Find out about the history of our club

Almondsbury Tennis Club has a long history going back to the early 1950s. Bradley Stoke didn't even exist until building started in 1987, when it was known as Europe's biggest housing development.  Since then many people from Bradley Stoke have joined members  from Almondsbury, Thornbury and the surrounding areas.

Nowadays, Bradley Stoke is considerably bigger than Almondsbury, and while we value our connection to the village, we felt it  important to reflect the nature of the club in the name - so in April 2019, the club voted to change the name to 'Almondsbury and Bradley Stoke Tennis Club'. It's a bit of a mouthful, but we hope this will encourage residents of the town to see this as their local club.

As Bradley Stoke grew, so did the club and in the 1980s it changed from being a traditional small tennis club with a fairly staid membership, to one that embraced the younger generation. Coaching really took off and a new generation of players grew on the courts

The club is very proud of Emily Webley-Smith (see photo above), who first started at the club as a child in the late 90s, and has gone on to have an international tennis career in both singles and doubles. You can follow Emily on twitter and instagram as she travels around the world. She is now an honorary member, and we are glad to welcome her and give her space to practice when she comes home.