Edgbaston Archery & Lawn Tennis society is the oldest lawn tennis club in the world and is very much proud of this fact.
The club was founded in 1860 and is located in the heart of Edgbaston in a picturesque setting next to the Botanical gardens.
As part of ongoing expansion and investment the club had been looking for some time to upgrade a block of 2 of their existing hard courts to a synthetic surface.
Working closely over several months with one of our Partner Tennis contractor ( Fosse Contracts Ltd of Leicester) who Playrite have worked with over numerous years, We were able to introduce our Grandplay Tufted synthetic Tennis grass to the club.
This Uk manufactured ITF certified category 4 Tennis surface was able to meet all the strict relevant criteria set out by the club, including performance , pace rating , durability and maintenance aspects.
Having carefully made the decision to proceed, the club appointed Fosse contracts to to install the material over an area of 1100 square metres in August 2020.
Playrite’s manufacturing process also meant that the club were able to choose a ‘striking’ Two Tone green colour arrangement on the courts, which added immensely to the overall aesthetics and appearance.
Playrite were proud to have supplied our synthetic tennis surfacing to this historic club venue and to have been part of this project.
The two new floodlit courts now being enjoyed on a daily basis, both during daytimes and evenings by club members and community and the the new facility has further enhanced this famous club.