The Tamil Union Tennis Section presently comprises approx 18 active Tennis playing members. With two courts available to the members, the tennis playing section is patronized every day (weather permitting) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for Social Tennis. Members are offered the courts on a first come first served basis with Doubles the game of choice.
The Tamil Union Over 55�s have been for more than a decade one of the strongest seniors teams in the Country. In the year under review they entered two events and were successful in reaching the finals in both. They took the Runners up Trophy in the singles event and the Champions Trophy in the Doubles event.
The clubs strongest team is the Open Division 4. This team has been runner up for the last four years in a row in the doubles competition and this year was no exception losing to SLTA in the grand final match. The singles competition was a little tougher however but they did well to reach the Semi Finals.
In September 2009 the tennis section welcomed the first official corporate tennis sponsor in Royal Sports (Pvt) Ltd who sponsored all the tennis balls from September 2009 till September 2010.
The tennis section is in the process of implementing some ambitious projects to develop and expand tennis playing facilities at the Club and bring in new members commencing at junior level. In order to achieve this, planning has commenced to build a new court solely dedicated to coaching which should be completed by the third quarter of 2010.We are also in the midst of negotiations with a tennis coach to set up the Oval Tennis Academy at the club. The academy will bring new junior tennis playing members to the club and also provide the opportunity of hosting junior tournaments. We aim to launch the academy after the new court has been built. The final development planned is to commence night tennis. We are in the process of procuring sponsorships for this development and are hopeful to have the finances raised by the end of 2010.
All this we hope will enable us to increase tennis membership, raise revenue for the club by holding tennis tournaments and also bring in more sponsors for the tennis section.