The tennis courts at Sport in Desford have been available to members of Sport in Desford for many years, but it took the inspiration of two couples, Sue and Martin Hand and Ryszard and Gillian Jurenko to start Desford Lawn Tennis Club. In 2008 the ambitious project was hatched when Ryszard was asked by Jim Houghton of Sport in Desford if he would be interested in organising a tennis club.

Within the first year the club had already appointed a head coach and established a number of coaching courses for juniors and seniors alike. The first junior competitions were organised and the first team entered in a junior mixed league.

In 2010 the club continued its rapid development by entering league teams in three junior age ranges as well as Mens and Ladies adult league teams. Significant work was also undertaken working to achieve the LTA Clubmark accreditation.

In their first year Desford Ladies team and Under 14 boys team won their respective LTA leagues. At the end of 2010 Desford Lawn Tennis Club, through an immense amount of hard work by Gillian and the rest of the committee, achieved LTA Clubmark status.

Since then the club has gone from strenght to strength with the addition of a third court and the continued growth of the adult and junior membership.

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