Great to see the club open for play once again. Glorious weather for the first three days and the club was busy with members playing arranged games and Graham’s holiday coaching camps proving popular. Social tennis sessions are underway again – Saturdays from 1.45pm, Sundays from 9.45 am and Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm. Welcome to a number of new members and looking forward to our Essex and Leigh & Westcliff teams restarting matches soon.
In accordance with Government and LTA guidelines, the club will be reopening on Monday 29th March. Singles and doubles are both permitted so please organise your games and use the online booking system as before. Graham will be coaching from this date, both individual sessions, adult and junior group coaching, plus Easter school holiday camps. The courts are looking pristine ready for our return and the patio area has been improved to provide more space. Many thanks to Bill, Mark and Andy for all their hard work at the club during this lockdown.
Following the PM’s announcement last night that England is again in a national lockdown, the club unfortunately is closed once again with immediate effect. The LTA’s confirmation of this is available here
Our club captain, Steve, will keep members updated by email on club matters during the closure.
- The club will remain open for singles play only unless playing with members from your own household.
- Doubles is not otherwise allowed and the club’s social sessions on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings & Tuesday evenings are cancelled until further notice.
- Please book a court as usual on ClubSpark.
- Coaching can continue on a 1-2-1 basis and group coaching for U18s.
- The club house is closed apart from access to the floodlight boxes.
Any questions, contact club captain Steve.
Sadly, the club is closed again. This took effect from midnight on Wednesday 4th November in line with the Government lockdown rules and guidance from the LTA. Please do not go to the club to play tennis or use any of the club’s facilities – there is no singles play, doubles play or coaching until further notice. Watch out for email updates from club captain Steve and keep up to date on the LTA website
Excellent turnout for the last organised social tennis session before the second national lockdown. Great to see all the floodlit courts in action for some socially distanced doubles, plus the Tennis Tuesday ladies group coaching proving popular. Thanks to Steve for organising the games and to Andy for manning the bar.
Whilst the Halloween Tournament scheduled for Saturday 31st October had to be cancelled due to bad weather, the usual Saturday morning coaching went ahead. The juniors entered into the spirit of Halloween as did Martin pictured here with Konrad aged 8 in full fancy dress! The photo came from Konrad’s mum with a message “Thank you for a great and fun morning! Martin and the crew have been great today, as always. Best regards to all the coaches.”
After six rounds luckily with no rain interruptions, our American Tournament winners were Caroline Gaitley and Chris Rackham. Congratulations to both! We were pleased to welcome Deb Saund’s husband Paul and brother-in-law Dave to the club to present the trophies. Caroline received the new Deb Saund Memorial Trophy from Paul whilst Chris received the Beresford Marshall Memorial Trophy from Dave. Many thanks to Steve for organising the tournament and Hazel for making tea for the players at the end. Also thanks to Andy for opening the bar. Good to see so many new members playing in their first tournament at the club.