Tennis club turns 100

By Michael Roberts | posted on March 15, 2020

DRESSED up in their finest 1920s tennis attire, Tenterden Tennis Club toasted its 100th birthday on Saturday.

Tenterden brought up its century milestone in style with an afternoon of casual social tennis where players sported wooden racquets.

After the sun had set, about 120 people attended a celebratory dinner where past and present members shared personal stories about the club.

Located within the Shire of Cranbrook, Tenterden is a charming club surrounded by bushland.

Members meet for social tennis every Saturday, as well as hosting a few tournaments each year.

To mark the occasion, Tenterden Tennis Club President Rowan Bigwood read a poem that took a light-hearted look at its 100-year history.

“As we celebrate 100 I’ve always thought what makes it tick, what makes it great,” he said.

“It’s obvious look around you mate.

“Good job you made it, raise a glass, you deserve it, you made it last.”

The whole club then sang itself a stirring rendition of Happy Birthday and life members John Sprigg, Sue Milne and Bill Waldron cut the centenary cake.