PLTC Social Scene
At PLTC tennis is important, however we feel that the social scene that we create at the club is equally important, and over the last 10 years we have developed a lively and vibrant calendar of events that put PLTC in a unique position as a tennis club in South Wales.
The first asset we have to allow us to create this is our clubhouse and grounds, set right in the centre of Penarth in easy walking distance for most people.
The clubhouse, which is over 100 years old, was recently re-furbished allowing us to create a lovely environment to socialise both in the summer and the winter. In the summer open all the large doors and windows and the bar becomes an extension of the superb outside area that we have.
In the winter, with the wood burner lit, close all the doors and the clubhouse becomes a very welcoming place no matter what the temperature is outside.
The grounds in the summer provide a great place to bring your children, they are completely secure allowing parents relax whilst their children explore the grounds and use the small play area that we have.
Although the bar is run by volunteers, we pride ourselves on the variety of drinks we serve. We currently have three beers/lagers on draught along with a wide range of interesting bottled beers and lagers. Our top shelf is extensive and particularly impressive in the range of gins that we serve.
Friday is our official social night, and the bar is always open and run by volunteers from the club on a rota basis.
It is always open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to support the times when the courts are busy.
During the winter we enhanced the club by converting the old mower shed into an outside bar, this bar is already proving to be really popular allowing us to gather outside, specifically through the Covid crisis. We see this this new bar a vital part of our social scene going forward.
Every Friday is our main social night where many members gather for a drink and the food on offer on the night.
On these nights we regularly introduce events; quizzes, open mic nights, live bands, wine tasting, Christmas carols etc. All are popular with our membership.
The clubhouse and grounds are available for hire to our members and as a result the club has many private functions mainly on a Saturday night.
Apart from all of the above we also have two signature events through the year. These are The Music and Street Food Festival normally held on the August bank holiday and our Bonfire Night Party which is on a Friday in the first week of November.
On both events we open our grounds up to the Penarth Community, both events sell out every year and now form an important part of the overall series of events that take place in Penarth throughout the year.
The social program was originally set up for the tennis players, its popularity has led to 140 Social Members joining at £32 a year just to take advantage of our offering.
To join as a social member please visit our website: