The Lawn Tennis Section can be equated to the hub of Ikoyi Club 1938. It has a membership of well over two thousand "ordinary members"
Tennis Section is the second largest in the Club with active membership strength of 3,281 as at the end of May 2016. Tennis is a game that is played in the spirit of good sportsmanship. It is administered by an executive committee of elected members constituted as follows:
Elections for the above-mentioned positions are held annually for a one(1) year term renewable for another year(maximum).
The Section has nine (9) hard courts of International standard and the Administrative structure of the section is headed by the chairman who meets with his committee on a monthly basis to deliberate on the smooth running of the section. There is a center court complex which is capable of sitting 500 spectators. The section has two bars, a kitchen, and a sports shop.
It has a set of rules/ regulation that governs the activities of its members’ and they work in line with the overall Ikoyi Club’s rules.
The Section is made up of a well lay-out Bar lounge with other facilities like Viewing pavilion, Barbing /hairdressing saloon, a modern Gym under
construction, upper deck bar with plasma televisions conspicuously positioned
for members’ pleasure.
It also has an Administrative office with modern office equipment’s, conference
room, ball boys and coaches restrooms with electronics facilities.
Tennis Section official opening hours is 8 am – 11 am, but the bar remains operational till the last member leaves the section.
The Section has a resident head coach and two assistant coaches. It also has
7 freelance coaches and 3 junior freelance coaches.
The Section is strategically positioned with vast areas and spaces for advert
It is also the only section in the club that has up to four (4) spaces for vendors who carry out their businesses on daily basis. This business includes:
i. A kitchen with modern cooking equipment where both
local and continental dishes are prepared in a very hygienic condition for
members’ and guests.
ii. Sports shop where members purchase their sporting kits which are of International standard. Members from all over the
club come in here to choose their latest sporting kit especially tennis related stock.
iii. Confectionary store which serves members various kind of confectionary from ice cream, peanut etc.
iv. Barbing / hairdressing saloon and massaging room
The Tennis viewing pavilion has a sitting capacity of 600 for viewers in addition to a spacious terrace that can seat well over 200 people.
Here are the names of the executives of the tennis section.
We constantly engage ourselves in a few engaging and entertaining events and also healthy but highly competitive tournament all year round. With every tournament comes a winner. We are proud to showcase a list of tournament winners over the years.