The City of Peterborough Tennis Club was formed through the merger of two Clubs, Peterborough City Lawn Tennis Club and Peterborough Town Tennis Club. In April 2008 the playing activities of the two clubs were merged for social and match play purposes and the club renamed ‘ City of Peterborough Tennis Club ’.
In December 2015 Peterborough City Lawn Tennis Club sold its site, and the proceeds of the land sale were transferred to Peterborough Town Sports Club so the funds could be invested in new tennis facilities.
Peterborough Town Sports Club built 3 macadam courts in 1990 with funding from the LTA. Prior to this the club had 3 grass courts. In 1992 two local clubs ‘The Peterborough Tennis Club’ and ‘The Peterborough Development Corporation Club’ moved to the club to form Peterborough Town Tennis Club. The club had around 100 members at that time.
Peterborough City Lawn Tennis Club had been in existence for over 100 years, and is believed to be the second oldest club in the UK. Part of the site was developed for housing in the 1970’s, leaving four grass courts, which were no longer fit for purpose and required significant investment to bring them back up to standard – finances that the club didn’t have and was not able to obtain. The Club was asset rich but money poor, so this left the Club with little option but to sell and relocate with the funds obtained.
Photo shows Peterborough City Lawn Tennis Club's old pavilion.