Cullercoats Tennis Club has received high praise from the very top of the sport – the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
The club, on Beverley Gardens, was visited by LTA president Cathie Sabin last week who said it ‘embraces all that is great in British tennis’ and praised its facilities and coaching programme.
Sabin, who in 2013 became the first female president of tennis’ governing body in Britain, met players, coaches and committee members and watched junior coaching sessions.
She said: “I was delighted to visit Cullercoats LTC as part of my tour of Northumberland tennis clubs. Cullercoats is a vibrant and welcoming club and embraces all that is great in British tennis.
“The three new artificial grass courts and the newly-refurbished clubhouse provide an excellent environment for all to learn and play our fantastic game.
“The extensive programme the club coach, Stuart Cass, provides for players of all standards and ages is to be commended.
“The club, under the chairmanship of Jeff Thompson, has a very dedicated and forward-thinking committee which ensures that it goes from strength to strength and, having recently celebrated its centenary, I wish everyone involved with Cullercoats LTC continued success in their next 100 years.”
Thompson said: “We were delighted to welcome Cathie to our club and honoured to be one of only a handful of clubs chosen for this prestigious visit.
“It was fantastic to be able to showcase our excellent facilities and coaching programme alongside demonstrating the enthusiasm and talents of some of our junior members, who are the future of the game.
“The visit has been a great start to our new season and we look forward to building on this success on and off court in the months ahead.”
New members are most welcome at Cullercoats which offers coaching opportunities, social play and competitive matches for all ages.
For more information, visit www.cullercoatstennis.co.uk