Welcome!

We are Brooklyn Union Tennis Club. Our tennis club is a small, friendly club in the heart of Brooklyn (no not New York). Voted Club of the Year in 1999 and with around 100 adult members and 150 juniors, we welcome players of all ages and standards.
We always have place for one more . We have three floodlit hard courts and three more. For those wanting to play on clay we can consider the parking lot.

We are well represented in both the summer and winter leagues, offer group and private coaching, enjoy regular social tennis sessions and hold competitions throughout the year. So if you are new to tennis, haven’t played in years, are new to the area, or are high up in the world rankings we look forward to seeing you on court!

Until then enjoy and use our multipurpose website; is a treasure chest of precious and relevant information.



WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?

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WE LOVE TENNIS

We do what we do with passion. We play through out the year. 

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WE ARE TRANSFORMING

Transformation in sport is a subject that has been debated at length. We do not debate it we are leading the charge in change.

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WE HAVE THE BEST COACHES

This is not an idle statement in the "who-has-the-best-coach-race". Not only did our coaches run the race, but our head coach has won WTA tournaments and has produced WTA professionals (plural).

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WE NEED YOUR MONEY

Actually this is also true :-)

SOME INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT OUR CLUB

120

YEARS IN EXISTENCE

200

MEMBERS

180

CUMMUNITY PROJECTS

2900

BALLS USED LAST YEAR

"THE AXNOSIS BROOKLYN UNION TENNIS INTERNAL CHAMPIONS SHIPS 2016, 2017"

- FEBRUARY 2017

This year we are thrilled to announce a record number entrees. Not only are we excited about the level of play, but we have total prize money to the value of R15,000. Last year we had R10,000.

TENNIS IS GLOBAL

We are proud to be associated with these organizations. In addition we would encourage you to visit the web pages of all the organizations to the left. Just click on the logo to go to the respective web site.

OUR RICH HISTORY...

Connecting tennis through time and encouraging players to excel still more

...IT STARTED

The Brooklyn-Union Tennis Club (BRUN) is a relatively young club, but has a rich and varied history. It came about through the amalgamation of two of the oldest and most prestigious earlier tennis clubs in Pretoria, the Union Tennis Club and the Brooklyn Tennis Club. Both were municipal clubs and situated on open public grounds. Over the years both clubs had some excellent players as members and competed in the top leagues.

BRUN is situated on the historic old Brooklyn Square, bounded by Alexander, Anderson, Murray and Pienaar streets in the suburb of Brooklyn and the site of the former Brooklyn Tennis Club, founded in 1929, with some very prominent Pretorians as members, and J van Boeschoten as first chairman. There were four clay tennis courts and a practice court, all of which were later of course converted to all-weather hard courts. The Square was a lovely open space, with beautiful indigenous trees, shrubs and plants like aloes, cycads, etc, many of which were in later years unfortunately stolen and some were damaged by vagrants who needed firewood.

THEN WE MOVED

The former Union Tennis Club was situated in Sunnyside and was formed in 1905. Over the years the club grew to one of the biggest and strongest in Pretoria and later had 9 courts. It boasted a number of very well known players at all levels of play. One in particular may be mentioned as she is still a member of BRUN today, namely Annette du Plooy, who used to play as Annette van Zyl at Union as a kid, and later reached the number 4 world ranking.

Development took its toll though, and the site of the Union Tennis Club was sold by the municipality to developers. The tennis club had to move elsewhere and their committee started negotiating with the Brooklyn Club. Towards the end of 1994 everything was finalised, the merger approved by members of both clubs and a new club, the Brooklyn-Union Tennis Club was formed.

GOING FORWARD...

Negotiations with the municipality of Pretoria resulted in a change from a former open municipal club to a club with so called B-status, meaning that the club would take over control of the grounds and facilities and be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance and it would thus not be an open public place any longer. A 50-year lease agreement was signed with the municipality and the 1,898 hectare area of the original square was allocated to the club.

The new BRUN tennis club got off the ground rapidly and after about two years had a membership of about 220, of which more than 100 were actively playing members. Quite a number of junior players performed very well, some playing for the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. In particular the name of Chanelle Scheepers (Chani as she was then known) can be mentioned, who played at the club as a junior. She was coached by Annette du Plooy and is still an honorary member.

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