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Alverstoke Tennis and Squash & Badminton Club

 Alverstoke Squash and Tennis Club   Alverstoke Lawn Tennis Squash & Badminton Club
Green Lane
Off Angelsey Road
Gosport PO12 2EH

Tel(+44) 023 92 583726
e-mail: altsbclub@btconnect.com

Lee on the Solent Tennis Squash & Fitness Club

Contact: Graeme Wood
Phone: 023 9255 0381
Fax: 023 9255 4381
Web: www.lostclub.co.uk

Address: 41-47 Manor Way
PO13 9JQ

Lee Squash and Tennis Club is affiliated to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Lawn Tennis
Association Tennis, squash, racket-ball, fitness (multigym), short tennis for children. Junior tennis. Junior squash. Tennis & squash group lessons for members and local schools.
Professional tennis coach and professional squash coach.
Fitness instructor for multigym. Aerobic classes. Two bars, 2 snooker tables, restaurant and social functions with live groups and discos.

Availability: Lee-On-The-Solent Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club, Manor Way, 364
days a year 8.00am - 11.00pm

Charges: Membership charges vary according to type of membership and
age. Social membership starts at 36 per annum, playing memberships range from 126 junior to 630 family, but all fees are now gold card so there are no additional payments for courts fees.

Restrictions: Members club

Wimbledon Tennis Trivia

  • The first Wimbledon took place in 1877 solely as an amateur competition. Men's singles was the only event that took place. There were 22 competitors and the championship was won by Spencer Gore. A few hundred spectators were in attendance.
    Women's singles and men's doubles events began seven years later, in 1884.
    May Sutton of the United States became the first non-European champion in 1905 when she captured the women's singles title.
  • Charlotte (Lottie) Dod became the youngest player ever to win a Wimbledon singles event when, in 1887, she won at the age of 15 years, 285 days. In 1996 Martina Hingis became a Wimbledon doubles champion at 15 years, 282 days. And by the way, Dod was also a silver medalist in archery at the 1908 Olympics, a member of the British national field hockey team in 1899, and the British Amateur golf champ in 1904.
  • During World War II, a bomb ripped through Centre Court at the All England Club and 1,200 seats were lost. Fortunately, they weren't filled at the time. Play finally resumed in 1946 but it wasn't until 1949 that the area was back in top shape.
    American Althea Gibson became the first black player to win a Wimbledon singles championship when she captured the title in 1957. She successfully defended her title a year later. She was named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in both years.
  • In 1985, Boris Becker accomplished three feats: he became the youngest male singles champ (17 years, 227 days old), the first German champ, and the first unseeded champ.
  • There are currently 20 grass courts available for play at the Wimbledon complex. The Number 1 Court now comes complete with large fans at either end to dry out the court in case of rain. There are also five red shale courts, four clay courts, and five indoor courts for club members.
  • The last married woman to win the women's singles championship was Chris Evert Lloyd in 1981.
  • A wooden racket was last used at Wimbledon in 1987.
  • The men's singles winner receives 575,000 (~$USD930,000), while the women's winner gets 535,000 (~$USD865,000). In 1968, the year of the first "open" championships, the prize money was 2,000 and 750, respectively.
  • Aside from cash, the women's champ also receives a silver gilt salver (a round, disk-like platter) that was made in 1864. The men's winner receives a silver gilt cup from 1887. Both are actually displayed at the Wimbledon museum for most of the year.
  • There will be approximately 200 ball boys and girls running around the courts at this year's event.




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