Here at Forres Tennis Club we’re committed to making the sport of tennis more accessible to the local community, particularly the younger generation.
We are always keen to have new adult members and players, so if you would like to come along to meet people and play some tennis come along to a club session on Wednesday evening or Sunday morning to find out more! For anyone just starting out or who have not played for a while and want to dust off that racquet we also have a new Rusty Racquets session on Fridays from 9am. Open to members and non-members (£3 per session) this is a great way to get to know the club and members whilst developing your game at a fun and friendly session.
For juniors we have regular coaching on a Tuesday afternoon and evening. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FTC Members triumph at Grantown Tournament
Well done to Calum Middleton and Matthew Douglas who were Runners up in the Mens Doubles at Grantown after a hard fought match, against Dougie Tait and Dave McPherson from Elgin, in some very windy conditions.last minute paring of Finlay McDonald ( one of Alan’s juniors from Rothiemurchus) and Matthew Douglas were Winners of the Mens Handicapped Doubles at Grantown TennisTournament. Sundays final was rained off but it was worth the wait until Tuesday evening to win a great match against Johnny Mullan and Ewan Fraser from Elgin. A great match played and a great result for the youngsters!
Summer Camp a Success with Jamie Verhaere!
Summer Camp was back this summer for another 3 weeks of fun games and coaching sessions with summer coach Jamie Verhaere.
approximately 100 kids joined in the Summer Camp this year, with quite a few returning for additional weeks.
FTC would like to thank Jamie for his fantastic coaching, enthusiasm and commitment during the camps.
Matthew selected for Highland Squad
Our very own Matthew Douglas was selected to play as part of the Highland Squad at the Inter-district tennis played recently over 4 days at Kilgraston, Perth. Well done to all the juniors selected from the clubs around Highland to represent the district.
Forres Juniors take the Double!
Forres Juniors triumph in the Highland Tennis League and take the 16 & under title alongside the 14 & under title they won in the summer.
Pictured are Team members Matthew Douglas, Charlie McCann and Duncan Hornsby receiving the league winner’s trophy from Tennis Scotland’s Chief Executive Officer David Marshall last Monday.
This is a great achievement for the squad of players and the club. Four of the players in the 16 & under squad were also part of the 14 & under squad before the summer, who managed for the first time in years to beat rivals Inverness to the league title. It has been a fantastic year for Forres Tennis Club with the 12 & under team also coming runners up in their division and Matthew Douglas also being awarded Player of the 14& under League. The Junior team squads commitment to turning out for coaching sessions and the matches has been outstanding and they are worthy winners of both the league titles.
Annual Open Day a great success!
Saturday saw over 35 primary school aged children attend the free taster sessions with Club coach Alan Lane. Under sunny skies they had great fun playing games and playing tennis. This was followed by sessions for secondary school age children and adult which both had fantastic turnouts where they honed their skills and learnt some new techniques on the court.
This was followed by a fun American style tournament for members and their families which saw the courts buzzing all afternoon. Such a fantastic day!