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Welcome to Portlethen Tennis Club!

Portlethen Tennis Club is an informal, friendly club. Anyone is welcome to join - beginner or experienced player; junior or adult.

We play on the two tennis courts adjacent to the Bourtree Pavilion, close to the Green shopping centre at the south end of Portlethen.

Location map

Activities include tennis coaching, for both juniors and seniors, monthly social tournaments, league matches, club championships and open sessions where members can just turn up and play. The courts have floodlights, enabling us to play into the evenings, and an all weather surface, suited to our damp and unpredictable climate.

WHEN DO WE PLAY?

If you join the club you will receive a key to the courts and a personal membership card with details of the club playing times and activities.

Update May2021: Following gradual lifting of the coronavirus restrictions, Portlethen Tennis Club is opening up again.

For full details of what's on offer see the court timetable. Here's a summary.

For adults:

  • Ladies club session on Monday evenings
  • Gents club session on Sunday mornings
  • American Tournament on the first Sunday of the month
  • Open club sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm onwards

For juniors:

  • Open sessions (just turn up and play) weekdays, after school

Club sessions are the times when you can expect to find other members on court to play with.

Open sessions indicate times when the courts are reserved for Portlethen Tennis Club members. You should arrange your own playing partner(s) at these times.

On the first Sunday morning of each month, we hold an American Tournament. These are friendly events, open to all senior and student members, whatever their standard of play. To even things up, partnerships are picked out of a hat and halfway through each match couples swap partners so that each person plays half the games with their partner and the other half against him or her. It's great fun and a good opportunity to meet other members and have some entertaining games of tennis.

The courts are reserved for junior members, 5*-6 pm, Mon - Fri. Outwith the coaching classes, junior members can simply turn up and play at these times.No booking is necessary but, when the courts are busy, they are expected to play fair and ensure no-one is left sitting on the sidelines for long.

* Currently 5pm but we hope to arrange with Aberdeenshire Council to change this back to 4pm.

Where we play

When we play

Coaching

Fun & Games

Booking a court

Competitions

Monthly tournaments

How to join

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COACHING

Details of our current coaching classes are given below. Space permitting, the classes are open to non-members as well as members so, if you are a junior interested in learning to play tennis or an adult thinking of taking it up again after a break, why not come along to the coaching classes to start with and join later, once you've found out what fun it is?

Club Coaches:

Darren Nicol, tel: 07801 734314

or email coaching@portlethentennisclub.org.uk

2021 Coaching Classes

Update 5 May 2021: As yet, nothing has been arranged, due to a shortage of coaches in the area. We hope to be able to offer some coaching classes later in the season. Details will be posted here and on our FaceBook page.

Where we play

When we play

Coaching

Fun & Games

Booking a court

Competitions

Monthly tournaments

How to join

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COURT BOOKING

For details of the times when the courts are available exclusively for the use of Portlethen Tennis Club members, see the court timetable.

Outwith these times the tennis courts are open to the general public and may be booked through the Aberdeenshire Council Booking System. Club members wishing to play during these times must also use the booking system. At the moment (May 2021) booking is free of charge but, as Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, it is likely that booking charges will be reintroduced for members of the public. Booking by Club members should remain free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

Where we play

When we play

Coaching

Fun & Games

Booking a court

Competitions

Monthly Tournaments

How to join

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COMPETITIONS and MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS

League matches

For those who enjoy competitive play, we have a ladies and a gents team in the Aberdeen and District Leagues. Matches are played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and match practice sessions on Monday evenings for the ladies and Sunday mornings for the gents.

Club Championships

Throughout the summer we run a knockout tournament, culminating in the Club Finals Weekend at the beginning of September. While the singles can be quite serious, the doubles are more light-hearted - partnerships are chosen by a random draw, pairing weaker players with stronger ones. Entry details are on the membership form. Further details . . .

American Tournaments and the Alan Tait Trophy

On the first Sunday morning of each month, we hold an American Tournament. These are friendly events, open to all senior and student members, whatever their standard of play. The scores in these tournaments also go towards the Alan Tait Trophy which is awarded at the end of the season to the player with the highest total score. Further details . . .

 

Where we play

When we play

Coaching

Fun & Games

Booking a court

Competitions

Monthly tournaments

How to join

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HOW TO JOIN

To apply for membership, simply fill in this online application form:

Online application form

Fees can be paid either by cheque or online bank transfer; the application form will provide further details. Once we have received both form and payment, you will be sent your membership card and court key.

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Our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Fees for the 2021/2022 season are: £25 for senior members, £20 for senior citizens, £15 for students, £10 for juniors (age 16 and under) and £45 for a family membership.

[ A reduced fee is applicable to anyone joining in the off-season (September - February). See the online application form for details. ]

If you would prefer to fill in a paper form and make your application by post, then you can download and print this version of the form:

Download printable application form

LTA Membership

Members of Portlethen Tennis Club are entitled to join the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) free of charge. LTA membership offers a number of benefits including entry into our club’s annual draw for Wimbledon tickets*; a monthly e-newsletter; and discounts on tickets for a number of international events. For further details visit the LTA website (The relevant category of membership is Advantage Play+ )

* Due to Coronavirus restrictions, there will be no Wimbledon draw for club members in 2021 but, hopefully, things will return to normal in 2022.

Portlethen Tennis Club encourages members to join the LTA and become part of the national tennis community.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

   

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Bourtree Park, Portlethen
info@portlethentennisclub.org.uk