Tennis open day for Letterkenny

Tennis open day for Letterkenny
The sport of tennis is growing steadily in the county and the hopes are to develop a larger facility for Letterkenny Tennis Club in the coming years.

The sport of tennis is growing steadily in the county and the hopes are to develop a larger facility for Letterkenny Tennis Club in the coming years.

The club are hosting a special open day this Saturday from noon to 3pm and everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun, learn the fundamentals and see what the club is all about.

The group has grown from just 100 member five years ago, to currently over 250, with members from across the county and all ages.

The club, which is situated near the site of the old swimming pool just off the High Road, is hoping to expanded their facilities in the future to include a fully covered court.

A spokesperson says if grant funding is made available to the club they hope to grow the sport in the area and build on the success they have enjoyed helping develop participation from local schools and community groups as well as all their members.

They explained: “We are hoping to put in a single court indoor bubble, it’s like plastic dome really, that is the plan so we can play all year around. In fact we do still play all year around but it would be great to have an indoor court, because a lot of stuff gets washed off the courts. It would mean that kids of three or four or five could come along, where as at the moment they have to be six or over because of the outdoor conditions. It would be a great resource.”

They are also working with local schools and host a range of fun activities for all ages making it a social sport that is a great way to get fit.

They are aiming to become a Regional Centre for Tennis Ireland, with nearest current centres in Belfast and Castlebar in Mayo.