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We have tried to include as much information as we can in this section but if there is anything else you want to know or you think we’ve left out please get in touch!

How the Club is Run

The Club’s Officers, General Committee and Sub Committees are elected each year at the AGM and are responsible for the day to day running of the Club. Minutes of Committee Meetings are available in the Club House.

When do the General Committee meet?

Committee Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Clubhouse.

Club Sessions

Social tennis is very important to the Club and its members. The mainstays of our social tennis programme are the weekly Club Sessions, held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. These sessions are held all year round.

See below for the full timetable of Club Sessions:

Check the Club Notice Board regularly for any changes to start times or court availability particularly during the busiest months of April, May & June.

Day Start Times Type
Mon from 7:00pm Seniors
Tue from 09:30am Men Only
Wed from 09:30am Women Only
Wed from 7:00pm Seniors
Sat 10:00am to 1:30pm Juniors
Sat from 1:30pm Seniors

At Club Sessions, members play one set of doubles and then mix with other members. The Club provides balls for all Club Sessions and new balls are provided as required.

Club Rules

All members and visitors must abide by the Club’s constitution, rules, policies and  guidelines. Read the Club Rules on the website or Download a PDF of the Club Rules from this link.

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please contact us and will respond as soon as possible.

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is simple. Just look at our “Join” page for more information.

Can I have a family membership?

Yes.

Do I have to join the club to attend coaching sessions?

You can access the coaching programmes provided as a non-member. However there are preferential rates available to members of the club.

What is the affiliation fee mentioned on the application forms for?

Club Members must pay an affiliation fee to the governing body for tennis in Ireland, Tennis Ireland. The Club collects this along with your Membership Fee and pays it directly to Tennis Ireland.

Affiliation is £14.00 per person aged 18 or over on 1st Jan in any membership year and £7.00 per person aged 17 or under and should be added to your fees.

Is there any special clothing that I need to wear?

We are pretty relaxed, but a sports kit needs to be worn.

Do I have to sign up for a minimum term?

All our memberships are annual and run from January to December however new members admitted on or after the 1st August in any year shall be liable for 8/12 of the annual Membership Fee for that year. The amount to be reduced according to the month of admission – September 7/12 , October 6/12 , November 5/12 , December 4/12.

Members admitted on or after 1st January in any year shall be liable for their full Membership Fee but shall not be liable for their renewal until 1st March in the following year.

History of the Club

Bangor LTC - They way we were!
Bangor LTC has been in existence for over 100 years and it’s inaugural meeting was held on 21st December 1899 in Ward Hall where Rev TG Forsythe, one of three clergymen among the founding members, formally proposed the establishment of a club.

The Club was originally located on Downshire Road and quickly drew support from local residents. In fact even today some people still refer to us as Downshire even though we moved to our present location in Farnham Park shortly after the First World War.

When looking for information on the history of Bangor LTC the best place to start is the minutes of Committee Meetings as well as the Clubs history the minutes also reflect the events of the time:

1901 – At the second Annual Meeting Club Members marked the death of Queen Victoria.

1906 – A trophy was presented to the Club by Officers of HMS Cornwall in recognition of the hospitality shown to them by Members of the Club. The trophy, the Officers insisted was to be used for a Ladies competition. Well, you know what they say “All the nice girls love a sailor!!”

1918 – The minutes reflect the relief following the end of the First World War and the sadness that nine Members had been killed in the conflict.

1946 – Amplifying equipment bought for use at the Saturday night dances – Bangor’s first disco!!

1951 – Special permit obtained to purchase an amount of rationed goods for catering at events during the winter.

1999 – BLTC opens a new Clubhouse and celebrates its 100th year.

Over the years Bangor LTC has had to battle with a growing number of other attractions and distractions for peoples’ time but has always been kept alive by groups of stalwart members whose hard work and effort ensures the continued survival and development of the Club.

Get In Touch

Bangor LTC, Farnham Park,
Bangor, BT20 3SR
Phone: +44 (0) 28 91 47 09 18

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