Recent Developments

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...

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....

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.

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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