Allenberry "on the Yellow Breeches" was purchased in the summer of 1944 by Charles A. B. and Mary Lu Heinze. The original limestone barns were converted to food service facilities and a lodge and opened as Allenberry Inn in 1946. The Allenberry Playhouse opened in 1949. Several guest cottages were added until the Meadow Lodge was built. At that time a new outdoor swimming pool was added to the property and gave birth to the idea of a Social Club. Two Har-Tru clay tennis courts were constructed in 1969 and two more courts were added in 1971 with lighting for night play making Allenberry one of the most desirable tennis playing facilities in Central Pennsylvania.
The purposes of the Allenberry Club are to promote sociability and maintain the highest standards of congeniality, and to provide for its members entertainment, healthful recreation and facilities of the finest type in the Cumberland Valley.
Allenberry Club Membership Form (PDF 268kb)
For more information about the 2015 Allenberry Youth Tennis Camp,
July 20-24 and August 10-14 (last day for each listed camp are for rain make-up), download a copy of the Camp Flyer below. It contains all the dates, details, information and most important a registration form.
2015 Allenberry Youth Tennis Camp Flyer ( PDF file - 144kb)
Appalachian Tennis will again be holding their beginner tennis clinics this summer at the Allenberry tennis courts. Camps will be held on the following times and dates: July 20 – 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (rain date will be Friday, July 24), and August 10 - 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (rain date will be Friday, August 14). Camps will include approximately 2 hours of tennis, lunch, and 1.5 – 2 hours of swimming.
Appalachian Tennis is now under the direction of Thomas Seltzer, a USPTA certified tennis professional. Tom was the junior varsity boys and junior varsity girls tennis coach at Northern High School from 2002 – 2012. He has also spent the past ten years assisting the former owners of Appalachian Tennis, Pete and Ruth Hessert, with their tennis camp and clinic programs. Anyone wanting to sign their children up for the camps is encouraged to call Tom Seltzer at (717) 706–4069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Availability is limited so sign up early to reserve a slot. We look forward to seeing you on court!
Dear Allenberry Club Members,
We are looking forward to participating in some great functions for 2012. The Board of Directors met on February 7th and planned the events for the year. We will begin with a St. Patrick's Day celebration on the evening of March 17th. During the year there are seven dinner/theater nights scheduled for your enjoyment. Last year we were unable to have our Spring Fling and Pig Roast in the Meadow due to the wet spring. This year we are hoping to have a Spring Fling and Pork Barbeque. At the end of September we will get together for our Annual Clam Bake in the Meadow. A Halloween celebration will be held on the evening of October 27. In December we will meet in the Carriage Room for our Christmas Brunch. A New Year's Eve Celebration is scheduled for December 31 A Grandparents Day is scheduled for the end of May with the presentation of the "Lion King." Shipwreck Dinners are planned for every Friday evening during spring, summer and fall. Three pool parties are planned during the summer and luncheon and cards will continue throughout the year.
For our tennis lovers "Let the Games Begin" will be held on Friday, May 4th and "Men's Tennis Stag" will follow one week later. On July 1 "Breakfast at Wimbleton" will take place. On May 26 and 27 the pool will open. Tennis will be available and also games for families, including children. During the month of June, Thursdays are being set aside for "Doubles Night" followed by socials in "The Breeches."
Wonderful events are planned for this year. We hope you can participate in as many as possible. Invite your friends and neighbors to come with you and to consider joining the Allenberry Club.
Be alert to your email in regard to upcoming events with the dates and times. For those of you who don't have email, you may request a hard copy from the office. The Board of Directors looks forward to seeing and greeting you at Allenberry.