About Grafton Tennis and Squash Club

History

Grafton is the fifth oldest club in the land, founded in 1888, taking its name from Grafton Square in Clapham where residents played tennis on Clapham Common. It was decided to found a club which migrated to its present site in the 1920s. The 1980s saw a golden age when we regularly won national tennis and squash events and ruled locally. Currently we are approaching similar standards with the Men’s and Ladies tennis teams knocking on the door of the Surrey Premier Divisions and the Squash Teams doing well in the Surrey County Leagues.

Location

You can find us at: 70A Thornton Road, London SW12 0LF.

The entrance to the club is difficult to find if you’ve never been before. There is a green sign for the club at the top of a short narrow access road that leads to the club between two houses on Thornton Road — between numbers 68 and 72.

We are situated approximately equidistant between Clapham, Balham and Streatham and are easily reachable from Tooting, Brixton, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Norwood, West Norwood, Clapham Junction and Battersea. The following postcodes are all within 2 miles of the club: SW12, SW11, SW4, SW2, SW17, SW16, SE27, SW8, SW9, SW18, CR4, SE5, SE24. So if you live in one of these areas, drop in to check us out or contact us or join us using the buttons below.

Committee Members

The club is run by volunteers who dedicate a great deal of their personal time to running the club for the benefit of its members:

Murray Sutton

Murray Sutton

Chairman, Tennis Secretary

Toby Mitchell

Toby Mitchell

Treasurer

Melanie Gibbs

Melanie Gibbs

Membership Secretary

Tony Braimbridge

Tony Braimbridge

Facilities Manager

Tim Bannerjee

Tim Bannerjee

Vice Chairman

Graeme Hogarth

Graeme Hogarth

Squash Coach

Lucas

Lucas

Club Manager / Maintenance