Congleton Lawn Tennis Club: back on court



Congleton Lawn Tennis Club has reaffirmed its commitment to being one of the best-value places to play tennis within Cheshire.

With tennis courts being allowed to reopen as part of the government’s roadmap on the easing of lockdown restrictions, it’s an ideal time to join.

Membership fees for the 12 months from April 2021 are just £80. New members and students will pay only £50, and juniors just £10.



Founded in 1890, Congleton Lawn Tennis Club is one of the oldest tennis clubs in the country and it’s been located on the same grounds throughout its 130+ years.

The club has some of the best facilities in the area – with 9 courts (6 all weather and 3 artificial grass).

Four of the courts are floodlit, and there is also a practice wall and a mini tennis area.

During lockdown the club resurfaced one of its courts with Tiger Turf, so members will see further improvement when they return to play.



The club is now developing an exciting social calendar for 2021 – complemented by a fantastic, purpose-built clubhouse with all the facilities you would expect from a club of its size (including a licensed bar).

The club also has an extensive coaching programme facilitated by Smash Tennis which is run by the club’s head coach Craig Leese who is also Staffordshire Men’s county captain.

The club has developed strong links with the local community and over the past few years has established partnerships with a wide range of local businesses.

This approach has seen companies providing prizes for the club’s wide range of events and tournaments in return for publicity on its social media channels.



In 2021 there are already a number of arrangements in place.

Congleton Eats has partnered with the club and all members who join the club by the end of April will be entered into a prize draw were they can win a £50 voucher for use on the Congleton Eats app.

This means each new member effectively has the opportunity to win their membership fee back in free food!

Living Concepts, a local garden landscaping design and maintenance business, is sponsoring the ladies’ doubles event for at the third year running.

The Harrington Arms in Gawsworth is sponsoring the festive tournament, Moorlands Graze is sponsoring the men’s singles tournament and Cheshire Cat Distillery is sponsoring the ladies’ singles tournament.



The club has also formed a partnership with local beer maker Bach 95, co-owned by Sale Sharks player Will Cliff who was a member of Congleton Lawn Tennis Club as a junior.

The club is served by a committee of dedicated volunteers who have ensured that it remains one of the leading clubs in Cheshire.

For 2021 the club has a new chair – Rob McNinch – who is determined to build on the club’s strengths whilst ensuring it continues to evolve and attract new members.

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