Key Points

  • Cheltenham Recreation Club and Sydney Real Tennis Club are joining forces to build a real tennis court in Sydney!
  • CRC will provide the land and SRTC will build the court
  • SRTC members will join CRC and create a new section of the club


Cheltenham is an historic and charming suburb of Sydney, taking its name from a house built by William Chorley, a tailor and men’s outfitter, who acquired the land when it was released from the Field of Mars Reserve. He named the house after his birthplace of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Chorley asked the government to build a railway station here and it was named after his property when it opened in 1898. 

The Cheltenham Recreation Club is located directly opposite the station.

Today, Cheltenham is also served by the M2 and is 15 minutes from the Harbour Bridge or 35 minutes from the airport.

About the Club

The Cheltenham Club was established in 1912 through a bequest of freehold land which can only be used for sporting activities.

The club has tennis, croquet and lawn bowls sections. There is also a two-storey club house with a bar and restaurant. 

In October 2018, over 95% of CRC members voted in favour of establishing a real tennis section of the club and to partner with Sydney Real Tennis to build a new court adjoining the existing clubhouse.