Welcome to Cardross Tennis Club
Cardross Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1951 and offers 3 all weather courts, 2 with floodlights. The Club has a friendly atmosphere, offers an extensive coaching programme for adults and juniors through Alimacs Tennis.
Tennis at the Club is organised on a relatively informal basis. There is currently no formal booking system for the use of courts (with a few exceptions), although this may change in the future if it is seen to be desirable by the membership. The exceptions are for team matches, coaching sessions and ties during the Club Championships.
In addition to times when there are formal court bookings, a number of informal arrangements are in place for playing tennis – for example, there are ‘Club Nights’ on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from around 6.30pm. All members are welcome to attend – short doubles matches are the norm on these occasions, with players taking turns to sit out as necessary (depending on numbers attending). Some of the Club Nights may double up as team practice sessions during April, May and June. There are other times, for example Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10.00am, when there are informal gatherings of members, but also many times in a typical week when the courts are under-used. It is up to members themselves to make whatever use they wish of the courts – but always subject to Club Rules (rules 2 -9 in particular).
Visitors may play with a member for a fee of £3 per visitor per day. An individual can be a visitor on at most six occasions in a year.
The Club has three all-weather courts, with new floodlights on all three courts installed in spring 2016.
Members are asked to assist in the care of the grounds and clubhouse. Senior members may obtain a key to the clubhouse on payment of the cost price (£4 approx.), and parents are asked to ensure that their children use the clubhouse responsibly. Dogs must be kept on a lead in the club grounds, and are not allowed in the clubhouse.
The floodlights are operated using tokens. Each token costs £2, and operates the lights on one court for thirty minutes. The current arrangements for obtaining tokens are displayed on the notice board outside the clubhouse. On club nights during the winter, each participant pays £1 towards the cost of lighting.