Ipswich Tennis Club began life around 1870. After moving around for many years, the big step forward was the move to Henley Road in 1947.
At the time when Tennis was being very successful nationally with the likes of Fred Perry performing on the international scene Ipswich Tennis Club played its part with the President’s wife, Jean Bostock being ranked number 1 in England.
In the 1890s, Hockey was largely a social pastime played by families with ground to spare.
The Ipswich Town Hockey Club came into existence in 1899, playing alongside Ipswich Town Football Club at Portman Road.
Eventually Portman Road became too expensive and having coped with constant relocations to Bourne End, Whitton, etc, the Club eventually moved to Henley Road in 1952.