Green Point Tennis Club

Green Point Tennis Club

Encouraging Players!

1928

Established as Green Point Lawn Tennis Club, with 6 gravel courts and basic clubhouse facilities located in Fort Wynyard Road, Green Point, Cape Town, between the grounds of the City Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Fort Wynyard.

The Club affiliated to the provincial body, Western Province Lawn Tennis Association (formed in 1883) and has remained an affiliate of that body's various successor organisations to the present. It continues to participate in the inter-club league competitions held under the auspices of the provincial body.

1933/34

Won the Men's Grand Challenge Cup, the highest league in the Western Province Lawn Tennis Association competition.

G. MacIntyre, J. Fraser, F.Z. Retief,
C.J. Parker D.K. Roberts (Captain), A.W. Lewis (Hon. Secy.), N. Petersen, J.Hammill


Green Point Lawn Tennis Club Badge - second version up to 1979

1952/53

Winners Thurston "A" Competition

M. Trappler, J. E. Loubser, L. Levine, J. Mauerberger, H. Hunter,
Dr. M. Herman D. Hartnell (Captain), L. Jaffe, E. Kinsman,

1953

Season opening day (September 1953)

1957

Relocated to its present site off Bill Peters Drive on Green Point Common (now Green Point Urban Park), with 6 all-weather courts and basic clubhouse facilities.

New site Green Point Lawn Tennis Club - 1957

1970/71

Winners 5th League Competition

H. Shapitro, A. Saacks, N. Retief, D. Mechant
J. Bisset, M. Cloete, H. Bach (pres), V. Retief, A. Stander

1978/79

Runners-up 4th League Competition 1978/79. Promoted to 3rd League.

D. Mechant, A. Rudnick, A. Saacks, R. Klerk,
M. Russel, T. Lottreaux, V. Retief, S. Kronheim

1979

The current badge (the third version that the Club has had) was taken into use, to present a more modern image.

The new Green Point Tennis Club logo

1981

The Club absorbed a neighbouring club, West Point Lawn Tennis Club, thereby acquiring 5 additional courts and facilities.

1986 - 1989

Additional league play provided by entering teams in the Paragon Tennis Association competitions as well.

1990

Extensive alterations, renovations and additions to Clubhouse.

1994

The Club's name was changed to Green Point Tennis Club, in line with international practice.

1997

Joint winner of the Men's First League, the highest league in the Western Province Tennis competition.

1999

Won the Mixed First League, the highest league in the Western Province Tennis competition.

2000

Joint winner of the Men's First League, the highest league in the Western Province Tennis competition.

2005

Winners Veterans Doubles Competition - Vets A

J. Hannan, P .Masson, B. Ackerman,
G. Gregoriades, J. Rubinstein, T. Adam (Captain),

2010

As a result of the construction of the adjacent access road (as part of the redevelopment of Green Point Common - now Green Point Urban Park), 3 courts were forfeited. In lieu thereof, 2 new courts were constructed in a reconfigured layout and 2 existing courts were rebuilt, providing the Club with 10 excellent all-weather courts.

Aerial view of the Green Point Tennis Club with the Green Point Urban Park in the background

2011

A major upgrade project was undertaken, which included the refurbishment of the Clubhouse building and facilities and the landscaping of the grounds.

2014

Our new website is online!

2015

First time Tennis South Africa Interprovincial (Seniors) at Green Point: Western Province Winners 50-55 Shield

H. Gaweda, T. Adam (Captain), P. Offerman,R. Buthelezi, R. Jordaan, Dr R. Pienaar,

19-24 March 2017

GPTC proudly hosts the ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships (men's 45+ - Dubler Cup ).

18 teams from all around the world

Winning team: The Netherlands&The runner-up team: France

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