Club History

The Club was set up in 1968 following a number of years where some enthusiastic players from Goring had played on courts hired in Upper Basildon and later at Mapledurham Club. 

The Club was formally founded in its current location in 1973, when the group using the Mapledurham Club arranged with the Goring Parish Council to contribute towards the improvement of the existing courts on the Sheepcot Recreation Ground and to rent them for fixed times from the council on an annual basis.

This was not a very satisfactory arrangement for the Club, which had some difficulty in building up the membership with these limited facilities. The annual renewal meant that there was little incentive for the club to make any long term investment in improving the facilities.

In 1983 a longer 14 year lease was negotiated with the Council and agreement reached that we could resurface three of the courts and renew the nets and the surrounds at our own expense.

The Club raised the money and in 1984, under the Chairmanship of Brian B, this work was carried out.

Towards the end of that lease, prolonged negotiations took place with the Parish Council for an even longer 25 year lease and permission to add a further court, re-lay all the courts, renew the fencing and add floodlighting for two of the courts. When this was agreed, it took a further two years to raise the funds including a grant from the Lottery via the Sports Council, which raised the total funding to £86,000.  The 25 year lease came into effect on 27th August 1996.

The Clubhouse was added in 2003 and was refurbished in 2016.