tennis

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?

Men's 1st Team - BUCS South East 2B Winners 2015/16, 2021/22
Men's 2nd Team - BUCS South East 4B Winners 2016/17
Essex Blades Newcomer of the Year 2015/16 - Marcos Asvestas
Essex LTA Volunteer of the Year 2015/16 - Clara Mayerl
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2016/17 & 2017/18

 

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.

Training times


CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS TO BE OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AS OF 2ND MAY. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BOOK ON THROUGH THE ESSEX SPORT APP TO SECURE THEIR PLACE AT A SESSION.

Club training

Monday | 7-9PM | HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

All students welcome.

 

club training

tuesday | 7-9pm | HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

All studenrts welcome.

 

club training

FRIday | 7-9PM | HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

All studenrs welcome.

 

 

looking for a different way to play?


Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. For more information, please click here or email Chris, our University Tennis Head Coach.

 

fast4 league

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For Men's & Women's players just below BUCS level; a new FAST4 format against other universities.

 

team challenge

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Short, one-off tournaments hosted by universities, aimed at recreational players with an emphasis on fun.

 

student tennis ladder league

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Internal ladder format to challenge fellow Essex students to a match and climb positions on the ladder.

 

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!

 

ladies lunch

Monday |1-2pm | TENNIS COURTS

A session of coaching and doubles play for the ladies (must be able to rally, serve and play doubles).

 

club night (cn)/ club play (cp)

cn thursday | 6-8pm | tennis courts & CP SUNDAY |10:00-12:00 | TENNIS COURTS

 

A chance to meet other players and mix around playing doubles (must be able to rally, serve and play doubles).

 

ADULT 'lEARN TO...'COURSES

tENNIS EXPRESS (b) m 6-7PM & FR 1-2PM, TENNIS (i) TH 5-6PM & (A) fr 6-7pm

Beginner (B), Intermediate (I) and Advanced (A) courses for those that would like to learn how to play tennis or simply improve their game.

 
 

Club committee

 


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Marina homsi


presidenT

 

 

 

 

Gautier CHARACHON


Vice-president 
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anil ozdemir


tREASURER

 

 

 

 

vacant


COVID OFFICER
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vacant


secretary
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vacant


social secretary
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AMORE CASTELYN


COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
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CALVIN OGBONNA


welfare officer
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VACANT


charity & fundraising officer