30 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9UP
Tel: 0141 339 0065
info@glasgowwestern.co.uk


Western Tennis


We have 6 all-weather tennis courts and an unrivalled range of programmes where you will have the chance to meet and play with lots of people of your own standard.


Tennis Information

For information about all tennis activities in the club including coaching, team, and social play, please contact the head coach, Ian Campbell.


For information on all junior coaching, please contact Julie Gordon.


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Members of Ladies Teams


How to Book a Tennis Court - Covid Update: Phase 1

In week 1 (from Friday 29th May 2020) we will be operating on 4 courts only to give people more space and give everyone the chance to adapt to our new system of social distancing while visiting the club and staying safe. With this in mind the below are key points which must be observed.

Court bookings rules

  1. You will no longer be able to turn up and book a court or take an empty court. You can only book through the free "Clubspark booker" app or you can sign in through the Clubspark website https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/WesternLTC . If you have any queries with setting up your access to booking please contact Verena Scott on vjscott123@gmail.com
  2. Only fully paid up members can access the booking system and no visitors or pay & play will be allowed until we can assess the demands on the courts.

What is allowed?

  1. Singles play with 2 people from any household
  2. Doubles play for 2 different household pairs or 4 players from the same household
  3. Week 1 - only 4 courts in use (1,3,4,6)
  4. Week 2 - Open up to all 6 courts from Saturday 6th June
  5. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance, but you can only make one booking at a time. What does this mean? For example, if your 1st booking for the week is on a Wednesday at 10am you can then make another booking for a new day after finishing this session at 11am. (What we want to avoid is a scenario when some members book off all the best slots in advance)
  6. Even though you may only have one booking at a time if your friend books a court you can still play with them at a different time. BUT no one individual can be on any court for 2 consecutive bookings.
  7. Court bookings are all for one hour only
  8. Junior Booking Times - Monday to Friday until 6 pm. i.e. last booking at 5 pm. Weekends from 1 pm onwards. A junior playing with an adult member can play at any time.

We will be monitoring the system to make sure that it is not abused, and we will cancel any bookings that are not valid.

Arrival and Departure

  • Please come changed (no use of clubhouse or toilets) and, arrive as close to the scheduled times as possible to reduce your time at the club.
  • If waiting to go on court maintain a 2-metre distance and let the people on your court know that you have arrived. If playing finish 5 minutes early to make the crossover easy and safe.
  • Entrance /exit to courts as follows: All entry/exit gates have been removed for safety
    Court 1 - use only the small gate area in the patio area
    Courts 2 & 3 - use only the middle gate area at court 2
    Court 4 - use only the gate area behind court 4 at the clubhouse end
    Court 5 - enter from either end but be careful when passing players on court
    Court 6 - use only the gate area at the bottom of the steps on Hyndland Roadside
  • Utilise the hand sanitisers provided at the gates before and after play
  • Do not drag the courts - This will be done by staff at various times throughout the day.
  • Please leave the club after play and avoid congregating in groups of more than 2 people before doing so. VERY IMPORTANT!
  • First aid kit and the defib machine will be available from staff at the balcony area
  • Dunlop tennis balls will be on sale at the club at £5 for a 3 ball can - these can be paid for with a contactless card payment only.
  • Ian Campbell or another member of staff will be at the club at all times and if we are uncomfortable with anything that we see I would trust that you will respect our judgement if we feel the need to intervene.

When Playing

Tennis ball management: (Although there is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be transferred from a tennis ball it is safer if different players do not handle the balls.)

When playing singles each player should bring their own balls and mark them. Whoever is serving only uses their own balls and players can pass each other's balls by using their racquet only.

Benches will be provided but not for sitting on. They will be placed on opposite sides of the court to allow players to leave their gear on them and also help to remind players to change at opposite sides of the court. (Benches will be cleaned regularly with special sanitising products throughout the day)

Avoid touching any surface (e.g. stair railings, seats, benches, net posts, etc)

The next few days will give us all a chance to become familiar with our new system which will allow us all to play tennis in a safe environment.

These guidelines are based on Tennis Scotland's Guidance for Tennis Venues and Players in Scotland which does differ slightly from the LTA's guidance in England. https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/guidance-for-tennis-venues--players-in-scotland---covid-19.pdf .

There are still one or two aspects which have still to be clarified and we are awaiting further updates in the coming days/weeks. 1:1 coaching may not be allowed in the initial stages but hopefully, this will be allowed soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Ian Campbell
On behalf of the committee


Babolat products

Babolat Products

We sell a variety of Babolat products at the club including the following:

  • Racquets
  • Rucksacks
  • Grips
  • Balls
  • Loony Dampeners
  • Court shoes

Contact Ian Campbell or a member of staff for ordering, advice, or to try a racquet.

  • Backpacks - from £30 - £45: various colours / sizes

    Socks / Hats / Grips / Balls also for sale!

    Senior Racquets
    Demos available on most adult models

    Top end models
    Racquet Retail Price Weight Description
    Aero Pro 199 140 300g Nadal's Racquet!
    Aero Team 185 130 285g Ian & Julie's Racquet!
    Aero Lite 180 130 270g Top end junior full size racquet
    Pure Drive GT 185 140 300g No. 1 Babolat seller
    Pure Drive Team 170 130 285g Easier to use than GT
    Pure Drive Lite 160 130 270g

    Mid range models
    Racquet Retail Price Weight Description
    Boost - Yellow / Black 80 280g Intermediate level
    Boost - Red / White 80 260g Intermediate level
    Pulsion 102 50 265g Beginner
  • Junior Racquets

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    Racquet Retail Price Description
    Pure Aero Jnr 25 60 Top end junior racquet
    Aero Jnr 25 50 Top end junior racquet
    Pure Drive 26" 65 Top end junior racquet
    Drive Junior 25" 50 Top end junior racquet

    Aluminium
    Racquet Retail Price Description
    Nadal 26 25 Beginner / Intermediate
    Nadal 25 25 Beginner / Intermediate
    Nadal 23 20 Beginner / Intermediate
    Nadal 21 20 Beginner / Intermediate
    Nadal 19 20 Beginner / Intermediate

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Tournaments


Coach Ian practicing his serve

Coaching

Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve we have a large coaching programme.

  • Private or group lessons
  • Weekly team training over the winter for players of team standard
  • Group lessons and team training organised by PCA Master coach Ian Campbell
  • For details of all adult coaching whether for individual or group lessons of any standard: ian@glasgowwestern.co.uk

Some of our juniors

Junior Coaching

We run a popular Junior tennis programme catering for children from 4 years old and upwards that includes the following:

  • Group lessons after school and at weekends during term time
  • Summer and Holiday Camps
  • Schools Project: A Coach, A Court and a Competition sponsored by Clyde Property

For information on any aspect of Junior tennis, visit our Western Tennis coaching blog

Enquiries to: westerntenniscoachingclub@gmail.com

Latest junior news


Tennis

Inter-club Team Tennis

We have a wide range of teams playing in inter-club leagues.

  • Ten senior teams in the West of Scoland Tennis Leagues (5 Mens & 5 Ladies)
  • Compete in tournaments for singles players, veteran teams, winter league teams and junior teams.
  • Conatct Ian Campbell if interested in team tennis.

Social tennis doubles event

Social Tennis, Mini-Leagues, & Family Tennis

Social Tennis

  • For all standards both male and female
  • Thursday 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday 5:00 - 7:00pm
  • Fun doubles tournaments

Mini-Leagues

  • Competitive singles mini-leagues are organised each month with approximately 5 players in each league.
  • Contact Ian Campbell or sign up on the notice board at the club to join.

Family Tennis


Social tennis doubles event

Cardio Tennis

Euan and Calum Gibson Smith run cardio tennis on Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. This is a fun way to get fit and you do not need to be able to play tennis to take part. It's basically a good workout on the tennis court doing lots of hitting and footwork drills to high tempo music on a boombox!

Maximum 8 people per session so if interested please reply asap. If very popular we will run more classes.
Cost is £5 per session paid direct to Euan or Calum on the night.

Email Euan / Calum if you have any queries or to book.
gibsoncalum96@gmail.com


Tennis score card

Tennis Fixtures

Click on a match for more information about finishing times, courts in use, etc.