Top 10 Tennis Clubs in Essex
We’ve been working hard to formulate a list of our top ten tennis clubs in Essex. We have selected a fantastic array of clubs, ranging from small friendly clubs to highly established tennis centres which produce some of the best players in the country.
1.Epping Tennis Club
Situated within a quiet suburb in Epping, Essex. Epping Tennis Club comprises of four outdoor floodlit tarmacadam tennis courts. This quaint tennis club is open all year round, with the floodlights staying lit until 10pm. Facilities include free parking and a well-equipped clubhouse, fitted with men’s and ladies changing rooms, as well as a fully fitted kitchen. Club members can take advantage of social tennis evenings during the week on Tuesday & Thursday’s evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons. Junior members can also benefit from exclusive access to the facilities on Friday afternoons between 15:30 & 18:30.
2.The Connaught Club, North Chingford
Offering far more than your average tennis club. The Connaught Club in Chingford Essex is situated in a unique location in the heart of Epping forest, first opening in 1885 as a tennis club. Facilities include tennis, squash, bowls and a fitness centre. A fantastic range of tennis courts are available, including two indoor hard courts, four outdoor acrylic courts and three clay courts. Members have a great opportunity to play in a competitive environment, including numerous men’s teams, ladies’ teams and mixed teams. The Connaught Club is renowned for having some of the best players in the Essex county.
3.The Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, Loughton
Tucked away behind the Loughton central line tube station in Essex, The Avenue Lawn Tennis Club offers a sanctuary to tennis lovers, being the last standing tennis club in Loughton. The club features four all weather tennis courts, one of which is floodlit, allowing keen players to keep striking the ball until ten o’clock during the winter months. Junior players can benefit from an active programme, suited to children of all ages. When it comes to adult members there is lots on offer. From social tennis, to an annual club tournament and competitive doubles leagues. There really is something for everyone at the Avenue Lawn Tennis Club.
4.The Woodford Wells Club, Woodford
Another tennis club with an established reputation of producing some of the best tennis players in Essex. The Woodford Wells Club caters to all ages, from mini tennis all the way up to veteran tennis options. The grounds feature no fewer than eleven all weather tennis courts, seven which are artificial grass and a further four which are acrylic. Five of the artificial grass courts are floodlit until 10pm all year round for members to take advantage of. Competitive players have the opportunity to play in the many singles, double and mixed doubled leagues which are a focus point of the club which also hosts its annual and highly anticipated internal club tournament.
5.Waltham Abbey Tennis Club
The smallest tennis club in Essex, comprising of less than 20 members. This unique tennis club is located within Larsens Recreation ground, featuring a total of three hard courts which open during the spring and summer months between late March and September. Despite the size of the club members can take advantage of playing in a competitive Essex men’s doubles league, as well as an annual charity tournament which takes place in early September. Members that play at Waltham Abbey Tennis Club are enticed by the fully inclusive culture, adopting an anyone is welcome philosophy. The affordable membership options are another attraction.
6.Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club
Situated in the heart of Epping Forest, Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club is a vibrant and welcoming tennis club, made of six all weather synthetic grass tennis courts. The courts were recently relayed in 2018 to a very impressive standard. Other facilities include a state of the art hitting REBOwall, as well as a charming swiss chalet style clubhouse. Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club currently features around 150 members, ranging in abilities from novices to decent club players. Younger players can benefit from an extensive coaching programme, running on Saturday mornings all year around and on Friday evenings during the spring and summer seasons.
7.Old Chigwellians Cub, Chigwell
A small tennis club which boasts impressive facilities. Old Chigwellians holds ties with Leyton Orient Football Club, which helped to fund three exceptionally well built all weather synthetic grass tennis courts. The club is also associated with the successful Chigwell school which also shares the facilities with the tennis club. Old Chigwellians compete in the Essex men’s double league which runs from May to August each year. The club is set within expansive grounds with its focal point being its well-received clubhouse, not only used to facilitate its members but it has also become a popular venue for parties and events over recent years.
8.Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club
One of our favourite tennis clubs in Essex, Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club features a total of seven tennis courts. Three courts have been laid with a flexible acrylic surface, the further four courts comprise of high-quality synthetic grass. The clubhouse is positioned in the centre of the tennis courts, featuring panoramic windows to give spectators an excellent view of all tennis courts. Both adult and junior members have access to an extensive coaching programme, as well as competitive internal and external leagues. The club also offers an abundance of membership options to suit that flexibility that players often need.
9.Buckhurst Hill Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club
First opening its doors in 1910, Buckhurst Hill Bowling and Lawn tennis Club is in Buckhurst Hill, Essex and holds an affiliation with the Essex County Lawn Tennis Association. In total the club features a total of four floodlit artificial tennis courts which are open all year round. Five social tennis opportunities are available each week which has helped to create a welcoming atmosphere with Clubmark Accreditation. A specialist coaching team and also in place, offering group or individual coaching throughout the week. Members can also get involved in a variety of internal and external competitions and leagues.
10.Raphael Park Tennis Club, Romford
Situated within the desirable Raphael Park in Romford Essex, Raphael Park Tennis Club was originally set up in the 1990’s with a strong community focus. There club is unique in the fact that there is no membership or joining fee. Members can simply show up to play, by hiring a court or joining one of the social sessions. Players can even borrow equipment if they do not have any of their own. A total of twelve all weather courts are available. Other facilities include a quaint clubhouse to unwind at after a tough match, as well as the other park amenities which Raphael Park offers. Coaching, tournaments and leagues are also available.