Riding on the wave of an inspiring Wimbledon and anticipating an already inspiring Olympics, one Harrogate tennis club is celebrating its own major milestone: Harlow Tennis Club is 50 years old this year.
The club’s five longest-serving members between them boastmore than two centuries of belonging to one of the longest-established tennis clubs in Harrogate: Joyce Morrell, Dave Oddy, Pat Nash, Brian Anson and Moira Bryden still play at or are involved in the club.
The club marked its 50th anniversary with an open event and a ceremonial cake-cutting by Andrew Jones MP, a staunch supporter of community initiatives. Andrew said: “Your club plays an important role in our community and your efforts are highly valued by both members and the public alike. I look forward to seeing Harlow Tennis club continue to be successful and play an important part in the Harrogate District for years to come.”
In this landmark year Harlow Tennis Club is encouraging locals to try out the club’s facilities and keep fit. Membership works out at less than £1.50 per week across a year with free access to club sessions and casual play, and the opportunity to take part in coaching and compete in one of the club’s thriving teams. Access and parking via Plantation Road, off Otley Road. For more information about the club visit www.harlowtennisclub.org.uk