In June 1974 a group of civic-minded tennis enthusiasts got
together and decided to form the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis
Club. The idea was the brainchild of two English brothers,
Frank and Stephen Ash who at the time resided in Vittoriosa,
hence the name of the Club.
The seriousness of this young Club was soon recognised. The
use of the then Naval courts at Corradino was soon accorded
to the VLTC. When eventually all British Forces facilities
reverted to the Malta Government in 1979, these samecourts
were put at the disposal of the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club.
Five years later, a clubhouse was built while the courts
were refurbished regularly.
Recently the VLTC underwent extensive works that were to
change considerably the complex as we had known it since the
days of the British Forces. The four concrete surfaced
courts which stood at different levels were dug and levelled
to one plane. They were resurfaced with hot asphalt and each
given access through an independent entrance. The
floodlighting system was totally replaced to give stronger
and better light diffusion on the courts. A new
chain-fencing system was installed all around the courts.
The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club which is affiliated with the
Malta Tennis Federation is one of the leading Tennis Clubs
on the Island. It is recorded that since its foundation
thirty years ago, the number of individuals who at any time
were registered as club members has reached the 10,000 mark.
The Club organises Tennis Tournaments all the year round and
on many occasions hosts European tennis championships. The
annual Summer Open International Tournament remains the
club’s most important event. Coaching Clinics for beginners
and advanced beginners are held from September up till
At times the club organises social and recreational
activities and issues an in-house magazine every year.