Trace the History Of Our Club From the Genteel Era Of Its Early Beginnings, Through the Difficult War Years Right Up To the Present-Day ...

The History of Birmingham Road Lawn Tennis Club 1912 - 2013


By 2003 Birmingham Road Tennis Club was effectively the only private tennis club in Walsall as in the previous thirty years the numerous small clubs in the town had collapsed. After much discussion it was decided to adopt the present title of ‘Walsall Tennis Club’ better to reflect our status. However, after ninety years of use many members, and indeed visitors, still slip back to the old name! It was decided to include the words ‘formerly Birmingham Road LTC’ in Club literature to ensure continuity and a sense of history.

The following history of the Club until 1983 was compiled by a former President, Winnie Beebee, who was a member from the very earliest days of tennis at Birmingham Road. A strong player herself, with an over arm serve, Winnie played at the club for well over forty years and then went on to serve as President. This is her story and forms the first part of our history:

Over twenty years have passed since Miss Beebee composed her epic history of Birmingham Road LTC. This is a brief attempt to bring the story up to date and highlight a few modern developments ...


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