Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 1880 with 17 male members. The club had 5 grass courts and a wooden pavilion. By 1927 the club was the northern venue for the Wimbledon qualifying event. Since then further courts have been added, totalling sixteen, of which three are indoor and three have floodlights.
In 1960 the club purchased a wooden squash court from Huddersfield LTC and due to the popularity of the sport the club changed its name to Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club in 1963. The club now boast six courts of which three are glass backed.
In 1986 a gymnasium was added to the facilities and this area of the club now provides a wide range of equipment not just for the racket players but its own fitness members.
The club and its members have always played at a high level and achieved considerable success, as well as holding prominent positions in sporting bodies. From the early days the club has frequently dominated the Yorkshire Tennis League being the men’s and ladies’ champions on many occasions. In 2009 the squash team became the National Squash League Champions and members have triumphed on an individual level both locally and internationally.
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