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The Club is located in the centre of Elsenham, on the Village Playing Fields off Stansted Road. It is next to the Elsenham Bowls Club and Memorial Hall on land owned by the Parish Council,

Within the fenced area, next to the courts, is a compound and hut. There are two separate gates, with padlocks, to the courts and the compound. The hut, which is also secured by a padlock, contains the control boxes for the floodlights. Members can pre-book courts on-line via ClubSpark on the ETC website, if not already booked for matches, events or coaching etc.

Website and Email

ETC has its own website www.elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk where up-to-date information can be found including scheduled events, Club Rules and Constitution, etc. The website provides a link to ClubSpark which is an online club management system, enabling bookings of courts, coaching and membership information and forms. Communications can be made via e-mail at mail@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk. This sheet should be read in conjunction with the Club Rules and Constitution



Upon joining every member (family or individual - except juniors under 11) is given a key to the Tennis Club. These are available for use by Members at any time they are not being used for planned events/matches. If you lose your key, then you will be charged for the replacement at a cost of £5.00

Please ensure that the courts, hut and compound are locked when you leave if no one else is playing.


ETC has a qualified coach offering coaching for players of all standards. This includes group and/or individual coaching. Details are available on the ETC website and coaching can be booked through ClubSpark or by e-mailing mail@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

Various regular activities take place including: -

Tuesday Club Night

Every Tuesday (weather permitting) from 7.30pm onwards. ALL members are welcome. Balls are supplied and £1 is charged as a contribution towards the cost of the lights and balls

Cardio Sessions

Cardio tennis sessions are held by our coach, every week weather permitting. These are fun training sessions available to members and non-members and are a great way to keep fit; no tennis experience is necessary

Team Training

Team training sessions for match playing members are held by our coach every week


Visitors are welcome on the courts if not being used by members. If you bring a visitor onto the courts you are responsible for their behaviour and also for collecting the relevant fee (£2 for an adult and £1 for a student and 50p for child under 16). Please pass any money collected to our Treasurer or a Committee Member


The floodlights are controlled from boxes in the hut, one for each court. They are operated by tokens, which cost £2.00 each and last for 35 minutes, which allows for a warm up period. The lights are on a time switch which will automatically cut the power at 10.30pm

For inter-club matches, club night and other committee authorised events, the lights will be operated by a key. Tokens to operate the lights can be obtained in advance by e-mailing mail@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

Please note:

1. If the lights go out for any reason, you must wait at least 15 minutes before restarting them

2. Please report any problems with the lights to any committee member as soon as possible

Matches and Tournaments

The Club plays competitive league matches against other clubs in the Mixed Doubles, Ladies and Men’s Doubles. We are always looking to expand our pool of players, so if you would like to play please contact:

Men’s Doubles Ashley Harris ashley@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

Ladies Doubles Linda Steer linda@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

Mixed Doubles Petra Studholme petra@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

These leagues operate in two sessions - winter and summer.

We also organise summer and winter tournaments. All members are encouraged to enter. Cups and other trophies are awarded to the winners. Partners can be arranged for those who do not have one for doubles matches. Details are given on the ETC website


LTA membership

The Club is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association which gives the club and its member’s further benefits, including becoming a British Tennis member and a club annual allocation of tickets to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Fund Raising

The Club occasionally runs fund raising activities including quiz nights, usually twice a year. These are held locally in Elsenham and help keep our subscriptions one of the lowest in the vicinity. Please support these events by making up a table. Any other suggestions for fund raising are always welcome

Tennis Balls

New tennis balls can be purchased by e-mailing mail@elsenhamtennisclub.co.uk

Racquet Restringing

Racquets can be re-strung by a club member quickly, professionally and at a reasonable cost. Please contact Paul Burt (07973 543808) for further details

ETC Committee

Details of elected committee members are available on the ETC website

Thank you for your interest and attention - please continue to enjoy your tennis