Tennis was popular in the early 20th century both as a physical activity and a social event. Margaret Catchpole played in the garden of The Firs

1958 Plans for the Broomspath Housing Estate

In the late 1950s there were plans to have tennis courts on an open space at the corner of what is now the B115 and A1120 

Tennis courts were built to the side of the village hall with a raised grass bank for viewing.

In 1978 there was a planning application made for the erection of a pavilion to be shared by the Bowls Club and the Tennis Club

1970 plans for sports field adjacent to the Village hall