Longford Tennis Club - History

Then and Now

The Longford Tennis Club has a long and eventful history. Its origins are a bit sketchy but it was formed sometime in the late 19th century. The Club then joined the newly formed Northern Tasmanian Lawn Tennis Association in 1899. The Longford Lawn Tennis Club (as it was then known) had no shortage of competion, playing against such clubs as Bowlers, Entally, Epping, Mia Mia, Sandridge and Scone.

As well as better known clubs, Evandale, Launceston and Westbury. The local team known as the “LONGFORD ETCETERAS” was made up of well known citizens of the district including Doctors Haines and Stevenson, with Messrs A. Archer, and G. H. Arthur. 

2020

Mixed Doubles winners – Brett Andrews and Arwon Koesmapahlawan

Mens Doubles winners – DNP

Autumn Twilight winners – DNP

Spring Twilight winners – Rod Smith and Jo Thwaites

  

2019

Mixed Doubles winners – Keely Richardson and Alex Suter

Men’s Doubles winners – Patrick Smith and Peter Goldfinch

Autumn Twilight winners – Chris Cornes and Hayden Cornes

Spring Twilight winners – Ralph Jak and Geoff Scott

2018

Mixed Doubles winners – Fran Lowe and Warren Blackberry

Men’s Doubles winners – Isaac White & Jordan Lovick

Autumn Twilight winners – Chris Cornes and Hayden Cornes

Ladies Doubles winners – Di Hall and Alison Lapham

Spring Twilight winners – Chris Cornes and Hayden Cornes

2017

Mixed Doubles winners – Grant Smith and Chris Egan

Autumn Twilight winners – Rod Smith and Jo Thwaites

Ladies Doubles winners – Di Hall and Alison Lapham

Ladies Club Doubles winners – Rebecca Lindsay and Andrea Wadley

Spring Twilight winners – Rod Smith and Jo Thwaites

2016

Mixed Doubles winners – Ruth Moore and Ernie Frost

Men’s Doubles winners – Chris Cornes and Peter Goldfinch

Ladies Doubles winners – Di Hall and Alison Lapham

Ladies Club Doubles winners – Jo-ellen Batchelor and Jo Thwaites

Spring Twilight winners – Rod Smith and Jo Thwaites

 

Life members

Life members are recognised for their long-term dedication and commitment to the Longford Tennis Club and to the local tennis community. (* denotes deceased)

Mr Kerry Archer 

Mrs Archer *

Mr Ronald Gibson *

Mr C Harrison *

Mr Abbott *

Mr R Marsdon *

Mr John Roberts *

Mrs Joan Barnes

Mrs Judy Moles

Mr Geoff Scott

Mrs Lee de Bruyn