Location #452 - Tennis Court Doctors Flat, Domain Road north side, Bannockburn Domain
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|Bannockburn Tennis Club
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|First discussions regarding opening a tennis club.
|In December of 1891 the first attempt to start a tennis and bowling club was made, but nothing came of it.
|Formation of the tennis club
|It appears that a tennis club had been formed about this time. A clay court may have been formed at the school in Smith's Gully (location #420). It seems to have been a joint venture between the newly formed tennis club and the school committee.
|The tennis club donated to the school committee.
|The Cromwell Argus reported that the Bannockburn Tennis Club had donated 15 shillings to the school committee.
|Asphalting and fencing of the tennis court
|The tennis court was asphalted and fenced at a cost of £40. Unfortunately the court only lasted a few years because the clay foundation shifted and spoiled the surface beyond repair. The tennis club seems to have gone into recess about this time.
|Tennis club reformed.
|About this time it appears that the tennis club was reformed. A new court was formed close to the bowling green on Doctors Flat (location #452) The court was built during the depression and was founded on clay with an asphalt surface. The surface did not last - again probably due to the clay base.
|The tennis court is rebuilt.
|The tennis court was dug up and rebuilt on a compacted gravel base. The court surface was renewed in concrete which was poured in sections. Later a layer of asphalt was added. The club appears to have been well supported during this time.
|Mary Valk (Lawrence) was the club secretary. The Robertson and Scott families were supporters. The club played tournaments between other local clubs including Lowburn, Cromwell & Clyde.
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