Club Social Tennis Sessions

 

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.