MEMBERSHIP

You can join now - no requirement to be proposed or vetted

 

Anyone interested in playing tennis can join our Club.   Download the pdf files on this page to see subscription rates.  Note - if you have any queries about membership rates or the application form please email clougheytennis@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​To check out all membership options and subscription rates  click  HERE

 

To see more information on JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS  click HERE

 

Benefits of Club membership

 

Play when you want.  Paid-up Club members are entitled to pre-book and play on the tennis courts without paying the normal court charges levied by Ards Borough Council.  

 

Enjoy social tennis -  Senior club play sessions are organised on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 pm and Saturday Afternoons 2-5pm. These include use of training and practice equipment. We also run social tennis round robin tournaments approx. once a month - open to all senior and student members.

 

Get to know other players of the same standard and play social or competitive tennis with them.

Members can organise their own playing groups and bring friends and visitors.

 

Opportunity to play League Tennis - we have teams entered in the Evergreen, Summer Mixed, and Winter Floodlit Leagues (Belfast & District). 

 

Improve your tennis and get more fun from playing - regular coaching sessions for adult beginners, improvers and returners. Access to Club ball machine and practice balls for practice. 

 

Free coaching - All new adult members can join one of our beginner coaching courses FREE.    We also run group coaching courses for adult  improvers and 'returners' (those who have played before but not recently).  

 

Members can also arrange individual lessons from our Club Coach (Qualified PTR & Tennis Ireland Level 1 coach).  For more info on coaching, contact Alistair Dunn 07801-374444).  Keep an eye on this website for details of the courses.

 

Get advice and contacts for buying good quality racquets and other tennis equipment and clothing.

 

 

Corona Virus Lockdown

The Club has been in a state of suspension since the closure of the tennis courts under the lockdown regulations in March 2020.  Although the membership year ended on 31/03/2020, membership was automatically extended for all existing members at no charge until the Club was able to reopen for organised tennis at Cloughey. 

Partial relaxation of lockdown.  On 29/05/2020, Council reopened all their tennis courts to the public, free of charge, during all daylight hours.  The Club was ready to reopen using Tennis Ireland guidelines, but this has not been possible as we are unable to have exlusive use of the courts for our regular weekly clubplay and coaching sessions.  Our members are playing under the guidelines issued by Council, and we are hopeful that within a few weeks these guidelines will be reviewed and that the Club will be able to restart.

Restart of Club activities  On 15/06/2020 the Club restarted Clubplay sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with coronavirus restrictions on touching balls and playing doubles.  Members should book their place through Whatsapp and not turn up 'on spec' as only players are allowed on court.

Renewal of membership   Adult, Student & Family Memberships will be renewed from 01/07/2020 to 31/03/2021 as discounted rates as follows:

Full adult ............................  £50

Student ................................£40

Family 2 (2 parents) ..........£100

Family 1 (1 parent) ..............£65

Juniors 14-17yrs ..................£25

Juniors  10-13yrs..................£15

Juniors U10  .........................£10

Junior individual memberships will be renewed later once group coaching is allowed.

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