How to find us
Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club
email: [email protected]
Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club, Barton Rd., Lancaster LA1 4ER
Hello prospective new members /current members, welcome to Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club. We’ve been around for a long time, but we’re young at heart and always looking for new members, so why not come and join us?! We’re located on the south side of Lancaster, not far from Booths and the Boot and Shoe pub (see map below).
We had our courts resurfaced in November 2017 with an ITF approved Matchplay 2 XL carpet surface. Along with our state-of-the-art floodlights - you can definitely play rain or shine on our courts!
Whether you’re a beginner, improver or tennis pro there’s something for you at BLTC. We welcome all ages and abilities and run an extensive social tennis programme (see below) so you’ll quickly be able to find your niche.
Facilities - With 4 floodlit courts, we offer year round tennis. By all means enjoy playing during our balmy English summers, but why not join the stalwarts who are out in all weathers, winter and summer alike. Our large clubhouse has changing facilities, a lounge area and fully licensed bar that is popular after an evening of tennis and for hosting social events.
We provide disabled access to our clubhouse and courts
BLTC 2022 Season
01APR2022 - Official start of Summer Season with Friday clubnight
Kendal league matches for men's and ladies start. Local mixed and ladies league matches also start
03 APR 2022 - Social tournament - all welcome. £5 entry. 1.15 - 5,20pm
Kids Easter tennis camps . Week 1 - 4/5/6th April. Week 2 - 13/14/15th April. Full day £20, half day £12.
Fylde league matches will start for our juniors, ladies and men
22MAY2022 1pm to 4pm - Our club open day - Everyone wecome for his free coaching session!
BBQ on Sunday 24JUL2022 3pm - 6pm
ANNUAL CLUB TOURNAMENT starts
Social - TBC
Local veteran's league matches start
Social - TBC
OCT22 - BIGGEST SOCIAL OF THE YEAR! CAPTAIN's evening- TBC
Winter clubnights and social winter nights starting
End NOV 2022 - Club AGM
Social Tennis - As mentioned above, we run Club Nights on Mondays and Fridays from March to October from around 6.00pm to as long as people want to play (our floodlights have to be switched off at 10:00pm). The format is normally doubles to maximise the court usage. Groups of four players are selected to ensure everyone gets competitive tennis and one set only is played (with deciding point at deuce if there are players waiting), whereupon the four goes off to be mixed in for another set.
Players are rotated such that people have an opportunity to play with a variety of partners and opponents. Prospective new members are welcome with no obligation or pressure to join.
After tennis there is an opportunity to have a social drink from our fully licencsed bar and chat with your fellow players.
Team tennis - If this is what you are after, there’s plenty on offer. We’re run 3 ladies’, 3 mens', 1 under 17s junior, 1 veteran's and 1 mixed team in the Lancaster and District, Kendal and Fylde leagues. We also enter teams in Lancashire knock-out competitions. So whatever your level, you’re likely to find a team to suit your ability. See "Team BLTC" page for more details.
Coaching - We’re all looking to improve and our LTA Level 3 coach John Varney is here to help. His junior sessions are very popular and growing, running after school and at weekends and he offers all levels of senior coaching, both individual and group (see Coaching page for more information).
Membership - (See below)
Note our special rate for new members this season.
Wimbledon ticket ballot - From 2023, this ballot will be centralised and will be issue via the LTA or via the public ballot. You will need to be a member of LTA to be eligible for LTA ballot - it is free to join!
You are welcome to join us at any time. Why not come down for a clubnight or contact one of our members for more information.
Other Key contact:
Trevor Mong (Club secretary) Tel: 07917148862 Email:[email protected]
A buddy is an adult nominated by a junior under age of 14 years - they may play with"their" junior when courts are not required for matches, tournaments, club play. Buddy and junior members are not permitted to book courts after 6pm.