Anyone for tennis?

Thursday July 5th 2018

Dalkeith Tennis Club

Dalkeith Tennis Club

Following our article yesterday, reporting how the council’s Sport and Leisure team are putting off kids from playing tennis in King’s Park, Dalkeith, (read it here), the Dalkeith Lawn Tennis Club (DLTC) have been in touch to say that they are actively encouraging people to play tennis, especially during Wimbledon fortnight.

DLTC has nestled under the shade of ancient woodland and the Water Tower since 1888, and is Wimbledon’s junior by only 20 years.

This July DLTC offers a reduced membership to encourage Midlothian to dust off their racquets and give tennis a shot. Wimbledon inspires young and old – beginners and lapsed players – and with a reduced membership offer, DLTC is putting the ball in your court.

They offer coaching, so if you are a beginner there are lessons to be signed up for to show you the strings. DLTC has a thriving youth section and offers Summer Camps for young players to learn tennis for the first time.

The Wimbledon offer runs for the first three weeks of July, for £65 (saving £35).

Clare Smith-O’Donnell, DLTC President said:

“We offer social tennis and competitive tennis, as well as the ability to arrange your own games. We’ve members as young as 5 and as old as 84, there is something for players of every ability.

“As custodians of a club in its 130th year, we want to open the sport up to as many people as possible so they can enjoy some exercise, the outdoors, make new friends and ensure the club thrives for another 130 years. We are a private club but are keen to be as accessible as possible – the courts in King’s Park are sadly not fit for play, so we hope people can access the game through our Club.”

For membership and summer camps for children, please email

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