That has been the cry at a Southampton tennis club for 144 years. In 1878, one year after Wimbledon was founded, The Hampshire Independent reported on the men’s singles championship of South Hants Lawn Tennis Club, which was then at Portland Terrace in Southampton City Centre. The Northlands Road grounds where the club is currently based were first mentioned from 1906 and there is a visitors’ book dating from 1907.

A spokesperson said: “144 years after first forming, we see ourselves as a modern progressive tennis club, which prides itself in being friendly and welcoming to people of all abilities and backgrounds. We have four grass courts open to our members to use and hold weekly mix-ins on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm, when we encourage visitors to come and give the game a go.”

There are lots of opportunities to play different levels of competitive tennis. During the winter months the club has two courts at the Southampton Sports Centre.

Call 07989560887 or email southhantsltc@gmail.com