Affiliated to The Lawn Tennis Association
Welcome to the web site for Ingatestone and Fryerning Tennis Club
Do you or your family & friends want to learn to play tennis, or come back to the game? Then come and join us at Ingatestone & Fryerning Tennis Club (I&FTC). I&FTC is a friendly, inclusive, relaxed club in the heart of Ingatestone, with three hard courts located at the rear of the Community Club. We offer:
* Inclusive membership for players of any age and standard
* Coaching under the supervision of our Head Coach Nick Hilder
* Social play at weekends and on summer evenings
* Visitors welcome
* Annual knock-out tournament
* Monthly fun American tournaments
* Teams playing in local leagues (see Playing / League Matches)
* Social and fundraising events
* Very reasonable membership rates (see Membership Zone) - renew now
* Join our Facebook Group!
* See "News" page, for calendar of events and details of recent activity
The Brentwood men's team won the 2017 Division 6 summer title with 14 wins out of 14. They were promoted to the next tier for 2018 (with 44 points to spare), and are only the 2nd Ingy team ever to win every match in a season, gaining a club record points total of 100.5 points.
Forthcoming dates & events:
24th June - Third American event
8th July - Club Open Day
23 & 27 July - Summer Coaching Camps
29th July - Fourth American event
6 & 10 August - Summer Coaching Camps
20 & 24 August - Summer Coaching Camps
...and coming in the autumn:
5th October - Club Quiz Night at the Community Centre
Our Chelmsford men's team ended the 2017 summer season with 9 wins out of 10 and achieved promotion (now to Division II) for the second summer running, finishing one point behind the league winners. The mixed, senior mixed & women's teams achieve comfortable 3rd places in their divisions.
Winter league 2017/18
The season ends with the men finishing 3rd in a tightly-contested Division 5, and the mixed team in a strong 4th position in Division 4, only a few points short of promotion.
Recent & forthcoming Chelmsford & Brentwood summer league matches 2018:
2nd May - men (B) lose 5-3 away to Blackmore II
8th May - men (C) win 5-4 away to Grove II
9th May - mixed (C) win 5-3 away to Southminster II
15th May - women (C) win 4.5-3.5 away to Grove IV
17th May - men (C) lose 5-4 away to Writtle I
22nd May - mixed win 5-3 away to Writtle
25th May - men (B) lose 5-3 away to Bentley II
29th May - men (B) win 8-0 away to Kelvedon Hatch
30th May - mixed lose 6-2 home to Grove III
31st May - men (B) draw 4-4 home to Billericay V
7th June - men (B) win 6.5-1.5 home to Hutton & Shenfield V
11th June - men (C) win 8-1 home to Stock I
14th June - women (C) win 5-3 home to Southminster II
15th June - men (B) win 7-1 home to Bentley II
21st June - men (B) win 6-2 home to Kelvedon Hatch
22nd June - women (C) win 4.5-3.5 home to Hamptons IV
7th November 2017: Following a public vote, IFTC have won a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society under their "Grassroots Giving" scheme.
Club Tournament draw now available - see Club Tourn page!