Hutton Rudby Tennis Club was formed in Sept 1979. The original small pavilion with three courts opened at a cost of £2000 to members with a grant of £4000 from Hambleton District Sports and Recreation council and chairman Keith Beckton.
1978 Planning began
1979 Three black hard courts and basic “hut” constructed
First teams entered the Cleveland LeagueFourth court and knock-up wall completed
all courts “coloured”
From early days coaching sessions run by members, handicap Annual Tournament introduced
AGM proposed and agreed an “update of the tennis hut” to a Pavilion hoping for grant to cover a third of the cost. Planning permission required. Hoped “Community task force” might be able to erect & fit free
Second boys’ team enters league. Still only 1 ladies’ and 1 men’s team as could preclude friendly matches. Sixty three members played in matches
A combined [with Stokesley] girls’ team to enter league. AGM proposed a junior member could be co-opted onto the committee.
AGM reported Pavilion completed after 2 years – problems re planning for toilets. Agreed 2nd men’s team to be entered into the Cleveland league. Keith Beckton elected as 1st President and life member. Floodlights proposed. Decided not to go ahead with junior committee member. Curtains bought for the Pavilion.
No kitchen as yet . Prudential coaching no longer offered nationally. Non-handicap tournament for the first time. Club referendum on floodlights voted against.
Second ladies’ team and veteran’s mixed entered the league. To join LTA - new court resurfacing
Bedford-Bradley Tournament to start. Ten pairs of Wimbledon tickets allocated to the Club
1991 Tournament handicapped
No 2nd ladies’ or men’s teams
Fourth & fifth courts resurfaced to artificial grass
Pavilion refurbishment 2012 TC end refurbishment
April 2015 see's the opening of the new Pavilion
All five courts were resurfaced with synthetic Tiger Turf