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Sunday, 15 March 2009 16:29

Club Bye-Laws

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1. In playing the game, the club adopts, and the matches and tournaments on its grounds shall be governed by, the Rules and Regulations of Tennis Scotland.

2. Players must play in lawn tennis shoes without heels (not training shoes). Recognised tennis clothing must be worn.

3. No member shall be allowed to play more than one set, or one token hour in floodlight conditions, while other members are waiting their turn; those first arriving to have precedence.

4. If members are waiting, the short set or one token hour in floodlight conditions, is to be played. No singles shall be played when others are waiting, except during a recognised Club Tournament.

5. Any three members of the Executive Committee shall have the power to close any court whenever they consider it necessary.

6. No play shall be permitted on the courts before 9am or after 10pm unless otherwise sanctioned by the Executive Committee.

7. Mini-Tennis members (4 to 8 years-old) are permitted to play on the main courts until 5.30pm during weekdays and 6pm at weekends, but not during match or group coaching times.

8. For rules governing the use of courts and floodlights, and any alterations to these Bye-Laws, please consult the noticeboard.

Monday, 25 May 2009 11:06

Where to find the club

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Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club is located in Suffolk Street in the west end of Helensburgh, 26 miles west of Glasgow.

The club is one block up from the seafront, behind the Commodore Hotel, on West Princes Street (the same street as Helensburgh Central Station), and is on a local bus route. The entrance is on Suffolk Street.

Helensburgh is within easy reach of Glasgow via a train service every half hour from Glasgow Queen Street Station (low level). The club is five blocks to the west of the station, as shown in the linked map.

Monday, 25 May 2009 09:59

About the club

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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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