Winchmore Hill tennis club secures long-term future

Vicars Moor LTC is welcoming new members after expelling doubts over the future of its site

Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club
Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club

A historic tennis club in Winchmore Hill says it has secured its future after years of uncertainty over the lease of its site.

Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club is based at Sherbrook Gardens, where it has six floodlit artificial grass tennis courts, and has existed in the area for nearly a century.

But the club, designated as an ‘asset of community value’ by Enfield Council, had faced an uncertain future without being able to secure a long-term lease, prompting club members to campaign to save it.

After many years of uncertainty Vicars Moor announced this week it had signed a long-term lease.

Club member Lionel Zetter said: “After a long campaign to save the club, with support from all members, local councillors, our local MP and the LTA [Lawn Tennis Association] the club has now negotiated a deal to secure its long-term future.

“The club can now look forward to a programme of court and facilities refurbishment, and to continue to grow and serve the local community.”

Members of Vicars Moor include beginners and juniors through to performance players. Activities range from social play through to team tennis, including men’s and ladies’ teams in the Middlesex Premier League. There is also an “enviable social scene” with regular events organised.

Anyone interested in joining the club or having a taster session:

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