Roehampton Club, set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland, originated as an officers' polo and croquet club created by three brothers, Edward, George and Charles Miller. They were determined to have a polo club somewhere more accessible than central London as the sport had become so popular. So in 1901 Charles was sent to find a suitable ground that would still be close to the city. Then with Lord Shrewsbury as its Chairman and the Duke of Teck as President, the Club was formed.
Within a few years the Club flourished and became known for its 'influential clientele' especially throughout the Edwardian period. It continued to have a thriving social scene right up until the 1st World War. This was largely fostered by Charles' wife Grace, who was extremely elegant and a superb organiser who came to play an important role as the Club's social scene manager. She was even known to run an eye over other Members as they entered, to make sure they were properly dressed!
Now 116 years on, Roehampton Club continues to be an exclusive members' sports club, offering the finest range of sporting facilities in the London area including; a beautifully presented 18 hole golf course, 30 tennis courts with 10 fabulous grass courts, six glass-backed squash courts including a doubles court, four international standard croquet lawns, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, fitness studio, physiotherapy and beauty clinic, crèche, dedicated bridge and snooker rooms and a sports hall for table tennis, birthday parties and even art classes! And following in tradition the Club still has a thriving social scene and beautiful gardens to relax in.
Members are welcome and encouraged to host their events at the Club whether it be for an intimate dinner or a celebration on a much grander scale. There are many different spaces available for hire at the Club including lawns for marquees surrounded by a stunning array of flowers and shrubs.
Members often tell me they are very proud of their Club and the wonderful sporting and social opportunities it offers for the whole family.
I look forward to welcoming you and hope you will make full use of every aspect of the Club.
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