Join Us & FAQ

Thank you for your interest in joining the Butterfly Tennis Club

The Club is currently full due to a surge in tennis interest. The Club operates a waiting list and admits new members each April to replace those who don’t renew the membership.
There are currently over 250 people waiting and we can usually offer only 20-30 places each year.  See below in FAQs for how long you may be waiting.

Membership Categories

Individual £100

Family £160

Concessions £40 – Over 65s, Unemployed and Full-time students

Juniors £40 – Under 18s 

  • How do I join?
    If you would like to join the Butterfly Tennis Club, please fill in the form below to join the waiting list. The club is currently at capacity so we will only process new members when a place comes available. Currently, this is likely to only be in April each year, once current members have paid for their memberships and we know how many spaces we have to offer.  Once we process the memberships, we will send you the login details for the booking site. Please note that you will not be able to book courts and use the facilities until you have paid your membership in full.

  • How long is the waiting list and what are my chances of joining this year?
    We currently have over 280 people on the waiting list and each year only around 20-30 of places become available in April each year. Due to the volume of emails and enquiries about this we may not be able to reply to all emails about joining the club. We will only be in touch if there is a space available for you.

  • I applied last year what are my chances of joining? 
    If you put your name down on the waiting list before July 2020 there is a good chance (but we can't guarantee it) that we will be in touch in April 2022 about joining.
    Signed up to waiting list in July-August 2020: Estimate join date 2023

    Signed up to waiting list in September - October 2020 : Estimate join date 2024
    Signed up to waiting list in November 2020 - Jan 2021: Estimate join date 2025

    Signed up to waiting list in Feb - March : Estimate join date 2026
    This is only a rough estimate and many people on the waiting list may have moved away, changed their minds by the time a place is available for them. However, anyone signing up now (May 2021) is not likely to be offered a place for at least 6-7 years.

  • Do I have a better chance of becoming a member if I live or work in Camberwell?
    If spaces are available, we give priority to those who live and/or work in the following postcodes: SE5 8**, SE5 7**, SE5 9**, SE5 0**, SE15 5**, SE15 4**, SE22 8**, SE24 0** and SE24 9**. If you are on the waiting list and live out of these areas, we will offer membership only once those that live or work in Camberwell have been offered a space. However, given the large waiting list, this is very unlikely at the moment. We do this simply because those living further away are unlikely to use the courts on a regular basis and that is unfair to those who live closer and would like to play.

  • How many courts do you have?
    We have two courts and a children's mini tennis court.

  • Do I have to pay to book a court?
    Not at present. Once you have paid your membership fees, courts are free to book and for 2021-22 we are not charging for the use of the floodlights.

  • Do you have a tennis coach?
    Yes we do. Arum Akom teaches private one to one classes, the kids classes and adult drills sessions.  If you would like private lessons, we can provide details once you have signed up. Please note only members can take part in the Adult tennis classes and drills at the club.

  • Do you have children's classes?
    Yes we do. Please see the Children's Tennis Class page for more details. Children do not have to be members of the club to take part in the classes.

  • Do you have social tennis evenings?
    We are currently trialling these so that they are roughly every 2-3 weeks. If successful, we will hold them every 2 weeks, once at the weekend and once during the week. We also have drills sessions once a week roughly.

  • What are drills sessions?
    Drills are group classes of between 8-10 people, where Arum works on practising specific shots and strategies for playing tennis. There are two levels, advanced and beginner-intermediate. Once you are a member, you will be put on the Whatsapp group that advertises these events, if you are on Whatsapp and have ticked the box allowing us to contact you this way.

  • How many bookings can I make at any time?
    We have recently changed the booking rules. Please see the booking rules page for more information.

Join the waiting list.
If you would like to join please complete the form below in full to join the waiting list. We only process new membership enquiries when we have space for new members. At present we only take on new members in April each year
Please note, we currently have over 280 people on the waiting list and each year there are only a handful of places available. Due to the volume of emails and enquiries about this we may not be able to reply to all emails about joining the club. We will only be in touch if there is a space available for you.
Once we have your payment, we will email you all other necessary information and details of how to access the courts.

You will need to evidence concessionary entitlement and if you are applying for a family membership, you will need to give email addresses and names for anyone else in your family who you want to be able to make a booking as well as proof that you live in the same household.

If you have any questions, please email Tom Leighton the membership secretary at

Joining the Club means you agree to the Rules.

You will not be able to book courts until you have paid this year's membership in full. Payment is made through Stripe which allows us to process payments and renewals directly into our MyCourts membership & booking system.  
For donations, please include if you are a UK taxpayer and the donation is eligible for Gift Aid.  Thank you.

Please also note that all of the club officers are volunteers and have other responsibilities, so do not expect an instant response from us. We will do our best but please bear with us!  

Thank you.

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