Duffield LTC is a vibrant club with around 500 members. Situated just north of Derby, it offers some of the best facilities in Derbyshire, with 7 all weather courts, excellent changing rooms and a first class bar and lounge.
The club is owned and run by its members through an elected committee. As much of the management and operation is done on a voluntary basis, we offer very good value to members. Club members and parents and guardians of junior members are welcome to provide feedback to the committee. The clubhouse is shared with Duffield Squash Club, who make their gym facility available to tennis club members. Joint membership is an option. A tennis/squash liaison committee is responsible for taking decisions which affect both clubs. The committee recently commissioned a survey on members' views regarding watching sports events on TV at the club - this report is now available.
We were one of the first clubs to be awarded the Tennis Clubmark. This quality standard guarantees that we:
- Have a fair and transparent operational structure
- Adhere to best practice policies and procedures around safeguarding junior and adult members/users
- Deliver a comprehensive and all encompassing tennis programme for all ages and abilities
- Have produced a clear plan of action for long term sustainability and future growth
We operate a code of conduct which applies to adult and junior players and to parents. If you have any problems at the club please contact the Secretary or another committee member. Full details of our complaints policy is available on-line. Our LTA-approved Safeguarding Policy is also available, alongside our Whistle blowing and Diversity/Inclusion Policies. Our constitution and other policies can be viewed at the club.
We have a lively social programme, run jointly by a committee of tennis and squash club members. Recent events include quizzes, a race evening, dinners, discos, walking and various other activities.
Playing at Duffield
The club caters for all standards of play, supported by our excellent coaching programme which is led by James Grindell, one of the most experienced and talented coaches in the County.
Duffield Lawn Tennis Club 'has a long and distinguished history with a number of renowned players. It was set up in 1882 and has operated continuously (on a number of sites) until the present day. The club has produced many County players and even a former Wimbledon boys’ champion.