SiD’s aim is to provide reasonably priced sporting and recreational facilities for the people of Desford and surrounding areas.

SiD is a Registered Charity (No. 1100319) and is run by an Executive Management Committee, which consists of a management team and representatives from all the affiliated sports sections – Bowls, Football, Fitness Gym, Squash, Striders Running, Scouting and Tennis. The Committee members are volunteers. This Committee is answerable to a Board of 6 Trustees, all of whom also work on a voluntary basis.

For immediate response, please contact either our clubhouse manager, Debbie Curtis  on clubhousemanager@sportindesford.org or on 07760 111869  or  Jim Houghton, Development Officer, on 07967 353 790 or jimhoughton2@gmail.com  or  call the clubhouse on 01455 828786.


Double 22KW Electric Vehicle Charging Station installed on the front car park at SiD for members and for public use. Click here for details.


Roadworks on Peckleton Lane

The roadworks on Peckleton Lane will take a break for the whole of December as a concession promoted by Leicestershire Highways. They will resume in January just to tidy up the road edge and footpath on the Griffen Park side of Peckleton Lane and should be complete by the end of January. Then the work outside Owl homes is likely to recommence in February!


You can now play Pickleball on the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at the front of the SiD site,

But what is Pickleball?  It is a reduced form of tennis played within the red lines on the courts and you use bats and an areo ball, all supplied in the toolbox on the court.

How do I book to give Pickleball a try? Just google “Desford Tennis” and book a timed court session on the website for an online payment of £5. You will be given a code for the court gate which will be live for the hour of your booking.

Come and give it a try!






Desford Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 2008, to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to play tennis.


The club was formed just over 20 years ago and although young in bowling terms it is well established in local bowling circles.

Desford Striders

Founded in 1991 in Leicestershire, Desford Striders is a small, friendly, running club that welcomes runners of any ability.


Scouting in Desford is thriving. Over the past six years, the number of children (and adult volunteers) involved in scouting in our community has grown massively.


This is SiD’s main pitch located on the main site at Peckleton Lane. The resident club at Peckleton Lane is Desford Football Club with 4 teams playing on this pitch.

The Gym

As a part of the scout development the gym was extended by 40% to accommodate more new equipment and to provide a better service for our members.

Table Tennis

We have an excellent provision for Table Tennis in the spacious and well lit Scout Hall with room for 6 tables in action at once.


Here at Sport in Desford we are currently running 4 karate classes during the week. All ages are welcome!


The Squash Club has two courts which were refurbished in 2014 to a high standard. For more information please click the image.

Where are we?

Sport in Desford

Sport in Desford Clubhouse
The Flying Fields
Peckleton Lane

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