Sudden Pitch was founded in 1956 through the initiative of 67 families in a unique cooperative venture. Sudden Pitch derived its name from the brook behind the club at the bottom of a steep landfall. It offered to these families a 12 acre recreational site within the city limits of Manchester where the could enjoy swimming without the long drive to the lakes of beaches. They built a 76 by 42 foot pool and a 30 by 10 foot wading pool with volley ball, badminton, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts and a large recreational area with picnic tables nestled under the tall pine trees. Originally there were two red clay tennis courts and over the following years two more clay courts and two hard courts were added. Over the years the club has had many new features added and continues to strive to be the best pool and tennis club in NH.