Ian Brown con When the gods of Ashover looked down on their tennis club
This book was started to document the history of Ashover Tennis Club, but took on a life of it’s own when the club was taken to judicial court by a disgruntled member of the club! This is the story of Ashover Tennis Club’s battles on the tennis courts and in the judicial courts. Two courts were built in 1972. In 1979 the parish council decided to form a tennis club. Ashover tennis club was born! The club grew, and organised tournaments were played. The more competitive members of the club wanted to play matches against local clubs. A decision was made to construct a third court which allowed entry into local leagues. As the club was running smoothly, and integrating with local village life, out of the blue, a dispute with a member of the club caused a major problem involving the council, a prominent Member of Parliament, the police, and the judicial system. Three years after the start of the dispute, and the ensuing battle, a court case was finally over.