Huge thank you to Cheshire LTA for their MAD funding towards our new court draggers!
Cricket/Hockey pitch, 6 shale courts, 1 bowling green, 2 squash courts. Bar area upstairs.
View from the bowling green showing the squash court block.
Pitch sold for housing estate, 1 additional bowling green, snooker room, 6 tennis courts (3 artificial clay, 3 astro turf) and a carpark.
Tennis has been played on the Bramhall Queensgate site since the late 1800’s. Information is sketchy but we do know that in the 1930’s there were 3 grass courts next to the cricket pitch (which is now Oakfield Close!) and the tennis nets were taken down on cricket match days to ensure a lengthy straight boundary! The Bowls section used to use the cricket square to practice their sport when not in use by the cricketers! The hockey section joined in 1967 and two squash courts were built in 1977.
In 1996, after falling on hard times financially, due to falling squash membership and a general disarray amongst the different sections, the original building and site which had encompassed a Cricket/Hockey pitch, 2 Bowling greens, 6 shale Tennis courts, 2 Squash courts and a two-storey clubhouse, was knocked down and the land sold for a housing development.
With the proceeds of the sale of the land, Bramhall Queensgate Sports Club funded the following:
· building of a new clubhouse on the Queensgate site, replacing the 6 tennis court surfaces, complete with floodlights
· bought land and built a pavilion at Church Lane for the cricket section
· bought a lease on the land and look after the management of the hockey pitch at Seal Road
Bramhall Queensgate Sports Club’s (BQSC) funds are generated by the hockey pitch income and the first call on those funds is the maintenance and sustainability of that facility. All land and property at Church Lane and Queensgate is owned by BQSC (landlord) through its Trustees. Bramhall Queensgate Sports Club is run by a volunteer management committee made up of representatives from all the different sports sections.
The Tennis Section itself has gone from strength to strength with the original grass courts changing to hard and shale and then to AstroTurf when they were resurfaced following the sale of the cricket pitch. In 2012 we upgraded 3 courts to artificial clay (the first club in Bramhall to have these) and 3 new dual-tone AstroTurf courts were put down in 2017 making us a multi-surface club providing variety to our members.
We currently have 4 Ladies’ and 4 Men’s teams playing in the North East Cheshire Leagues. We also have 4 winter league teams which are mixed teams.
The juniors have been outstanding for a number of years on the trot, being Division champions at all age levels. There is the ever popular Junior Club Night every Friday from 4-7 pm in term-time. Why not come down and give a try for FREE!
Adult Social tennis is held on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons. The 1st Tuesday of every month is an American style tournament with a theme and prizes, followed by drinks and snacks in the clubhouse which is proving very popular. This is the best time to come if you are a new member and haven’t played tennis for a while.
Tennis is a game that most people have played by the time they become an adult at some point, either at school or having a knock about with friends on holiday etc. It is a very sociable game which also helps to improve fitness and well-being, just from running around in the fresh air. We have people in their 70’s and 80’s still playing on a regular basis!
If you’ve not played for some time but would like to give it another try, why not come for a FREE TRIAL! Pop down on a Tuesday night 7-9 pm or a Saturday afternoon 2-4 pm
The Queensgate Sports Club is made up of three sports which are played on the Queensgate site - Tennis, Bowls and Snooker.
The volunteer Committee is made up of two representatives from each of the three sections. They look after the buildings, car park and lettings of the clubhouse.
Each section makes a yearly financial contribution to the cost of the rates, electricity, maintenance etc as a percentage based on the number of their adult members.