Affiliated to The Lawn Tennis Association
7 November - Following a public vote, we are one of the winners of £500 under Skipton Building Society's "Grassroots Giving Scheme" - we will use the funds to buy tennis shirts for our juniors. Thanks to all who voted!
22 October saw the annual charity American tournament - "wear It Pink".
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:
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.
See the historical archive for all our older news stories (under "About Us").
The buttons show the club calendars of events for 2017 & 2018 (some provisional).
STOCK CLEARANCE - Club T-Shirts & Sweatshirts - minimum donation £2 / £5 respectively. They're going fast.
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.