturday. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding. 


Ladies' Doubles : 10:00 Saturday 02/10

Ladies' Singles : 13:00 Saturday 02/10

Men's Singles: 15:00 Saturday 02/10

Men's plate: 16:30 Sunday 03/10

Thursday, 22 July 2021

BTC – Summer Camps for Children starting Monday

Butterfly Tennis Club will be running tennis camps for local children for three weeks this summer; July 26th-30th, August 2nd-6th and August 9th-13th. The courts will be blocked out from 0830-1230, Monday to Friday for those weeks. In the event the courses don't fill up, there is a chance one of the courts will be released. 

If your child or anyone else you know would like to sign up, please contact our Head Coach, Arum Akom ( by replying to this email. The BTC Bursary Fund will be paying the cost for eligible children. 

Please email Arum for further details. 

Thursday, 17 June 2021

BTC – New Club Logo and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy the t-shirt

The Butterfly Tennis Club has launched a new logo, which you can see on this email and on the brand new sign and the entrance to the Club.

I think you'll agree it's bright, fresh and awesome! We’d like to thank Julian Parsons for coming up with the proposal to refresh the logo, designing it and organising the manufacture and installation of the sign.

Just as exciting, you now have the opportunity to purchase a BTC logo t-shirt, for a limited time only - the offer closes in two weeks

This summer you can be a winner on court - and in the pub, on the dancefloor, in fact everywhere!

These amazingly fashionable t-shirts are made from quality sustainably produced organic cotton and are available in x6 colours - if you can’t decide then you can buy all of them.

They are priced at £20+pp so that proceeds can go to our bursary fund to help pay for tennis lessons for those unable to afford them. Everyone’s a winner!

You can order and pay now for your favourite colour/s, and once our whole order is complete - the offer window is open for two weeks only - then printing will commence shortly afterwards, and you’ll receive your order 10-14 days after that. Covid also causes production delays, so please remember to keep excitement levels in check and be patient.

The t-shirts are printed to order so there is no waste, no buying in bulk, so it’s environmentally friendly. However please note, because everything is printed to order, there are no returns, so for example whatever size you choose, that’s the size you’ll be receiving. Click on the link below to place your order.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Butterfly Tennis Club new logo

by BTC member Julian (Jools) Parsons. Wonderful work.

Friday, 19 March 2021

Butterfly Tennis Club reopens on the 29th of March 2021

Courts are now available to be booked from Monday 29th March. The booking rules still apply, with members able to have up to 2 hours of bookings in the system at any one time. 

Please note entry to the club will now be via Camberwell Grove, not Grove Lane. 

The new door codes will be send out directly to members. 

Enjoy the return to tennis! 

Monday, 4 January 2021

Lockdown and extended club closure

Due to the National Lockdown the Butterfly Tennis Club will remain closed until further notice.

Friday, 18 December 2020

BTC reopens tomorrow 19th Dec

The Club reopens tomorrow, Saturday 19th December. The courts are now available to be booked by members.

There are a few important rules to adhere to please : 

1) The new Club Area and ramped entrance from Camberwell Grove is not ready. You will see there is rubble on the ramp area and loose sleepers at the bottom. Please do not walk on this area unless it is necessary to retrieve a ball. It is unsafe and we wouldn't want anyone getting injured. 

2) Court sweeping. There are four court sweepers and one line sweep brush. At the end of each session please sweep your court. Starting around the perimeter of each half court area, players should drag the brush/net behind them and move in ever decreasing circles, slightly overlapping with the last, moving in towards the centre of their end of the court. This will not only groom the surface to remove foot and ball impressions, but also help to move the loose infill back towards the centre of the court. Any debris that accumulates on the drag net should be shaken off at the edge of the playing area. When completed, return the brush/ net to its storage position. 

3) Covid - as you know we are in Tier 3 lockdown. Please follow the guidelines as per this LTA website . Please use hand sanitiser before and after using the door and playing tennis and maintain social distance at all times. 

4) Rubbish - there are no rubbish bins at the Club. Please take all your rubbish with you. 

5) Please stamp your feet on the grid mat by the gate before leaving to avoid taking too much clay with you! We will have a new shoe brush in due course. 

The floodlights are expected to arrive in the country tomorrow (fingers crossed) and are scheduled to be installed the week of the 4th January. The Club will be closed that week. 

We will hope to get a new door for Grove Lane, new entrance gates for Camberwell Grove and the decking in the Club Area installed by the end of January.