Tennis

The Parks Committee agreed in September 1921 to construct two tennis courts at a total cost of £250.[1] The courts were opened 3rd August 1922, hence the limited income in that year.[2] Receipts from tennis in 1922 amounted to £9-3-3.[3]

In July 1923 the Parks Committee agreed to provide a water supply immediately to the tennis courts and also to provide a drinking fountain.[4] In December the Committee accepted a tender for construction of a tennis pavilion and public shelter, the successful tender being £797 from Mr J. H. Williams.[5] In January 1929 the Parks Committee decided that the men's side of the tennis shelter could be used as a dressing room for cricketers.[6]

In September 1947 a tender was accepted from En Tout Cas Co., Ltd. for construction of two hard tennis courts at Crindau Park.[7] In 1949 En-Tout-Cas was awarded another tender to convert one grass court to hard court.[8]

Sources of Information

  1. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 16th September 1921
  2. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 24th November 1922
  3. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 24th November 1922
  4. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 27th July 1923
  5. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 28th December 1923
  6. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 25th January 1929
  7. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 19th September 1947
  8. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 18th November 1949