hello, we are the essex blades tennis club

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

How many teams do we have?

Men's 1st Team (BUCS South East 2B)
Men's 2nd Team (BUCS South East 4B)
Women's 1st Team (BUCS South East 2B)
Women's 2nd Team (BUCS South East 3B)

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2017/18
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2018/19
Essex Blades Club of the Year - 2018/19
Essex Blades Social Club of the Year - 2018/19
Essex Blades Simon Loveday Award - William Gurton - 2018/19
Essex Blades Volunteer of the Year - Edward Beach - 2018/19
Women's 1st Team - BUCS South East 2B Winners - 2018/19
Men's 2nd Team - BUCS South East 4B Winners - 2016/17 & 2018/19


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

To play you simply need sports clothing and trainers. Rackets can be provided for Beginner's but members are welcome to bring their own.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct.

Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email  

Training times


club training

monday | 7-9PM
tennis courts/BUBBLE


Training for men's 1 & women's 1 BUCS teams

club training

tuesday | 7-9PM
tennis courts/BUBBLE


Training for men's 2 & women's 2 BUCS teams

club training

friday | 7-9PM
tennis courts/BUBBLE


Club training for active/BUCS members




looking for a different way to play?

Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. Join our Social Tennis Active sessions, by booking your place via the Essex Sport App! Want to learn more about our ‘Learn to’ Tennis courses, contact Chris, our University Tennis Head Coach, at for more information


social cardio tennis

tuesday| 6-7pm | tennis courts

A fun group activity, for any playing level. Burning calories whilst hitting plenty of balls to the latest music beats!


Club committee


maythri Sribalan


Emma Tupin


Abby fung

 treasurer, secretary & women's 1st team captain


Welfare officer & MEN'S 1ST TEAM CAPTAIN

grace rickard

social secretary



hassan siddiqui

alumni officer

Paul boichut

 men's 2nd team captain & co-social secretary

aj jonathan

Women's 2nd team captain

hilman hilmi

social media officer



Tennis: Regional Qualifiers 2022-23
25th February 8am - 26th February 8pm
BUCKS Indoor Tennis Centre
Tennis: Individual Championship Finals 2022-23
17th March 8am - 19th March 9pm
Loughborough University
Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2022-23
18th March 8am - 19th March 6pm
Loughborough University