Monday, 22 August 2016

Welcome back to the new blocks!!

October Week Camp

We are not running an October week camp at Western but Gordon McGuigan is running one next door at Hillhead that we recommend. You can book for that HERE

The new coaching block starts Sunday 28th August and will run for 13 weeks with a break for the October week.


Coaching begins: Sunday 28th August - Friday 14th October
Break: no coaching Sunday 16th October to Friday 21st October
Coaching resumes: Sunday 23rd October to Friday 2nd December



Non member
1 hour group

1.5 hour group

second group (ie twice per week)

second group (if doing 2 x 1.5 hour squads)


How to pay

1. in person to Sue or your child’s coach during the first week of the block
Please place the cash or cheque in an envelope with your child's name, DOB, medical conditions, emergency number and class time(s) on the front of the envelope. Cheques are made payable to "Western Tennis Coaching Club"

2. or you can pay by BACs (details below) 

Paying by BACs: 
1. Sort code: 832604, account number: 00662098. Please use child's name as a reference

If you have any queries about any of the above, please direct them to

Any new enquiries please make them via the online booking form HERE

Family Tennis

FREE family tennis EVERY Sunday during the new block from 4 - 5 pm. All welcome and a coach will be on hand with racket and balls and ideas to help you have a game with your children.

Membership - SPECIAL OFFER

Club membership is very reasonable and allows you to get a discount on coaching and summer camps and also to book courts outwith coaching times. We have a special offer on for the first two weeks of the block that there is NO JOINING fee. See Mark, Julie or Sue at the club for details.

Maryhill Tennis

The 5 pm - 6 pm session at Maryhill Sports Centre will commence on Friday 2nd September and run for 6 weeks (up to and including Friday 7th October) and then for 6 weeks after the October week (28th October - 2nd December).

Watch out for something special happening on Friday 14th October ....

The cost will be £25 per 6 week block (or £5 per week pay as you go).

Thursday, 16 June 2016

June 2016

** Tennis Smart - College Tennis in America!

Friday 18th June

There will be a FREE presentation at Hillhead tennis club this Friday 18th June 530 pm about college tennis. The is suitable for players aged 9 years - 18 years and their parents. It will be delivered by Sarah Borwell former professional tennis player and will be really illuminating on the opportunities that are out there to study in America.

** Summer Tennis Camps 2016:

We are delighted that so many people have booked in advance for summer camp this year. We now have a waiting list for nearly every week. Most weeks we have space for 5/6/7/ year olds but we are very full for 9 - 15 year olds.

Please do NOT turn up on the day without booking a space. It is not fair to the people that are on our waiting list. Bookings and waiting list places can be made through the link HERE 
Please note that we are trying to get additional courts to accommodate folks.

** End of Block Sunday 19th June/ Restart Sunday 28th August

The last day of the current block is Sunday 19th June. Family Tennis and red matchplay will run from 1 - 2 pm on this day. The new blocks will commence on Sunday 28th August. We will send out details and update blog at the beginning of August.

** Walker Wylie Junior West End Tournament:
West End Tournament - U8, U9, U10, U12, U14, U16

The event will run in August.

This is a great competition. Online entries are now open HERE. The event can be followed over the summer on this website: 


Rally for Bally 2016

We are delighted that we managed to raise over £20,000 for our chosen three charities at our Rally for Bally Day. A write up and video for the day can be found** HERE 
and you can still donate online** HERE 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

April 2016 News

Western Easter Camp

Our popular Easter camps are filling up fast. To avoid disappointment please check out the link HERE to book.

Block Dates

Coaching restarts on Sunday 17th April. All the info re dates and prices can be found HERE The costs of the next block and how to pay are the same as this block. We assume you are returning so you don't need to rebook your spots. However, if you plan NOT to come, please let us know as we have a waiting list for most of our groups.

Save the Date! Rally for Bally 4th June 2016

Save the date for our third Rally for Bally event this year raising money for Elena Baltacha Foundation, Playlist for Life and Cancer Support Scotland. More details to follow but please get in touch if you think you can help in the lead up as we are getting a team of helpers together.

Family Tennis

Our Family Tennis is getting more and more popular! It runs every Sunday 4 - 5 pm in term time and restarts Sunday 17th April.

It is free for junior members and £2 for non-members. Parents are ALWAYS free. You are secretly our target group so we can chat to you more and get you playing with the kids. The family that plays together, stays together!! The adults are loving it. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

February News - Blocks, Camps and Wimbledon!


Please note that there is no after school junior coaching on from Monday 15th February to Friday 18th February due to the club running a February week camp.

Many thanks to all of you have already paid for this block. If you haven't yet paid, we would appreciate if you could check out the information HERE

N.B. There is NO BREAK in the Sunday coaching which WILL be on Sunday 14th February to make up for missing week one of this block. We had thought to add an extra Sunday on at the end but that’s Easter Sunday. If you cannot make this Sunday and would like an opportunity to have a make up class, please email and we will offer you an alternative day and time.


There is a February week camp running daily from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th February. We apologise to anyone who may have been looking for the Thursday and Friday as well but there are not enough children booked in to run it. 

All details of the camps as well as Easter and Summer bookings can be found HERE


The ballot for tickets for Wimbledon for Juniors at the Club will take place on Sunday 20th March at 6 pm.

To be eligible for this ballot, you need to be a bona fide junior member of Western Health & Racquets Club and also have a BTM number. If unsure, speak to Julie or Ian. If you have a BTM and want to take part, please take special note of the instructions below:


Want to be part of The Championships next year? Let us know.
As a Member of Western (Tennis & Squash or Full), you get a free BTM, which includes entry into our BTM Wimbledon Ballot draw.  All you need to do is opt in, to let them know you’re interested!

Opting in is simple, you just need to log into your account on the LTA website  and click opt in!

BTM Wimbledon Ballot is open until Friday 19 February 2016 for existing BTMs 

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the coaches at Western!

The new block begins on Sunday 17th January and all the details about how to pay can be found HERE

We have also sent out all the info via email using mail chimp. If you didn't receive it on Thursday 7th January at 445 pm, please check your 'spam' or 'junk' and if not there, please "subscribe" to our newsletter on the right of this post.

Check out this pair below ... a blast from the past if ever we saw one and look at the tarmacadam courts!!

Friday, 7 August 2015

August News

Western Junior Club Championships sponsored by Currie and Quirk:

Entries now open and can be made HERE. Entry is £10. 
We are delighted to announce that Currie and Quirk are sponsoring the junior event with a t-shirt for EVERY participant and trophies and medals for winners and runners up.Thank you very much guys!!!

We will also be holding a fun doubles tournament on Junior Finals day (20th September). Finals day will be catered by Caffe Parma!
We are running the following events:
-U8 Red
-U9 Orange
-U10 Green
-U12 Singles
-U14 Singles

Summer Tennis Camps 2015:

Thank you to all the coaches and kids who have made this camp one of the most fun ever! Even the weather hasn’t dampened spirits! We still have two more weeks of camp to run. All details and how to book can be found here.

New Coaching Block Starting End of August:

Coaching will restart on Sunday 30th August and run for 13 weeks with a break week for the October holidays.
All details can be found on the blog including details of when to register and pay. Click here for more information.
Please note that demand for the coaching groups is higher than normal. We automatically reserve your place if you have attended before but priority will be given to those who register in advance and pay before the beginning of the blocks. If we haven’t heard from you by the end of week 1, we will assume that you are not attending and will give the slot away.

McCrea Financial Services Junior West End Tournament:

West End Tournament - U8, U9, U10, U12, U14, U16
This is a great competition being hosted by Western this year. Online entries close Friday (tomorrow) at 10 am and we will accept paper entries up until Monday at 10 am to the club as long as payment enclosed and they are sealed in an envelope marked FAO Julie Gordon. All details including when the junior events run can be found at

Western Senior Club Championships (suitable for kids over 14 years):

We are delighted to announce that Currie and Quirk are sponsoring the junior event with a t-shirt for EVERY participant and trophies and medals for winners and runners up.
Thank you very much guys!!!
Western Senior Club Championships (suitable for this over the age of 14)

'Sidelines' and Judy Murray:

A huge thank you to Matthew Paterson who has been working on bringing our blog with all the coaching info into the 21st century and giving it a general overhaul.
Keep an eye on it over the next few weeks as all sections of the blog are being updated.
I’d like to draw your attention to the “sidelines” section. We are going to use this section to tell you about all the work that the coaching team do outwith the club programme to develop tennis in the local area. We would like to expand our team to include parent volunteers in the future. If anyone is interested in helping us to achieve our aims and objectives, please contact directly for a chat. We also have an exciting FREE opportunity for parents who may be interested in helping in a hands on coaching way to go on a training day with Judy Murray at Gleneagles on Saturday 22nd August from 10 - 3. No tennis experience required, again email Julie directly if interested.

Caffe Parma Restaurant Update:

We are excited to say that the opening of the restaurant is getting closer and closer! There have been the usual delays with these kind of works but we are delighted to announce that the restaurant will open in September. Watch this space for more details!

Team Western Fundraising for Cancer Support Scotland:

The staff at Western are cycling from Ayrshire to Houston for Cancer Support Scotland (Tak Tent). If you'd like to show your support please donate to our JustGiving pagte at

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Highlights at Western Tennis Camps So Far

Weeks 1-3 at tennis camp in pictures. For all of us at Western, Summer camp so far has been a ball! Here are some of the highlights so far...

Lots of the kids participated in our 'Tennis Camp Trailer'...


The support for Andy Murray's Wimbledon Campaign has been huge!

Honey made 'Go Murray' Cupcakes

Podium finishes on 'Medal Mondays'

 A view of camp from the club new balcony!

Introduction to Pilates for the girls:

For more regular updates on the goings on at tennis camp and Western, be sure to follow Juliegtennis on Facebook.

If you are interested in the tennis camps, information about bookings can found here or enquiries can be made to