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New Tennis Floodlights Installed!

At last we have been able to double up the floodlights on the old double tennis court. Our new court at the front of the site already has 6KW of lighting on a single court to match LTA recommendations. The older double court has only had 4KW across the 2 courts for...

Simon Goodman wins Volunteer of the Year

TV sports reporter Mark Shardlow together with Borough Sporting Champion Councillor Peter Wallace were the special guests at this year's Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards evening at the end of November 2016. They presented the Adult Volunteer of...

Ceiling Insulation

Not the most exciting development, but still important. Between 18th and 20th January 2017, contractors Rockwarm Ltd installed an extra 150 mm of insulation above the existing 100 mm above the suspended ceilings across the whole of the first floor of the Clubhouse....

Desford FC named Charter Standard Community club of the year 2016

Great recognition of the work being done by all at the Club Desford FC are pleased to announce that the club has been awarded the title of Charter Standard Community Club of the year by the Leicestershire and Rutland County FA. A big Thanks to all involved in the club...

Leicester Mercury Saturday 20th August

[su_heading]Olympian heroes inspiring more people to try sports[/su_heading] Sports clubs are hoping to see a boost after a successful Rio Olympics. With only a few events left in the games, Team GB have scooped 66 medals - including 27 gold - the best haul since the...

Get Running

Desford Striders Presents … A FREE 9 week beginners running group designed to get you from couch to 5k. Starts Thursday 4th August at 6pm from: Sport in Desford (SiD) , (Opposite the Caterpillar factory) Flying Fields, Peckleton Lane, Desford, Leicester , LE9 9JU...

Desford Football Club Award!

Desford FC named Charter Standard Community club of the year 2016 !! Great recognition of the work being done by all at Desford Football Club Desford FC are pleased to announce that the club has been awarded the title of Charter Standard Community Club of the year by...

Jim and Sue Awarded British Empire Medals

On Saturday it was officially announced that Jim and Sue Houghton, founders, chair and development officer of Sport in Desford  have each been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to sport in the Queens Birthday honors list.     [su_divider top="no"...

Harry Again

Another award for Harry! Following Harry Matty's success in winning the Leicestershire LTA Volunteer of the year award in March 2016, he then went forward to the Regional LTA awards. We are delighted to report that Harry went onto win the Regional LTA Volunteer of the...

Harry Bell

The St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Hinckley pupil won the Virgin Active Search for a Star 2015 tennis competition which had more than 1,000 entries

Unlock Your Potential

All levels of exercise from health related GP and Heartsmart referrals to high level performance and everything in between.

Olympic preperations

The Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth visiting SiD in 2011 anticipating the Olympics in the following year.  

Leicester Rutland Sport

SiD's award of £4,470 from Leicester Rutland Sport to provide acoustic boards in the recently built Scout Hall. This award was made by Seb Coe to the SiD Chair, Sue Houghon in April 2013.         [su_custom_gallery source="media: 1172" width="185"...

Inspired facilities grant

In 2012 SiD was awarded an Inspired Facilities grant of £50,000 from Sport England largely towards the building of the 3rd Tennis Court. The cheque was presented to SiD by our local MP, David Tredinnick.  

Solar panels

In 2012 SiD secured a loan from Pure Leapfrog of £15,000 to purchase the first array of 92 panels (23KWp). This loan was set at 4% interest was repayable over 5 years. In 2016 SiD was able to repay this loan a year early.

Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Award

Jim and Sue Houghton were awarded the national Unsung Hero award at the Sports Personality of the Year Show in December 2012, representing all the work done by the many volunteers that support SiD.         [box type="download"]Jim and Sue On the...

Our Harry wins award

A truly inspirational evening, the only of its kind anywhere in the UK, the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) Oldest Athlete Celebration Event was held on UK Older Persons Day October 1st 2012 to celebrate the achievements of senior sports people, volunteers...

LED Lighting

Following our Energy Audit back in 2008, SiD was able to raise a grant of £5,000 in 2015 from the Leicestershire County Council Community Climate Change Fund to upgrade to LED lighting. On the back of this grant we were able to raise a grant of £9,320 from Awards for...

Tennis Shelter at SiD

When Desford Lawn tennis Club (DLTC) started up in 2008 we played just on the floodlit double court, originally built during World War II, when the site was the Sergeants’ Mess for Desford Airfield. At this time there was no adjacent shelter for waiting players, coaches or parents at all.

Benefits of regular physical activity

No. 1: Exercise controls weight Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don't need to set aside large chunks of...

Harry Matty wins volunteer of the Year!

Harry is a fantastic role model; he gives freely of his time to support players of all ages at Desford Lawn Tennis Clubduring coaching, matches and informal club sessions. His enthusiasm is highly infectious and always makes participants feel they can achieve what is...

Desford Tennis Club fundraising events

Dear Members Desford Lawn Tennis Club will be holding a fundraising event on Sunday 3 July in order to help generate funds towards improvements to the flood lighting on the two original courts. The all-day event will cater for all ages, with members being able to take...

Clubhouse Furniture

A lot of our furniture had been bought second hand and was looking tired, so The SiTA Trust helped with a number of new purchases which has improved the overall feel of the main rooms and also allowed us to furnish our new Foyer.  

Car park refurbishment

Our Car Park used to flood extensively after heavy rain, and even deterred some people from even coming onto the site. However in 2013 we had financial assistance from the Football Foundation, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Awards for All, Fields in Trust...

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