Coaching / Team News

Kirktonhill Lawn Tennis Club


Adult Coaching


Coach Douglas Mackechnie will be providing two sessions on Monday evenings.



The first is from 6.15pm – 7.00pm and is suitable for Ladies team players and intermediates.


The second session from 7.15pm – 8.00pm is for Ladies AND Gents BEGINNERS.


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.


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.


Junior coaching is on a Saturday morning


Mini Reds Group 1 : (Aged 9 and Under) 9.30am - 10.30am


Mini Reds Group 2 : (Aged 9 and Under) 10.30am - 11.30am


Mini Superstars (Ages 10 -12) : 11.30am – 12.30pm


Yellow Ball Group (Ages 12+ ) : 12.30pm – 1.30pm.


PLEASE NOTE: These age ranges are a guide only and children may be placed in a different group depending on individual ability or in order to balance out group sizes.


COST PER HOURLY SESSION: £3.00 for club members aged 11 and over.

£5.00 for non-members.

With a membership, ALL regular Saturday coaching now costs ONLY £1.00 for children aged 10 and under.



Team News


Ladies and Gents Teams




The Gents have had a hugely successful season and have won their league. It was a close finish as they went in to their last match against Hillhead with both teams leading the league and on the same number of points. Helped by home advantage the squad of Douglas Mackechnie, Andy Bone, Alan Barbour, David Corcoran, Steven Diver and Michael Corcoran won 5-4. They now go on to compete in the Division 5 Play-offs away at Broomhill on Friday 1st September.

GOOD LUCK from everyone at the club!


It has been a different story for the Ladies. Playing in Division 3, the team struggled to find any consistency and finished in eighth place, thus dropping down to Div 4 for next year’s competition. Here’s hoping they move straight back up again.




PLEASE NOTE: Due to the building work for the new club house, all Ladies and Gents ‘home’ matches will be played away at the opposition courts. This means that our own courts will be available every Monday and Tuesday for social tennis so here’s hoping that everyone will take advantage of the increased opportunities to play.



Gents Team

It's been a long time coming, hopefully the gents can secure the league title at home to Hillhead on the 25th of July. Everyone is welcome to spectate on the night. Well done to every player involved.

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