The history of the Limassol Sporting Club is a long one and covers many years of contribution to sport, culture, society, artistic and philanthropic aspects of Cyprus and Limassol in particular.
The idea of setting up the Club was discussed towards the end of 1966 between three Limassolian citizens, Maro Andronikou, Mary Mavropoulou and Doros Ieropoulos. In early 1967 the idea began to be implemented with the enrolment of the first founding members, which, in addition to the above, were Marios Droussiotis, Kokos Andronikou and Loullis Katsounotos. Since then the foundations that were laid were firm and the club was embraced by many Limassolians.
The aim of the Sporting Club was to promote sport in general and tennis in particular, to develop good relations and cooperation amongst its members and to create suitable sporting and other facilities to satisfy the Club’s needs in holding sporting, cultural and other events.
At first the Club was housed in temporary rented accommodation, until in 1980, under the presidency of Akis Christoforou, who has been declared honorary President for his contribution, the Executive Council decided to obtain its own premises and clubhouse. This became a reality in 1982 and today the Club owns a fully-equipped two-storey building that satisfies all the needs of its members. There is a gym and changing rooms in the semi-basement for the athletes to exercise. There are also six clay courts for athletes to train on and where tournaments are held, as well as a clubhouse where parents can wait for their children to finish training.
The Limassol Sporting Club has two categories of members, the sporting members and regular members, who elect the Executive Council every two years. Details of the organisation and operation of the Club are outlined in the Constitution and from its capacity as a full member of the Cyprus Tennis Federation and of the Cyprus Sports Organisation.
Over and above the sports field, the Club has also branched out into many other areas with the aim of providing members with a pleasant way to pass their free time, through the holding of excursions, various individual and team competitions, arts and cultural events, such as fancy dress dances.