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Rutherglen LTC - Getting Started

The document below is intended for new members to help them settle into the club quickly, but serves as a handy reminder for established members. There’s too much happening around the club to detail everything in this document. Rather, this serves to provide the basic information to get you started and direct you to the information or people to help you get the most out of your membership. This document is updated regularly so make sure to check back from time to time to stay fully informed.

An Introduction to our Club (Issue 4)

Club Access

Click the link below to open the step-by-step instructions on how to access both our Viewpark and Burnside venues.

Club Access Instructions

This document is password protected for obvious reasons. If you’ve forgotten the password please e-mail


Rutherglen LTC takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and strives to ensure a safe environment for everyone using either of our venues or when participating in any club programmes and/or sponsored or organised activities or events.

Please visit our dedicated Safeguarding Page to meet our Welfare Officers Lesley and Moira who work together to raise the profile and standards of safeguarding at Rutherglen LTC to ensure that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and everyone should feel safe whilst using our facilities. 

Our Safeguarding Page provides information on how you can report a concern and provlides links to all our associated policies.

E-mails & Newsletters

We do our best to keep in touch with members through frequent emails, providing updates about things going on around the club. We use the electronic mailing tool “MailChimp” to send all our club communications. We do our very best to include all new members within this system. If for any reason you don’t find your way onto this mailing list or you unsubscribe, you can subscribe via the following link:


Click the link below to access our online diary to find out what’s going on around the club.


Club Shop

Click the link below to access our club shop operated by Kit Locker where you can buy a wide range of club branded clothing from match kit to a range of special products to commemorate our centenary.

Club Shop

All the items in our club clothing range come in childrens sizes too. Just select the "Gents" products and you'll be able to select a kids size.


Members are welcome to invite six visitors (non-members) to the club to play at either venue over the course of the membership year (April to March), but not more than two per day. The same visitor shall not be introduced to the club more than four times per year by any member.

Visitors/guests are welcomed into the club on an honesty basis (there are no visitor books) and we rely on everyone applying these rules fairly to ensure a positive experience for all members.

Court Booking Rules and Guidance

All 7 courts across both venues are available for play 08:00 to 22:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 22:00 Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year.

Any member wishing to play outwith organised club activities (social tennis, matches and coaching) must book a court in advance using our online court booking system which you can access by clicking the “Book Courts” tab above.

Individual members can book a court up to a week in advance and can book up to 4 sessions in a rolling 7-day period with each session being 30, 60 or 90 minutes in length. Only one member needs to book a court and that member must be on court for that session.

If you wish to book a court for 60 or 90 minutes plesae select the full durataion when making the booking rather than building-up your booking via separate 30 minute slots, otherwise it will use up two or three of your allocated bookings instead of one. This will therefore restrict your ability to make further bookings.

To ensure the court booking system operates fairly for everyone, members are not permitted to play longer than 1.5hrs in any one visit/session regardless of who booked the court(s). Therefore, members should not book back-to-back sessions nor remain on court to play with another member via their court booking.

Also, members should try to avoid 30 minute gaps between sessions to avoid dead-spaces.

Finally, members should cancel any booking they can no longer make as early as possible but even just at the last minute if unavoidable, so that the courts are available to others.

Social Tennis

Social tennis is a fundamental part of life at Rutherglen LTC and has been a major factor in our growth and success. It gives all our adult members the chance to come together to play and socialise with other members in a fun, informal and relaxed environment and it provides a regular and dependable opportunity for members to just turn up and play without the need to arrange players, book courts etc. It’s also a fantastic way to meet other members of similar ability to organise games outwith these organised sessions.

We run two weekly social tennis sessions as follows:

  • "Biscuit Challenge” 10:00 to 11:30 every Saturday morning across all four courts at Viewpark.
  • “Thursday Thrashers” 19:00 to 21:00 every Thursday evening across all three courts at Burnside.

If you would like to join these sessions please WhatsApp Coach Cedric on 07864 819349 stating which of the sessions you are interested in. You can play in either or both as often or as infrequently as you wish. The idea is that they provide a highly flexible opportunity for all our members to play whenever it suits them.  He will then add you to the WhatsApp group for each session where you can book your space on a first-come-first served basis. Cedric will explain everything when you register. Enjoy!

We also run a number of other social tennis events throughout the year, including events themed around international tennis competitions where members can come together to play and socialise afterwards with food and drink. Look out for details of these via our regular e-mails as well as our social media channels 

Octopus Energy

We have recently switched both our Viewpark and Burnside facilities over to Octopus Energy. This will generate considerable savings which, considering that electricity is our largest cost due to our floodlights, will make a big difference to our finances in the years ahead.

Octopus operate a very simple and attractive referral scheme, so if members switch, using our referral code, then the club will receive £50 as well as the consumer - so it really is a "win-win".

To get a quote and make the switch, just click the link below and this will automatically apply our referral code. Peter Kelly who looks after our energy contracts has very kindly offered to provide help and support to anyone looking to make the switch. You can contact Peter at

Switch to Octopus


Please find below links to the key policies, procedures and guidance we have in place to help us function effectively:

Please visit our dedicated Safeguarding Page to access our policies relating to Safeguarding and Welfare.