Chairman’s Summer BBQ 23rd June – Open to all Members, Friends and Family

Just a reminder that the Summer BBQ is coming up and looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible up at the club. This is a new annual event we hope will become a regular on the Social Calendar.

It will be held on Saturday 23rd June 2018, weather permitting, starting at 5:00pm.

The cost will be £10 for adults, £5 for under 18’s and this will get you some delicious food and a free beverage. The bar will be open as well, with drinks available at our usual super cheap prices.
This event is open to all – members and friends or relations.

If you would like to work up a hunger or thirst, feel free to come along early on the day and play some tennis with some like-minded souls.

Tickets (cash only, payable in advance please) will be available from Allen, Colin, Trish, Sue, Mich or Caroline. Closing date is 16th June 2018.



Real Tennis at Hatfield House

On Sunday ELTC took over Hatfield House Real Tennis Court for the Afternoon. There were many laughs as we all tried to get grips with “chases” and “bobble serves” but towards the end of the session some quality tennis was played! Poor Quality!

Thanks to the local assistant pro James for his patience and enthusiasm.









2018 Events Calender – Something for everyone!

March 3rd – Spring Fun Tournament
March 18th Maintenance Day
March 24th – Club Open Day
April 21st – Bring a Friend Tournament
April 28th- Wimbledon Draw & Turbo Tourney
May 11th – Quiz Night
June 24th – President’s Summer BBQ
July 8th – Derek Sledge / World Cup Event
Sept 22nd – Club Finals Day
Oct 5th – Club Golf Society Day
Oct 14th – Mixed Doubles Tournament
Nov 17th- Pub Games/Craft Beer Night
Dec 12th – AGM and Turbo Event
Dec 26th – Boxing Day Tennis


xmas offer


For a limited time between now and 31st December we are offering an extended Xmas version of our introductory membership offer.

All the tennis you can play between now and March 2019 for only £99

Suitable for all levels – Play when you want, play in club socials, play league tennis, play in fun tournaments and make new friends at regular social events.

If you are interested in this great offer send an  e-mail to


End of Summer Report – a message from our Captain’s

The Ladies’ Section have had some great tennis over the Summer, with many new faces representing the Club in the League. The 1st Team performed really well and just missed out on promotion to Division 3, despite having to use players from a lower squad to cover injuries and unavailability due to exams. The 2nds and 3rds had great fun in their matches, and had some tremendous (long and friendly) battles; both came 7th in the respective Leagues. We had some scrumptious Match Suppers, thanks to all those ladies who catered for the teams. Some were so good we almost had to throw the opposition out to get home!

 The Ladies are again entering four Teams in the Winter Floodlit League, what a hardy bunch we are! All of those new to League tennis are keen to keep going and are eager to get started once again. Over half the Ladies are now playing League Tennis for the Club, and due to the success of the Wednesday and Sunday morning socials, we are fielding a 2nd Mixed team this Winter.

The Ladies and Men’s competitions in Singles and Doubles are progressing; Finals Day will 16th of September, commencing at 12 noon. There will be Pimms, Beer, a BBQ, Tea and Cakes and some cracking tennis to be had, so get yourselves down there cheer on our Champions and, needless to say, all visitors are very welcome.

The Mixed Doubles Tournament is to be held on Saturday 23rd September, please sign up for it. If you would like we can even find you a partner. In October we are holding the Derek Sledge Tournament, with a difference…….. fancy tasting a Craft Beer (or alternative) between sets?

The Ladies Christmas get together will be on 18th December.

 We hope you are getting what you want out of playing tennis at ELTC, making friends, having fun and keeping fit. If you have any suggestions, we are keen to listen, just grab a member of Committee and have a chat. Oh, and don’t forget to encourage friends to join, the more the merrier.

End of Summer Report – a message from the captains

A message from Mich our men’s captain

The summer has flown by for the Men’s section and although it may not be reflected in the final league standings, having watched as many matches as I could when not playing for the 3rds I think there has been a lot of great tennis played.

In terms of raw facts the final standings were 1st Team -7th , 2nd Team 6th , 3rd Team 6th. Good luck to all in the coming winter league where we are entering 4 teams.

In total 25 men played for the club which represents approximately half the Men’s section so although small we have a very active playing membership. This despite quite a long list of players unavailable due to various injuries. We have welcomed many teams to the club and my overall impression is that we are seen as great hosts.

On top of all the league play  Wednesday and Sunday Socials seem to be pretty well attended so I am glad everyone is getting a chance to mix with other club members.

If you add events like the Bring a Friend and the Wimbledon Turbo tournaments you can see how busy the summer has been.

The only low was the Open day when the torrential rain may have been the cause for the lack of visitors. However we had a great turnout from members so thanks again.

The men’s competitions in singles and doubles is in progress with the finals day soon on the 16th of September – More information will be available soon but last year it was a great day and lets try make it a great day again.

I Hope you are getting what you want out of playing tennis at ELTC, making friend and keeping fit – what is there not to like about that?