Our club history

Our club was founded in 1923 by members of the Baptist Tabernacle Church and was originally called the Tabernacle Tennis Club.  They used to play on grass courts in Water Lane.  Back then, committee meetings used to start with a prayer.
For many years, a large proportion of membership was from this church and the last representatives left in the 1970s.


The name Grosvenor originated from Grosvenor Road, which was the home of a former secretary, Mrs Goss (resigned c.1948).


The club has played on the courts in Cassiobury Park since 1942.  During the war, Lawrie Wilson who served as club chairman from 1940s to 1972, was the only male member.


Our previous club hut was built in 1956 from funds raised entirely by members and it stood strong for 64 years.

The committee, led by our chairman Aaron Gransby, secured funds to replace and upgrade the hut in early 2020.

 

Key Dates

2022

  • 30th July 2022 - Finals day
  • 23rd April 2022 - Season starts

2021

  • 21st August 2021 - Finals day
  • 24th April 2021 - Season starts

2020

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown our season start was delayed from early April to mid-May

  • 23rd August 2020 - Finals Day
  • 1st June 2020 - Government guidelines updated to allow doubles play
  • 18th May 2020 - New website goes live
  • 16th May 2020 - New season started (late) with singles play only, due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • 14th February 2020 - New club hut built

 

2000 - 2019

  • 27th April 2019 - American Tournament

 

  • 1st July 2018 - Open Tournament
  • 5th May 2018 - American tournament

 

  • 9th July 2017 - Open Tournament

 

  • 22nd August 2015 - Mr Wilson's Invitational Doubles Tennis Tournament (2nd year)
  • 19th July 2015 - Open Tournament
  • 17th April 2015 - Fence erected between Grosvenor courts and public courts

 

  • 23rd August 2014 - Mr Wilson's Invitation Doubles Tennis Tournament
  • 21st June 2014 - Open day

 

Before 2000

  • 1956 - Club hut built
  • 1942 - Club moved to courts in Cassiobury Park
  • 1923 - Club formed