Duffield Lawn Tennis Club provides some of the best facilities in Derbyshire including seven all-weather courts, top-class coaching, a gym, excellent changing rooms with saunas, and a comfortable bar and lounge.
We run ladies’, men’s and mixed teams in the Derbyshire leagues and offer a comprehensive social tennis programme for all levels. Tennis for children and young people is a priority for the club and our Junior programme includes all levels of mini tennis as well as performance coaching.
The Tennis Clubmark run by the Lawn Tennis Association guarantees that we are delivering a high-quality tennis development programme and operating in line with best practice.
Come and join us!
Charity tournament in memory of Keith Murcutt
Duffield members enjoyed a hugely successful tennis tournament on Sunday 6th July in honour of our former Secretary Keith Murcutt. Over forty members came to play with many others joining us for lunch. [More about the tournament including photos...]
Monthly social tennis events resume this month and will usually be on the third Saturday in the month depending on matches.
If you are coming down to play socially in the evening, do remember that the bottom three courts are used for home matches through to early August. A fixture list is available for you to check before coming down to the club.
Thanks to the members who have been helping with the grounds by tidying, clearing undergrowth, weeding and replanting. It’s much appreciated.
If anyone else can spare a little time to assist with maintaining and improving our grounds, please contact us. All offers of help are welcome. The more volunteers we have, the better.
Wimbledon photo competition
Please send in your Wimbledon photos for our competition via our contacts page. The best photos will be displayed around the club and a magnificent prize awarded to the winner.
Thanks to Peter for his photo with Nick Kyrgios.
With the rapidly approaching school holidays, team captains will need every available player for the upcoming matches, so please respond if one of our captains calls you. If you haven't yet put your name down for team play, it's not too late contact us and we'll put you in touch with the relevant captain.
The latest team results can be found on the Derby Area League website.
Duffield welcomes its new secretary
The Club Committee are pleased to announce that Chris Hubbard, our current Fixtures Secretary, has accepted the position of Club Secretary, and also that John Eisenberg and Moira Miller have accepted the shared position of Membership Secretary, both with immediate effect. Chris is shown below with Virginia Wade at Wimbledon this year. [More about Chris]
The Derbyshire adult and junior “closed” tournaments will be held together at Duffield from August 23 to August 30 inclusive. We have hosted these events previously, and it would be great to see a good entry from Duffield players. To enter see the competition's page of the Derbyshire LTA website.
John Beecroft is organising the Club’s senior and junior tournaments in September, with Finals’ Day on Sept 27th. So if you want to take part in the “Club Champs”, diary that date now. Rounds will start early in September.
Coaching and junior news
Congratulations to Duffield juniors who have had a very successful season in the Aegon League. Although all the results are not yet finalised, it looks as though we will win the U18 boys and girls. [More about juniors...]
For any other coaching information, contact James on 07968 058383.