auburn tennis club, bistro, history
Auburn Tennis and Recreation Club has been located at 181 Chisholm Road in Auburn for half a century, servicing the local community and providing a casual meeting place for locals to enjoy a meal and a few drinks. It has a proud history and has undergone some major upgrades over the years, including a significant makeover and a name change.
In 2001, fire ripped through the tournament room at the Association courts, destroying all records of the Berala-Carramar Hardcourt Tennis Association.
The following information has been taken from external records and reliable recollections of former, long-term members of both associations.
The club’s origins date back to 1927 when the Berala-Carramar Hardcourt Tennis Association affiliated with the NSW Hardcourt Tennis Association. Back then, tennis associations used a lot of privately-owned courts to host matches and tournaments, as well as courts built and owned by council.
In 1936, the local council offered to build new tennis courts in Wyatt Park specifically for the Berala-Carramar Association to use, manage and maintain. It was a very successful tennis association, with a large number of teams, divisions and competitions.
In 1968, Berala-Carramar Association opened a licensed club on Chisholm Road in Auburn and named it the Berala-Carramar Tennis Club. In 2005, the club underwent a major expansion to accommodate the needs of the local community, and also changed its name to Auburn Tennis and Recreation Club. In 2014, more renovation work was carried out to modernise the facilities to its present state. The venue then amalgamated with Bankstown Sports in December 2017.
Although they are situated adjacent to one another, Auburn Tennis and Recreation Club and the Berala-Carramar Tennis Association operate as separate entities, while still offering local residents a variety of services, products and facilities.
If you haven’t popped into Auburn Tennis Club yet, we’d love to see you! We have a variety of weekly activities including bingo and meat raffles, as well as a courtesy bus that runs on Friday and Saturday nights. The Auburn Bistro is under new management with a brand new Western and Chinese inspired menu, there is something for everyone! The venue has been updated with fresh décor and a new bar area to give it a modern look and feel, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.