From 1904 to date...
We're still at the cutting edge of club tennis after more than 100 years and here are some of our key milestones:
Land rented from a Mr West at the neighbouring Nag’s Head public house. Work started on first two courts.
Four new grass courts laid.
“Juveniles” admitted as members for the first time and for summer holidays only.
County Lawn Tennis Association formed by agreement with the Gerrards Cross Bull Lane Tennis Club.
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and family accepted honorary playing membership.
Seventh grass court laid.
Freehold of grounds purchased from Weller’s Brewery, Amersham.
Sunday tennis introduced.
New pavilion constructed.
Three hard courts of 'Griselda' grey, semi-loose surface built.
Clement Attlee (Leader of the Opposition) and wife joined as members.
Club pavilion refurbished & extended.
Additional single hard court built on site of current court 10.
Additional facilities developed by hard courts including access road, shelter for juniors, tournament players and coaches; practice wall built.
Additional single hard court built on approximate current position of court 9.
First week-end visit to GMLTC by members of Enschede LTC of The Netherlands, with a reciprocal visit the following year. These highly social annual exchanges ran for 15 years.
Courts 14 and 15 built.
Five acres of land between the club and the Chiltern railway line purchased.
Club members collaborate to rebuild the clubhouse on its old site, giving the club its first bar.
Three acrylic courts laid (present courts 8-10).
Further purchase of land towards railway.
GMLTC started Community Tennis Partnership in co-operation with the LTA, Misbourne School and Chiltern District Council, taking tennis into local schools for all ages.
Floodlights installed on two courts.
Three all-weather courts constructed on land towards the railway.
Floodlights now available on four courts.
New club house opened along with three new synthetic clay courts.
A four-year sponsorship agreement with Hamptons International is confirmed
New club strategy agreed with growth and investment plan defined for 2015 to 2020
Added artificial clay surface to one of old tarmac courts and added floodlights to give us 4 artifical clay and 4 floodlit courts. Improved pathways around the club grounds.
Refurbished the top clubhouse, re-built Court 14 and added a 5th artificial clay surface. Added floodlights to one of the hard courts to give us 6 floodlit courts. Re-vamped the 4 grass courts in the spring - in the "best condition for many years".
Re-surfaced our two tarmac courts at the top of the club to acrylic hard court.
Resurfaced the old hard court that had floodlights added the previous year. 3 of the 6 floodlit courts are now floodlit. Membership reached 575 from 375 in May 2015.
Club shut from March to mid May due to coronavirus pandemic. Moved membership season to 1st June to 31st May when we reopened. Membership increased rapidly in May and June to 535 following the membrship renewal period. Agreed contract to resurface the block of 3 tarmac courts to artificial clay with due to complete by end of October 2020.