Welcome

A not-for-profit member’s club, for tennis, squash, racketball, table tennis, fitness and social activities

Tennis

No matter what your age or ability, The Avenue has something that can cater for your tennis needs

Squash

With 3 courts including one glass backed, there are plenty of opportunities to play

Table Tennis

With a thriving social table tennis scene, and 2 teams that play in the Portsmouth and District Table tennis league, there’s something for all standards

Fitness

Gym with cardio equipment, resistance machines and free weights along with a selection of group exercise classes

Social

We have our own bar and function room and a thriving social community holding regular social activities and events

Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about The Avenue and our membership packages

Our Team

The Avenue is run by a dedicated team of Committee members and staff, as a not for profit members club, our small team of paid staff are supported by voluntary committee members.

Additional support is always welcome and if you are willing to help the club in any way please Contact Us.

Management Committee

Iain Cameron

Iain Cameron

President

I have been a member of the Avenue for many years now. I first joined as a keen teenager and following a break whilst at University I re-joined upon return to the area.

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Richard Marston

Richard Marston

Chairman

I have been asked by the Management Committee to take on the Chair Person role until the 2023 AGM. Having had the privilege to serve on the committee for the past 2.5 years overseeing House and latterly Grounds. It never ceases to amaze me the breadth of tasks and duties that are required to keep a club such as ours a successful, safe, pleasant, and enjoyable place to be.

Lee Davies

Lee Davies

Honorary Secretary

In my day job, I am the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), the professional body and approved regulator for patent lawyers and intellectual property paralegals.

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Becky Howarth

Becky Howarth

Assistant Honorary Secretary & Bar Representative

I first joined the club as a junior in the late 70s when my family lived opposite the club and although a 27 year career at the BBC took me to London I moved back to the area in 2001.

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Fiona Ellard

Fiona Ellard

Honorary Treasurer

Fiona is a Senior Adviser at the Investor Forum (a Community Interest Company) and has over 30 years of investment and corporate governance experience. Fiona was COO at the Investor Forum from 2018-2022 and was previously at BlackRock where she was COO of the BlackRock Investment Institute, Deputy Chair of the Americas Investment Stewardship Committee and had senior product strategist roles.

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David Moakes

Assistant Honorary Treasurer & House Representative

Mike Colbourne

Mike Colbourne

Tennis Secretary

I spent my whole career in the Ministry of Defence (Navy) retiring in 2006. A Naval Architect by profession, with additional experience in Engineering, Project Management, Procurement, Business Improvement and Safety Management.

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David Bradley

David Bradley

Squash Secretary

Postion Vacant

Social Secretary

We are actively looking to fill this Management Committee vacancy, if you believe you have the skills for the post or would like out find out more about his role please contact the office.

Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke

Fitness Representative

I am currently the Management Committee Gym and Fitness representative . I have been a member of The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club for over 30 years. In 1986 I joined as a social member, in 1993 I progressed to a gym and fitness member and , three years later I started helping to run the gym. I was a member of the General Committee, for 15 years and at the same time I trained as a YMCA fitness instructor and later as a Stott Pilates instructor.

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Position Vacant

Development Representative

We are actively looking to fill this Management Committee vacancy, if you believe you have the skills for the post or would like out find out more about his role please contact the office.

Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Welfare Officer

I have been playing tennis for 10 years and a tennis member at the Avenue for 8 Years. As well enjoying social tennis I also play in the ladies and mixed teams.

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Vicki White

Vicki White

Welfare Officer

I play a lot of tennis at the Avenue and enjoy playing for the mixed and ladies teams. I have 2 daughters, one who also plays tennis at the Avenue. Last year, I took on the role of Junior Secretary and helped start up Junior Mix-Ins alongside Andrew Palmer.

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Staff

Justine Brown

Justine Brown

Office Manager

After training as a chef, at 18 I started a long career in the catering industry, working at various establishments before setting up my own catering business in 1996.

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Sarah Grady

Sarah Grady

Admin Assistant

I started my career at 17 working in the office of a local Estate Agents working in the office. After a year, I moved to work in a television / video shop undertaking general admin duties, but as new technology started to come out, it made the work more interesting.

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Kim McCormick

Kim McCormick

Book Keeper/Bar Manager

I began my working career at The Sussex Brewery, Emsworth in 1985, working my way through the ranks from Chief Washer Up to General Manager before leaving to raise my family in 1996.

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Please contact us to find out more about what the club has to offer and our membership packages, visits to the club are welcomed by appointment please call the club office to make an appointment.

023 9248 2750

The Avenue LTS&FC, Southleigh Rd, Havant, PO9 2RS

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Office Opening Hours

​Monday - Saturday 08:30am - 12:30pm

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