Year 1940’s

Subject Friendly games

During the 1940’s friendly games were played against:

NZR Road Motor Services
Railway Workshops

- and periodic visits were made to the Riddiford estate (Orongorongo Station) for picnics and tennis.

Year 1948

Subject: Umpire Stands

Umpire stands were bought in 1948 for the sum of €6.12.6d and gates were erected.

Year 1949

Subject: Membership Closed

Membership was closed at 100 and the Domain Board was approached for further courts.

2 Car Cases were purchased to enlarge the temporary pavilion.

Year 1949/50

Wainuiomata tennis club dances were held in the Fire Brigade Hall. 10 shillings was donated to the Fire Brigade for fireworks display.

Year 1952

Subject: Midweek Ladies

Organised Midweek Ladies play commenced.

Year 1953

Subject: First Permanent Pavilion

1953 saw the first permament pavilion completed after 1300 man hours of voluntary labour with Messrs Jim Gray and Ivan Bushell to the fore. The 10x23 oregan and 4x3 timber was tracked down from the Akatapawa Timber Co. Ann Bushell and Nancy Valentine had the job of colour co-ordinators. Final cost €600.

Year 1954

The Wainuiomata tennis club took the then controversial step of affiliating with the Hutt Valley Lawn Tennis Association. The affiliation fee was 5 shillings per member.

Year 1956

onwards - Picnics

Whereas previously picnics were held at the Riddiford Estate, Paekakariki and Days Bay became popular venues.