INGATESTONE AND FRYERNING TENNIS CLUB

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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) 

 

* Join our Facebook Group!

 

* See "News" page, for calendar of events and details of recent activity

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Coronavirus – IFTC Committee update 24th March 2020 - The courts and clubhouse are now closed.

 

Please refer to the latest guidance from the LTA:

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

 

Dear IFTC members and users,

The club is now closed.  We are faced with a fast-evolving situation.  Watch out for any updates on our website or via email.  In the meantime, stay safe & healthy.

 

COACHING

17th March was the last mini-tennis coaching session of the term - the next two weeks' sessions will not go ahead, and at this time group coaching at weekends and the usual Easter coaching camps will not go ahead.

LEAGUE MATCHES

The current winter league has now been terminated, and the Chelmsford summer league & its daytime seniors’ section will not operate in 2020. The other local league (Brentwood & District) has followed suit (although we were not due to participate in that particular league this year).

However, when circumstances permit later in the year, it is hoped that some ad-hoc / friendly matches can be arranged with other local clubs.

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT 26th April

This event won’t now take place.  We had intended to carry out the Wimbledon tickets draw at the event, but there will now be “alternative arrangements” for this and we’ll be in touch to notify you of these.

CLUB TOURNAMENT 2020

We hope to run the usual annual championships, but things are likely to be delayed until later in the year.

ANGLO-EUROPEAN SCHOOL USE OF COURTS

The AES were due to be using the courts on some midweek days from 24th April.  We will be liaising with them, but are assuming that these sessions will not for now be proceeding.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Arrangements for this year’s membership renewal will follow soon.

IFCA

As previously advised, the Community Centre has been closed, and all public activity suspended.  This means that our Quiz Night on 28th March has been postponed for now, as has the 27th March Cinema Club.

Similarly, our AGM, which was due to take place at the IFCA on 29th April, is going to be rescheduled.