Horsell Tennis Club
Horsell Tennis Club was established in the late 1950's - some of today's members joined back in 1968! The early history of the club is focused around the owner of Benstead's Garage in the village, who was a Woking councillor. He persuaded the council to set up the recreation area - which included the tennis court - in the area known as Benstead's folly. We understand the tennis club itself was started by John Farmer and Frances Medlam along with several others, including Fred and June Dodd. The key to the court was originally held at the grocery store next to the Crown pub, and later at a house further towards what is now the Co-op store. Today we have over 500 members, half of whom are under 16, so we hope we are an encouragement to the local youngsters. We offer coaching for children for 8 weeks a year, starting just prior to the Wimbledon season.
Regular group social tennis is arranged on Monday afternoons for all members (all levels welcome), often members will aim to play all though the winter. Mixed doubles every Wednesday evening and Men's doubles every Thursday evening during the summer. In April 2017 Horsell Tennis Club became a Registered Venue of the LTA/British Tennis. This entitles all HTC members to free 'Lite Membership' of the LTA/British Tennis and access to benefits, which include the Wimbledon Ballot.