HOW THE CLUB IS RUN
Ealing Lawn Tennis Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club, which is run by the members.
Led by the Chairman and Secretary, there is a Committee voted in by the members who meet four times a year and have various formal roles at the Club.
The Club Manager is in touch with all functions of the club and works with committee members and volunteers in their existing roles.
Our Groundsman, Will Leach, is a valued and long-lasting employee of the club, taking care of all ground related activity and works to prepare and maintain the grass courts.
There is a volunteer culture at the core of the Club, which brings the club to life, with a personal touch.
The Club Manager role at ELTC is a new one for the Club, introduced in September 2018. The manager works with committee members and volunteers in their existing roles, whilst overseeing all functions of the club especially tennis, coaching, court management and bar management.
James Joined the Club at the end of 2018 from where he has formed a crucial part of the club. Previously James was a full-time Professional Tennis Player on the ATP Circuit for 7 years from 2005 to 2012. His coaching career started at the LTA International High-Performance Centre at Team Bath in 2012 and more recently, at the Sutton Tennis Academy - where he held the position of Head of Performance. In this role, alongside his work developing the coaching programme, he started to take on more general management responsibilities off the tennis court. He combines his role at the Club with running a sports charity.
The club has a wealth of volunteers who help run the club.
The nature of volunteering has changed over the years. In 1882 Members used to do the groundwork cutting & marking the courts. This has evolved as the club has grown, hiring a groundsman and more recently a club manager.
Members volunteer in various different ways from the occasional bar shift to making a club video to managing planning applications.
There is always an opportunity to help out at the club, and to get more involved contact James Feaver.
Will Leach, the club's groundsman, has been at the club for many years.
He has a wealth of experience and keeps the club and courts in amazing condition so Eltc is able to offer some of the best playing surfaces in West London