About Our Club

The Club

Bewdley boasts one of the oldest tennis clubs in the county and now, with over 150 members (and growing!), one of the largest clubs in the Hereford and Worcestershire Tennis League. We are an LTA registered tennis club and accredited with Tennismark, a tennis-specific version of the Clubmark best practice award implemented by Sport England.

Our floodlit 7 courts (four all-weather and three American clay) are used throughout the year and we have a lovely clubhouse which houses a fully licensed bar, function room, kitchen and changing facilities. The club is situated on the banks of the River Severn just by the centre of Bewdley, in the heart of the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.

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History

At the opening in 1924

At the opening in 1924

After the First World War a number of enthusiasts used to play on a private court at Netherton House (now the site of the High School’s playing fields).

Alternative places were available in Bewdley, including Hernes Nest House, Park Lane or (a pretty grotty one) behind the George Hotel.

Numbers outgrew that venue, and Bewdley Tennis Club was founded in 1924 on land in Stourport Road given to them by Mr Charles Clarke; who, for years lived in the bungalow next door.

Alderman H.N. Frost, the first President making the first serve at the opening of the Club in 1924. He remained President until 1958.

Alderman H.N. Frost, the first President making the first serve at the opening of the Club in 1924. He remained President until 1958.

 June 1974 - The Club’s fiftieth anniversary

June 1974 – The Club’s fiftieth anniversary


Club Structure

Run by volunteers for its members and the local community, Bewdley Tennis Club is managed by the Committee.

Committee

The committees ensure that the club runs according to the needs and requirements of its members. The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and is mandated to manage projects as agreed at the AGM. It looks after areas such as coaching, development, communications, administration, court scheduling and tournaments.