Leamington Tennis Court Club is one of those remarkable entities which, taken in all, delivers more than the sum of its individual parts: more than just the World’s oldest tennis club – and more than the Midland’s best-appointed private members’ establishment. As anyone who’s ever set foot inside will confirm, the club is a very special place:
• a tennis club;
• a fine dining club;
• a golf society;
• a thriving card room;
• an elegantly-appointed lounge bar;
• a sanctuary in the middle of town;
• a place to meet – and make – friends.
Leamington Tennis Court Club is a Private Members’ Club offering high quality sporting, recreational and dining facilities. As the World’s oldest Tennis club, LTCC seeks to uphold tradition while promoting the best interests of Tennis and its players.
To ensure the Club’s present and future prosperity, the committee is guided by the following principles and values:
• To anticipate and exceed the needs of Club members
• To exercise tolerance and consideration within an exclusive yet diverse member-owned establishment
• To maintain a welcoming and convivial environment for members and their guests
• To respect the Club’s social, sporting and architectural integrity within a contemporary context
• To provide facilities and services which deliver excellence and value-for-money
• To maintain the highest standards of Club governance
Looking down through the years, the Club’s membership list offers a journey through Burke’s Peerage and Who’s Who: founding members included Dr Jephson – and Lords Brooke, Leigh, Guernsey and Somerville. Leamington’s always been exclusive: the membership bid of an eminent physician was denied when one member – an Earl – asserted that he didn’t care to spend his evenings in the company of a man whose services he may call upon in the morning.
The 21st Century though, has wrought change upon the Club just as it has society.
In 2008, the Club opened its doors to ladies – and today’s membership profile reflects a much broader social base. Walk into the Club today and you might meet an Earl or an orthodontist – a banker, a barrister or a Baronet. Whether you’re an ex-state school pupil or the former Head of Pop, it’s not about who you are – or indeed, who your ancestors may have been – but how you carry and conduct yourself.