History of the club

The exact date when club was formed is unknown but Derbyshire’s own records show Ashbourne as an affiliated member of the Derbyshire LTA as long ago as 1968.

The club has members who remember playing on shale courts on Ashbourne Recreation ground as long ago as the 1950s/1960s. At this time, an open tournament took place on Recreation Ground courts and trophies were on display in the pavilion.

In the 1980s/1990s the club held club nights, and played Derbyshire League matches, on the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School lower school courts on the Old Derby Road site.

Following the move of the QEGS Lower School to the main Green Road site in February 2003, the club also began playing on the tarmac tennis courts at the main school site. 

In May 2013, the club moved to it's own new facilities off Moor Lane. As a result membership grew to 235, an increase of 250%.

In May 2016, the club added a fourth court which was financed by a donation from JCB and other support from the LTA.