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Some key events at the Club over the years are summarised below- 

 

1890 - First football match played at the ground.

1891 - First cricket match played at the ground. 

1922 - Club founded by establishment of Trust and purchase of Freehold. Composition: Cricket, Hockey, Rugby Union, Tennis (5 grass court clubs; Watford ,West Herts , Whitefriars, Holyrood, Marlborough).

1939 - The War. Ground used by Home Guard. Very limited sport.

1945 - Sport re-commences. Clubs as before.

1948 - Ground in corner reclaimed and made into an extra hockey pitch. Now two grass hockey pitches.

1960 - West Herts Tennis Club get three hard courts.

1963 - Original clubhouse burns down.

1965 - New clubhouse opens.

1969 - Seven squash courts built. Rugby club leaves as courts encroach on pitch area. Three more hard tennis courts built. 

1972 - Marlborough tennis club folds and West Herts and Watford tennis clubs merge.

1973 - Real ale introduced at Club. Social membership created.

1975 - Now over 1,000 squash members. Four squash courts added.

1984 - Employment of first full-time groundsman.

1987 - CAMRA National Club-of-the-Year Award.

1991 - West Herts Cricket Club Centenary year.

1991 - Mirror Club-of-the-Year Award.

1994 - Squash now 100 members. Four squash courts closed. Fitness section started. Tennis adds one Euroclay court.

1996 - Hockey Club wins National HA Trophy for third year in succession. Cricket Club in Club Quarter Finals of Evening Standard Challenge Trophy.

1997 - Two squash courts closed to accommodate aerobics and martial arts classes.

1998 - CAMRA London Award.  Hockey additionally now uses Astro pitch at New Field.

1999 - Only one grass hockey pitch in use at the club. Last year hockey played at the Club.

2002 - One squash court closed to allow male and female sauna to be built.

2004 - New members clubhouse and changing rooms opened. New tennis pavilion built. West Herts Football Club return.

2009 - CAMRA Regional Club of th Year. 

2013 - Junior Football Section started.

2014 - Watford Joggers move to the club.

Bar Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday;

4pm - 10pm

Friday;

4pm - 10pm

Saturday;

12pm - 10pm

Sunday;

10am - 10pm

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Address:

West Herts Sports Club

8 Park Avenue 

Watford

Hertfordshire

WD18-7HP
England

United Kingdom

Bar Tel: 01923-229239

Functions Tel: 07555-769947

Email: Westherts-sc@hotmail.co.uk