About Bangor Tennis Club
Bangor Tennis Club is a friendly, LTA accredited tennis club. It is committed to helping people of all ages and from all backgrounds enjoy and improve their tennis. The club's core values are inclusivity, friendliness, compassion and enjoyment.
We enjoy a sheltered, leafy site in Upper Bangor and we have three all-weather courts, a grassy viewing area and a clubhouse.
The club dates back to the 1920s and you can read a short history of it on a separate page.
Over the years, Bangor Tennis club has produced two senior Welsh International players (Margaret Lewis and Max Griffiths) and a senior Welsh Champion (Praful Ghatage) as well as several senior and junior North Wales County players. Currently, we have men’s, and ladies’ teams playing in North Wales competitions .
We play tennis outside at the club all year round. However, when the weather is bad, we also sometimes play inside in the Tennis Dome at the University's Canolfan Brailsford / Brailsford Centre.
We schedule various, regular club tennis sessions, including Social Tennis, which are always popular as well as being a great opportunity to meet and play with other club members. Timings vary with the seasons, but we try and cater for all ages and abilities, so whether you want to try a new sport, improve your game with some coaching or compete in the North Wales League and cup competitions, you're sure to find plenty of tennis activities to suite your needs. There's plenty going on off-the-courts too as we enjoy an active social scene - cycling, walking, visits to other clubs, wining and dining and even winter tennis holidays.
The current committee are keen to maintain and improve the club and its lovely facilities. In 2020 we received funding from the LTA to help us install an automatic, number-lock gate onto the courts. The gate integrates with our online booking system, enhances our site security and enables us to offer a 'Pay and Play' option so that non-members can book courts and play too. The gate therefore allows us to safely open up to more people and raise some additional funds to plough back into the club.
We have also begun to look at options for the replacement of our current clubhouse (which is nearing the end of its life) with an environmentally appropriate, modern equivalent. However,
these dreams are still some way off and very much subject to us being able to secure the support of the local community, fund the project properly and obtain planning consent etc.
The club is energised and excited by what the future holds and by the idea of using technology to improve the local environment and for wider benefit. If we can make a few sensitive and thoughtful improvements, we have no doubt that the club will continue to flourish and be a valuable local amenity for many more years and generations to come.
We are also really looking forward to celebrating our centenary in 2024!