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July / August - Our very own Nick Hilder has just been participating in the British Tour.

Strathgryffe – he reaches the 5th-8th Playoff Final

Billericay – he loses in the semi-final of the Essex Open to the eventual winner

Penarth – he loses in the semi-final to the eventual winner, then wins the 3rd place final

Frinton – loses in the last 16 to the eventual winner

Connaught - he loses in the semi-final to the eventual winner

 

17 June - Nick holds a successful junior tournament for under-8s and under-10s.

 

27 May - Club Spring Cleaning day

 

April 2017: LONDON MARATHON - 23rd April - Sue Rogers, running for Sense, finishes in 4h 51m.

Sara Kelly, the daughter of Ellen Gormley, running for Sarcoma UK, finishes in 4h 13m.  

See their photos on the LM website. Sponsors still welcome - check out their JustGiving pages:

justgiving.com/fundraising/Sue-Rogers13;  justgiving.com/fundraising/SaraKellyRuns;

 

April 2017:  Ingatestone men win Division 6 of the Winter League.  Mixed team come joint 2nd in Div 3.

 

February 2017: Co-op Community Card Scheme

As some of you may have seen from our Facebook page, the tennis club has signed up to the Co-op card scheme (see details attached), and Charlotte has cards for any of you who would like one. If you shop in any Co-op branch, including Quadrant in Chelmsford, for every pound spent the club gets points which can be cashed for fundraising activities. Co-op even donates 50% on top.  Doesn't cost you anything! We’ll have them at the AGM, or contact Charlotte in order to get one.

 

"Hurricane Doris" causes some damage to fencing.  Some remedial repairs were carried out on 25th February, and again on 18th March, with more substantial ones to follow.

 

January 2017 - see message from the committee.

 

December 2016:  Brentwood Council have provided guidance on matters to be considered within any formal application which might be made re planning permission for floodlighting;  The tennis club will be seeking professional advice in this regard, and have set up a sub-committee to progress matters.

 

Ingatestone men win 2016 Chelmsford Summer League Div 4:  Ingatestone Seniors win the daytime midweek league.

 

16th October saw a successful "Pink" American tournament, with £125 raised for charity.

 

September 25th saw an American Tournament combined with a barbecue, speed gun contest and a general "fun day"

The fastest serve contest was won by Nick Hilder with Robert Elsdon & James Edwards close behind.  Nick's 87mph equalled the achievement of Jimmy Innes at the Open Day 2015.

Full scores available by clicking on the link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the historical archive for all our older news stories  (under "About Us").

The button shows the club calendar of events for 2017 (some provisional).

Calendar 2017 Speed Gun 2016 Message Co-op

STOCK CLEARANCE - Club T-Shirts & Sweatshirts - minimum donation £2 / £5 respectively.  They're going fast.

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Dear Club members and supporters

We have been trying unsuccessfully to find a contractor to lay paving slabs between the Clubhouse and the courts (approx 6m x 3.5m). We would like to get this work done as soon as possible. It’s a fairly straightforward job but will involve removing the grass surface, levelling out and laying the slabs.

Do you know of anyone who has done similar work that might be able to undertake this at a reasonable rate? If so, please let us have their contact details.  Thanks.