Bamford made a bid for county dominance in the Derbyshire County closed tournament that took place at Duffield at the end of August. Having fought their way through several challenging rounds we had representatives in 3 of the Open finals (the main adult competition).
In chronological order first on was Louise (right) who beat 2nd seed Millie Devey-Smith 6-2 6-1.
Louise then teamed up with sister Jess (left) to beat County cup captain, Katie Higson, and fellow county cup member Katy Wilson 6-2 2-6 10-8 in a thrilling 3rd set tie break in the Ladies' doubles.
Bamford's dominance was sealed when Jonty won the other blue ribbon event - the Men's singles. After losing the first set he beat Reuben Shahidullah 4-6 6-3 10-6 to win another exciting 3rd set tie break.
The club is situated off Water Lane just south of the village of Bamford, Hope Valley. Water Lane is on the left of the A6013 that runs from Sickleholme Service Station to Bamford village. It's a small lane with Network 3D premises at the corner. See map for details.
The club is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. We are affiliated to the LTA.
We have 4 hard courts, one of which has floodlights. Courts are available at (almost) all times to members and their guests without needing to book. If there's a court free you can play. We do not hire out courts to non-members - mainly because of insurance constraints and because we have no easy way to collect hire fees. Depending on circumstances we may arrange short-term membership for people visiting the area e.g. on holiday.
Three of our four courts were resurfaced to a high standard in 2012. The £30,000 to fund this was raised from members' subscriptions and from local donations.
Our old wooden clubhouse is full of character! It provides the basic facilities necessary to support tennis. The clubhouse is kept locked but members can order keys if they wish.
We enter teams in the Sheffield & District Leagues. You can read more on the "Teams" page.
Our club logo was created by member and graphic designer
Andy Illingworth. It cleverly combines a tennis ball, rolling hillsides and a millstone!