GALLE SERVICE CLUB
As one of the oldest clubs in the area heading back to the colonial era, Galle Service Club comprises of Tennis Courts which are still functioning. The old and dilapidated courts were refurbished and made as hard courts . The opening of the refurbished courts held on 19th of February in the presence of Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and President of the Galle Service Club, Dr. Daminda Mandawala along with committee members, President of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Mr. Iqbal Bin Issack and General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Mr. Pradeep Goonasekera. Currently, the present committee of the club is working hard to promote tennis in Galle.
The Sri Lanka Tennis Association introduced the Junior tennis initiative programme in Galle 3 years back and Mr. Asanga was appointed as the regional coordinator. During the last 3 years, several schools showed their interest in tennis and also large number of players were introduced to the game. The president of SLTA Mr. Iqbal Bin Issack, mentioned that the SLTA has made plans to develop tennis further in the Galle region with the support of the club, and also plans to introduce ranking tournaments.