About Us

Established in 1880, The Club enjoys a fantastic position next to the river in the Wharfe valley with panoramic views across to Ilkley’s famous moor.

Our facilities include 5 indoor tennis courts, 6 all weather outdoor courts and 14 grass courts, 5 top grade squash courts as well as a fitness suite with the very latest in equipment and a comprehensive range of classes.

Whether you just want to play with friends and family, take part in the many social events and activities or enjoy the more competitive aspects playing team tennis and tournaments, there will be something to suit your needs.

Club Opening Times

  • DON’T REMOVE
  • TENNIS / SQUASH
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 07:00 – 22:00
  • Friday
  • 07:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday
  • 08:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday
  • 08:00 – 20:00
  • DON’T REMOVE
  • FITNESS
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 07:00 – 22:00
  • Friday
  • 07:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday
  • 08:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday
  • 08:00 – 20:00
  • DON’T REMOVE
  • SERVE CAFE BAR
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 08:00 – 21:00
  • Friday
  • 08:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday
  • 09:00 – 15:00
  • Sunday
  • 09:00 – 15:00

SERVE Cafe Bar welcomes both Club Members and members of the public. The hours noted above are for drink services. Brunch, lunch and light bites served daily starting from 10am.

Our Location

Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club is located on a bend in the River Wharfe, close to the heart of Ilkley but on a quiet private road.

Address:    Stourton Road, Ilkley, LS29 9BG
Phone:      01943 607182
Email:       nicola@iltsc.co.uk 

Driving:     Stourton Road is off the A65, the main route through Ilkley
Train:        Ilkley is linked with mainline stations in Leeds & Bradford

Find Out More About Us

Who we are

Ilkley Tennis Club is a friendly club, run by its members for its members. With a long history stretching back to 1880, the Club enjoys a fantastic position next to the River Wharfe with panoramic views across Ilkley’s famous moor. Over the years the Club has grown into a dynamic multi-sports community, focussed on our primary sports of tennis, squash and racketball.

Ilkley Tennis Club is managed by a full time general manager who is supported by a fantastic team of dedicated staff and coaches. The Club is widely recognised as the premier fitness facility in our area and our members tell us the really appreciate not only our tennis and squash facilities, but our fitness facilities too

Local sports development

Alongside our member services, we also have a very strong sports development role in our surrounding area. Over 500 local children are enrolled each year onto our junior development programmes – we have a number of nationally ranked tennis and squash players – and our coaching team work in local schools and community outreach centres.

Ilkley Tennis Club is one the UK’s premier clubs and we are also hosts to a number of top-class tennis and squash tournaments. In addition we also enjoy very strong links with the LTA, the All England Club and England Squash and Racketball.

Member services

We take great pride in the friendly, welcoming nature of Ilkley Tennis club and our range of membership plans has been carefully designed to be as inclusive as possible. From our junior through to our adult members, we work hard to offer a range of activities suitable for all levels of ability and experience. We know that some of our members like nothing more than playing a racket game or taking part in a fitness class, whilst others prefer to play for one of our teams or simply take part in our social events, for example.

Our superb facilities

Our tennis facilities are second to none and include 5 indoor courts, 6 all-weather outdoor courts and 14 grass courts for our tennis members. We also offer 5 top grade squash courts (including 3 glass-backed show courts), for our squash and racketball members, plus a fitness suite which has the very latest in equipment. A comprehensive range of fitness classes is available and in addition to this, members also have full access to our welcoming, spacious café bar.

Physio Action

Ilkley Tennis Club works in partnership with Physio Action, an established team of physiotherapists who have over 30 years of experience in all areas of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Physio Action runs regular weekday clinics at Ilkley Tennis Club, offering their expertise in treating all sports related injuries including back and neck pain, pre and post-surgery rehabilitation, sprains and strains, knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.

For further information or to book an initial consultation appointment, please call Physio Action directly on 0113 2687578 or visit the Physio Action website.

Our Club Officials

Executive Committee

Chairman: Rik Smith  rik@iltsc.co.uk
Treasurer: Andrew Merrick  andrew@iltsc.co.uk
Compliance Secretary: Mike Henley mike@iltsc.co.uk
Hon Secretary: Trevor Jenkins honsecretary@iltsc.co.uk

Sub Committee Chairs

Tennis: Nic Fearnley  chairtennis@iltsc.co.uk

Fitness: Barry Cox   chairfitness@iltsc.co.uk

Squash: Nick Siddons chairsquash@iltsc.co.uk

Juniors: Sally Stubbs

Members Committee – Without Portfolio

Rhys Davies

James Bielby

David Noble

Zaf Shah

Marione Horsley

Andy Hanson

Barbara Whitlam

For all other correspondence directed towards the Committee:  memberscommittee@iltsc.co.uk

Operations Team

Adam Della Rocca

Adam Della Rocca

General Manager

adam@iltsc.co.uk

Adam Della Rocca joined our team as General Manager in 2021. Adam honed his management experience in the hotel world, managing boutique hotels around the world, most recently in California. In 2017, he was named by Hotel Management Magazine as “GM to Watch.” Adam brings his service-centred leadership skills to the ILTSC, focusing his attention on the Member experience. Born and raised in New York, his wife’s family roots brought him to Ilkley. They have two young daughters.

Marcus Whitehead

Marcus Whitehead

Fitness Manager

marcus@iltsc.co.uk

Marcus was appointed as Fitness Manager in December 2013 after a period as Senior Fitness Instructor and Maternity Cover Manager. Marcus is a Level four qualified fitness professional with over twenty years in the fitness and leisure industry, with over fifteen years’ experience at management level at various clubs around Leeds. Marcus has strong expertise in coronary rehabilitation and is a muscular skeletal specialist having worked with some of the best in the field at Leeds General Infirmary.

Richard Lord

Richard Lord

Head Groundsman

grounds@iltsc.co.uk

Richard is a true Club Man, having grown up in the Club, joining as a junior tennis member in 1983. He joined the Grounds Team in 1994, finishing his days on the courts, working his way up the table to First Team and some Ilkley Open Doubles Championships. Richard’s passion for greenkeeping led him to achieve a NVQ Level 2 in Greenkeeping and he gained experience elsewhere for a few years.

He returned to the Grounds Team in 2007 and maintains a strong relationships with the Head Groundsman at Wimbledon and the Sports Turf Research Institute who oversee the standard of lawn tennis courts, where he is acknowledged as highly credible.

Nicola Bayne

Nicola Bayne

Member Admin Manager

nicola@iltsc.co.uk

Nicola was a Club member before joining the team. She is responsible for the memberships and management of the duty managers. As a tennis player, she played in the ladies rota, match-plays and Wharfedale teams and captained the Bradford Parks U15’s and Wharfedale A teams. She works to implement steps to ensure a fabulous member experience at our amazing club.

Kyle Brassington

Kyle Brassington

Head of Tennis

kyle@iltsc.co.uk

Kyle has been involved in tennis for over 20 years, playing full time between the ages of 16 and 22. During his time playing professionally, he travelled the world meeting numerous players and coaches gaining invaluable experience, not only on court but off court as well. He achieved a career high ranking of 11 in Great Britain.

His playing background and experience of coaching at a high performance centre stands him in good stead to improve each individual here at Ilkley. Heis always on the lookout to learn and expand his knowledge throughout the performance framework here in Yorkshire.

Kyle relishes the challenge of trying to help make each individual the best player they can be.

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