Welcome to the website of Quorn Lawn Tennis Club, the friendly club in Quorn - a village in the heart of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire - that caters for players of all ages and abilities.


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Forthcoming Events & Club News

Saturday 3rd September 2016 at 2.00pm: "Roquefort & Merlot" Club tournament.   2 to play tennis; 10 for food & drink. Tennis starts at 2.30pm, supper is at 6.00pm.  RSVP to Steve by 31st August 2016.

Club Championships 2016
A reminder that matches can be played up until Sunday 11th September.  Finals Day will be Saturday 17th September 2016.


Facilities


The Club House

We have four, outdoor, shale courts that are regularly maintained by a professional groundsman.  The surface is particularly good for the knees and close line calls!  There is also a Club House which hosts a number of activities throughout the season and has showering and changing facilities. The Club ajoins The Manor House at Quorn gastropub, which is handy after strenuous exertions on sunny Club Nights.

Our season starts in April and our Club Nights, tournaments and league matches run mainly throughout the summer until BST ends. Those able to play during the daytime can continue to play and use the Club House throughout the year, provided that the courts are in a suitable condition. If there is a lot of rain and/or frosts, members are requested not to play on our shale courts as this could damage them.

Courts are also not available for general play on the few evenings when there are home matches for the women's or men's league teams. See all our League Match Dates for this season (pdf file; opens in a new window).

Our membership ranges from young children in our Junior sections (from 6-14 years old), Intermediates (15-18 years old) and Adults (some of whom are in their 80's!).   We all enjoy the fun of developing our tennis in friendly competition and good camaraderie in a pleasant countryside location. 

Out of season, some Club members arrange between themselves to continue playing on indoor courts at nearby Loughborough University. We also organise a number of social events during this period to keep members in touch with one another.

In addition, we usually hold an annual black-tie dinner dance or barn dance and a pre-season party.   Since we are affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association, QLTC members also have access to tickets for Wimbledon through the Club allocation and British Tennis Membership.

Coaching for all ages with Gaby Hay


Gaby Hay

Gaby is an experienced, LTA-registered Level 3, tennis coach who has recently moved to the area having worked at a number of tennis clubs in the London area. Gaby can coach all ages and abilities and is very keen to get more people into the sport. She currently plays club and county tennis and has an LTA rating of a 4.2. If you are interested in individual or group lessons, please drop Gaby an e-mail or text to organise a session. Gaby will also be delivering adult and junior group sessions on a regular basis at the Club. For sessions and prices see her QLTC Coaching Schedule for this season (pdf file; opens in a new window).
Gaby's contact details are:
Email: Haygab55@gmail.com
Mobile: 07771 526024


Club Nights


The 5.32pm to Loughborough Central

Club Nights are the heart of our Club and take place on Wednesday and Friday nights (from about 5.00 p.m. till dusk) throughout the season.   Unlike some other clubs, you do not have to be in one of our Club's teams to play on Club Nights; it's for all senior and intermediate members. You don't have to book either, you just have to come along.  Play is mainly centred around mixed-doubles but varies according to the availability of players and courts.  Play rotates, so you are always sure of getting a game. Depending on demand, there is also Club play on Saturday afternoons for both adult members and young members (11 years old and over).


Club Tournaments

Relaxing after the Summer Barbeque tournament

Club members arrange a variety of tournaments for themselves once a month on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the season.   These are usually associated with some after-tournament functions such as a barbecue, a cheese and wine party or a tea party, which family members can join (see below for this season's dates).   There is also an annual Club Championship for mens' and ladies' singles, mixed doubles and ladies' and mens' doubles. The finals are held in mid-September and are often followed by a curry evening at a local restaurant in the village.



Club Tournament dates for the 2016 season:

Sunday 8th May 2016 2.30pm "Let Them Eat Cake!" Tournament
Sunday 29th May 2016 2.30pm Fish & Fizz Tournament
Sunday 26th June 2016 2.30pm Strawberries & Pimms Tournament
Saturday 30th July 2016 2.30pm Summer Sangria Tournament
Saturday 3rd September 2016 2.00pm Roquefort & Merlot Tournament
Saturday 1st October 2016 1.30pm Dina's Delight Tournament


League Matches

QLTC has four teams in the LTA Leicestershire County Doubles Leagues. The Ladies' First Team play in League 4B and the Ladies' Second Team play in League 6A. Our Men's First Team play in League 5A whilst the Men's Second Team are in League 6A. Team captains are always on the lookout for new players so, if you would like to play league tennis for our Club, please get in touch. Club members not wishing to play in matches are very welcome to come down to the Club and watch the keenly contested games; support from the sidelines is always appreciated.  See all our League Match Dates for this season (pdf file; opens in a new window).

Membership Fees1

Membership fees for the 2016 season are as follows (does not include any coaching fees):
Adult single: 90 (85 if paid by 1st May 2016)
Adult couple at same address: 170 (160 if paid by 1st May 2016)
Intermediates: (15-18 years old on 1st April 2016): 40
Students: in full-time further or higher education (aged 23 years or under): 60
Juniors: (12-14 years old on 1st April 2016): 30
Young Juniors: (11 years old or under on 1st April 2016) 20
Joint Parent & child membership:  35 (parent restricted to playing with one Young Junior member.  An additional 20 is payable for each additional child aged 11 or under on 1 April 2016)
Family membership: a reduction of 10% of the total bill for 3 or more members of the same family, living at the same address, to include at least one senior member and at least one member under 18 years or full-time student under 23 years.
Visitors' fees: (i.e. guests playing with members up to a maximum of 6 times): Seniors 3 per session; Juniors 1.50 per session.
Match fees: (home and away): Seniors 2.50 per player per match; Juniors, intermediates and full-time students 1 per player per match
Social members: (non-playing): 5
Fees are payable at the beginning of each season.

If members wish to play with their non-member friends, they are welcome to do so (when the courts are not being used for Club activities) but the non-members are expected to pay the visitor's fee.   Visitors fees will be billed to the Club member, who MUST enter the visitor's name in the Visitors' Book in the Club House on each occasion.

Public Pay per Play sessions at QLTC:
Members of the public are invited to make use of our tennis courts on a pay per play basis with no membership required. This is charged at an hourly rate and is available outside Club Nights and match nights. Please call 01509 621713 for more details.

1SPECIAL OFFER: there are Scaled Reduced Fees for new, first time, members who join after April.


How to Join

Using the links below, download and print off the appropriate membership form (either in Microsoft Word .doc format or .pdf format), fill it in by hand and send it to the address provided on the form.  The remittance should be included as a cheque or can be paid electronically by BACS, using the BACS details on the form.

Alternatively, bring the completed form with your payment to a Club Night (Wednesday and Friday evenings). If you are thinking about joining the Club, you are welcome to come down to a Club Night and have some free games before you decide whether to join us.

Please note: our Club is open to players of all abilities; you do not have to undergo a trial before you are accepted as a member.

Application form for Senior/Student membership.doc
Application form for Intermediate/Junior membership.doc
Application form for Social membership.doc

Application form for Senior/Student membership.pdf
Application form for Intermediate/Junior membership.pdf
Application form for Social membership.pdf


Where to find us

You can find us on Woodhouse Road (B591), Quorn (opposite the Great Central Steam Railway Station) and conveniently situated behind The Manor House at Quorn gastropub.   If you are new to Quorn, just follow the brown amenity signs in the village to "The Great Central Railway".

For those travelling from further afield, Quorn is approximately 3 miles south of Loughborough on the A6.  See map location - courtesy streetmap.co.uk (opens in new window).

For satnav purposes our postcode is LE12 8AL




Contact us by email

For coaching: membership-sec@qltc.org.uk
For financial matters: treasurer@qltc.org.uk
For membership and general enquiries: membership-sec@qltc.org.uk
For website: webmaster@qltc.org.uk


Useful Links

Lawn Tennis Association: http://www.lta.org.uk/
Wimbledon: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html
Quorn Village website: (http://www.quorndon.com)


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