Nailsworth Tennis Club
Nailsworth Tennis Club was formed back in 1989 by taking out a 21 year Lease with the then Nailsworth Boys’ Club (now Nailsworth Youth and Community Enterprise) to convert a patch of semi-waste ground behind the centre into two courts. Over many improvements have been made and the new developments, thanks to a very generous grant from Sport England, are now complete. The club is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association.
Junior tennis has also had its successes. Many teenagers have graduated to playing in the senior teams, some have gone on to greater things elsewhere and teams have been successful in the Mini-Orange League for 9 – 10 year olds.
Socially, the club is a great way of meeting other people. There are a number of social play sessions per week. Club tournaments take place and social events such as dinners, dances and other fund-raising activities are arranged.
The club is well-represented in the Gloucestershire League, the Stroud Winter League and the Painswick League. From a competitive point of view, the club’s finest achievement came perhaps in 2009 with the winning of the County Men’s Premier Division trophy.