Sports Activities


The town of Tain is popular with visitors for its fine 18 hole Golf Course which celebrated its Centenary in 1990 and opened its new Club House and refurbished locker room in 1998. The annual Golf Week in held in the first week of August. New members are always welcome in all categories and there is no waiting list. For more information choose the Golfing option on the site menu.


Tain Tennis Club boasts three all-weather floodlit courts set in secluded and pleasing landscaped area on the edge of the town centre. The tennis club welcomes new members and also runs various classes for young people. Membership forms are available from Mrs Eveline Waring, The Old Post Office House, Pitcalnie, Nigg, By Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1QP or from Tain Sports Shop, Lamington Street, Tain.  For further information telephone 01862 851410 or you can email

Club nights are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 pm onwards. Quality tuition and coaching for adults and juniors is always available. Tain Tennis Club is affiliated to the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association and participates in league matches and tournaments.


Tain Thistle Football Club are a local team who play in the local Ross-shire welfare league during the summer months and welcome anyone interested in playing football to contact them. The Club usually play competitive games once or twice a week, and have a training night once a week. Home matches are played at the Tain Links. The Team Manager is Arran Christie.

Contact for further information:
Niall Harkiss, 31 High Street, Tain, Ross-shire
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892154


St Duthus Bowling Club on Chapel Road, Tain is a popular facility and hosts a fully licensed clubhouse. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Club opening hours are Monday and Thursday 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7.00 pm and Saturday 2.00 pm. Other times are available by appointment. Contact the Club on +44 (0) 1862 893613

Running Club

Tain Runners Club.  All levels of runners are most welcome to come along for a friendly and relaxed run around various length of forest tracks.  Beginners running sessions - Monday evenings at 6pm, Aldie Burn Car Park.  Normal club nights - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm.  Charity events organised, see events calendar for future events. For more information contact Anne on 01862 893789 or Andrew on 01862 894280 or visit


The town swimming pool is located at Tain Royal Academy Community Complex (TRACC) and is open to the public each weekday during term time and daily during school holidays. Private bookings, including all facilities for childrens Pool Parties, are also taken.

Hugely successful are the childrens swimming lessons at the Tain swimming pool. Available for pre-school and school age children, groups are organised according to age and experience into the Tain Terrapins, Tadpoles and Turtles.

Also popular is the Tain amateur swimming Club, organised and run by experienced coaches.

For more information contact TRACC on +44 (0)1862 893767 or email on

Tain Amateur Swimming Club
Tain ASC aims to encourage and develop the enjoyment of competitive swimming. Ability and commitment determine individual progress, but the club aims to try to enable each of its members to progress to individually agreed levels. The club has had swimmers who have reached national and international standard happily training alongside swimmers whose target remains simply to develop their general fitness and enjoyment of a competitive sport.

New members are expected to be reasonably proficient in at least two strokes. Initially new member training takes place on Fridays, during school terms, from 5 – 5.50pm. Thereafter, depending on personal stamina and speed, additional training sessions will be added. Emphasis on maintaining good technique whilst developing speed/stamina and good training practices will be the basis of Club training.

Swimmers are encouraged to monitor their progress by attempting to achieve personal best swims. This could be achieved by competing, or simply taking part in Club time trials. Forthcoming time trials are posted on the TASC noticeboard at Tain Royal Academy Community Complex.

Further information can be obtained from visiting the TASC website - click to visit it.

Fitness Suite/Gym

Incorporating the latest Powerhouse Matrix range of CV equipment, including elliptical trainers, treadmills and rowing machines, as well as free weights, Smith's machine and 8 individual weight stations in a brand new, purpose-built, air-conditioned setting.

Located at TRACC.  Open to the public 7 days per week.  For opening times etc contact TRACC office on 01862 893767.

Sports facilities

Facilities for indoor football, badminton, table tennis, short tennis, basketball, fitness, dance, drama, kempo and judo are available at TRACC, with a full timetable of classes for all ages and abilities.

The drama studio and assembly hall, as well as hosting many entertaining events, are available for hire. Contact TRACC on +44 (0) 1862 893767 or email on

Sports Activities

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