Ten­nis served up at Porirua

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Ten­nis has long been a pop­u­lar pas­time around Porirua.

Be­fore there were ten­nis clubs with clu­b­rooms and courts, people would play on courts in pri­vate homes.

The Mun­gavin fam­ily hosted many ten­nis af­ter­noons at their courts in Porirua East, and Gear Home­stead be­came fa­mous for its ‘‘ten­nis par­ties’’, the last one be­ing held about 1910.

Pau­ata­hanui had three ten­nis clubs op­er­at­ing in the early 1900s. Hos­til­i­ties be­tween Pau­ata­hanui Ten­nis Club and Horokiri Val­ley Ten­nis Club erupted in 1902, re­sult­ing in the Pau­ata­hanui club re­fus­ing to play Horokiri.

Clubs were es­tab­lished in Ti­tahi Bay, Pukerua Bay and at Porirua Hospi­tal in the 1920s.

Kia Ora Ten­nis Club (later Porirua Ten­nis Club) was founded in 1930.

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