Newhaven Tennis Club
The club was formed in 1936 by a group of local people, using one of the grass courts that used to be at Fort Road rec as their club court.
During World War 2 the club was suspended because the recreation ground was closed to the public, but there was a temporary court in Second Avenue (where bungalows 36 to 42 are now).
The club reopened at Fort Road rec soon after the war (1947/48), and after moving to another part of the rec for a while it eventually moved to its current site in Court Farm Road. After much increased membership during the 1980’s, the ‘top court’ was built and subsequently opened in 1993. With added space to the side to accommodate a very modest clubhouse, members now had three courts to use and somewhere to meet.
A lot of time and effort has been made since then by the club’s committee to keep the tennis club running and fit for purpose. Like all clubs, Newhaven Tennis Club has had its ups and downs regarding membership and having different areas to play on – but after 80 years it is still going strong. The present management committee are proud of this heritage, providing a facility for young and old! They are equally proud to look to the future, such as forging links with the Twinning Association to visit La Chapelle Saint Mesmin for a weekend in 2016 to play tennis, and then hopefully in another year to act as hosts for them.
If you would like to participate in the sport of tennis, whether competitively, socially or just wishing to learn and improve through the club’s coaching programme, Newhaven Tennis Club will welcome you.
|Venue/Start Location:||Court Farm Road, BN9 9DH|