Club Refurbishment Begins in February

The clubhouse is undergoing a long-awaited refurbishment starting in February 2024. The aim is to provide better viewing from within the club, a more open-plan flow and a more functional, contemporary bar area.  

The clubhouse was designed and built in the 1960s by Ralph and Ann Edwards and several club members. Since then, it has had a few upgrades, including the toilets and, most recently, a new kitchen; however, as with everything, it needs to evolve to suit the club's needs. 

As part of the Redrow development in Frenchay, the club was awarded £32,500 to go towards improving sports facilities in the local area. This funding came at a great time to modernise and improve the layout of our clubhouse as we have recently installed our third court. 

You will be aware of the restricted view if you've watched tennis matches or coaching from inside the club. The plan is to create a more open-plan facility by removing the pillar (next to the trophy cabinet) and making the sliding doors wider to improve the visibility of the courts. We will also have French doors on the left towards the grass verge. A new home for the trophies will be found in due course.  

The bar will be updated and redesigned to serve the club's needs as soon as this stage is finished.  

We will bring our clubhouse back to life, which will, in turn, make it more attractive for event bookings and club social events. We can't wait to get started.

All contractors have now been booked for the refurb to take place, and they include several members, including Leon Baker, who owns Downened Kitchens.  
The main building contractor will be starting work the first week of February. Before this, the electrician will complete some first-fix electrical work during January in preparation. 
The bar and toilet facilities will remain open during the refurb, and a partition wall will be installed across the clubhouse for health and safety reasons. 

Watch our socials for pictures of the refurb as it happens!