Once upon a time Rosslyn was the Sherwood Inn, an accommodation for vacationers, a restaurant, and a colonial taproom. As I understand, it there was a clay tennis court adjacent to the icehouse in those years.
Perhaps the tennis court pre-dates the Sherwood Inn, dating back to Hyde Gate House? I will certainly update this post if and when I discover the answer.
A single steel tennis net post still stood in the lawn. For some reason, we never removed it, kept it for all these years. A rusty relic, a monument to a tennis-y past.
But now it it gone. Bob and Phil removed it to make way for the landscaping around the soon-to-be complete icehouse deck.
While I’m pleased with the progress, enthusiastic about the forthcoming transformation, it’s nevertheless a slightly poignant passing. Sentimental for a tennis court I never witnessed, never played upon? Yes. A little.
RIP tennis court!
What do you think?