Longton Memorial Tennis Club

The website of Longton Memorial Tennis Club

UPDATE: 18/07/2020 - Website updates

  • We have updated the Floodlights page. Check it out for further details!
  • Various updates throughout the website

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20/06/2020 - Website updates

  • We have updated the coaching page. Check it out for further details!
  • We now have details of the club ladder competitions on the website & how to join in
  • Updated the membership form to further meet GDPR
  • Various updates throughout the website

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20/05/2020 - New booking system for the tennis courts


Thank you for bearing with us whilst we implemented a booking system, where you can manage court bookings yourself. We are pleased to announce this is now available and details can be found on 'Book a Tennis Court' 


You can now book, re-arrange and cancel your court bookings by either accessing the booking system using a browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari etc) or using an app you can download to your device. There is no need to message in the WhatsApp social group to make future court bookings.


You will need to login into the new booking system using one of the options shown when you launch it, but most will have an LTA account. If you use this option, sign in using your LTA username and password, you will be asked to accept a Privacy Policy (only on your first login). You will then get access to the LTC court booking page. 


If you don't have an LTA account, you can set one up here (the lite membership is free) or use one of the other options e.g. google, microsoft


We have transferred all existing books across to the new booking system. Please note, that as we have moved them across for you, you won't be able to cancel them yourself. However, any new bookings you make, are managed by you and you do this using the 'view my bookings' link on the booking site/app. Should you need to cancel any existing bookings, please contact us via the WhatsApp social group.


Any questions, please contact us and we can help you set this up.

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12/05/2020 - Courts are open with restrictions  

In accordance with current government guidance, the LTA has today confirmed that outdoor tennis can take place from Wednesday 13 May, with singles play only or doubles if *all* players are from the same household. LTA guidance can be viewed here


You must of course be a current member of the club, you can join here. Fees are reduced this year and we are using the same key as last season.


The committee have agreed the following club guidelines:

  • 2 courts can be used if both games are singles
  • Only one court in use if doubles with one household
  • You must use your own balls and initial them to ensure only you touch them
  • Always remain at least 2 metres apart at all times
  • Do not play if you are exhibiting signs of Covid19, such as temperature or a new continuous cough.
  • Bring your own hand sanitisers and use regularly, particularly after entering and leaving the courts.
  • Tubes of new balls can be purchased from the club. Please WhatsApp to arrange this - £4 per tube of 4 balls
  • Please make sure the gates are locked when you leave and your hands sanitised.
  • Be aware that members of the local community may take exception if government guidelines aren't adhered to

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21/03/2020 - Membership renewal for 2020/21 season is now available

It's that time of the year already where the season is not far from starting and it is also the time to renew your membership at the tennis club. 

We are considerably cheaper than most tennis clubs in Preston, so why not??

 

On the playing side, the club is entering two mixed adult teams in the Ribble League, two mens team in the Fylde League, a Cunningham Cup team as well as our usual mens and ladies Autumn league teams. This year looks to be our best yet, with teams in the 2nd and 3rd division in the summer league, where there will no doubt be some fantastic tennis. 


We are keen to involve as many people as possible who would like to play team tennis. If you are a new or existing member interested in playing for any team, please come along to social tennis on Thursday evenings from 18:30 and on Sundays from 13:30 or contact team captains - Liz Lemon, Dave Barnes, Alan Wilkinson or Ron Webster.

 

There will be junior tennis (Under 16s) in the Ribble Junior League, with matches taking place at the weekend.


Junior coaching remains on Tuesdays, please contact Dec for details. Junior members under 13 years old, must be supervised by someone over 13 years old.


With the current situation with the CoronaVirus pandemic, we do not know if the tennis league will go ahead this year. We will let you know by email/WhatsApp social group once the league has confirmed what's happening.

 

In addition to team tennis, we will have our usual inter-club tennis ladders/tournaments. Look out for the messages for further information!

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20/10/2019 - Wimbledon 2020 - ballot open!

Want a chance to go to Wimbledon 2020?  Take action NOW!


If you are a British Tennis Member:


If you are a British Tennis Member you will start to receive emails from British Tennis advising you to opt-in for the 2020 Wimbledon ballot.   This is a reminder for you to take action NOW!  You will still need to do this even if you did it last year.

This year British Tennis are clamping down even more on their allocation process so unless you take action by 14th February you will not be eligible for our Wimbledon tickets ballot.  You must go through the process outlined below to opt in:


  • Go to the LTA website - link
  • Log in and at the top right, you should see your account (your initials in a circle). Select this, then 'Members home'.
  • Scroll down to Wimbledon Ballot and click on 'find out more'. Then 'opt in' and you will be automatically entered into the 2020 ballot.
  • Opt-in before the 14th February 2020


Not a British Tennis Member?  Register for FREE:


  • Go to the LTA website - link
  • Select 'View Membership Options'
  • Select whichever membership is applicable to you - Lite Membership is the free membership
  • Fill in the relevant details and make sure to select Longton Memorial Tennis Club as the club you play tennis at
  • Opt-in before the 14th February 2020
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