Clontarf Parish Lawn Tennis Club has been in existence for over 80 years on Seafield Road. There are 3 Savannah Floodlit Courts which can be booked using an online court booking system.
We are a small, friendly club, welcoming social and league players of all ages and abilities.
We hold a club night every Tuesday where anyone interested can pop down and take part in a few informal fun games.
There has been a tennis club on the current site since the turn of the 20th Century – the original club being called Beechfield Lawn Tennis Club. In 1934 the Parish Church acquired the present Club grounds from the Vernon Estate and Clontarf Parish Church Lawn Tennis Club was founded.
The Club has relied, over the years, on Clontarf Parish for its membership. During the years of existence of the Club, representatives from almost all families from the Parish have played in the Club.
The ethos of the Parish tennis club has been to provide tennis facilities in a friendly atmosphere encouraging those who may not be the most sporting to partake without embarrassment.
By continuing this philosophy we believe that there are individuals and families whose preference would be to join the parish club rather than be exposed to an overly competitive environment.
In the 1970’s and in keeping with changing times the club altered its membership rules to allow for all who wished to, to apply for membership of the club.
The current membership reflects the modern Ireland with a diversity of nationalities such as Polish , Spanish and German and across the wider community.
The club’s special atmosphere in tandem with its special location has proved an attraction for families and it is the club’s intention to further develop this aspect in the coming years.
The club has a long history of participation in the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council Summer Leagues fielding teams in the Mens’ and Ladies’ competitions. This brought occasional success and a team competed in the 1970s for a season in Section 1 of the league.
Court replacement & Relaunch
In 2005 with the construction of the new Parish Centre to the rear of the church, the three original grass courts were replaced with an all-weather synthetic grass surface. This is seen as essential to maintaining a tennis club in the modern era and to expand activities and membership.
In September 2007 the club reopened for play on the new courts under the new name of Clontarf Parish Tennis Club and in September 2008 the club was officially reopened at a gathering of members and friends under the newly installed lights.
This surface has brought the advantages of all weather and all year round play.