Game Set Match – Tennis Courts in Lane Cove

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ITC’s mother used to always say you meet the nicest people playing tennis and we think she’s right.  With the long summer days and Christmas holidays, it’s an ideal time to get into Tennis.  We are so lucky to have some beautiful tennis courts in Lane Cove, Longueville, Greenwich, Riverview, Osbourne Park and Mowbray. Many of these courts are run by local tennis clubs and their volunteers work tirelessly to promote tennis and look after the courts.

ITC is a hit and a giggle type of player, but then there are other players who take it much more seriously.  We asked local tennis clubs to provide us with information on how to book courts.  ITC highly recommends strawberries and cream or (better still) Pimms after each match.  Many of the clubs have very cute little clubhouses where you can relax after the game.  Just scroll down and find the nearest tennis tennis club and courts to where you live.

Longueville Tennis Club (no lights)

Where

On the corner of Kenneth and Dunois Street, 2066

Membership Costs:

Membership fees (per annum) and joining fees are:

Adult membership fee: $165
Adult joining fee: $100
Junior membership fee: $80
Junior joining fee: $50

Casual Court hire fees

For members: free
For non-members/casual hire: $18 per hour
For members bringing visitors; members must pay for visitors: $12 for adults and $6 for juniors

Hours

There are social groups which play on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9.30 – 11.30 am, and Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. You can play with these social groups on three occasions, without a fee, before deciding if you want to join the club

How to Book

Just hit the BOOK A COURT box on their website. Booking a court online and in advance is important as it ensures the players have a court before they leave home, and it provides access to the booked court.

General Information

Only courts 4 and 5 are available for public hire. A booking confirmation will provide a manual access code which will only be needed if the automatic system fails. Please take this email with you to the booked court.

Coaching

Longueville Tennis club works with Inspire Tennis for tennis lessons and school holiday camps.

Contact Details

Tennis Court Hire
http://www.longuevilletennis.com/LTC-Home.asp
Inspire Tennis Website:
http://www.inspiretennis.com.au/tennis-court-hire-sydney/tennis-court-hire-longueville-tennis-club/
Phone: 1300 712 713
Email: info@inspiretennis.com.au

Lane Cove Tennis Club (no lights)

Where

Central Park, Kenneth St, Longueville 2066

Membership Costs

Adult membership: $370
Family membership: $750
Junior membership: $65
Student membership: $120
Weekday membership: $180

Casual Court Hire Fees

Members: Free
Non-members: $15 per hour

Hours

Monday-Friday: 6:30-sunset
Saturdays: 7:30-sunset
Sundays + Public Holidays: 8:30-sunset

How To Book

There is an online booking system.

Both members and non-members have to book the courts but members do not have to pay the fee.

General Information

There are organised social tennis groups on Saturday and Thursday from 2:00pm.

Coaching

Lane Cove Tennis Club also runs coaching through group and private lessons. These are for all ages and standards. Lane Cove Tennis Club also offers junior hot shot classes (more info here) and squad training and school holiday camps.

Their resident coach is Andrew Scanlan who offers private and group lessons, squads training and school holiday camps.  He is a Tennis Australia Accredited Coach. Contact him on 0419 240 958 or lctennis@gmail.com.

Contact Details

Website: http://lanecovetennis.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanecovetennis/
Email:  tennis@lanecovetennis.com

 

 

The Lane Cove Tennis Club is also the home of Yogabowl.  Yogabowl is located on the first floor of the clubhouse and it is a beautiful view looking over the tennis courts while doing Yoga.  Find out more about Yogabowl here.

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Lane Cove West Tennis Club (lights)

 

Where

Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West 2066 (at entrance of Blackman Park)

Membership Costs

For Membership Enquiries – contact
Mobile: 0417 667 020

Casual Court Hire Costs

Casual Day Rate: $11
Casual Night Rate: $13
Discounted rates apply for permanent court hirers paying monthly or greater in advance.

Hours

Weekdays: 6:30-11pm
Saturdays: 7:30-11am, 5pm-11pm
Sundays: 8:30-11pm
Public Holidays: 7:30-12noon, 5pm-11pm

How To Book

You can book online here

General Information

The club consists of 3 synthetic tennis courts each with their own clubhouse.  The court has lights so you can play after dark.  The club plays social tennis from 12 noon to 5pm on Saturdays and on most public holidays. Feel free to bring your children when you hire out the court as there is a playground and practice wall for them to use.

 

Contact Details

Tennis Court Hire
www.lcwtennis.com.au

Phone: 0417 667 020
Email: admin@lcwtennis.com.au

 

 

Greenwich Tennis Club (no lights)

 

Where

Lemon Reserve, Greenwich 2065

Membership Fees

Adult joining fee: NIL
Adult annual membership fee: $125
Junior concession joining fee: NIL
Junior concession annual membership fee: $35

Casual Court Hire Fees

Members: Free (some conditions apply)
Court hire fee non-members: $15
Visitor fees (The visitor fee is paid by a member playing with a non-member): $5 per person

Hours

Weekdays: 6:30 am -5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 7:30 am -5:00pm 

How To Book:

Court hire and bookings are made through the Booking secretary: Caroline Elliott, on 9436 1892

General Information

Greenwich Tennis Club is an established tennis club providing two top-class synthetic grass tennis courts with a small but charming clubhouse.  The club is located on the Greenwich peninsula in a park setting overlooking the picturesque Lane Cove River in Sydney, Australia.  Their aim is to facilitate and encourage local community participation in the game of tennis by improving knowledge and skills and promoting social and competitive play in an inviting environment.There is a timetable of the different events of the club on their website. Social tennis is played on the Sundays between 9 and 11 am. There are also many competitions and social tennis programs for juniors and seniors.

Coaching

Greenwich Tennis club also offers private and squad lessons, as well as weekend and holiday clinics. Coaching details can be found here.

Contact Details

Website: http://greenwichtennis.com.au/GrnTC-Home.aspx
Coaching: 
AB Tennis
Email: 
admin@greenwichtennis.com.au

Osborne Park Tennis Courts

Where: Osborne Place (off Richardson St East)

Casual Court Hire Fees:

One-Off  $15.00/hr
Permanent $6.00/hr on weekdays and $7.50/hr on weekends.
Annual casual $60.00/annum.

Hours: 7.30 am to Dark

How to Book: email – 

The courts at Mowbray Public School,  River Road Tennis Court and Riverview are commercial enterprises.

River Road Tennis Court

We offer the Hotshots programme, tennis lessons (group and private), school programmes and holiday programmes, birthday parties and much more.

Hot Shots Tennis

Hot Shots Tennis is a national Tennis Australia program that utilises modified courts and tennis balls to allow kids of all ages and skill level to play the game.

Children are separated into appropriate level groups and receive coaching from our team of professionals as well as an introduction to match play!

Hot Shots Launch 3-4 year olds

Hot Shots Launch includes a fun packed half hour lesson each week with professionally trained Coaches.

Lesson plans are based on a progressive format with new skills and strokes introduced each week according to their class level, with easy to use techniques.

Classes are a maximum of four children per coach to enable us to coach your child to the best of their ability.

Hot Shots Red 5-8 Year olds

Hot Shots Red includes the use of a modified (red) court and red ball which allows children of all skill levels to play the game.

Each lesson includes technical instruction as well as rallying and match play.

The children are also kept busy with a variety of gross motor skills activities which are heaps of fun!

Classes are a maximum of four children per coach to enable us to coach your child to the best of their ability.

There is also a complimentary bus pick up service after school available for weekday classes from a selection of local public schools.

Hot Shots Orange 8-10 Year Olds

Also using a modified court and the orange ball, this class allows children to play on a larger court with slightly faster tennis balls. Suitable for children who have completed the Hot Shots Red program or who have played tennis before.

It teaches new strokes, skills and strategies using techniques that allow easier understanding and rapid progression with an emphasis still on having fun and enjoying tennis!

The one and a half hour lesson includes match play practice so that kids are playing the game from the start!

The lesson also includes problem solving and decision making and bridges the important area between Hot Shots Red and the Hot Shots Green full size court.

Classes are a maximum of six children per coach to enable us to coach your child to the best of their ability.

Hot Shots Green 11 + Years

This more advanced class uses a full court and specialized green tennis balls, with the emphasis on improving skills and strokes and competitive match play.

Classes are a maximum of six children per coach to enable us to coach your child to the best of their ability.

Squads

Ace Squad

(High School age Beginner/Intermediate level)

Ace Squad allows a fun and comfortable environment for which teenagers can improve their tennis and exercise with friends.

Lessons involve the most up to date and advanced new skills and strokes, delivered by our expert coaches to enable easy understanding and rapid progress.

Classes are a maximum of six per coach to enable us to coach your teen to the best of their ability.

Squad / Elite Squad


Intensive training for the junior students who are more serious about their tennis and can play at an intermediate to advanced level.

For tennis players who want to realise their potential but still have fun doing it!

Lessons involve the most up to date and advanced new skills and strokes, delivered by our expert coaches to enable easy understanding and rapid progress.

Players are encouraged to represent the club in intra and district competitions and tournaments.

Classes are a maximum of four children per coach to enable us to coach your child to the best of their ability.

Private Tennis Lessons

 

Children who live in the St Leonards, Gladesville, Crows Nest Lane Cove and Riverview areas of Sydney regularly come to Tennis World Lane Cove for private lessons.

Our six choices of lessons give  flexible alternatives for parents to select which lessons are the most suitable for their children. Lessons can be taken both during the week and at weekends and kids who live in Longueville, Northwood and Linley Point areas can take full advantage of our local River Road facility.

We offer private lessons for adults and children of any playing level…from the beginner who wants to learn the basics, to the more advanced player who needs work on technique or to refine their skills, our expert coaches can help!

Private lessons allow coaches to assess your ability and needs and concentrate on improving your technique and performance. So why not give it a go!!

We offer lessons between 6:30am – 9pm during the week and 6:30am – 6pm on the weekends.

Interview Hit

Not sure what you need? At Tennis World we offer FREE TENNIS, this is for new players and involves a 15 minute interview hit with a coach It enables you to come and have a look at the club, and for one of our coaches to assess your ability in an informal and relaxed environment, and then suggest which program would be most suitable for you. They will also give you a few tips along the way!

Birthday Parties

Because we know children love parties! Here at Tennis World Lane Cove why not combine the fun of tennis with your child’s birthday party?! We offer parties on a Saturday or Sunday that run for 2 hours – we supply a tennis coach, all tennis equipment, a tennis court, balloons, a party table, chips and lollies. All you need to bring is the birthday cake and any other food you want!!

For 12 kids or less with one coach and one court we charge $190 for the party. For more than 12 kids and with an additional coach and court we charge an extra $140

Click here for more information!:-Birthday Party

Hot Shots Tournaments

Hot Shots Tournaments are a great way for children to play some competitive tennis, meet children from other Tennis World Clubs, and have some fun! Whatever their ability, our tournaments cater for everybody!

Before and After School Programmes and School Holiday Programmes

Professional coaches from Tennis World coach various schools around Lane Cove to deliver the Hot Shots Program…

The following schools are part of our pick up from school programmes:

St Michaels Primary School Lane Cove

North Sydney Demonstration School

Greenwich Public School

 

 

Mowbray Public School Tennis Courts (lights)

Where

Mowbray Rd and Hatfield St Lane Cove 2066

Membership

Not Applicable

Casual Court Hire

Monday – Sunday, before 5 pm: $17 per hour
Monday – Sunday, after 5 pm: $20 per hour

Permanent Court Hire

Monday-Sunday, before 5 pm: $13 per hour
Monday-Sunday, after 5 pm: $16 per hour
Minimum 13 weeks – Quarterly)
For Permanent bookings please contact Gian on 0412387276

Hours

7am-10pm 7 days a week.  This court has lights

How To Book

To book you can visit https://www.tennisvenues.com.au/booking/mowbray-public-school or you can visit https://www.gpatennis.com.au/.

General Information

There are three tennis courts at Mowbray Public School.

Coaching

Lessons are held here by GPA Tennis. Lessons can be private or semi-private. The age groups for the lessons are:

Red Ball: 5-8 yrs
Orange Ball: 7-10 yrs
Green Ball: 10 yrs +

Adults can also have private or semi-private lessons. Lessons are usually an 1hr but 1 ½ sessions can be made available for adults if requested.

Details

Websites
https://www.gpatennis.com.au/
https://www.tennisvenues.com.au/venue/mowbray-public-school
Phone: 0412387276
Emailgian@gpatennis.com.au

Lane Cove West Hallam Street Courts (no lights)

Image Source: Inspire Tennis

Where

Corner of Hallam Street and Cullen Street Lane Cove West (right across the road from the Lane Cove West Public School).

Membership Costs

Not Applicable

Casual Court Hire

You can book a court by emailing info@inspiretennis.com.au

Hours

The court is open every day from 7.00 am to dusk.

How to Book

You can book a court by emailing info@inspiretennis.com.au

General Information

There are two synthetic / mod-grass courts. There are clubhouse facilities.

Coaching

Lane Cove West Hallam Street partners with Inspire Tennis for tennis lessons and school holiday camps, you can find the link to information about these on their website.  They provide Kids Tennis Lessons,Women’s Tennis Lessons and Ladies Tennis Competitions, School Holiday Programs featuring before and aftercare and excursions Free bus shuttle services or walk from local schools, Kids Multisport Programs, Adult Tennis Coaching and Social Tennis Competitions, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, Private/Performance Tennis Coaching School Tennis Lessons, Kids Tennis Camps and Kids Birthday Parties.

Contact Details

Tennis Court Hire
Lane Cove West Hallam Street
Inspire Tennis Website
http://www.inspiretennis.com.au/location/tennis-lessons-lane-cove-west-tennis-club/
Phone: 1300 712 713
Email: info@inspiretennis.com.au

Tennis Practice Walls

There are practice walls at Stringybark Reserve, behind the Lane Cove Tennis Club and Burns Bay Reserve.

Thank you to the Tennis Clubs and Coaching Staff who assisted ITC in putting together this article by paying a listing fee.


 

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