KIRKTONHILL TENNIS CLUB
FAMILY was £150 now £75
SINGLE PARENT with CHILDREN
was £110 now £55
(Children must be in full-time education) (Full memberships)
ADULT was £100 now £50
PARENT/CHILD was £50 now £25 (Restricted to
parents/guardians playing only with a child}
STUDENT was £60 now £30 (Aged 18-25 yrs in full-time education)
JUNIOR was £30 11yrs and under now £15
was £50 12 - 17yrs now £25
(Aged up to 18yrs)
Autumn at Kirktonhill
Year round tennis
Thanks to our partnership with WDLeisure, year round tennis has become possible for all Kirktonhill members. From Friday 10th September we
have exclusive access to the all weather flood lit courts at Argyll Park in Alexandria (beside the swimming baths) every Friday evening from 6pm -
9pm with the club offering court priority to families from 6pm - 7pm. No booking or payment is required, Friday play at Argyll is included as part of your Kirktonhill Membership Package and the courts will be unlocked by committee members. We hope you will enjoy this new and additional
member benefit and enjoy your tennis all year round.
Following the highly successful Pat Leonard Trophy event in August, won by Douglas and
Anna we now look forward to Club Championship Finals Day on Sunday 12th September.
Most of our junior and senior club championship events final will take place throughout the
day and members are welcome to come along and enjoy the play and presentations.
Membership Fees now HALF PRICE!
As we move towards autumn we are delighted to announce that as of August 1st all new memberships will be charged at half the full season rate. This allows full membership to the end of our current membership period (31st March) enabling access to our courts throughout the week and as of 10th September, includes free access to the floodlit Argyll Park courts on Friday evenings as part of our partnership with WDLeisure. If you've been thinking of joining - now is the time!
We are delighted to be supporting WDLeisure's Summer Extravaganza of Sport in conjunction with WD Active Schools. Danielle, one of our coaches, will lead junior tennis camp sessions on 3rd, 4th, and 6th August (10:00-11:30 for 5-8 years old, 11:30-1:00 for 9-12years . Sessions are free and must be booked through West Dunbartonshire. WD Leisure are offering free racquets to all who attend, we are offering free coaching vouchers and a daily draw to win a free family membership (for those not already members).
Use your child’s login details > select sports development > click make a booking > then choose holiday programme.
Tennis is available to book.
Alternatively, you can book by calling WDL on 01389 757 806 between 9am – 4pm.
We have winners! Not quite these trophies - but well done to Karen and Sam, our Wimbledon Sweepstake winners. Your prizes are on their way!
Huge well done to our gents first team who have just secured promotion to division 3.
Great team effort all round!
Season 2021 Well Underway!
The Season So Far...
As we move into the school holidays and Wimbledon gets underway it's already been a positive start to season 2021 at Kirktonhill. The weather has been kind to our junior coaching sessions and Iona, Danielle and Stephane have proved a huge hit with our juniors at Saturday morning sessions. Coaching continues every Saturday throughout the holidays.
After a busy time for our ladies and gents teams, our summer league campaigns are drawing to a close (crossing everything for our Gents First team who are closing in on promotion)- which means it's time to start preparing for the Kirktonhill Club Championships. This year we are running Ladies and Gents singles and doubles events, mixed doubles and over 45s doubles. The draws take place week ending 3rd July so keep your eye on our Whatsapp for your ties. Got to be in it to win it! Our coaching team will organise junior competitions as part of Saturday morning sessions.
Places in our Wimbledon Sweepstake disappeared fast so now it's all eyes on the results from SW19 to see who wins the big prize. Good luck everyone!
WDC Summer Extravaganza - we are delighted to continue our partnership with WDLeisure and WDC Active Schools by hosting a FREE tennis summer camp run by Danielle from our coaching team, on August 3rd, 4th and 6th, 10am-1pm as part of their summer holiday programme of free activities for children across West Dunbartonshire. Details of how to book onto these sessions will appear here shortly and across our social media platforms.
Finally, congratulations to our June 50-50 Club winners - Jackie McCollum, Elaine Mackechnie and Karen Goodwin. Your prizes will be with you shortly. Not a member? Contact any of our commiteee members to take part in this monthly fundraiser and help support our club.
Look forward to seeing you all on court.
In case you missed it ...
New Members Always Welcome.
After a difficult year, all bodes well for a busy season ahead at Kirktonhill Tennis Club.
Whilst some COVID-19 restrictions do remain in place, the return to the courts has been welcomed by everyone, young and old. The club was well supported by members last year and is ready to welcome everyone back in the coming weeks. Newcomers are particularly welcome to come along and give tennis a try. No previous experience required!
NO INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP FEES for 2021
Membership fees for the season (April 2021 – March 2022) remain largely unchanged from last year so that is good news for everyone. Even better is the fact that we have reduced the Individual Junior annual fee from £50 to £30 (for ages 11 and under) and the Parent/Child rate has dropped from £70 to £50.
More details can be found on the form: Registration Form 2021.
JUNIOR COACHING ON SATURDAYS
Our long-standing coach, Douglas Mackechnie, has stepped down from the coaching role but we are pleased to be able to welcome a new coach, Iona Amos, who comes with 8 years of coaching experience at several other clubs. She is supported by Danielle Gordon and Stephane Bouchard.
Junior coaching begins on Saturday 27th March and will run through the spring and summer months.
Group 1: 10am - 11am for children aged 5-8
Group 2: 11am - 12noon for ages 9-12
Group 3: 12noon-1.00pm for ages 13+
Please Note that these age ranges are a general guide and our coach will decide on whether a child should move to a different group.
Cost Per Hourly Session: £2.00 for club members aged 11 and under.
£3.00 for club members aged 12 and over.
£5.00 for all non-members.
Pay-As-You-Go. No advanced booking or payments required and racquets can be provided on the day.
More details can be found on the Form: Junior Coaching 2021.
Despite the lock-down there have been some noticeable ground improvements done the past year. These include the removal of trees in a neighbouring garden which means that courts 2 and 3 will be drier, brighter and clear of leaves etc for the long-term future. That will make a vast difference for everyone playing on these courts.
The old club house has been repaired and re-painted to ensure that it remains wind and water-tight; a new fence has been erected and grass turfs laid - both of which greatly enhance the approach to the gate and club house.
The 50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club raises over £1,200 per year for the tennis club and has proved invaluable in helping fund ground and general maintenance improvements. It costs only £5.00 per month (by standing order) with half the total going on prizes and the other half helping to the club. The more people who take part, the bigger the prizes so if you would like to get involved, please contact Fiona, Karen or a member of the committee.
After the postponement of West of Scotland league fixtures last year, the club is looking forward to competing against other clubs in the 2021 Summer Doubles leagues.
The club has one Ladies team who compete in Division 3 and, for the first time in many years we will have two Gents teams taking part.
Good Luck to all of our teams!
COVID – 19
EVERYONE is asked to play their part in making the new season a success.
Please respect the rules at all times:
All participants are asked to follow these simple guidelines:
Access for First Aid supplies will also be possible.
For further information please contact the club’s Covid Officers, Karen Haggarty and Fiona MacDonald
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