Annual Reports (AR’s) form a key basis of any archive collection for a club such as ours. Access to all the information in the recent past is necessarily limited, due to commercial sensitivity, but as much information as the Club Board deems appropriate to show on a public website is available.
The late 1980’s saw the AR’s include standardised reporting on team and individual playing performance, along with the detailed accounts which have always been made available.
On this page, you will find the following:
- Some Legacy Annual Reports in full, the earliest from 1946
- Detailed extracts from recent (2010-2019) Annual Reports, concentrating on sporting performance
- High level Summaries from the balance of all Annual Reports
Access to the full content of any Annual Report may be available. Please contact us for more information if you have a specific request.
Legacy Annual Reports
Our archive includes most AR’s from 1946, and the first entry is the three page report from that year. This shows that the Chair (the Hon. David Balfour) reported that membership had increased from 209 when the club reopened on 31st August 1945, to 288 a year later, and to 348 by the date of 1946 AGM on 17th February 1947. B G (Gerry) Barnes had been appointed as Manager and Professional, and the Balance Sheet showed a total of £15,164 pounds, 16 shillings and ten pence.
A PDF version of The 1946 Annual Report is available here.
The slider display below shows all pages of the 1946 Report, along with a couple of example pages from the 1957 and 1959 Reports (click either of these years to view a larger version). The ‘small print’ pages are a very useful source of information on a variety of topics for those interested in history and archival matters.
Detailed extracts from recent Annual Reports
These extracts have been created using key information from Annual Reports from 2010 onward. The information is restricted to the Chairman’s report on player and team performance across our full range of sports, along with some other selected information. Please contact us if you require more detailed information for any reason. Click any of the years shown below to view the appropriate annual extract.
- 2010 – A change of management, the Squash Ladies were first division champions, and the Pinkie Panthers won the Mini-Teams
- 2011 – Senga Macfie won the British Open over 40’s, the Men won division 6B tennis, and the Inceptionals won the Mini-Teams
- 2012 – The Squash Men were Division 1 champions, Carrie Hallam won the John McGhee trophy, the Racketball team was unbeaten and Coutsie’s Lucky Nickers won the Mini-Teams
- 2013 – The Men’s Squash team were Men’s National Champions for the first time since 1987, and qualified for the European Club Champs. in Riccione, Italy, where they were supported by a swathe of Club members (oh, and The Hunter Express won the mini-teams)
- 2014 – Ladies first and second teams won the Division 1 and 2 Championships, Daryl Selby won the ESC Open, Carrie wins the Irish and Italian Junior Opens, Padel Tennis comes to ESC, and Blood, Sweat and Beers won the McLauchlan Trophy
- 2015 – ESC ladies won Division 1 , and ESC 7 were promoted! Ross McHoul and Michele Johnston won the Scottish Mixed Padel championships, and ‘Slug and NO LETtuce won the mini-teams
- 2016 – ESC 2 Ladies win Squash Division 1, ESC Open Ladies Champion was Millie Tomlinson and ‘Super Nashwan’ won the mini-teams
- 2017 – Men’s and Ladies teams were Division one champions, Georgia becomes Scottish National champion, Faye Leggett is finalist in Scottish National TT championships, and Dougie Kempsell is Scottish Doubles champion, Gregory Gaultier at ESC (and World Wide Websters win the mini-teams)
- 2018 – Ladies team win bronze at the European Club Championships, Georgia is British U19 Champion, the Riches family dominate the Boys and Girls U17 and U19’s (while the Richmond boys do the same for the Boys U13 and U15), and the Khaledonians win the mini-teams
- 2019 – ESC host the European Club Champs, and the men win Bronze, Rona Stevenson wins the Ladies Tennis Singles, Desni and Juliet win the Scottish Ladies Padel Champs, and ‘Smells Like Team Spirit’ are mini-team winners.
- 2020 – COVID rules from Mid March, but not before we host a hugely successful ESC Open, with Donna Lobban and Karim Abdul Gawad winning the Ladies and Men’s championships. Georgia Adderley was Scottish and British U19 Champion. Padel success for Juliet Shaw and Desni McIntosh who won the Scottish Open, while the men’s Scottish Open champions were Euan Bell and Jorge Martinez
- 2021 saw the first year since WW2 to feature no competition whatsoever. The only event which took place was an informal ‘Bounce Back’ (non-ranking) tournament for Juniors. However, much fierce but informal competition took place on the Padel and Tennis courts.
High Level Summaries of older Annual Reports
This is definitely a WIP item. Having produced individual entries for the last ten (soon to be twenty) years, there’s lots of work to summarise the other fifty or so back to the late 1940’s. Newsletters will advise when this feature is available.