CIYMS Tennis club is one of over 14 sections including tennis, rugby, cricket, hockey, squash, badminton that make up the CIYMS organization. The origin of CIYMS (or the Church of Ireland Youngs Mens Society) dates back to 1850 when it was established “to encourage good citizenship through sporting, cultural and social activity”. In the beginning there were just a handful of members – we now have a membership in excess of 1,600 men, women, and children of all ages and denomination.

“CI” as it is commonly known in sporting circles is widely known as one of the oldest and most impressive sporting and leisure organisations in Belfast. Located in spacious grounds at 91 Circular Road, Belmont, Belfast BT4 2GD it provides a range of sporting, leisure and social activities for all ages unequalled by any other sports and leisure organisation in the city

“CI” emphasises sporting, leisure and social activity. Adult members need never therefore be at a loss for something to do since the various sections and clubs, in addition to their principal sporting and leisure activities, organise a wide range of social events such as barbeques, treasure hunts, musical evenings and quizzes throughout the year. As well as these many and varied activities, relaxation and a bit of ‘craic’ can be found any evening in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Members Room upstairs in the Clubhouse known as Belmont Social Club.