The game of tennis in the Pafos region began to grow in parallel to the town of Pafos itself in the years after 1975 thanks to the tourist boom that the area experienced.
In the early years, the shortage of tennis courts meant that the only choice for the few aficionados of the game was to play on the court at the house of the Pafos District Officer.
Later another court was built in the grounds of the Pafos Municipal Gardens, jointly funded by the Pafos Bishopric and the Pafos Municipality, thereby enabling many primarily young people to learn the game.
At around this time, the large five star hotels began to be built along the coast of Kato Pafos, thereby indirectly contributing to an increased number of courts and thereby enabling even more people to play.
By the end of the 1970s conditions were ripe to place the game on a more organised basis. Thus on 18 December 1978 important personalities of the town got together and decided to set up the Pafos Tennis Club, which was officially registered as a sports organisation on 27 January 1979.
The Club’s first President was Mr E. Eliades and Secretary was Mr Chr. Stylianou.
Having been set up from scratch, the new club then embarked on efforts to find a suitable site for tennis courts, contacting local authorities and looking into the possibility of common land or Turkish Cypriot land.
These initial efforts did not bear fruit and the Club floundered until 1985 when, on the initiative of the President of the Cyprus Tennis Federation, it reactivated itself into what it is today.
Construction began immediately on four tennis courts in the Geroskipou tourist area and in 1988 management of three of these was handed over to the Pafos Tennis Club.
The Pafos Tennis Club has been a full member of the Cyprus Tennis Federation since 1978. It organises a Pancyprian Junior Tournament, which goes from strength to strength each year. It also has its own Tennis Academy and regularly holds club tournaments.
Amongst its main immediate aims are to promote the development of the game in the town and region of Pafos, to increase the number of courts available and to improve existing ones.