Grove Tennis Club - Chelmsford

at 177 - 179 Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford, CM2 9QA United Kingdom

Private members tennis club with 6 astro all weather courts, large car park and clubhouse with bar

Grove Tennis Club - Chelmsford
177 - 179 Moulsham Drive
Chelmsford CM2 9QA
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 07542 197943


New Members always welcome

General Info

The Grove (Chelmsford) Lawn Tennis Club was founded on April 12th 1893. The founding members were deacons and officials of the Baddow Road Congregational Church, which was demolished in the 1960s when Parkway was constructed. They commenced by hiring or were permitted to use a lawn belonging to a young ladies’ school that stood on the corner of Grove Road and Moulsham Street. Due to building development the club moved to new premises in Vicarage Road in 1894, where they developed three grass courts and remained for 75 years. The original committee and links with the church gradually diminished over ten years when in the early twentieth century the club membership largely consisted of local businessmen and their families. The Vicarage Road site was rented from the Mildmay family until 1913 when it was purchased with a mortgage, interest free loans from members and donations. This ground was also sold for building development in 1969 allowing the purchase of the facilities on the present site. The Grove was one of the eight original clubs forming the Essex Lawn Tennis Association in 1895. With Connaught of Chingford they are the two remaining founding clubs with an unbroken existence of over 100 years. A full account of the Grove’s history appears in a booklet “100 Years of Tennis 1893 – 1993″ where full details and illustrations form part of this booklet.

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Hey if you want to talk to Jane our membership secretary her number is 07542 197943

Published on 2013-03-17 00:31:06 GMT

There will be a quiz at the Grove Tennis Club on Saturday, 16 March starting at 7.30, and the bar will be open from 6.45; the quiz master will be Richard Barkley. There will be a maximum of 12 teams and a limit of 6 per team. The cost will be £5 per person (collected on the night) and includes nibbles. Contact Ted Cockle

Published on 2013-03-02 10:37:30 GMT

New Members are always welcome at the Grove. We are a very friendly club, so friendly in fact that we offer potential new members 3 free visits to see whether they like the club. So why not come along on a Wednesday Evening after 7pm or Sunday morning from 9.30am till 12pm. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty. We were all there once!

Published on 2013-03-02 10:36:14 GMT

Play Tennis Open Day - Saturday 13 July 10am - 2pm Free coaching sessions, games, fastest serve, ball machine and competitions. All welcome (minimum age 4 years). Discounted tennis equipment and refreshments available.

Published on 2013-06-24 10:14:15 GMT

If you're interested in joining a tennis club then you are most welcome to visit the Grove LTC in Chelmsford to try us out. In fact we offer 3 free social sessions to see whether you like the club. Wednesday evening, Tuesday, Friday & Sunday mornings are the best times to come. Don't forget your racquet!!!

Published on 2013-05-17 14:03:15 GMT

Here comes the sunshine!!! Grab your racket and get playing. The club tournament is underway so check out the notice board and see who you're up against!