Peebles LTC plays competitive tennis in the Borders Tennis League having won both Ladies and Men's Leagues in recent years and in the past has been elected Bank of Scotland Borders Team of the Year. In addition Peebles players have won singles and doubles titles in the Borders Confined Tournament and the club hosts the Helen Proudfoot Junior Mixed Doubles Tournament and shares the hosting of the Tweeddale Tournament with other Tweeddale clubs.
Peebles LTC is an LTA Places To Play facility where visitors can play by arrangement with Peebles Tourist Information in the High Street. A session of 1hr costs £5 and a returnable £5 deposit is required for the key to the grounds.
The club welcomes players for both competitive league tennis and social tennis and prospective new members are invited to come along to any of the social sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning where they will be welcome to join in the tennis being played. Alternatively contact the Secretary John Lord; details at the club website (see below)
PEEBLES TENNIS CLUB - History:
Although a tennis club flourished in the 1930s, from which time the Club Championship trophies date, the present club was only reconstituted in 1956. Two of the original five blaes courts were converted to all-weather surfaces in 1970, when a practice wall was also constructed.
It is interesting to note that thirty years ago the club committee was concerned whether Sunday play should be permitted, the question of appropriate 'clothing' requirements, and looking into complaints from the public about the behaviour of younger members!
Many well-known Peebles family names feature in the extant records in honorary or playing capacities but the club's most notable member was the late Scottish Internationalist, Mrs Helen Proudfoot. Her club connection and her special interest in junior coaching were commemorated in 1975 by her family's donation of a trophy for annual junior competition. The Peebles Helen Proudfoot Memorial Competition for Under-Sixteen Mixed Couples is held every May and has now been established as one of the main events in the Borders for younger players.
The club itself has always encouraged its younger members and as a matter of policy readily supports, and occasionally initiates, Borders and even National Youth Schemes. In recent years, Peebles and Innerleithen have been particularly to the fore in introducing and developing 'short tennis'.
The courts and pavilion are leased from the Tweeddale District Council and the club average thirty-five to forty senior members and over forty junior members. Senior Men's, Ladies' and Mixed teams along with Junior Boys' and Girls' teams represent Peebles in all the Border Competition Leagues.
Historical content : taken from History of Peebles 1850 - 1990
Contact Details :
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Springhill, Peebles, Tweeddale, EH45
Tel : 01721 724 526
Web : www.peeblesltc.weebly.com
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