Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1887 as one court in a field, to the rear of No. 45 St. Lawrence Road, at a time when Clontarf was it’s own borough and it’s Town Hall was on the site of Old St. Anthony’s Church. After a short time, one court just wasn’t enough and by 1893 there was a pavilion and 7 grass courts laid out on leased land off Oulton Road.
Unfortunately, in June 1982 the clubhouse was burnt down, yet by December 1984 the club opened a new rebuilt main clubhouse. The club celebrated its centenary in 1987 and 20 years later, a re-developed clubhouse, the current building was opened on 27th September 2007.
In 2017 CLTC celebrated its 130th Anniversary.
In 2018 Clontarf LTC was awarded the Tennis Ireland Gold Clubmark status. The club is extremely proud of being awarded this status as we were just the second Tennis Club in Dublin to be awarded this status.
The club has 11 artificial grass savannah courts, all of which are floodlit. All tennis courts can be viewed from the clubhouse and balcony area, providing a wonderful atmosphere for club events.
The club caters for all standards of tennis players – we have teams in all standards of the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council (DLTC) leagues. There is also a very active tennis calendar which looks after those members who are more interested in social and recreational tennis. Coaching is also available for all members, juniors and seniors.
The club also offers access to a fully equipped 11 station Gym as part of club membership, which was opened in 2016. Individual and Group Personal Trainer sessions also available at very competitive rates.
The club also has Yoga|Pilates|Exercise Room and a timetable of weekly classes, all at very competitive rates.
The club also has a busy Bridge Club meeting generally on a Tuesday night.
The clubhouse has excellent bar and function room facilities and is an ideal location for members to hold birthday parties, private functions or other social events..including wedding receptions, The main function also hosts a very popular “Legends Series” events during the year where home grown Irish and tribute bands play to a packed house. The recently reburished Members Bar has been been renamed “The 1887” and is ideal for smaller gatherings and meetings.