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.









Men’s 2017 Rota gets off to successful start

Who said tennis is a summer sport ! Tuesday Night we had all 4 courts busy with the newly established men’s Rota. Lets keep it up – A reminder of the rules below:

1) Turn up when you are rotad in for

2) you can’t make it then find a reserve to swap with and let your Red man know

3) you are a Red Man – the man with the red square – then please remind the others in your 4 to turn up. In mixed weather you can also coordinate if your 4 don’t want to play.

4)come with £3.50 in change to pay for lights and balls

Thanks to Jon Yelland for his organization skills and commitment

Turbo Tennis – 10th February 2013 – 1:30pm


On the 10th of February, at 1:30pm, Turbo Tennis returns to ELTC!

What makes Turbo Tennis turbo? (The rules!)

10 minute halves: After exactly ten minutes, a whistle will sound. You then swap ends and play another ten minute half. If you’re mid-point when the whistle blows, you finish the point, but not the game. At the end of the second half, you only count complete games e.g. 4-3 (0-40) is a 4-3 win.

Sudden death deuce: At 40-40, it’s next point wins. The receiving team choose who wants to return and whoever wins the point, wins the game.

Lets count on serve: Those serves that clip the net and roll into the service box, usually resulting in a first serve again, they now count as aces!

No time wasting: This is exactly what it says on the tin! Get the points in quick. It could come back to bite you later on!

No whites: An optional rule, but the more vulgar, bright and outrageous the colours you wear on court, the better. And also the more likely you are to put off your opponents!

There will be food and cakes for after the tournament too! It’s £5 to enter.

“How do I sign up?” I hear you scream. Just drop your name under this post here, send an email to or drop your name on the sign up sheet in the clubhouse.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, Turbo Tennis is always a great day!

A new year rolls in

The 2013 calendar of events is now up and live. Just click on ‘What’s on’ above this post, or just click this link.

Check out what we’ve got coming up at ELTC in 2013. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your emails, as well as here, for updates on events and more information about what’s going on. Dates can change because of the weather!

Look forward to another great year at ELTC and your continued support at events is always greatly appreciated!

Finals day order of play

It’s almost here, and the order of play is in:

Saturday 22nd

1:00pm – Ladies singles (Trish/Caroline)
1.30pm – Men’s singles (Jon W v Michael A)
4:00pm – Men’s doubles (Oliver/Jon W v Tascons)

Sunday 23rd

1:00pm – Ladies doubles (Caroline/Sophie v Lianne/Fi)
2:00pm – Men’s plate final
3.30pm – Mixed doubles final (Michael A/Sophie v Lianne/Oliver)

PLUS: 3 boys matches will also be played over the weekend – times to be decided when players are known.

The BBQ starts whenever our BBQ masters decree towards the end of the afternoon!

Look forward to seeing you all there.