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If you would like to join us simply complete the membership application form and send to:David Entwisle on 01728 628128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or email your completed form to
You can pay online once your application has been processed or you can include payment by cheque with your application form (payable to Bedfield and Monk Soham Tennis Club).
Membership fees for 2016 (6th April 2016 to 5th April 2017):
Adult (16 years of age and over): £20.00
Junior(under 16): £10
Family (up to 4 adults, up to 3 children living in same household): £35.00
Club members will be able to make court bookings online via the Club’s website
When club members 2016 applications have been processed they will receive an email inviting them to register with "Clubspark". Once registration has been completed members will have access to the clubs online booking form.
Follow this link: Bedfield and Monk Soham Tennis Club
Children between 5 and 12 years old can get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the LTA . With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.
The Club is now affiliated with the Lawn Tennis Association. This offers the Club and its members a number of benefits including Public Liability Insurance and free LTA membership for all club members (normally £25) plus a lot more! For your free LTA membership simply follow this link and click on "Join today" under the Club Members box. In the "LTA registered place to play" box simply type Bedfield and Select Bedfield and Monk Soham tennis club from the menu. Your login details can also be used to sign in to the Clubspark site for court bookings.
Monk Soham & Bedfield Sports Club Accounts: 11/10/2016 to 30/09/2017: CLICK
FINAL CONSTITUTION SPORTS CLUB AGM POST 2016: CLICK
BEDFIELD AND MONK SOHAM SPORTS CLUB
Salient Points of a Meeting held at The Bedfield Crown on Monday 8th August 2017
(The discussions followed on from an earlier session to debrief the 2017 village fete, which will be separately summarised)
Present: Graham Mobbs (Chairman), Keith Frost (Vice-Chairman), Geoff Robinson (Secretary 01728 685425 or email@example.com), Brian Belton, Gillian Edmunds, Kathy Thurman, David Whitham, Eleri Whitham and Nigel Billington (Fete Organiser).
GR introduced the topic by explaining that the Parish Council would be considering several items that would affect the Sports Club and that their views will be required. He emphasised that it was “early days” but included:
The provision of a bottle bank on the hardstanding outside of the pavilion
The relocation of a new play area at the Sports Field to replace the current one on Long Green, to allow a more compact family use of the pavilion and other facilities.
The removal of the entrance gate to be replaced by a fence and gates around the current hard standing to provide easier access to the two “new” facilities above and the defibrillator.
Points raised included:
Concerns that although the bottle bank would be a useful facility, was it really necessary as other nearby villages already offered this facility? In addition, further concerns were that it would lead to a spread of litter and broken glass in a recreational area. GR to copy the original MSDC document to everyone to asses.
Overall the removal of the gate was thought to be a good idea. However, concerns included the type and height of the proposed fence and the prospect of it been seen as a barrier between the field and the pavilion area, especially on fete day. It was also stated that the hard standing would have to be increased in size to allow great vehicle manoeuvrability, the proximity of the football pitch being a potential problem in this respect.
The relocation of the play area was generally accepted as being a good idea. However, one concern was the conflict of restricting access for dogs viz a viz the field in general.
Several attendees voiced concern that despite our best efforts and those of David Lee, dog fouling was still happening. KF stated that this had been evident during the setting up and dismantling on fete day. GE said that finding dog waste near the pavilion was not uncommon. All agree that whilst the vast majority of users acted responsibility, action still need to be taken to tackle the problem. It was decided that GR would:
Contact David Lee to express our concerns and seek his view
Place another article in the parish magazine highlighting the problem and the potential consequences of non-compliance.
Deliver a fly-sheet to every home in Bedfield, Monk Soham and Worlingworth, via Steve Tuckwell (as above).
Consider “naming and shaming” know offenders (if any) and CCTV.
The current hire charges for the pavilion, field and equipment was discussed, together with concerns about damage and misuse. It was accepted that the fees must reflect the fact that the equipment and facilities are provided under the constitution for the use of all villagers at a reasonable cost. However, the fees must also reflect the cost the Sports Club in terms of their supply and maintenance.
After a lively discussion, it was decided that with effect from 1st September 2017 charges would be:£10.00 for the pavilion.
£30.00 for the marques if on the field and £50.00 for use elsewhere in Monk Soham & Bedfield, including delivery, erection and dismantling by committee members. Hirings will be restricted to the two villages only.
The gazebos will not be hired out under any circumstances.
£10.00 for barbeque hire, with a £30.00 refundable deposit refundable on the clean state of the barbie after use.
GR to place an article in the parish magazine accordingly.
The Sports Club is run by an elected committee and all residents of Bedfield and Monk Soham are deemed to be honorary members.
It is associated with Bedfield Parish Council and exists to provide and maintain excellent recreational facilities and other amenities for the benefit of the community residing in Bedfield, Monk Soham and the surrounding neighbourhood.
The Club is self funding with the majority of the income raised during the annual fete and tennis court hire.
Situated at Bedfield Long Green, the Club has a pavilion and changing rooms on the edge of a beautiful sports field which contains a football pitch and all weather tennis court. The pavilion has a small kitchen and is very good for social events and children's parties, especially in the summer months when access to the field is an added pleasure. For all enquiries regarding the rental or use of the facilities, please contact Gillian Edmunds who can be contacted on 01728 628421. Gillian will also collect payments and arrange for the key to be provided.
Hire of the facilities are free to residents of both villages and for hire at a nominal rent to all others. The tennis court can be hired on a one-off basis or for an annual subscription. Hire rate for the facilities or equipment is £10, to be paid for in advance.
Tennis Club Bookings: Contact Mick Evans on 01728 628552
*PLEASE NOTE: All bookings (Equipment or Tennis Club) MUST be paid for in advance, and the £10 Hire Fee paid at the time the key to facilities is collected from her. NOTE: Any damage sustained by users of the Club or Equipment must be paid for.
Other contact details are:
Mr Graham Mobbs (Chairman) on
Mr Nigel Billington (Secretary) on
Gillian Edmunds who can be contacted on 01728 628421. Gillian will also collect payments and arrange for the key to be provided.
Mr Richard Bell - Tennis Club Representative
Worlingworth Cricket Club have entered a Ladies Team in the Two Counties league for the very first time and anyone interested in playing or learning to play please come and join us for the 2018 season at our lovely ground at Earl Soham Rd , Bedfield.
Please also note the following dates -
Sat 20th January for 10 weeks - Junior Indoor Coaching starts at Thomas Mills - for info contact Dawn Robertson 07831 316705
Fri Feb 2nd - Worlingworth CC AGM at theh Clubhouse at 8pm - all welcome.
Thurs 1st March for 8 weeks - Indoor Adult Nets start at Thomas Mills - 8 - 9.30pm contact Simon Rodwell 07786036765
Also net sessions for "Dad's "and others who have not played for a while and might like to play again -Chris Watson 07545123699
Sun 8th ,15th and 22nd April - Nets at Thomas Mills for Ladies - practice for our first season - 3.00- 5.00pm - for more info contact Jenny Holmes 07850769465
Saturday 21st April - Junior cricket coaching starts at our Bedfield ground
Petanque/Boules - we play in the Adnams Coastal League - anyone interested whether you have played before or not contact Val Swallow for more info - 01728 628068