Introducing the new Clay Courts
Way back in the 1930s when Alexandra Park was established as an area of colonial housing the British Forces Overseas, The Clay Courts first came into being. Four courts with two washrooms were constructed for the use of the Park residents.
Over the years they gradually fell into disrepair, until in 1994 when Art Hobbs, who was then the Head Tennis Coach at The Singapore American Club, came across them. He took over the lease on the courts from the Landlord; Premas, a government organisation and Landlord to all tenants living here in Alexandra Park.
Over the next few years, on an extremely tight budget, Art Hobbs renovated the Clay Courts entirely. Having by this time left the American Club, he set up his business as Art’s Pro Tennis Services at the Claycourts towards the end of 1998.
In June 2011 Art Hobbs engaged Shane Marshall, Simon Mason and Viken Hampartzoumian to run and manage the operations at the Clay Courts. The 3 established coaches in Singapore formed "Clay Court Tennis Academy" and have undertaken the task of renovating the facilities at the Clay Courts.