Welcome to Gullane Tennis Club

Introduction

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.

COVID 19 GUIDANCE

Whilst most Covid restrictions have now been rescinded by the Scottish Government, the Club is retaining some basic hygiene measures for the foreseeable future, in order to mitigate the ongoing risk of transmission. These include:

  • Good hand hygiene and surface cleaning
  • Continued promotion of good ventilation
  • Continued compliance with Test and Protect, including self-isolation when necessary

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date information, which can be viewed here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-infection

For the time being court bookings are still mandatory. Courts can be booked using our online court booking system and can be made for up to 75 minutes. Our rules for court usage can be read here, and  further down the court bookings page. Please note that, in exceptiional circumstances, court bookings may be cancelled depending on changes to LTA, Tennis Scotland and/or Scottish Government guidelines.

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

 

ORGANISED SOCIAL TENNIS SESSIONS

There are three weekly club / social tennis sessions, each organised via a dedicated Whatsapp group. 

These social sessions are led by volunteers, who will send out a weekly Whatsapp message to co-ordinate numbers and keep a record of those attending.

The current social tennis sessions are:

  • Monday nights, 1830-2030, mixed doubles
  • Wednesday mornings, 0930-1030, fun tennis (school term-time only)
  • Thursday mornings, 0930-1100, mixed doubles

Monday evenings, 1830-2030, mixed doubles
This session is organised by Kathy Allan 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. You can then ask any further questions in the group itself.

Wednesday mornings, 0930-1030, fun tennis
This session is organised by Sarah Lang and is for fun games and social play during school term-time. It is suitable for all standards from rusty rackets to more advanced. Attendance is organised via a specific WhatsApp group.  For more information, please email [email protected] and ask to join the group. You can then ask any further questions in the group itself.

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

 

PLAYING TENNIS SOCIALLY/ AD HOC

We appreciate that not everyone wants to join club sessions but might still welcome the opportunity to meet and play with other members at singles or doubles. To help with this, we have three WhatsApp groups via which group members can seek other members to play singles, make up a four, etc. Other members can then reply (preferably privately), arrangements are made, a court is booked and you play as arranged.

The three WhatsApp groups are listed below:

  • 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 more competitive match)

Should you wish to be added to any of these Whatsapp groups, please email [email protected], including your mobile phone number. 

TEAM TENNIS – LADIES TEAMS

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: the 1sts are in Division 3 and the 2nds are in Division 5.

Ladies 1st team 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 holding a weekly team training session, which you’d be welcome to join.

 

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 at least 4 sets for each pair (sometimes this will be 6 sets, depending on how quickly each match is completed).

If you are keen to get involved please 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. 

 

THE GTC COMMITTEE

We are a friendly, hard-working and approachable committee, made up of a small group of committed volunteers. We are always looking to recruit new members of the committee, and in particular are currently seeking a new membership secretary and someone who is handy with IT and/or marketing. None of the roles are particularly onerous, either in time or workload, and committee membership is a great way to get to know others and become a valued member of the club. To discuss these roles in confidence - what they involve and what you might bring to them - please email [email protected] club.com, or contact one of the committee direct. See the ABOUT US page for our names and contact details.

 

BRITISH TENNIS MEMBERSHIP


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.

Health and Safety 

Members of Gullane Tennis Club are reminded that they play at their own risk. It is incumbent on all players to conduct themselves sensibly and safely at all times, to adhere to the club rules and to prioritise the safety and security of themselves and other players. Please take care particularly in wet, frosty or wintry conditions, when there might be slippery patches on or around the courts - and always beware of stray balls lying around, which can result in twisted ankles! 

First Aid

In case of accidents, bumps and scrapes, a First Aid box is provided for members' use. This is stored outside the clubhouse, under one of the benches, so that all players may have access to it, regardless of whether or not they have a clubhouse key. 

The kit contains instant ice packs, plasters, bandages and a range of other First Aid supplies. Items are provided as a courtesy to members, so please help yourself, but do use them sparingly and please consider replacing what you use. 

Inside the First Aid box there is also an Accident/ Incident book for you to complete should you wish to report the incident to the Club. We would encourage you to do so if it is anything more serious than a minor cut or graze, just so that we have a record of what has happened. You can then take a screenshot of the report and email it to the membership email address: [email protected] or simply leave it on the table in the clubhouse for one of the committee to collect and file. 

For more serious incidents, the nearest AEDs (defibrillators) are located next door at Gullane Health Centre, and on the external wall of the community hall, beside the front door.

Please take care, stay safe and enjoy your tennis!

Thank you. 

The GTC Committee


How to find us

Gullane LTC
Hamilton Road
GULLANE
East Lothian
EH31 2HP

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Our Partners

Gannon Sports Gullane
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Vantage Tennis Coaching (Roddy Barbour)