About Us

I should like, as Club President, to tell you a little about our club.

We are a members club, run by volunteer committees of members and managed by a full time general manager supported by a terrific team of staff and coaches.

Established in 1880 the Club enjoys a fantastic position next to the river in the Wharfe valley with views all around of the famous Ilkley Moor. Over the generations the Club has grown into a multi-sports community club focussed on its primary sports of tennis, squash and racketball. We are, as well, rapidly growing as the premier fitness facility in our area where many people are realising that we are not just about tennis and squash and prefer to have the latest fitness programmes in a true members club with their friends rather than travelling to larger commercial facilities.

Our facilities are second to none with 5 indoor tennis courts, 6 all weather outdoor courts and 14 grass courts for our tennis members, 5 top grade squash courts (including 3 glass-backed show courts) for our squash and racketball members as well as a fitness suite with the very latest in equipment and a comprehensive range of classes. In addition to all of this we have a large cafe bar which is very much the social centre of our club and a place to recover after all your exertions.

Our membership policies are very inclusive and we pride ourselves on the friendliness and welcoming nature of the Club. Many local families are on their second and third generation of members.
For our members, from little ones to older ones, the Club tries hard to provide activities for all levels and abilities in each of our core sporting areas… some members like to simply play a racket game or go to a fitness class, some like to be selected for the various teams we have, some like to have lessons with our brilliant team of coaches and personal trainers and some simply like to come along and join in the various social events.

In addition to our member services we have a very strong sports development role in our surrounding area, over 500 local children are enrolled each year on our junior development programmes (we have a number of nationally ranked tennis and squash players) and our coaches work both in local schools and also in a number of community outreach centres at public facilities in Ilkley, Addingham and Menston with more to come.

As one of the premier clubs in the country we are also the host to a number of top class tournaments in both tennis and squash each year and have very strong links with the LTA, the All England Club, and England Squash and Racketball.

Please take time to browse this website or better still come along and meet us; we would be delighted to see you.

Richard Bourdon
Club President

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