In June 2014, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced it would not be renewing the lease of Wimbledon Park Golf Club, which is due to expire in 2041. It has now approached the golf club with an offer to buy it out of the lease ahead of time, presumably to facilitate its own development plans for the site. However, we understand that 60% of members have voted to reject the offer. The AELTC bought the freehold of the golf club from Merton Council in 1993 for £5.3m.