Our Heritage and Vision

David Lloyd really needs very little introduction and his record speaks for itself. After a successful professional tennis career which culminated in being appointed Captain of the British Davis Cup team, he founded David Lloyd Leisure, a business that today still bears his name. David was also chairman of Hull City AFC for a short time and coach and mentor to British tennis star Tim Henman.

David made his name in the City when the leisure business was floated on the Stock Exchange in 1992 and subsequently sold to Whitbread plc in 1995 for a record £200million.

David has travelled to all parts of the world throughout his career and has a passion for property. He has extensive personal property interests and developed the highly acclaimed Sugar Hill Resort in Barbados where purchasers included Sir Cliff Richard, John Lodge of the Moody Blues and entertainers Bob Monkhouse and Jasper Carrot.

David lives in Surrey, enjoys playing golf and is a keen collector of art. In 2007 he purchased Willard Wigan’s collection of micro sculptured art.

A Word from our Chairman:

“I have a vision. All good business ideas start with a vision. When we opened the first David Lloyd Tennis Club back in 1980, I had a vision then too. That vision has stood the test of time and the clubs continue to flourish to this day, with David Lloyd becoming a household name in the leisure industry.

“My tennis career and the success of David Lloyd Leisure enabled me to travel the world. I have always had a passion for property and have been lucky enough to invest in and develop some amazing property in some wonderful locations.

“My vision today is to combine high quality and luxury property and international travel with, above all, trust and transparency.  In past years, overseas property – particularly new build – was fraught with risk with unscrupulous agents and developers treating buyers with contempt. People’s desire to travel and own good quality property in exciting locations exists today as much as ever, perhaps even more so, but buyers are being far more cautious, and rightly so.

“My aim and that of my team, is to eliminate as far as possible the risk associated with purchasing property overseas. By creating our Customer Charter, we have worked hard to ensure that basic, fundamental rules are followed and first class service is provided to you all through the property purchase process. All of our properties carry my signature, my own kite mark of assurance, what I call The David Lloyd Seal of Reassurance, which means you can purchase your home through one of the UK’s most respected names and a business dedicated to safeguarding your interests.

“I look forward to welcoming you to the David Lloyd ‘family’. You never know, we might bump into each other one day and have a set or two of tennis or a round of golf!”

David Lloyd


David Lloyd Signature Homes