ELLENBOROUGH TENNIS CLUB
The annual general meeting of the Ellenborough Recreation Tennis Club was held in the Pavilion. Mr. T. C. BAILIFF presiding over a good attendance of members.
The Secretary's report stated that during the season of 1930 the fencing round the Courts had been removed and certain improvements carried out to the ground. The club had also purchased a new roller. The question of the conversion of one of the grass courts into a hard court had also been considered, but the matter is in abeyance.. The Club had not a big membership and several members had left during the season - some without paying their subscriptions - but new members had been admitted, which brought the membership up to the average for previous years. Only two matches were lost. In fact the club created something of a record so far as local tennis is concerned by defeating Keswick and Ellenborough; probably the first time a Keswick team had been beaten in the Maryport District. The report also referred to the success which the members of the Club had attained in local tournaments and congratulated the members concerned.
A discussion arose as to whether members who did not pay their subscriptions with one Club could be prevented from joining a neighbouring club, and it was resloved that the secretary write the two Maryport Clubs and ask if they would be prepared to honour such an agreement.
The statement of accounts, which were considered highly satisfactory, was approved.
It was unanimously resolved to invite the Rev. J. W. HALL, Vicar, of Ellenborough to accept the presidency, which had been so ably filled by the Rev. H. NIVEN, who had now left that parish.
The election of officials took place as follows:
Hon, secretary, Mr. R. GIBBONS.
Treasurer, Mr. W. DENWOOD
Misses H. and F. JAMES
R. and H. COULTHARD
Mr. R. COULTHARD was selected captain for the second year in succession
Miss. F. JAMES
R. COULTHARD, with the secretary and treasurer.
Arrangements for match teas to be supervised by Miss. H. JAMES and Mrs. ANDERSON, assisted by the ladies committee. The opening date was fixed for Saturday, 25th April, with an open mixed doubles tournament. It was resolved that the arrangement of the matches be left in the Secretary's hands. A vote of thanks was accorded to the Secretary, treasuere and Captain.