The history of the Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club

The history of this club is really the history of four clubs.
  • 1. The County Clare Tennis Club ( 1888-1948)
    This club was based on the Mill Road and was taken over by the Fergus LTC in 1948.

  • 2. The Fergus Lawn Tennis Club ( 1935-1982)
    This club originated on the Cusack Road and moved to the Mill Road in 1948.

  • 3. The Ennis Badminton Club ( 1958-1982)
    This club originated on Station Road and moved to the Mill Road when it amalgamated with the tennis club in 1982.

  • 4. The Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club (1982 to the present)

    This history of the Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton club has been divided into 3 sections, each section representing a decade of the clubs history.
The 125th Anniversary of the club will be in 2013. What follows is a draft history of each club. These are not the finished article, and there are many blanks to be filled in. I would be grateful if anyone has any more information, photos, articles etc so that a definitive history will be ready for 2013. Whether a book will be published will depend on a generous benefactor coming forward to allow completion of the project.

The following folders contain histories of each tennis, badminton and squash club past and present in Co. Clare.

I have also included the history of the excellent One Mile Inn Squash Club (1974-1991).


They are all on PDF files so all you have to do is select and download the required file. Each history includes an annual summary and a profile of the members. Some include all newspaper articles related to the club. It also gives an insight to the popularity of tennis, badminton and squash in Clare throughout the 20th century. The histories are a tribute to the people who made the various clubs a success with their energy and drive. They were special people.

Ger Browne (


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