Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) History

Around 1960, the Grand Cayman Tennis and Sports Club was formed by a group led by Judge Robinson. Their first facility was a concrete court they were given access to at Pageant Beach Hotel. The club flourished and within a very short time the members managed to build two asphalt courts at the secondary school on Eastern Avenue, making it their home for the next five years. However, by 1968 interest waned, the club dissolved, and the courts were left to the elements.

The Cayman Islands Tennis Association was formed January 8th, 1974 during a meeting at the Galleon Hotel attended by twenty-eight potential players. The driving force this time was the late Bryan Lauer, then Registrar of Lands, who was unanimously elected the Association's first President. Under Lauer’s direction, the aims of the association were agreed and have come far to promote tennis on the island, providing facilities and coaching for juniors along with building sufficient courts for its members' use.