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8th July 2020 - Works in progress to lay paving slabs in the area to the front of the clubhouse, to try and alleviate the muddiness that occurs in wet weather.


24th March 2020 - All  tennis activities cease on the advice of the LTA, due to coronavirus.  Limited social play resumes 23rd May.


February 2020 - Strong winds damage court fencing.  Emergency repairs carried out.


12th November 2019 - Moss treatment and court cleaning works commence, and are completed on 3rd-6th December.


23rd October - Chelmsford League results come in.  Ingy men gain promotion to Division 1.


20th October - The 13th Annual Charity Pink event takes place.


7th & 8th September - The Club Championship Finals take place in sunny & dry weather - full details in the Playing zone.


7th July - A successful Open Day is held.


8th June - We hold a very special exhibition day, featuring top GB professional Marcus Willis (who memorably played Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2016).  The day included coaching for the junior performance squad, a “Q&A” session, ball signing, an exhibition set of singles v IFTC’s own Nick Hilder, doubles masterclasses, BBQ, raffle and a spot-the-ball competition.   See photo gallery.


June - Repairs are carried out to the higher fencing at the rear of Court 3.


17th May - The Planning Inspectorate has rejected our appeal re the floodlighting application, on the grounds of detriment to the nearest residents.  In due course we will examine options for alternative improvements to the club facilities.


12th May - A successful "Adults & Kids" mini-tennis event took place, with Suzanne Emond & Odhran Whitfield triumphant.


17 July 2018 - As many of you are aware, the Club has been developing proposals for floodlighting of the courts in the darker evenings.  In March, Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Association (IFCA) made an application for planning permission for floodlighting. At its meeting on 17 July, Brentwood Borough Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly rejected the application on the grounds floodlighting would be harmful to the living conditions of residents.   An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate was submitted in December 2018.


28 & 29 March - Drainage works are completed.  It is hoped that we now have a permanent solution to our flooding problems.


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!


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

The button shows the club calendar of events for 2020 (some provisional).

Co-op Calendar 2020