Camber is a friendly, welcoming tennis club. We want our members to have fun, keep fit and meet other people with the same aims. We have a long history – more than 100 years – but completely modern facilities, including state-of-the-art courts, a brand new clubhouse opened in 2015 and floodlights on all our courts available until 10.30pm.
We are a smaller club and run entirely by our members, and we emphasise the social side of tennis as well as playing. All of this helps to create our inclusive, friendly atmosphere. Come down and see for yourself!
As well as running regular internal tournaments, Camber fields a large number of teams in external leagues so there are ample competitive opportunities for all interested in competing. Mens, Ladies and Mixed teams are entered in the National Club League, Surrey League, and local Southwark League in both summer and winter.
The club runs ‘Club-Play’ twice a week on a Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon, during which members of all standards mix in together for a light hearted and fun session. Our floodlights enable us to continue these sessions all year around.
Camber has two coaches, both qualified to LTA Level 3. They provide a structured coaching programme for juniors aged 3-18, in line with the LTA National Coaching and Competition frameworks. There are also adult sessions graded by ability, and both coaches are available for one-to-one tuition as required.
For more details on our coaches and coaching programme click here.
The social side is a very important part of Camber and there is a wide range of events throughout the year. These include wine tastings, film nights, poker evenings, quiz nights, a fireworks display, meals, BBQs etc. These are all run by members. The club also organises trips away including an annual tennis holiday (in the Algarve for 2015), golf weekends, skiing trips and so on. Shorter trips go to The Derby, Wimbledon, brewery tours etc.
The clubhouse bar has always been an important feature of Camber life. It stocks Shepherd Neame real ale, a range of beers and lagers, soft drinks and a good selection of malt whiskies.