• Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    The Isle of Man's premier tennis club
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Taking care of the future of tennis
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Privately owned courts for maximum playing time
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Unrivalled clubhouse with function room
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    League play, Match play and Social tennis - all standards welcome
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    A different and fun venue for your child's birthday party for all abilities
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Unique indoor and fast draining outdoor courts
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    High quality, privately owned facilities
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Join our welcoming and friendly club - get fit, have fun and make friends
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    Be a part of Albany's revered coaching programme
  • Albany LTC

    Albany Lawn Tennis Club

    The best all round facilities anywhere on the island

Albany Lawn Tennis Club

We are a friendly tennis club with over 300 members aged from 4 to 85. Albany is a unique tennis club on the Isle of Man proudly boasting privately-owned floodlit courts and facilities, as well as an indoor court ensuring play is possible in all weathers and seasons. We offer opportunities for social play, a great coaching team, men’s, ladies’ and mixed League tennis, and a tournament programme for all. New members are always warmly welcomed. Come along and visit us any time, meet our friendly club members and see our excellent facilities. We operate a ‘try before you buy’ policy so you may visit three times with a member before having to commit to join the club. Click buttons below for LEAGUE INFORMATION and UPCOMING EVENTS.

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9 hours ago

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RED BALL
Sorry - NO Red Ball Coaching tomorrow (Tuesday) with Margaret :)
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Gavin Parry

Peter Neagle 😢

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12 hours ago

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Due to Ian being off island there will not be a club coaching session on Tuesday for orange and green ball (5.30-6.30pm) or Wednesday orange ball (4.30-5.30pm) and yellow ball (5.30-7pm). ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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ALBANY TENNIS NEWS - 13 March 2019
by Pat Sharp

The Albany Junior OPEN tournament was completed during the week:
Results:
Mixed singles 9 & under – winner Magnus Benson, r/up Sonny Martin.
Girls 14 & under – Gr. A - winner Aalish Kelly, r/up Caitlin Henery; Gr B winner – Sarah Long r/up Ava Austerberry. Semi-finals Aalish bt Ava, Sarah bt Caitlin; final Sarah Long bt Aalish Kelly 4/6 6/3 (10-8).
Boys 14 & under winner Jayden Go, r/up Ben Mitchell.
Girls 18 & under - winner Sarah Long, r/up Aalish Kelly.
Boys 18 & under winner Jack Christian, r/up Jayden Go

Charlotte Clarke (13) has recovered from her knee injury and re-starts her career with a trip to Bolton this weekend to play in a Grade 3 - 14 & under event. Good to see her back on the court.

Will the remaining 30 – 40 members who have not taken their membership renewal notices left in a box I the indoor court please do so and save the club the high cost of postage. When completed you can post it in the white box in the clubroom – and thereby save yourself postage. Memberships are due for renewal by 31 March.

On Wednesday, at the club, Bryan and I, plus David Kennaugh had a very pleasant re-union with a former island junior player Trudi Barua, who is on the island sorting out family matters following the sad death of her mother Carole. We haven’t seen Trudi for at least 30 – 35 years so there was a lot to talk about. Having been a player before the development of Albany’s facilities, she was very impressed and is coming to the club on Saturday to watch the Mini Red coaching. She lives in the south of England but said she is tempted to return to the Island. I do hope so – she would be a great asset to the club.

John – I’ll try and get a photo of us with Trudi on Saturday.
I’ve got my new camera!!
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It would be more efficient if you emailed the Membership Renewal Forms out! Particularly as many people travel off Island during the Winter months!

1 week ago

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Very sad to hear of the passing of Paul Hutchins, MBE! Former Player, Davis Cup Captain. He established The National Team Tennis Competition (formerly National Club League) and worked to expand the Road to Wimbledon Competition into the event it is today!! Read more here: https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2019/march/paul-hutchins-mbe-1945-2019/ ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s sad, jack and I met him too when we were there in 2016. He seemed like a lovely man and very passionate about tennis.

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Jay and I met him at the RTW 2013, 2015 where he was the key organiser. He was very passionate about developing tennis for the juniors. A very sad loss.

3 weeks ago

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ALBANY TENNIS NEWS
5 March 2019
by Pat Sharp

The first Junior Open tournament of the season started on Saturday provided some interesting results particularly in the younger age groups. The red ball players are very keen to compete and there were several close matches. Played in two groups – Group B the winner was Jack Sharples (42pts) with r/up Oscar Clarke (34) 3rd Mason Austerberry (32) and 4th Emma Perera (31). Group A had the more experienced players – some having played in UK events – and this showed. The winner was Magnus Benson (35pts), r/up sister Millicent (28), 3rd Oliver Neagle (26), 4th Abigail Cowell (25).

Magnus also played in the Orange ball event….

Boys singles 12 & under r/r winner Orry Farnworth (3 wins),r/r Ben Mitchell a visitor from Scotland with 2 wins
Girls 12 & under Group A – winner Annelise Mellor (2 wins) r/up Lucy Clarke (1 win); Group B winner Ava Austerberry (2 wins) r/up Hadassah Smith (1 win). Semi-finals Annelise bt. Haddasah 4/2; Ava bt. Lucy 4/0; final Ava bt. Annelise 4/0 4/0

The IOMLTA Men’s and Women’s league fixtures were announced this week– Captains are preparing all the details. These are due to start from the 1 April 2019. Please note all Albany home fixtures start at 7pm and all away fixtures start at 6.30pm.
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ALBANY TENNIS NEWS 
5 March 2019
by Pat Sharp

The first Junior Open tournament of the season started on Saturday provided some interesting results particularly in the younger age groups. The red ball players are very keen to compete and there were several close matches. Played in two groups – Group B the winner was Jack Sharples (42pts) with r/up Oscar Clarke (34) 3rd Mason Austerberry (32) and 4th Emma Perera (31). Group A  had the more experienced players – some having played in UK events – and this showed. The winner was Magnus Benson (35pts), r/up sister Millicent (28), 3rd Oliver Neagle (26), 4th Abigail Cowell (25).

Magnus also played in the Orange ball event….

Boys singles 12 & under r/r winner Orry Farnworth  (3 wins),r/r Ben Mitchell a visitor from Scotland with 2 wins
Girls 12 & under Group A – winner Annelise Mellor (2 wins) r/up Lucy Clarke (1 win); Group B winner Ava Austerberry (2 wins) r/up Hadassah Smith (1 win). Semi-finals Annelise bt.  Haddasah 4/2; Ava bt. Lucy 4/0; final Ava bt. Annelise 4/0 4/0

The IOMLTA Men’s and Women’s league fixtures were announced this week– Captains are preparing all the details.  These are due to start from the 1 April 2019.  Please note all Albany home fixtures start at 7pm and all away fixtures start at 6.30pm.

 

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Gavin Parry

4 weeks ago

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Junior tennis squads are not running next week ( 4-8th March) due to the junior competition . ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Mini Tennis Red Ball 12-1pm is on tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March) but the 1-2pm session is not on because of the Albany junior competition red ball event starting at 1pm. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Summer Leagues 2019

We are entering five teams in the Summer League this year.

Wishing you all the very best of luck.

MENS
Albany A – Captain Ian Watson – MONDAY 7pm

Albany B – Captain Tim Davies – WEDNESDAY 7pm

Albany C – Captain Rob Colquitt – THURSDAY 7pm

WOMENS
Albany A – Captain Kirsten Hall – THURSDAY 7pm

Albany B – Captain Jackie Russell – WEDNESDAY 7pm

If you are able to play and haven’t yet let me know, please do get in touch with the relevant Captain, or let me know at Captain@albanyltc.co.uk
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Summer Leagues 2019

We are entering five teams in the Summer League this year.  

Wishing you all the very best of luck.  

MENS
Albany A – Captain Ian Watson –  MONDAY 7pm

Albany B – Captain Tim Davies – WEDNESDAY 7pm

Albany C – Captain Rob Colquitt – THURSDAY 7pm 

WOMENS
Albany A – Captain  Kirsten Hall – THURSDAY 7pm

Albany B – Captain Jackie Russell – WEDNESDAY 7pm

If you are able to play and haven’t yet let me know, please do get in touch with the relevant Captain, or let me know at Captain@albanyltc.co.uk

4 weeks ago

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ALBANY TENNIS NEWS by Pat Sharp

27 February 2019

The first junior open tournament of the year starts this Saturday with the Red Ball Mixed event starting at 1pm. All players should try to be there by 12.45 if possible. Orange ball players are also playing Saturday plus some of the older age groups. Please check with the referee Ian Watson if you are not sure of your start time. Play continues through to Finals on Wednesday.
The 12noon red ball coaching will take place as usual.

Race Night was again a great success and the club wishes to thank sponsors and “gamblers” for their support. Thank you to John Morrison of Morrison Photos Ltd for running the races, Jan Gaskill for organising the raffle, Kirsten Hall for co-ordinating suppers from The Terrace Chippy and David Bufton and Jackie Chinn for running the TOTE table. Final amount to be confirmed by the treasurer but it should be a good start to the fund for future development at the club. The committee are mindful of maintenance costs, replacement of equipment and adding to the facilities. Any members wishing to run or support an event should contact any committee member. We are open to ideas. Also remember that the lounge is available to hire for meetings, parties etc.

Jack Christian (15) was playing at the Liverpool tennis centre at the start of half-term and won both his matches against players with the same rating (7.2). He took a while to beat his first opponent but eventually won 1/4 4/1 (10-3) and the other match he was playing better and won 4/0 4/2. If any other juniors were away during half-term please let me have your results. Send them to: albanytennispr@manx.net – there are forms in the clubroom for you to fill in and put in the white post box.
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The club's Annual General Meeting was held at the club on Wednesday 28 November at 6.30pm.  The meeting presented the 2017/8 statutory accounts, which were adopted, and the membership and indoor court fees for 2019/20 were agreed.  David Long was voted in as the club's new Chairman, and we wish him well.  David will take up the info@albanyltc.co.uk e-mail address.  
 

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Recycling Initiative

Jan Gaskill would like to thank members for their help
WELL DONE MEMBERS! - We have just filled the plastic bottle bin for the first time.  Keep up the good work and remember bottles ONLY please, tennis ball tubes are not acceptable (it's a different type of plastic, so they tell me).                













Wear it Pink Day 2018

On Friday October 26th Ladies Morning held their annual Pink Friday in aid of Breast Cancer Now, Isle of Man.  They raised £79 from subs and donations and Lisa did them proud with pink balloons and table ware and even pink food!!!!   Pink smarties, pink wafers, pink (strawberry) cheesecake and cup cakes.

It was a great morning despite the weather and they did squeeze in some tennis too.
     

Road To Wimbledon 2018

Congratulations to all the players who entered this year's Road to Wimbledon event.  On the 15th July, 8 boys and 8 girls competed in the Isle of Man County section of this competition.  The winners, Rich Mirski and Charlotte Clarke, qualified to play at Wimbledon against the other county champions.  The runners up, Jayden Go and Sarah Long, also got to go to Wimbledon for some special coaching sessions.
During the week of 13th August, the County champions played in round robin and knock-out matches at Wimbledon.  An Isle of Man player has never progressed from the group stage before, but this year both Roch and Charlotte did and both got all the way to the semi-finals!!  Charlotte even went on to win the girls' tournament altogether.  This is an extraordinary achievement by both players, whose hard work and dedication should be commended, together with that of their parents and of their coach, Ian Watson.  Congratulations to all of you!

Photos from Road to Wimbledon 2018

Charlotte's Tournament winning point!  

Outdoor Courts

The planned repainting of the outdoor courts, that was due to commence on 13th August, has been postponed.  Given the need for good weather coupled with the availability of the contractors, this is now likely to take place in early summer/late spring in 2019.  In the meantime, we thank you for your help in keeping the courts clear of leaves and pine needles as much as possible.  It is the degradation of these things that is primarily responsible for the levels of algae we experience on the courts.  Following cleaning this year, all courts are currently in good shape; the planned painting is a cosmetic improvement more than a necessity at the moment.                    

A Glimpse at Our History

Here are the videos shown on the night of the '50 Years at Ballaughton' Celebration Dinner held in September 2016, which shows the timeline of Albany's development over the past 50 years.

  

   

social-tennis-banner2 All these sessions are a great way to play some tennis and meet friends, and are open to senior members and nominated juniors.  Join in our fun and friendly social sessions held each week on:

OPEN TO ALL

  • Sundays 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 12:30pm
PLUS for Ladies only, the fabulous Friday Morning Ladies on Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The indoor court is reserved for all these sessions so play will be possible in any weather.  Please note that where tournaments are running, some of the social sessions may have to be shortened or cancelled.

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