May News

Competition News

Our annual Club Tournament is now open for entries with the deadline  this weekend. Time is running out....   

A live draw will take place in the Club House at 2p.m on Saturday 4th May. A reminder please to all - if you don't pay your membership renewal subscriptions (in part or full) by Saturday you will not be eligible to take part. The entry form can be found here :-

Also our Single League is now open for entries. You will have received a separate email on this last week. 

On Sunday 28th April, our 1st Team in the "Essex Team Tennis" started their league campaign with a convincing win over Cranston Park LTC. Jason, Leo, Tom, Graham, Lewis, Arron all put in an awesome performance for a 12-0 win. Way to go boys! 

Also, note the L&W Summer Tournament for individual entries from members is open now. So you're interested in this head over to the L&W Website at or if you can't find the entry form there, contact Maddie Maxwell or Tom Milham.  

Congratulations to Lachlan Cotgrove for winning  our Junior Under 14's singles for the "Play your Way to Wimbledon" competition. Lachie now progresses to the County stage at the end of June.  The lucky winners of the County stage will get the opportunity to compete on Wimbledon soil in August after the main championships. Good luck Lachie!    Other winners and photos from PYWTW to be published soon.... 

"Essex Tennis LTA Club of the Year"

On April 17th a few of our Club Members represented Hadleigh Park LTC at the Essex Tennis Volunteer awards ceremony at "Billericay LTC".  We accepted a certificate and a gift voucher for "Essex Club of the Year" from LTA President Sandi Procter + additionally were presented with a  fantastic Trophy from Essex Tennis for annual use at our new "Lloyd Burton Junior Tournament" which will be held on the 14th July this year. 

Vets Super League

Please find details of a new league competition for our older members of our club. The details are as follows :-

  • A player will be playing each league member 
  • Each game will consist of 2 sets and will include tie breaks as usual
  • You will be awarded one point for each set won so a max of 2 points per game 
  • No points for losing 
  • Once all participants have played with each other there will be a final taking 4 participants with the highest scores. 
  • Should anyone not be able to play in the final we will take the best 4 participants .
  • Anticipating the final will be played on or around the 7th Sept.
  • We will prepare a chart once we are informed of who will be participating and placing it on the wall of the club house ..
  • You must be 65 years of age as of the 15th May 2024.
  • Anticipate commencing the competition w/c 13th May.

Apart from Rosemary., Margaret, Sultan & Ray, please advise and confirm names and mobile tel numbers to Ray. If you need contact details for Ray, please contact and we can advise. 

Open Day - "Thanks Team! Great work...."

Despite the weather threatening to disrupt our plans to hold an Open Day, 21 possible new members came along for a free taster session and talk about membership. A possible 10+ members will join the club with the remaining still considering.  A big "THANKS" must go to Graham, Sultan, Jonathan, Nick, Helena & Hazel + our amazing Youth Leaders for the day, Orry, Lachie & Holly

Other News

A suggestion has been made which is being actively pursued to plant a native Hedgerow on the western boundary on the edge of the Salvation Army owned field. We have contacted the Salvation Army Estate Manager. Black fabric netting will be put up along that same external fencing to further help with sheltering from the wind in the short-term.

On the subject of maintenance, if you spot anything around the facility that needs attention please bring the matter to the attention of one of our commitee members. 

The commitee is looking for nominations of any charity they would like us to consider when raising funds at social events.  If you have a favourity charity, please contact a member of the commitee to propose a charity with rationale of why we should select this charity. 

Updated dates for your diary

  • Singles Leagues - Sunday afternoons starting soon -  contact to register
  • "Lloyd Burton" Junior Tournament Sunday 14th July  -  AM
  • Summer Wimbledon BBQ Sunday 14th July - PM - will be naming our clubhouse and putting a plaque up in memory of Lloyd
  • Frinton Day out - Grass Tennis play opportunity -  Saturday 20th July 2024 -  Tickets available shortly
  • Summer Camps for Juniors - 23rd,24th,30th,31st July, 13th,14th,20th,21st Aug
  • Quiz Night - 5th October 2024 - more details soon
  • Club Tournament Finals DaySaturday 7th September - entries now open
  • Christmas Meal - advance notice - provisional date - Saturday 14th December
  • Coaching opportunities - Doubles, Cardio, Rusty Rackets - be good to see more people attend these sessions - those that go are having a great time!   You can book onto these sessions with Graham's new website which is linked from our site and can be accessed directly here,