The Brattleboro Outing Club tennis facility, conveniently located at 202 Cedar Street in Brattleboro, is home to six of the most beautifully-maintained red clay courts in New England. With the rustic charm and casual setting of its 30s-era tennis clubhouse, low membership fees, and relaxed family-oriented atmosphere, the BOC tennis facility offers a superb tennis option for residents of all ages. (How to find us.)
The tennis season runs from late April until early November, depending on the weather. Adult membership is $190 per year (no added court fees). Membership for children 21 and under is free when they are signed up with a parent, guardian, or Big Brother/Sister. Otherwise, the junior membership fee is only $40 per year. Guests are welcome to play with a member for a $15 fee-per-court use (i.e., one to three guests may play for $15, per reservation; remember, each tennis membership includes two free guest passes). (How to obtain your username and password for the court reservation system.)
This is a volunteer club and everyone is expected to chip in as much as they can. Adult members who volunteer to work a total of four hours during the tennis season earn a credit of $50 towards the following year’s membership fee. We need the help of our volunteers, especially at the beginning- and end-of-season work days, to help us maintain the courts and keep our programs running successfully.
Historically the BOC has always been a volunteer-driven organization, and the tennis committee and the BOC board encourage members to continue this time-honored tradition. Volunteer participation allows the BOC to remain affordable and to retain its unique character, and it’s also a great way to meet other members.
If you have special skills we could use, would like to commit to a larger project we’re working on, can volunteer at the clubhouse desk occasionally, or just have some time to give, contact Julia Chase (administrative assistant), Hyam Siegel (committee chair), or John Donaldson (facilities manager).
The Membership Welcome Letter will give you all the information you need about the club, including how to stay abreast of what is happening at the club, the different opportunities offered to club members, the few rules that are needed to keep the club enjoyable for all, and suggestions for meeting other members, such as club mixers, singles and doubles leagues, youth camps, adult clinics and private or group lessons.
There are two ways to register for the Tennis Program
1. Click Join BOC
2. Fill out the application form and pay using either option below:
–using PayPal (no extra fee)
–mail a check to BOC, PO Box 335, Brattleboro, VT, 05302
1. Obtain a registration form at the club.
2. Fill it out and return by either option below:
–mail it with your check to BOC, PO Box 335, Brattleboro, VT, 05302
–put it in the mail slot at the clubhouse
We strongly recommend the online PayPal option. It expedites the process for you, simplifies the process for us, and gets all of your information accurately into our database. We will email you verification and instructions for making online court reservations.
The BOC tennis committee consists of six to nine members who volunteer their time to conduct the business of the tennis program. All members are welcome at the tennis committee meetings usually on the second Monday of each month, at 7 pm at the clubhouse on Cedar St. through the summer. Any questions or concerns regarding the tennis program can be directed to Julia Chase, Hyam Siegel, tennis club pro Bob Madrigan, or any committee member.