Game on as club marks 90 years in Hackness

Hackness Tennis club have a tree planting ceremony ,with John Guthrie (centre)providing the honours with the Hackness Tennis Associaton and Friends looking on.Picture Richard Ponter 123729
Hackness Tennis club have a tree planting ceremony ,with John Guthrie (centre)providing the honours with the Hackness Tennis Associaton and Friends looking on.Picture Richard Ponter 123729
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Ninety years on from its inception, the days of competing in one another’s gardens are long gone at Hackness Tennis Club.

It marks the milestone with a number of developments including the recent installation of two all-weather courts alongside three existing grass courts, soon to be followed by a new clubhouse.

Committee member Glynis Francis said: “A tree planting ceremony was held to mark the progress of the club’s expansion with two new hard courts opened and in use.

“We are an accredited member of the Lawn Tennis Association who have given us money towards the courts, for which the club is very grateful.

“A new clubhouse, that was Langdale End Cricket Pavilion, is being erected on site and is going to be renovated with more modern facilities.”

Members of both Hackness and Scalby tennis clubs turned into fashion models and hit the catwalk to raise cash for the next stage of the development .

Hackness Tennis Club secretary Janet Tildsley complemented the fundraising efforts of Win Calvert and other members and said a good amount was raised which will help replace the old clubhouse with a well equipped tennis pavilion which will include toilets, showers and a viewing area.

Further funds are expected to come in from a 2013 calendar currently being put together to celebrate 90 years of tennis in the community.

In addition to the above photograph, it is also set to feature images of Hackness Grange Hotel, the local church, playgroup and school and several pictures of the club.

Anyone interested in joining Hackness Tennis Club for the new season in April should contact secretary Janet Tildsley on 01723 363731. Ages from four and up are welcome.