About us

Bridgwater Lawn Tennis Club was established on the banks of the Bridgwater canal in the centre of Bridgwater in about 1895. Originally known as the Trinity Lawn Tennis Club it had one grass court and club rules limited membership to 25. Before the First World War it acquired a second court, created a 'country membership' and the standard of tennis attracted members from Bishops Lydeard who push-biked over the Quantocks of an evening - and home again! Later known as the 'Mid-Somerset' it became the Bridgwater Lawn Tennis Club during the sixties.

See Old photo from 1897

When Safeway, now Morrisons, built a new supermarket on the site formerly occupied by the  Lido, Bridgwater & Albion RFC and the tennis club, our share of the proceeds of the sale helped to pay for our new site. The club has five (5) courts - 3 all-weather 'Astroturf' which are floodlit and two American fast clay courts, the latter funded with a grant from the Lottery Commission. The club moved to the present location in 1993.

The club has been very successful in local leagues over the years and boasts among its members European Champions in the Veteran Ladies 50's group. We have built up a thriving Junior Membership and we are justifiably proud of the high standard of coaching offered to local youngsters by our coaches past and present.

We have a smart clubhouse with excellent shower and changing facilities and have been able to keep our membership dues at a very competitive level.

Our combination of all-weather courts and economical and efficient floodlighting means that we offer a locally unique facility.   For our hardiest members, Thursday night is Club Night, literally all the year round! Monday nights are for league players. Club nights start at 6.30pm

The Club operates on an open basis - there are no 'playing in' tests - and welcomes people who enjoy playing tennis to whatever standard.

Coaching is available from Cameron Reilly at reasonable fees. Gill & Di are qualified Assistants. Contact details for Cameron are :-

Mobile: 07921 563813
Email: cams-coaching-TCC@hotmail.co.uk