Our Club

History

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.

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.

Coaching

Coaching is available from Cameron Reilly at reasonable fees. Contact details for Cameron are :-

Mobile: 07921 563813

Email: cams-coaching-TCC@hotmail.co.uk

Committee Members

Tony May

Chairman

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Diane Woosley

Vice-chair

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Carole Beach

Secretary

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Axel Ruttler

Treasurer

Hilary Cockroft

Membership Secretary

Carole Beach

Ladies Captain

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Ru Newman

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Debbie Seazell

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Mark Cresswell

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Cameron Reilly - Co-opted

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Sue Williamson - Co-opted

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Matt Difford

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