cooden_beach_mapThe land that the Club stands on in Withyham Road, was purchased by a group of enthusiastic local people in the mid sixties and tennis started to be played at the Bexhill Social and Tennis Club on 4 all-weather courts in 1969. A rudimentary clubhouse was also constructed.

A fifth tennis court (the Jubilee Court) was added in 1975 and the Club expanded to include 2 squash courts in in 1977. This development also prompted the change of name to Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club. At that time squash was becom- ing increasingly popular so a third court was required in 1980.

Floodlights were erected on tennis courts 1-4 in the 1990s and in 2000 the present clubhouse was constructed, largely by the club members themselves. Since the Millennium, the Jubilee Court has been replaced and a further tennis court constructed. All six tennis courts are now floodlit. Two of the tennis courts have recently been converted to artificial clay.

The club has continued to maintain the squash courts and has installed screens to help retain warm air, and a new heating system to provide optimum playing conditions.

The club remains a private members club and is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) which amongst other things means that it cannot be sold for redevelopment.

As intended by its original members, its aim is to provide a friendly atmosphere where people of any age can enjoy the social facilities as well as playing sport for fun or competition.