LINLITHGOW TENNIS CLUB

Welcome To The Tennis Section

About the tennis club

We are a friendly and progressive Club with an active membership made up of players of all ages. Our four all-weather floodlit courts are ideal for all levels of player and are open 365 days a year.  We offer a full coaching programme led by LTA qualified coaches for pre-school players to adults. We also have up to 20 teams participating in leagues and cups throughout the year. For those who just want to come along to enjoy social tennis, there are club nights twice weekly and plenty of free court time for those who like to arrange their own tennis.  New members are always welcome.

The Club is a British Tennis Registered Venue and meets the LTA’s Minimum Safeguarding Standards. Anyone who would like to try out tennis before joining or signing up to coaching may do so by contacting Head Coach, Gordon Watson.

Coaching

Coaching for junior and adult members is provided by our Head Coach, Gordon Watson, and his team. Gordon is a Level 4 Performance Coach with many years of tennis experience, both as a player and as a coach. All coaches and coaching assistants in the team are LTA qualified and disclosure checked (PVG). Individual lessons are also available. Contact Gordon for details and prices.

New to Tennis?

Juniors – Contact Gordon to arrange a trial lesson (£7) before signing up to a coaching block and joining the club.
Adults, Students & Teenagers – Contact Gordon to arrange a lesson or to attend a free Senior & Teen Club Night on Wednesdays from 6.30 p.m. (April to September)

Coaching Programmes

Coaching for adult and junior members takes place during school term time. Holiday ‘Camps’ run during Easter, Summer and October school holidays for pre-school to teenage children. Non members may attend the holiday camps. Details will be posted on the website.

AGE GROUPS are as defined by the LTA. Your child’s age on the next 31st March and 31st August will determine their summer and winter age group.
Red – 8 & under ; Orange – 9 ; Green – 10 ; Yellow – 11 & over
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER:  Coaching takes place outdoors in all weather, except when courts are very wet or slippery – the coach may take the children indoors on these occasions. Lessons are unlikely to be cancelled. Appropriate clothing for the conditions is therefore essential. In the sun and heat, wear a hat, sunscreen and bring plenty of water. In cold weather, a sweatshirt, hat and jogging bottoms are best. In WET weather, make sure tennis shoes have good tread on the soles to avoid slipping. Wear a light waterproof and cap. Bring water to all lessons.

Cardio Tennis

Cardio tennis takes place on Monday evenings, autumn to spring, at Linlithgow Tennis Club.

Cardio Tennis is a fun, high energy, fitness class for all ages, combining tennis moves with cardiovascular exercise. You’ll hit lots of tennis balls as well as having a great full body aerobic workout. No tennis skills needed!  Members and non-members welcome. Max class size: 12. Minimum: 6

Please check the coaching programme section for details of current classes or contact our coach Gordon.

Social Tennis

Social tennis for club members takes place four times a week and is free. Floodlights are funded by the club. All standards of player are welcome to come along and join in. There’s no need to bring a partner – just turn up and be ready to mix in.

Monday Club Nights: adult members 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday Club Nights : teenagers and adults 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday Club Morning: mainly ladies but all welcome 9am – 10.30am
Saturday Club Afternoon: adult members 1.30pm - 3pm

Wimbledon Ballot

Tennis members have the opportunity to enter our annual Wimbledon ticket ballot which is held in early spring. Each year the LTA gives an allocation of tickets to the club. The number of tickets we receive is based on the number of our members who have joined the LTA as British Tennis Members. They must also have linked their membership to ‘Linlithgow LTC’ and ‘opted in’ to the ballot by the required date.  Eligible members age 11 and over may enter the ballot.

We encourage all Tennis Club members to become British Tennis Members and ‘opt in’ to help the club receive more tickets.  It’s free and easy to join via the LTA website. Sign up as a ‘Club Member’.

Tickets allocated to the club will be notified to members mid March and the ballot will take place by the end of April each year. Full information on entering the ballot is distributed to members in March. New members interested in entering the ballot should contact the secretary for details.

Team/Competition Tennis

We have a wide variety of tournaments on offer throughout the year and hope there is something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

Tournament Days are social competitions for members which take place regularly, going indoors at Linlithgow Academy in winter. Check club Face Book for information or contact Gordon to enter.

The club runs two open tournaments annually. The Linlithgow Mini Open for ages 8 - 10 takes place in June. The Linlithgow Junior Open for ages 12 - 18 is held in September. Entry is via the LTA website.

The Tennis Club has a number of adult and junior teams playing in the Tennis Central Scotland and Aegon leagues. If you are interested in playing for team, please contact the relevant team captain or for further information email the tennis secretary.

Senior Teams & Organisers

Mens Doubles 1st: Louis Theron
Mens Doubles 2nd: Stephen Bell
Mens Doubles 3rd: Andy Bonnar
Ladies Doubles 1st: Diane Mackie
Ladies Doubles 2nd: Anne Marie French
Ladies O45: Alison Dickson
Mixed O55: Brian Joy
Autumn League 1: Diane Mackie
Autumn League 2: Norrie Watson
Winter League: Norrie Watson
Gillespie Cup: Diane Mackie

Junior Teams & Organisers

Boys & Girls 16u - 1: Sheila Tait
Boys & Girls 16u - 2: Ian Shearer
Boys & Girls 12u : Andy Bonnar

Club Competitions 2019

DateEventNotes
27 AprilQuorn Cup Family Doubles10U & adult family member
28 AprilWimbledon BallotPresident’s DayEligible members
28 AprilMixed Doubles EventAdult & Teen Doubles
11 MayRoad to Wimbledon
14U Doubles
14U boys and girls singles
19 MayNature Valley Big Tennis WeekendOpen Day         
01 JuneClub ChampionshipsPreliminary rounds fro 12 weeks
8-9 JuneLinlithgow Mini Open8U & 9U Sat, 10U Sun
June (date tbc)President's DayAdult & Teen Doubles
July (date tbc)Wimbledon SocialAdult & Teen Doubles
20 JulyCentral Development Circuit8U, 9U, 10U & Yellow match play
3 AugustCentral Development Circuit8U, 9U, 10U & Yellow match play
24 AugustMini Club Championships8U, 9U, 10U
25 AugustFinals Day - Club ChampionshipsAdults & Juniors (tbc)
6-8 SeptemberLinlithgow Junior Open12U, 14U, 16U, 18U singles
19 OctoberLadies' end of season socialTennis & tea - ladies and older girls
26 OctoberHallowe'en TournamentAll junior age groups
14 DecemberTinsel TennisJunior social tennis

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Safeguarding Standards

As a British Tennis Registered Venue, Linlithgow Tennis Club policies meet LTA Safeguarding Standards.

 

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Central Development Circuit 2019

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Tennis Members Handbook

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Tennis Kit

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