Strathmore Tennis Club
Three tennis courts were opened at the Loeman Street site
on 3 October 1953. The courts were officially opened by
Broadmeadow's Shire President. Two hundred residents
attended the opening of the courts. The En Tout Cas courts
had been built at a cost of 15,000 Pounds. The fencing
around the courts had been erected by club members.
The founding President was D. Johnson and founding
Secretary was K. McDonald.
The longest serving holders of Executive positions on the
Tennis Club committee, are as follows:
Executive officers serving dual roles at
- President - F. McBain, 1957-1967.
- Secretary - Mrs. A. Hally, 1989-1997.
- Treasurer - S. Lloyd - no dates available, but served
approx. 10 years over several terms in office.
- I. Johnson - President 1969-1971 and Secretary
- F. Hocking - President 1973-1975 and Secretary
- S. Lloyd - President 1975-1979 and Treasurer dates not
Life Members, as follows:
|1953 D. Eddy
||1965 F. McBain
||1969 Mrs G. Sleep
|1971 I. Johnson
||1975 Mrs B. Allenson
||1979 K. Sullivan
|1987 Mrs J. Stevenson
||1994 R. Joyce
||1995 S. Lloyd
|1995 R. Dean
Other Major Highlights:
- 1971 - honour boards purchased to record club's
- 1973 - all club's debentures paid in full.
- 1978 - court lighting installed, with assistance from
City of Broadmeadows.
- 1979 - annexure of Strathmore from Broadmeadows to
City of Essendon.
- 3rd July, 1986 - the club becomes an Incorporated
- 2014/16 - Two additional tennis courts constructed -
on the site of the demolished Maternal and Child Health
Centre (the baby health centre).
Numerous capital works programs have been conducted over
the years in an endeavour to improve the club further.
These include resurfacing the courts with en tout cas and
the later upgrading courts 4 and 5 to mod-grass, upgrading
court lighting and later installing new lights to courts 4
and 5, clubhouse alterations and landscaping club
surrounds in an effort to beautify the club.
Many of these works have been conducted with funds
obtained from club fundraising functions.
- Information from the Club; and
- "Annals of Essendon", Vol. 2, R. Chalmers.