Tennis has been played at Queen's Road, for close to 100 years. This 1934 photograph (above) depicts lawn tennis being played on the New 'En Tout Cas' courts which refered to the all-weather nature of the playing surface.
Above Left: The wooden built College hall 1933 stood on the site of what is now the Millennium Pavillion and no.2 bowling green. Prior to its destruction by fire in 1933 it was widely used for musical concerts and conferences.
Above right: This picture was taken from the back of court 2. Local photographer Glynne Pickford was taking a stroll one Sunday afternoon, and like all good photographers had his camera with him. He noticed smoke coming from the college hall and just as he arrived the roof collapsed, giving rise to the thick black smoke seen in the photo.
The Club in 2006
Courts 1 & 2 shown with the 'tennis-quick' surface which was laid in 1981. These courts have since been converted to 'Porous Kushion Acrylic' (Court 1) and 'Easi-Clay' (Court 2).
The Club has a total of 8 courts and now offers a variety of playing surfaces since being re-developed in 2007. Surfaces now include: 3 two-tone green/red macadam; 1 New York Green macadam; 3 New York Green Porous Kusioned Acrylic courts (1 Flood-lit) and 1 French open Red Easi-clay court (Flood-lit). Click here for further details
Aberystwyth Lawn Tennis Club has a catchment population of approximately 60,000, with members from the University seaside town of Aberystywth as well as surrounding towns and villages including Penparcau, Tregaron, Llanilar, Lledrod, Llanfarian, Borth, Bow Street, Llanafan, Capel Seion, New Quay, Lampeter, Penrhyncoch, Llanrhystud, Clarach, Llandre, Machynlleth, Pennal, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UWA).
The Queen's Road Tennis Courts are open to members and non-members alike.
Members pay an annual subscription and are entitled to free play at all times.
Non-members pay when they play. Players from UWA, Llandrindod, Machynlleth, and Cardigan, represent the team in the South Wales League. The Queen's Road courts are also used by the Police and Civil Service for their national tennis tournaments.