Our History

History

The club was founded in 1920 when a group of committed community minded people took the initiative to establish a tennis club in Arklow.

1971

The club was renamed Arklow Lawn Tennis Club.

1976

The third tennis court was developed and the original two tennis courts were resurfaced with tarmacadam.

1981

A new clubhouse was built replacing the original Kynoch’s wooden building.

1983

The clubhouse damaged by fire was rebuilt within months. In this period the Club organised Senior and Junior Open Weeks which attracted players from all over Ireland and abroad to Arklow.

1995

Floodlights were installed on the three courts.

1996

The 75th Anniversay of the Club was celebrated.

2011

The 90th Anniversay of the Club was celebrated.

2014

New court surfaces and perimeter fencing.

Today the Club has three floodlight OmniPro courts and a newly renovated clubhouse. We are one of the oldest sports clubs in Arklow with a great tradition of tennis behind us.