We were founded over 100 years ago as a grass courts tennis club, situated amongst an orchard in the village of Corstorphine. Sadly the orchard and grass courts have long since gone and Corstorphine has been subsumed into Edinburgh.
We have 3 all-weather Tiger Turf tennis courts, laid in 2016. Everyone who plays on these new courts likes the even bounce and all-round playability. All of the courts are floodlit. This combination allows hardy souls to play all year round! Many members play almost every week of the year.
Our clubhouse is small but functional with toilets, changing rooms and kitchen.
We like to think of ourselves as being sociable (see our events page) without taking ourselves too seriously. We do, however, compete in the East Of Scotland leagues entering 2 gents, 1 ladies, 1 boy's and 1 girl's teams.
If you have any further questions about us you can contact us by email.
A very early group photo
1922 group photo
The grounds are pleasent and tidy with enough area for our our social events like BBQs and there are benches for spectators to sit and watch the action on sunny days.
All our facilities are regularly ungraded. In recent years, in addition to the new courts, we have installed a lockable gate, new fencing, floodlights, new steps and a ramp. We have installed a new kitchen in the clubhouse and opened the meeting area out to give more social space, along with redoration and new fabrics. The new floor is great for dancing at our parties!
This is about the only time you will not see us playing!
We hold several social events throughout the year and details will be posted here. In 2016 and 2017 we had several American Tournaments and Socials as well as the Finals Day parties and the Christmas events.
Most people would agree that the best thing about our club is that you can just turn up and get a game without having to arrange it beforehand. Given that our weather is so unpredictable, this is a great thing!
Social tennis takes place at the following times: Saturdays 2-4pm; Mondays 6-8pm; Wednesdays 6-8pm. An adult group plays on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12 and would welcome new members. This is a very friendly group who would like to encourage people who have played in the past or who have never played and would like to join them for coffee and light exercise. Exercise is the main aim but they also enjoy a chat!
There is also the opportunity for social tennis on Thursday mornings from 1000-1200. Finally we have WhatsApp groups who organise social doubles on Saturday mornings and Sundays, or indeed any other time when people are available.
August 2016: American Tournament and bbq social event
Below are a few very early photographs reproduced with the kind permission of the Corstorphine Trust who hold copyright on them.
American Tournament and BBQ 16 June
Club Tournament - starts June 22
Junior Finals Day (provisional date)– Sunday 26 August
Finals Day – Saturday 1 September
Christmas Party night December
For other dates please refer to our Latest News page.