Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions:
The Terrace Gardens, St Thomas’ Street.
These beautiful gardens, over looking the Solent and situated in the heart of the town, have been the home of the Club since its establishment in 1891. Election is by ballot: there are special terms for visitors and non-players. Various tournaments are held during the season which begins in the first week of May and ends in September. The Annual Open Tournament takes place in the third week in August, following on from the Ryde Yachting week if thought advisable. Entrance to the Gardens is in St Thomas’ Street, opposite the Yacht Club. Full information can be had from the Ground Man. Thursday is the Club Day, when tea is provided.
W G Smith, Hon Sec.