History of our club

History of our club

The Parish Council replaced the old courts with two floodlit, carpet-surfaced, multi-use courts in July 2021. This started a new era of tennis provision in Stapleford. Our club is now growing again, reinforcing the ideal of ‘build it and they will come’.


In August 2020 we surrendered our lease to the Parish Council. The Parish Council now manages the grounds maintenance and capital projects, while we run the LTA-affiliated club and organise club sessions, coaching, tournaments.


From 2017 to 2019 we reduced then suspended our coaching programme as well as club sessions because of the aged playing surface.


In 2016 we extended the coaching to some adult sessions.


In 2014 and 2015 the club ran successful and popular junior coaching sessions, as well as some sessions for non-members. At that time our membership numbers topped 200 members, split roughly evenly between male and female, adult and child; this was far in excess of the LTA's standard expectation of numbers of members per court for a club such as this.