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Ken Pollock

Chairman of Devonshire Park LTC

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 30th November at 10.30am - Campaign March, Eastbourne Railway Station 

  • Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm - Victoria Baptist Church

  • Friday 6th December at 11am - Brighton University

  • Monday 9th December at 6.30pm - NHS Husting, Seaside Community Hub

Campaign March on Saturday 30th November 10:30

Hi all, as you know we are meeting at 10:30am this Saturday 30/11 at Eastbourne Railway Station and then walking down to Bankers Corner in the town centre to talk to the public about our campaign. 

We have permission from the police, the railway and Eastbourne authorities to hold this public 'address'. The weather looks fine with light cloud and even a hint of sun!!!!

Please come dressed warm but somehow showing you play tennis and also please bring any placards/hand written signs eg 'Devonshire Park for Club and Public Use' 'Tennis for All' 'Return Normal Service to Devonshire Park' etc etc etc. Anything that you can think of and can make.


If anyone has a loud hailer please bring it along. We can also talk about where we are with the campaign as well as what we can still do in the ensuing 12 days prior to the election. PLUS it will be another very good time for us all to get together!!

All the best to you all. 

See you soon.


Your DPLTC committee

Environment Husting on Wednesday 27th November

Hi all, last night the club was involved in its 1st Hustings where we were able to make our situation known to more of the residents of Eastbourne as well as the next potential MP for the town.


This will continue at the next 3 Hustings on these dates:

  • Thursday 5th December - Victoria Baptist Church

  • Friday 6th December - Brighton University

  • Monday 9th December - NHS Husting, Seaside Community Hub

Good luck with all your efforts to save The Devonshire Park Courts for Club and Public use.

All the very best to you all.


Your DPLTC Committee

Tennis For All

● Did you know that for 140 years the Public have been able to PLAY on some of the best grass tennis courts in the world at Devonshire Park
● For the last 3 yeaars YOU have been denied access to YOUR courts in spite of
the recent £53.8m Devonshire Park redevelopment.
● Ask your candidate, "Will you restore the Devonshire Park courts to NORMAL
Public and Club use?"



Vote for the Party who will return Devonshire Park Courts back to the people and to NORMAL public, club and tournament use.

● Please sign our petition:
● Volunteer your legal expertise:     
● Donate to help with our legal fees:

The History behind Devonshire Park


Devonshire Park opened its gates to the public on 1 July 1874 and in 1879, the first tennis courts were marked out on its prestigious lawns. A little later in 1877 the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club set about regularising the laws of lawn tennis and produced its first tournament at Wimbledon running from July 9–16 of that year. In 1881 the club staged the inaugural South of England Championships, the event was played annually for 136 years until 1972.

All the greats have played and won here including Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Virginia Wade, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Monica Seles, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Novak Djokovic and Karolína Plíšková.