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It was located just behind the former Manor House Hotel and the modern rules of lawn tennis were drawn up in 1874 in Leamington Tennis Club.
During the Second World War, Leamington was home to the Free Czechoslovak Army; a memorial in the Jephson Gardens commemorates the bravery of Czechoslovak parachutists from Warwickshire.
Leamington is closely associated with the founding of lawn tennis.
The first tennis club in the world was formed in 1872 by Major Henry Gem and Augurio Pereira who had started playing tennis in the garden of Pereira.
The economy of Leamington decreased towards the end of the 19th century following the decline in popularity of spa towns, and it became a popular place of residence for retired people and for members of the middle class who relocated from Coventry and Birmingham, and wealthy residents led to the development of Leamington as a popular place for shopping.
In 1997, the owners of the building, the district council, closed the facility for redevelopment, reopening it in 1999 as a culture centre.
It also included the world's first gravity fed piped hot water system in modern times, which was designed and installed by the engineer William Murdoch.
During the 1820s and 1830s, builders began concentrating the town's expansion on the land north of the river, resulting in the Georgian centre of New Town with the Leam flowing between the two.
In the 2010 general election the seat returned to the Conservative Party, with Chris White winning the seat by 3,513 votes.
White remained the MP until the 2017 general election, when the seat was won by Matt Western of the Labour Party.
Originally a small village called Leamington Priors, it grew into a spa town in the 18th century following the popularisation of its water which was reputed to have medicinal qualities.
Formerly known as Leamington Priors, Leamington began to develop as a town at the start of the 19th century.