Club History

The following is a brief history of the Gorey Tennis Club from when it was founded to the present day situation.

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The following is a brief history:

  • The first committee meeting of Gorey Tennis Club was held on the 24th July 1967 and on the 15th May 1968 the constitution of Gorey Tennis Club was adopted.
  • The official opening of two hard tennis courts took place in June 1968.
  • In 1969 a team was entered in the Provincial Towns Cup for the first time and Gorey Tennis Club won it in 1973.
  • Extra land was purchased with the intention of laying two further courts and building a club house in 1976. In 1977 planning permission was granted to erect a building and in 1978 the official opening of the clubhouse took place.
  • In the 1980s there was a decline in the interest in tennis which resulted in the selling of the clubhouse to Gorey Boxing Club to clear all outstanding debts.
  • In November 1992 a public meeting was held to revitalise Gorey Tennis Club and a new committee was formed.
  • In 1993 the original two courts were resurfaced and floodlit. This was funded from the residue of the sale of the clubhouse and membership subscriptions by way of a three year membership offer.
  • The tennis club went from strength to strength and in June 1998 a new club house was officially opened. All four courts were resurfaced with a synthetic surface in May 2000 and an extension to our clubhouse was opened in November 2006.
  • In 2017 the Club received Sports Capital Grant which enabled the resurfacing of all courts, replacing fencing and installation of LED lights during 2018 in time for the clubs 50th celebrations.