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)
Men's 3rd Team (BUCS South East 5B)
Women's 1st Team (BUCS South East 2B)
Women's 2nd Team (BUCS South East 3B)
Women's 3rd 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.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.

 

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 scadmin@essex.ac.uk  

Training times


* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed. 

Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only.
 

MEN'S TRAINING

tbc| HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

Men's training for BUCS teams.

 

WOMEN'S TRAINING

tbc| HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

Women's training for BUCS teams.

 

club training

tbc | HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

Internal match play events (Singles & Doubles) for all active club members.

 

club training

tbc | HARD COURTS/BUBBLE

All club members 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

(various dates)

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

 

team challenge

(various dates)

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

 

student tennis ladder league

tbc | 7-9pm | tennis courts

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

 

cardio tennis

tbc | 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

tbc |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

tbc | 6-8pm | Tennis courts

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

 

club play

tbc | 10am-12 noon | tennis courts

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

 

tennis xpress

tbc | 6-7pm | tennis courts

A chance to learn how to play the basic Tennis strokes.

 

tennis xpress

tbc | 1-2pm | tennis Courts

A chance to learn how to play the basic Tennis strokes.

 

tennis intermediate

tbc | 5-6pm | tennis courts

For more experienced players looking to improve their skills.

 

tennis advanced

tbc | 6-7pm | tennis courts

For well established players looking for specific training from our professional coach.

 
 

Club committee


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yusuf panah


president
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zayn ahmed


Vice-president - Men's
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klara hagspiel


Vice-president - woMen's 
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omar durrani


treasurer
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welfare officer
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elizabeth norman


communications officer
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volunteering officer
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klaudia kosicka


secretary
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camila bouffier


charity & fundraising officer
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alumni officer

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