The Ribblebeats Return – Saturday April 1st!

SOLD OUT!!   *****   SOLD OUT!!

This time it’s back to the 70s – an evening of great music, fun quizzing & Terry’s fabulous hotpot!

Tickets are £15 person.

Book as soon as you can by sending payment to the Tennis Club account, quoting Ribblebeats and your name in the reference field.  Numbers are limited.

Put your 70s gladrags on and we’ll see you on the night!

What’s On! Diary Dates for March

Current events


Thursday 23rd March – “The Pies & Puds Team presents…”The Quiz of the Month with “Play Your Cartmell’s Cards Right!”starts at 7.30pm – bar open from 6.30pm, £5 each including supper (usually Hot-Pot, but we’re happy to hear your suggestions on food!). TO BOOK PLEASE PHONE: 01253 734137 with your name and the number of team players or email Terry (


Sunday 26th March – “THE JAZZY SUNDAY LUNCH” – with the “WYRE LEVEE STOMPERS”

An afternoon of Cool Tunes, Jazz & Swing

Trinity Hospice Fundraiser – starts 2.30pm (bar opens at noon) £15pp
including a beautiful Sunday Roast Chicken Dinner Box from LE ROTI
We’re looking to repeat the success of the Christmas Jazzy Sunday Lunch – this time, the Stompers are trying to raise much needed funds for TRINITY HOSPICE – it’s such a fabulous way to while away a Sunday afternoon, great fun!
To book this event: BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY 13th FEB – please email to reserve places (be quick, places are limited).

Summer of Luurve – November 12th


Another fun filled night coming your way

The Beatles night in March was a very popular event so get your ticket(s) early to avoid disappointment.  Purchase tickets by bank transfer – to account ending 9941.  Please contact us if you don’t have the full bank account details.

Please put Ribblebeats (& your name, if there’s room) in the reference field of your bank transfer.

Tickets cost £15 – see below for more information.

Junior Event and Presentations – October 9th

Thank you to all the parents and junior helpers and to John for the ball machine and Amy for cardio tennis.  All was a great success.

Huge thanks also to AKS for sponsoring the Junior presentation event with a new award this year for the “Spirit of Sport Award”, which was given to Leo.

Thanks also to our Chairman, Paul Finnerty, for presenting all of the awards alongside Greg.  The Club obviously has a plethora of junior talent which will maintain the success of Lytham Tennis Club over the coming years.  Another great year for the Juniors. Well done to all!



Lytham Cup 2022

This past Sunday social, to commemorate the Laver Cup in London and Roger Federer’s retirement, we did our own version, the Lytham Cup.

It was a battle between Lytham and the Rest of the Fylde.

We had Team Captains Ed Sawer (Lytham) and Rachel Smith (Poulton), who organised the games to ensure competitive balanced games and an exciting competition. There were 4 rounds. Each round was worth 1 more point than the previous round.

We had 15 participants and an evenish split in players.

The final score was 25-23 to Lytham!

The prize-winning box of chocolates hasn’t been finished and will be brought to the next Sunday social to be shared by all.

Well done to all players!

Summer Ball 2022

What an amazing night at the Clifton Arms!  Terrific meal, annual awards, unbelievable Auction, superb music from the Dead Beats – you can see from the photos how much this night was enjoyed by all.  As always, the Club thanks our Social Committee for arranging this momentous occasion in the annual calendar – Gill, Liz & Helen.  The pictures tell the story!


Final Fylde League Update

Week 12
  • The firsts finished their season with a 2 2 draw at home to Leyland. A solid 3rd place finish with 27.5 points.
  • The seconds got a 22 draw at Home (again) to Norbreck.
  • The fourths lost 40 away against an experienced Longton side after experiencing chaos in the M6 trying to get there.
  • Bowerham got stuck in the other direction to face the 3rds and the Lytham lads took advantage and got a 31 win.
Week 13/14/15
  • The fifths finished 8th with 15 points.
  • However, due to the rain, the 2nds had 2 more results to play. They, unfortunately, lost 40 in both against 2 strong teams (Away to Fairhaven and Home to Thornton) finishing the season in 5th with 12 points.
  • The fourth team had a bit of drama in their final game. Captain Ed, after testing negative for corona in the morning, did a final pre match check, found he’d turned positive and drafted in young Leo with 10 minutes to spare. Not tired from an earlier game and cycle ride he helped his team mates secure a 22 draw at home to Leyland with great tennis all round and epic crowd support. They finish the season 6th on 17 points.
  • The 3rds lost 40 away at an incredibly strong, Fulwood side.
  • They then finished the last rubber of the season where they needed 3 points to win against Broughton. It took them 4! They finish in 6th place with 22 points.

Winter Ladder 2022

The nights are getting shorter, the grass courts are being put to bed so …….the Winter Ladder is about to begin!

This year there will be Men’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles, taking place over 2 rounds – October 1st until December 31st and January 1st to March 31st.

Ed Sawer and Linda Haworth will be organising the Ladder – more information will be sent out very shortly.

Handicap Finals – September 11

The Handicap Finals took place last Sunday with fantastic matches being played to determine this year’s winners.  The results are as follows:

Ladies Singles – Kim Morris

Men’s Singles – Chris Wilson

Ladies Doubles – Sarika Passi & Tracy Fenton

Men’s Doubles – Will Wood & James Dallow

Mixed Doubles – Tracy Fenton & James Hough

Congratulations to the winners and to the runners up!





The Dome

The Dome is up!

Block bookings until December are now in the calendar.  Ad-hoc bookings can be made via Clubspark (up to 7 days in advance, including same day slots if available).

There is a brief guide to Clubspark in the GENERAL section of the LTC website.

If anyone has any problems with logging on or using the booking system, please email for assistance.

Please note:  Although the Dome was inflated on a dry day, the carpet was damp and this will cause some condensation issues which will be resolved.  It is important that the Dome surrounds remain flat to the ground so please do not be tempted to fold them over to stop balls reaching, what may be, damp areas.