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 Eastern Tier 1)
Men's 2nd Team (BUCS South Eastern 4)
Women's 1st Team (BUCS South Eastern Tier 1)
Women's 2nd Team (BUCS South Eastern 2)
*New* Women's fast four 1st team (BUCS South Eastern Tier 3)
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.