Welcome to Carlton Lawn Tennis Club

2022 Membership Form

If you wish to become a member, please find this year's membership form here - 2022 Membership Form


Welcome to the official website of Carlton Lawn Tennis Club.

Located in a quiet residential area in Birkdale, Southport our club has 4 shale courts and a licensed clubhouse  that is large enough to host functions.  We pride ourselves on being a family friendly club.



We often have social events throughout the season culminating in a bbq to coincide with finals day on the first Saturday in September, the pinnacle of our internal club tournament



With 3 teams in the Southport league competing in divisions 3, 5 and 6 and a men's team in the Liverpool league in section C, we have something to offer all needs and levels of ability.

Home matchnights are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from either 6.30pm or 7pm.



Our club nights take place every Friday during the season from 6.30pm. We also have a number of social events each month during the season consisting of tournaments, BBQ's, live music, quiz nights, major sporting TV events or just regular social Tennis.


Shale Court Etiquette

As we play on shale courts, there a few particular codes of etiquette you need to abide by. For the right shoe on shale, the sole will need to be in a pattern that is known as the 'herringbone'. This will help with movement on court as well as getting the shale off your sole should it start piling up. It also helps the surface as certain soles can potentially damage it.

You can purchase Tennis shoes with this type of sole at Southport sports shop Arcade Sports.

Also after playing on a shale court, you need to either brush or mat the court with the brushes and mats provided. This is done to help redistribute the loose top dressing and smooths it out after play.



We have recently re-introduced a 'kids club''. They take place at the club on Friday's 5.30-6.30pm and Sunday's 10.30-11.30am. In accordance with the LTA's safeguarding policy, accompanying parents must be attendance during the sessions.



Once you become a member, you are also entitled to be a member of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association). To become a member, click on the following link - Register for Advantage (lta.org.uk). It's free to join, takes no more than 5 minutes to register and includes many benefits, such as:

  • Entry into the Wimbledon Ballot
  • Discounted entry to Wimbledon Museum and Tour
  • Priority window for LTA tournament hospitality packages
  • Stay and play at National Tennis Centre
  • 10% off adidas tennis footwear
  • 20% discount with Superga
  • 20% discount with AMC Sportswear
  • Save £50 when buying a Slinger bag
  • Enter prize draws


Where are we?

We are situated at 24a Dunkirk Road, (down a pathway between 2 houses, look for our sign). 

Latest news

A round-up of how our teams did in week 6 of the 2022 season

A round-up of how our teams did in week 5 of the 2022 season

A round-up of how our teams did in week 4 of the 2022 season

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Membership Details

How to find us

Carlton Lawn Tennis Club
24A Dunkirk Road, Birkdale

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