History

Club honours

Mixed Doubles Team
2009 Barkston Ash LTL Cup - Winners
2001 Barkston Ash LTL Division 1 - Winners
2000 Barkston Ash LTL Cup - Winners
1999 Barkston Ash LTL Division 1 - Winners
1997 Barkston Ash LTL Division 2 - Winners
1990 Barkston Ash LTL Division 3 - Winners
1989 Barkston Ash LTL Division 4 - Winners
1966 Barkston Ash LTL Cup - Winners
 
Mens Doubles Team
2011 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
2009 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
2006 Leeds League Division 2 - Winners
2005 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
2004 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
2001 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
2000 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners

Ladies Doubles Team
1999 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
1997 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
1996 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners
1995 Barkston Ash LTL - Winners

Junior League
Harrogate Junior League Winners 2011

Individual Honours

2013 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Phil Bremner & Helen Haywood)
2011 BALTL Mixed Doubles End of Season Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Lidia Morton)
2011 Barkston Ash LTL Mens Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Michael Binns)
2010 Barkston Ash LTL Mens Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Tawona Moyo)
2009 Barkston Ash LTL Mens Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Tawona Moyo)
2009 ‘The Terrace’ Open Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Emma Scampton)
2009 BALTL Mixed Doubles End of Season Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Hannah Shires)
2009 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Hannah Shires)
2008 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Hannah Shires)
2007 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Nicki Horn)
2007 Barkston Ash LTL Mens Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Tawona Moyo)
2005 ‘The Terrace’ Open Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Emma Shires)
2004 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Pam Campbell)
2001 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Hannah Shires)
2001 Barkston Ash LTL Mens Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Tawona Moyo)
2001 ‘The Terrace’ Open Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Amy-Louise Brown)
1999 Barkston Ash LTL Mixed Doubles Cup Winners (Adrian Lobley & Sylvia Billington)

 

Logo

The Roman officers helmet was chosen as the tennis club logo because of the associations with the game and the Bardsey area.

Tennis as a game originated in Roman times and often a court (Sphaeristerium) was attached to a villa.  When the modern game originated in 1874 it was called sphairistike before becoming lawn tennis.

In Roman times important roads running west to east between Ilkley (Olicana) and Tadcaster (Calcaria) to York (Eboracum) passed close to Bardsey.  Some early maps of the area indicate a Roman road called Ryknield Street running north through Bardsey at Pompocali - the supposed Roman Fort in Hetchell Woods.  A stone alter to Apollo and a part of a Roman quern have also been discovered near Hetchell pointing to a likelihood of a local settlement.  There was a large Roman villa at Dalton Parlours.  A less substantiated claim is that grooves in the stones at the side of Rigton Bank were made by the wheels of Roman Chariots!

Bardsey would have formed part of a larger area known as Elmet which was one of the last surviving Roman-British areas holding out until around 600AD.  During this great period of civilisation the two Roman legions protecting the area were the IX and later the VI.  By chance the two numbers add up to the first point score in tennis.

May 1986

Malcolm Lobley