About

History

Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club (often referred to as The Castle Club) was founded in 1888 and was originally known as “The Racquet Club”. It was originally situated in Westgate Street at what is now the Welsh Rugby Union souvenir shop. The tennis club moved to its present location in the grounds of Cardiff Castle in 1923, and in 1947 when the Marquis of Bute handed over the Castle, Bute Park and other sections of land to the citizens of Cardiff, he ensured the preservation of the tennis club by granting it a 999 year lease.

With a recently refurbished and modernised clubhouse, 11 floodlit courts, its picturesque yet central location and extensive car parking, it is easy to see why Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club is regarded as the finest tennis club in Wales and beyond.

Location

The tennis club is situated in the Castle Grounds and can be accessed through a barrier from the car park adjacent to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama off North Road, Cardiff.

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Committee

One of the things that differentiates Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club is that it is a private members club run for tennis players by tennis players. Our committee are all keen tennis players who also happen to have the administrative, organisational, commercial, business and financial skills necessary to run the club efficiently and effectively for its members.

  • Graham Webster, Chairman
  • Robert Upton, Treasurer
  • Roger Bent, Secretary
  • Meurig Evans
  • Bethan Lewis
  • Rhian Griffiths

Twinning

The Club is twinned with French counterpart DonBosco Tennis Club in Nantes. This initiative, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Wales, will provide tennis, language and cultural benefits to the members of  both clubs through a regular exchange programme.

DonBosco Tennis club

Tennis Clubmark Accreditation

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We take our tennis responsibilities seriously at Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club and this is recognised by us achieving Tennis Clubmark Accreditation which is only awarded to clubs that:-

 

  • Ensure the place to play has a fair and transparent operational structure
  • Adhere to best practice policies and procedures around safeguarding junior and adult members/users
  • Deliver a comprehensive and all encompassing tennis programme for all ages and abilities
  • Produce a clear plan of action for long term sustainability and future growth

Useful information

On occasion, such as for the AGM, members of the Committee produce reports which are distributed to the members who attend. If you weren’t able to attend for whatever reason you can download copies of the relevant documents below:-