Welcome to Lunesdale Tennis

Keith Soothill Trophy

Last Wednesday 23rd July some 24 Lunesdale members played for the Keith Soothill Trophy. This took the format of the World Dingles Championship. To put things as simply as possible Dingles, devised by Keith is tennis doubles but played in a singles court. But only one serve and suddent death at 30-30. So a bit of a mixture with speed tennis. This championship has now been played many times at Lunesdale but this was the 1st time we played for the Trophy, after the sudden loss of Keith earlier in the year.

The Championship was ably organised before and during the event by Phil Bebbington.

The trophy was provided by Gary McMillan of Stonegate Glass Studio and Gallery

Gary is a regular and committed social and team player.

The trophy was sponsored by John Urry and Sylvia Walby who presented Gary with a bottle of bubbly. Gary donated the trophy in Keith’s memory.

John and Sylvia presented the winners Calum Tough and Brian Francis with the trophy. This was appropriate since Brian was a colleague and frequent collaborator with Keith at Lancaster University.

Runners up Gary McMillan and Ursula Gaillie.

Also of note and one to watch in the future, Elliot Marsden and Patrick Tough were worthy participants in 3rd or 4th place.

How to find us

We are situated in the village of Caton, Lancashire on a picturesque site overlooking the river Lune and are eager to recruit new members of all ages and abilities.

What we offer

  • Three grass courts and two recently installed all-weather courts with floodlights
  • Friendly, well-organised social tennis and coaching
  • The challenge of league tennis and knock-out competitions

We welcome players of all abilities and we have an extensive social tennis programme so you can quickly become involved at a level to suit your ability. You are welcome to join us at any time. Contact one of our members or call and see us on Wednesday evenings at the club.

Great Offer! 50% off for all new members this season

Just fill in our membership application form, deduct 50% from the amount shown and send off to us ASAP to get the advantage of a full season – includes all categories of membership.

Club League Teams for 2014 Details and Fixtures

LLTC have entered six teams in Lancaster and Kendal Tennis Leagues. They are as follows (Captains in brackets) :

Kendal Mens A (Dan McIllmurray)

Kendal Mens B (John Urry)

Kendal Mixed (Heather Willes – non-playing)

Lancaster Mixed A (Alex Tough)

Lancaster Mixed B (Jill Sloan)

Lancaster Ladies (Kate Young)

Find details of Fixtures here

General Information for the Summer Season

Monday Junior Training 7-8pm
Wednesday Organized Social Mixed Tennis
Friday Junior Coaching & Adult Coaching
  • Social tennis usually starts at 6.30 p.m.

If you wish to send anything relating to the club for posting on the website, please forward it to Alex Tough at altough@btinternet.com.