Welcome to Roehampton Club from the Chief
Roehampton Club, set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland,
originated as an officers' polo and croquet club created by
three brothers, Edward, George and Charles Miller. They were
determined to have a polo club somewhere more accessible
than central London as the sport had become so popular.
So in 1901 Charles was sent to find a suitable ground that
would still be close to the city. Then with Lord Shrewsbury as
its Chairman and the Duke of Teck as President, the Club was
Within a few years the Club flourished and became known for
its 'influential clientele' especially throughout the
Edwardian period. It continued to have a thriving social scene
right up until the 1st World War. This was largely fostered by
Charles' wife Grace, who was extremely elegant and a superb
organiser who came to play an important role as the Club's
social scene manager. She was even known to run an eye
over other Members as they entered, to make sure they were
Now 116 years on, Roehampton Club continues to be an
exclusive members' sports club, offering the finest range of
sporting facilities in the London area including; a
beautifully presented 18 hole golf course, 30 tennis courts
with 10 fabulous grass courts, 5 squash courts, 4
international standard croquet lawns, indoor and outdoor swimming
pools, a gym, fitness studio, physiotherapy and beauty clinic,
crèche, dedicated bridge and snooker rooms and a sports
hall for table tennis, birthday parties and even art classes!
And following in tradition the Club still has a thriving social
scene and beautiful gardens to relax in.
Members are welcome and encouraged to host their events at
the Club whether it be for an intimate dinner or a celebration
on a much grander scale. There are many different spaces
available for hire at the Club including lawns for
marquees surrounded by a stunning array of flowers and shrubs.
Members often tell me they are very proud of their Club and the
wonderful sporting and social opportunities it offers for the whole
I look forward to welcoming you and hope you will make full use
of every aspect of the Club.
(to read more history of the Club click here or
to view old photographs click here)