About the club

Shooters Hill Lawn Tennis Club (SHLTC) is a members club providing social and competitive tennis for all levels and abilities. The club has six floodlit macadam courts available throughout the year.  The club is a key asset to the local community and offers a friendly and professional service to members and non-members.

The club was formed in 1927 and was initially part of the Shooters Hill Golf Club before becoming independent in 1967 when it signed an agreement to lease the land. The club became a limited company in 2006. A community grant from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) funded the installation of floodlights on two courts, and 2010 saw the other courts having the floodlights updated.

2014 saw exciting new developments within the club. The club received a LTA financial grant and loan and with a new 25 year lease the club built 2 new floodlit courts which opened in the summer of 2014.  This enabled the club to expand membership and further develop its coaching programme with new LTA initiatives e.g. Tennis Xpress and Cardio tennis.

2016 saw the building of a disability entrance/viewing platform expanding the ability to welcome disability groups and satellite coaching in local schools.


The club in 2017 is now investigating improving the club house so it is fully wheelchair accessible with the support of the LTA.

                     

Club aims

The club aims to provide a tennis and social centre for club members, local people and their families regardless of age, ability, gender, religion and ethnicity. The club also provides opportunities for people to participate in competitive and social tennis, coaching and social events.

These aims are achieved by the club working in partnership with the LTA, now being a focus club and the community to continually improve the club and its facilities. The club has Tennismark accreditation and the directors work hard to improve and develop the club for the future.

Any member wishing to become a director may be voted on to the board at the club AGM. All ideas welcomed. The club is a keen supporter of building and maintaining strong links with the local community.

In spring 2007 the club joined forces with the Eaglesfield Park Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (EPNWS) to build bonds in the neighbourhood, but also to help tackle issues of anti-social behaviour taking place in and around the club.
The club supports the EPNWS by hosting the co-ordinators meetings and AGM as well as inviting them to the yearly Open Day 

 

Competitions

The club participates in various LTA interclub competitions and each year a number of men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and junior teams are entered at different levels. A club tournament for all categories (mixed, doubles and singles) as well as many junior age groups is held in the summer with a finals day in July.

The club has a successful singles box league for members to compete in. Head Coach Phil Layfield works with  Kent LTA and is introducing levels of competitive play for all levels (red, orange and green).  He also works closely with other clubs/coaches in the area.                          

 

Club activities

The Club offers a number of events and activities throughout the year which are advertised inside the club and on this website.  Members can register to receive email alerts when the website has been updated weekly.


SHLTC is run on a voluntary basis and all the directors are volunteers.  The club welcomes the support of its members in helping to run the club. Working parties are arranged to complete various jobs around the club and would appreciate members sparing a few hours a year to help.
 
The Club was voted Kent Club of the Year in 2015 and LTA London and the South East Region Club of the Year in 2016.

 

If you have any questions about the club email the Club Secretary. For information about coaching, email the Head Coach or call 07815 927767.