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Gullane LTC Reopening Latest

The guidelines for playing tennis in Scotland have been further amended . With effect from 12th March 2021, doubles-play between four people from four households will be allowed. Whilst playing, social distancing should be adhered to at all times, and socialising before and after tennis is restricted to the national rules (i.e. no more than 4 people from 2 households).

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the current guidelines, which can be viewed here: https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

Courts can be booked using our court booking system; court bookings are mandatory and the only way to get the gate code. Court bookings (from 11th July) can be made for up to 75 minutes. Our rules for court usage can be read here, and  further down the court bookings page. Any court bookings that have been made may be cancelled depending on changes to LTA, Tennis Scotland and/or Scottish Government guidelines.

The latest news from the LTA / Tennis Scotland re Covid-19 can always be found on the the LTA website.

Thank you for all your support, and most importantly, stay safe, fit and healthy.

 

We are a friendly and popular tennis club based in Gullane, with some of the finest all-weather tennis courts in East Lothian.  

Whether you are looking for social or competitive tennis, our club has something for everyone, from beginners to advanced players.

 

SOCIAL TENNIS

The latest relaxations on restrictions allow us to organise club / social tennis sessions. At present we have to maintain records of who attends these club sessions, and each session needs to run with “bookings” rather than as “turn up and play”.

We have volunteers to lead all social tennis sessions and the “bookings” will be organised by them to control the numbers attending (maximum of 12 per session) and keep a record of who attends for Test and Protect purposes.

The social tennis sessions that are available are:

  • Monday nights, 1830-2030, doubles
  • Wednesday mornings, 0930-1100, fun tennis & tunes
  • Thursday mornings, 0930-1100, doubles

Monday nights, 1830-2030, doubles
This session is organised by Debbie Spens and is for mixed and level doubles play; standard is social to competitive. Attendance is organised via a specific WhatsApp group.  For more information, please email [email protected] and ask to join the group and ask a question in the group itself.

Wednesday mornings, 0930-1100, fun tennis
This session is organised by Sarah Lang and is for games and doubles play, with music to accompany the tennis; this is suitable for all standards from rusty racket to competitive and is played in a fun, social manner. To join the Wednesday morning sessions, or for more information, please email [email protected]

Thursday mornings, 0930-1100, doubles
This session is organised by Jonathan Kinna and is for mixed and level doubles play; standard is rusty racket to social. Attendance is organised via a specific WhatsApp group.  For more information, please [email protected] and ask to join the group and ask a question in the group itself.

 

PLAYING TENNIS SOCIALLY

We appreciate that not everyone wants to join club sessions but would still welcome the opportunity to play other members at singles or doubles. To help with this, we have three WhatsApp groups where group members ask if anyone is interested in playing singles, making up a four, etc. A court is then booked and you play as normal.

The three WhatsApp groups are listed below, along with the link to join:

  • Rusty rackets (for players returning to tennis or just starting)
  • Social (for players wanting a match in a social environment)
  • Competitive (for players wanting a competitive match)

 

TEAM TENNIS – LADIES TEAM

A few years ago we formed an East Lothian Ladies Community Tennis Team with team members from Gullane, Longniddry, Dunbar and Haddington tennis clubs - we now have two teams playing in the East of Scotland Ladies Doubles League: 1sts are in Division 3 and the 2nds are in Division 5.

Ladies 1sts matches are played on a Tuesday evening, and 2nds are on a Thursday from 6pm onwards. We expect the leagues to start end April / early May and run until the end of June. Home matches will be played at Gullane or Dunbar, and away matches across East Lothian, Edinburgh and Fife (sometimes needing to leave East Lothian at 4.30/5pm). Each team has 3 pairs and the matches consist of 3 doubles games, with a total of 4 sets for each couple.

We have good interest for the ladies this year, but if you are keen to get involved please do contact Caroline Freeman on [email protected] to express your interest and suggest which team you would be interested in being considered for.

Everyone is welcome, we are presently doing a weekly team training session which you’d be welcome to join in with.

 

TEAM TENNIS – MEN’S TEAM

We are entering a new men’s team for the East of Scotland Men’s Doubles League this year. Home matches are played at Gullane on a Wednesday evening, from 6pm, with away matches across East Lothian, Edinburgh and Fife (sometimes needing to leave East Lothian at 4.30/5pm). Each team has 3 pairs and the matches consist of 3 doubles games, with a at least 4 sets for each couple (sometimes this will be 6 sets depending on how quickly each match is completed).

If you are keen to get involved please do contact Bryan Leslie on [email protected] to express your interest.

Everyone is welcome, we are presently doing a weekly team training session which you’d be welcome to join in with. 

 

British Tennis Membersip
Becoming a British Tennis member is free of charge (and if you opt-in to the Wimbledon Ballot it helps Gullane Tennis Club to get even more tickets for Wimbledon!).  To join please visit the LTA website at:  https://www3.lta.org.uk/Members/Join/

 

NO DOGS PLEASE
Please note that for hygiene and health & safety reasons dogs are not allowed beyond the coded gate. We thank you for your support with this.


How to find us

Gullane LTC
Hamilton Road
GULLANE
East Lothian
EH31 2HP

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Our Partners

Gannon Sports Gullane
Maggie's Edinburgh
Vantage Tennis Coaching (Roddy Barbour)