Monday, 25 May 2009 09:59

About the club

Written by Mike Bews

helensburgh tennis clubHELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club has been in existence since 1884 and, in more recent times, was recognised by Tennis Scotland and Tennis West who both chose the club as the prestigious 'Club of the Year' for the 2003/04 season.

The club is situated just over half a mile west of the town centre, and the facilities consist of seven all weather courts, all with floodlighting, two mini-tennis courts (primarily for four to eight year-olds), a practice wall and a modern two storey clubhouse set in the middle of the attractive grounds.

Tennis is played  all the year round and it is amazing to see how many members turn out on a winter's evening — often the ladies appearing more hardy than the men!

Over recent years an excellent coaching programme has been developed by our coaches, and the standard of junior tennis has increased significantly. Coaching programmes exist for all ages and abilities from four years upwards.

In addition to a very busy West of  Scotland League tennis schedule, the club has been developing a wide range of social tennis events and is always striving to cater for all members and standards.

Whilst many sports and other clubs are struggling with the effect of the economic downturn, the club has a very solid financial base with low running costs and good reserves.

Five of the seven courts were resurfaced in 2009 and the remaining two are programmed for 2010, the funding coming from a sinking fund built up in previous years. Despite this expenditure, our subscriptions remain amongst the most competitive in the West of Scotland.

In summary Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club is a well run, friendly tennis club catering for all ages and abilities of player in Helensburgh and the surrounding area.

If you are interested in the club and would like to find out more, we would be delighted to be contacted. Please see the Contact Us facility on this website.

Keith Love


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