Northern Lawn Tennis Club

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The Northern Lawn Tennis Club or The Northern was established in 1881 in Old Trafford (then in Lancashire) and is a members-owned rackets and fitness club currently located in Didsbury, a suburb of Manchester. It is a member of the British Lawn Tennis Association. It has tennis facilities offering 22(&1/2) tennis courts: three indoor courts, nine grass courts, three clay courts, 6 synthetic tiger turf, an indoor half wall and a junior court. It also has large squash facilities: six courts in total and is an affiliated member of England Squash & Racketball.[1] Over the years it has hosted many international tournaments including the Manchester Open,[2] which started in 1881 as the Northern Lawn Tennis Championships,[3] and the current Manchester Trophy[4] which is part of the ATP Challenger Tour. The club has hosted many players including Ken Rosewall, Maureen Connolly, Pete Sampras and Martina Navratilova.

There is also a gym on site with fitness classes and a bar and restaurant area.


  1. ^ "England Squash and Racket Association". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "RESULTS PLUS". The New York Times. 24 June 1990. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. pp. 294–295. ISBN 9780047960420. 
  4. ^ Kahawar, Adheel (29 December 2007). "Aisam brings laurels for Pakistan in 2007". Daily Times Newspaper Pakistan. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Allaby, David (1981). Wimbledon of the North: 100 Years at the Northern. Didsbury: E. J. Morten. ISBN 978-0859720472. 

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Coordinates: 53°25′25″N 2°14′14″W / 53.4235°N 2.2372°W / 53.4235; -2.2372