Friday, 19 December 2008

Anyone for tennis???? lol

From: Julian Meteor []
Sent: 18 December 2008 10:56
Subject: Queens Club Membership Query

Dear Jenny,

I have just moved to London and I am a MAD KEEN tennis player lol!

I see your club is the most local to my new flat and I am DESPERATE to join in time for next summer, but I wanted to first ask a discreet question as there is nothing on the website to aid me.
The name "Queens" implies the members MIGHT not be, well normal/straight. I have NOTHING against them, but I need to check cos it would have all sorts of implications in terms of changing facilities, social etc.

I trust you understand and look forward to your response; either way,


Subject: The Queens Club
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:34:11 +0000

Dear Julian

My colleague Jenny has forwarded your email regarding membership at The Queen’s Club and the following 2 paragraphs from the website should clearly explain the history of the Club and why the Club is known as ‘The Queen’s Club’.

‘The Queen's Club, established in 1886, was the first multipurpose sports complex ever to be built, anywhere in the world. The Club was named after Queen Victoria, its first patron, and is widely renowned as one of the premier Lawn Tennis and Racquets clubs in the world. The Club has hosted as many as twenty-five different sporting activities and, as well as lawn tennis, has been the scene for such varied sports as ice-skating, baseball, athletics and rugby.
Throughout its history, the Club has been an exceptional sporting venue, and today hosts the world famous Stella Artois Championships, the World Rackets Championships and leading Real Tennis events, including the British Open. The Club boasts 28 outdoor Lawn Tennis courts, of which 12 are arguably the finest grass courts in the world, 8 indoor Lawn Tennis courts, 2 Real Tennis courts, 2 Rackets courts, 3 squash courts and a gymnasium. The Club also offers excellent hospitality facilities, including an elegant restaurant, cafe, museum, and President's Room - all located within the Members' Clubhouse. The overall setting is both tranquil and charming. This, together with the array of racquets sports available, is why The Queen's Club remains one of the most coveted memberships in the country’.
The Queen’s Club is a private members club and candidates who wish to apply for membership of the Club should know two existing members who are willing to support the application and for your information the current Full membership waiting list is a minimum of 1 year.

If you require further information please contact the Membership Office.



James Herbert-Brown
Membership & Marketing Manager

The Queen's Club
Palliser Road
West Kensington
W14 9EQ

Telephone: 020 **** ****
Fax: 020 **** ****

RE: The Queens Club‏
From: Julian Meteor (
Sent: 18 December 2008 13:51:59

Hi Jamie,

Thanks a lot for this. Just to reiterate, I have NOTHING against them, but I had to check because I would imagine if it was just for homosexuals, the standard of tennis would surely be compromised; if you know what I mean. Arthur Ashe? I hear you say... well, he is just one of thousands of tennis champions - there is ALWAYS an exception.

Anyway, it's not an issue. How much is membership and does it matter if the two members I know are female and HATE each other?

Can you let me know?



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Anonymous said...

did you know the word for this comment is 'pigreas'? what does that mean? Is it something to do with Queen's, as in Pig rea's?


DAVE BONES said...

Bloody pooftas! Cheers for your comment. I like your public transport observations. Don't worry; Pretty soon you will be as miserable as the rest of us. Welcome to London!

Gorilla Bananas said...

A lot of tennis shots look pretty gay to me. The backhand slice, for example. And what about Billy Jean King's penetrating forehand?