Constitution; Bylaws
Constitution; Bylaws
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DesBrisay Museum

Constitution; Bylaws

Accession number: 2019.4.1.10
Object type: Organizational
Date: 1952
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 15 cm L x 9 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Sports, Tennis, Nova Scotia Lawn Tennis Association, Bridgwater Tennis Club, Constitution, By-Laws, Ian M. Campbell
Narrative: The Bridgewater Tennis Club was organized in 1890 with the first president being Mr. Robert A. Logan, making it the second oldest tennis club in Canada.  The President eventually was succeeded by W. H. Owen.  The first secretary was Mr. H. T. Ross, K.C.   Later on the ladies were admitted to membership.  The first field was rented from the late Judge M.B. DesBrisay. (1828-1900).  In 1902 the property was purchased and held for the Club by trustees.  Until 1910 grass courts were used and eventually they installed clay courts.  The club was incorporated by special act of the legislature in 1910 and was organized with the regulation by-laws and ground rules.  The club also had on its large grounds two sets of quoit beds.  The Nova Scotia Provincial Tennis Association held their tournament at Bridgewater in 1911.  The club is still active and plays on the Maple Street courts at the Kinsmen Field.
Description: Small gold coloured rectangular shaped booklet.  Stapled in two places at the left side.  14 pages printed on both sides of paper.  Outlines the Constitution and By-Laws of the Nova Scotia Lawn Tennis Association.  Back cover has an advertisement for Pinney's Limited and T. Eaton Co. Limited.  Given to the Bridgewater Tennis Club, a member of the Tennis Association.
History of Use: Used to outline Constitution and By-Laws of the Tennis Association for its member organizations.