We believe the two Joppa Tennis Courts were constructed in the 1920s or 30s when the then new housing was constructed.
The courts were in danger of closing in the early 1980s when a group of local people took on the task of looking after them. The courts then came under the umbrella of the newly formed Portobello Community Council. The courts and clubhouse are owned by the City of Edinburgh Council but are run by a sub committee of the Community Council.
The Courts have gone from strength to strength and now have over 90 members, mainly family memberships. The costs have been kept as low as possible to make the courts as accessible as possible. During the summer holidays we run Play and Play, and at this time the courts are supervised.
We also have coaching for children and adults, and these have proved very popular. There are Open Days and Junior and Senior Tournaments. We are members of the SLTA, allowing members to enter the Wimbledon Ballot. An AGM is held and a small committee take day to day decisions and report back to the Community Council.