Growing Membership

Four and one half years were to pass before the courts became a reality but Mr. Lauer reported at the first Annual General Meeting that membership had reached one hundred and five.

As well as retaining the use of Galleon court every Sunday morning and on any other special occasion, the group was fortunate in being able to arrange "temporary" accommodation for the next four and one-half years. At the time the association was formed, two new courts were under construction at Mitchell's Creek Gardens (now Lime Tree Bay) and they were able to negotiate with the developers a monthly lease of the courts until such time as the condominium owners would take over the development. Of course, there was no power (or money) to provide lights, and mosquitos and construction workers were of time more plentiful than tennis players, but membership and interest continued to grow.

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