TENNIS

Woodford Wells lays claim to being one of the premier tennis clubs in South West Essex, catering to all ages and abilities, from mini tennis players to veterans, from strictly social players to those who compete at club, county or national level.

 

The club boasts 11 all-weather courts, of which 7 are artificial grass (two if which were newly laid in August 2019), while 4 are acrylic. Five of the artificial grass courts are floodlit until 10pm all year round. There are ample opportunities for both sociable and more competitive play at a level to suit each player: various social and team practice sessions are organised on weekday evenings, at weekends and also at selected times during the day. For those of a competitive nature, the club enters numerous teams (including men’s, ladies, mixed, veterans and mini tennis) into various summer and winter leagues, providing the opportunity for match play both at home and at clubs throughout Essex.

Closer to home, the club holds an annual summer tournament offering opportunity for both doubles and singles play, with finals day also a highlight of the club calendar. A singles ladder is run throughout the year, with several divisions catering to all standards, but also providing regular opportunity for rotation between divisions. a number of social events are organised by the tennis section throughout the year, including dinner and dance, friendly competitions, and the Wimbledon ticket ballot. 

OUR TEAMS

MENS 1ST TEAM 

ESSEX LEAGUE

Captain: Sam Tall

MENS 3RD TEAM 

ESSEX LEAGUE

Captain: Steve Cane

MENS B TEAM

SOUTH WEST ESSEX LEAGUE

Captain: Neville Evans

MENS 2ND TEAM  

ESSEX LEAGUE

Captain: Neville Evans

MENS A TEAM SOUTH

WEST ESSEX LEAGUE

Captain: Russell Turner

MIXED A TEAM 

SOUTH WEST ESSEX

LEAGUE

Captain: Lynn Attwell

FIXTURES & TOURNAMENTS

COACHING TEAM

HEAD COACH

Paul Kitto

LTA Licensed Level 4 Coach

COACH

Sheree Campbell

LTA Licensed Level 4 Coach

COACH

Laura Stevens

LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach

COACH

Natasha Argent

LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach

COACH

Vince Ranson

USPTR PRO.& LTA Level 1 coach

COACH

Matthew Porter

LTA Licensed Level 4

Senior Performance Coach

LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach

1st4sport Level 2 Strength and Conditioning

COACH

Rachel Porter

LTA Licensed Level 4

Senior Performance Coach

LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach

1st4sport Level 2 Strength and Conditioning

TENNIS FOR ALL LEVELS

Mini Tennis

We operate a comprehensive programme with sessions available throughout the week between 4pm-6pm, as well as a pay as you play session on a Saturday 9.30am-10.30am.

Junior Beginner/Intermediate Players

We offer pay and play sessions between 9.30am and 11.30am Saturday mornings (you do not need a member to play) as well as weekday groups between 4pm-6.30pm operating on a school term basis.  Payment for these groups are made in advance.

Performance Juniors

Performance squads operate on weeknights.  If you are interested in finding out more please contact Paul Kitto, Head Tennis Coach on 07715104836.  Moreover, please contact Paul for any other junior or mini coaching enquiries for both individual and group sessions.

Adult Classes

For both beginner/intermediate players there are a number of classes available during the week.  For further details please contact Sheree Campbell on 079580 31121 or Natasha Argent on 079040 22966. 

Group lessons

Group lessons start at £6.00 per person/per hour. Pay and Play sessions for juniors aged 4 years and up are held every Saturday morning throughout the year. For further details on the clubs coaching programme, please contact the Head Tennis Coach, Paul Kitto.

SECTION COMMITTEE

  • Chairman - Alex Wright

  • Secretary - Dave Hasrton

  • Men's Captain - Russell Turner

  • Ladies Captain - Lynn Attwell

  • Match Secretary - Amit Arora

  • Junior Secretary - Eddie Rooks

  • Welfare Officer - Jessica Betts

  • Elected Member - John Caplan

  • Elected Member - Rob Lloyed

  • Coaches Rep/Head Coach - Paul Kitto

SAFEGUARDING

The club takes the safety and welfare of our very seriously.

We are Club Mark approved by the LTA

All our coaches have achieved the below qualifications:

  • Emergency first aid certificate

  • Safeguarding juniors certificate

  • Disclosure and barring service check - through the LTA

COURT FEES AND BOOKINGS

The club uses an online booking system for management of all court bookings:

  • Members can book online 14 days prior from 7 am.

  • Alternatively, members can book by phone 14 days prior from 9am when the reception desk opens.

  • Tennis -- Maximum 2 hours per member per day.

Court fees:

  • Each member has an account within the booking system and must have sufficient credit in order to book a court.

  • You can purchase (minimum) £10 booking system credit with an online credit/debit card transaction. .

  • 75p booking fee per 30 minutes at all times except for the currently started 30-minute time slot and following hour. (Walk on court)

  • + £2.50 per 30 minutes for floodlights when sunset occurs before booking end time. The booking sheet prices are automatically adjusted based on sunset times.

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