Club History

This page provides a record of key events in the history of Stamford Tennis Club.

1993 - club founded by Lt Col and Mrs Veitch (Trevor and Uschi)

2000 - club purchased from Trevor Veitch by its members

2003 - 15 year lease agreed with Stamford School

2003 - clubhouse opened in December - built from 3 Elliott Medway units, salvaged from a field near Peterborough for £800

2005 - practice wall unstalled, cost £7k

2006 - floodlights installed, cost £34k (£5k SES loan, £5k LTA loan, £5k SKBC grant, £10k members loans, £9k reserves)

2006 - coaching contract agreed with R2R

2016 - systems upgrade - website, online membership, online court booking, newsletter, members survey

2016 - floodlights refurbished to squeeze the last few years of useful life from them..!

2017 - new 15 lease agreed with Stamford School (April 2017 to March 2032)

2018 - clubhouse refurbishment completed - new kitchen, toilets, windows, furniture and external repairs - benefiting from a £12k grant from Mick George

2018 - sponsorship agreed with Ramsay Health Care (The Fitzwilliam Hospital), with new team kit for all club players, and the donation of a defibrillator

2018 - a further grant from Augean enabled us to extend the car park - removing a tree and adding the wood retaining wall.  We also renewed the balustrade to the decking areas, installed a patio and new outside furniture

2019 - the school relaid the top 4 courts, adopting a new blue / green colourway

2019 - a further grant will enable us to replace the ageing floodlights with new LED lights.