Derbyshire Tennis Association


On 25th July 1914 a meeting of lawn tennis clubs took place at The Jacobean Cafe in Derby.  At that meeting the Derby and District Lawn Tennis Association was formed, its Rules approved and its first AGM fixed to take place in February 1915.

On 28th July 1914 events in Sarajevo triggered the start of the First World War.  The AGM of the D&DLTA was held on 19th February 1915.  The Minutes of that meeting record that "The Chairman said he hoped it would be possible for the Association to continue as a live body but conceded that no active programme should be considered until the termination of the war".

The next AGM was held, again at The Jacobean Cafe, on 14th February 1919.  The world was a very different place but life returned to normal and the Association, and tennis thrived.

The objectives of the Association are:

  • To advance and and safeguard the game of Tennis in Derbyshire and to promote increase in participation in all levels of the game of Tennis.
  • To promote the teaching and development of the game of Tennis in Derbyshire and to promote, encourage and support coach education and the training of coaches, teachers, competition organisers, referees and umpires.
  • To represent and express the views of its members at meetings of the Lawn Tennis Association.
  • To keep members informed of any changes in the laws of the game of Tennis or in the regulations for the management of tournaments, inter-county championship competitions and to circulate information generally.
  • To promote, arrange and regulate inter-county matches, county championships, tournaments, inter club and junior activities at all levels and age groups and to select representative teams.
  • To do all such things as the Management Committee of the Association thinks fit to achieve the objects set out above.


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