St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Tennis St George's Park - Application for New Tennis Court
Application for New Tennis Court

A letter was submitted to the Town Council from the St George’s Lawn Tennis Club, asking permission to lay down another tennis court in St George’s Park, parallel with those at present held by them. It was resolved to recommend that the request be acceded to during the pleasure of the Council and subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Parks.

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Tennis matches showing the original pavilion on the extreme right and the old tearoom in the centre, circa 1930s.

The Mayor said that when he saw it on the minutes of the Recreation and Parks Committee, he would object to giving any more ground away for lawn tennis purposes. In his opinion there was enough of the park grounds taken up already - (hear, hear). It had, however, been explained to him that it was only a small portion, and the club had agreed to lay it out in the way of a square, so that it would practically make no difference to the park. Mr Brookes said he could assure the Council that the committee had no intention of giving large pieces of ground in the Park, as they felt that enough had already been given away.

The Eastern Province Herald.
January 23, 1907.
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