Coaching / Team News

Kirktonhill Lawn Tennis Club

Kirktonhill Lawn Tennis Club


Coaching

Junior Coaching


The club is committed to getting more local children and families involved in the sport and extends a very warm welcome to everyone to come along and see what we have to offer. We want to show that tennis can be great value, great exercise and great fun for the family.


The club's junior coaching goes from strength to strength. Up to 50 children attend the Saturday sessions on a regular basis. The club works closely with the WD Leisure Trust's Active schools team to promote tennis in local schools and the clubs coach, Douglas Mackechnie delivers coaching to participants of the Active School's Tennis Academy.


SATURDAY MORNINGS UNTIL OCTOBER 2019

 

 

Mini Reds Group 1:  (Aged 9 and Under)                  10.00am  -  11.00am 

 

Mini Superstars       (Upper primary school age)       11.00am - 12.00 noon 

 

Yellow Ball Group    ( ages 12 +):                             12.00 noon – 1.00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE:  These age ranges are a guide only and the club coach may place children in a different group depending on individual ability.   

 

COST PER HOURLY SESSION:    £2.00 for club members aged 10 and under.

                                             £3.00 for club members aged 11 and over.

                                             £5.00 for all non-members.

                                                   

 Pay As You  Go.    No advanced booking or payments required. 

 

(exceptions may include summer camps or similar additional sessions)

 

 

JUNIOR  COACHING DATES, 2019:

 

MARCH     16th   -     23rd    -    30th 

 

APRIL        6th     -   13th   (14th   OPENING DAY)   -    20st    -    27th No Coaching     

 

MAY          4th   -  11th No Coaching -  18th(Big Tennis Weekend) -   25th   

 

JUNE        1st No Coaching    -    8th  (French Open)    -    15th    -   22nd   -  29th 

 

JULY         6th   -    13th    -  21st (Play-It-Like Wimbledon  Junior Tournament) - 27th

 

AUGUST    10th    -   17th    -    24th    -  31st 

 

Further dates for September and October to come.

 

If any changes are made to this schedule, the club will to give everyone as much notice as possible.

 

More information on our family tournaments and other eventswill  be circulated as the season progresses.


Douglas Mackechnie

Head Coach -

Level 3 LTA Coach

Adult Coaching


Coach Douglas Mackechnie will be providing coaching on Mondays during the lighter nights.


The session runs from 615pm – 7.15pm Ladies and Gents BEGINNERS/ IMPROVERS.


Costs £3.00 per session, paid on the night.  Racquets provided.


Anyone joining the club for the first time will get their first 6 sessions FREE.

 


Team News

April 2019

 

LADIES -

The Senior ladies team were unbeaten and start the new season in Division 3!  The squad includes Fiona MacDonald, Clare Donnelly, Marissa Gordon, Karen Haggarty (capt), Trish Cameron and Anna Currie. Also involved were Celia McKenna, Yvonne Gadsby-Turner and Karen Goodwin. 


GENTS -

The Gents team consolidated their place in Division 4 and will be eager to move up a division in the coming season. 



Ladies and Gents Teams Fixtures Calendar


SPRING/SUMMER  MATCH FIXTURES   -   2019

LADIES – Division 3A

 

Mon 6thMay            - Uplawmoor        HOME

 

Wed 8th May           - Woodend 3         HOME

 

Tues 14th May         - GU Staff             AWAY

 

Wed 29thMay          - Strathgryffe 5     HOME

 

Thurs 6thJune        - Clarkston 3          AWAY  

 

Mon 10thJune         - Titwood 3           HOME

 

Mon 17thJune         - Hillhead 2           AWAY

 

TBC                       - Bearsden            AWAY

GENTS  - Division 4A

 

Fri 3rdMay           - Strathgryffe 5       AWAY

 

Thurs 9th May      - Newlands 4          AWAY   

 

Wed 15th May      - Broomhill 2          AWAY    

 

Thurs 13thJune    - Cambuslang 2      AWAY

 

Fri 28thJune        - Drumchapel 2      HOME

 

Fri 5thJuly           - Kilmacolm           HOME

 

Fri 19thJuly         - Cardross              HOME

 

TBC                    - DL Hamilton 4     HOME

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